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Welcome to the Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of our open evenings for prospective parents, carers and students. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.
Secondary Transfer Appeals 2020
In light of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, we have taken the decision to extend the date by which admission appeal forms need to be returned to the Academy to 30 April 2020.
Where possible, if you have not done so already, please submit your appeal forms electronically to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on the situation at the time it is hoped appeals will be held at the end of June/beginning of July 2020.
Academy admissions contact details
Telephone: 020 8299 5300
Year 7 admissions
Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich will admit 150 students each year. We have 150 places in Year 7 in September 2020 and welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.
Our open events for admissions in September 2020 took place on Thursday 26 September 2019 between 17:00 and 19:00 and Drop In Sessions on Monday 30 September 2019, Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October 2019 between 08:40 and 10:30.
Download the principal's presentation from our 2019 open evening/mornings.
Applications for places will be made in accordance with local authority admission arrangements and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by the local authority. The Academy will work to the common admissions timetable agreed by Southwark Council Applications for September 2020. Admissions must be made via Southwark Council only and not directly to Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich.
The Local Authority notifies parents about successful applications to Secondary School on 1 March 2020.
Where parents/carers name Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich on the Common Application Form, their child/ward will be invited to sit our admissions test. We will write to all parents/carers with the exact time approximately one week before the testing day. If you have named more than one Harris Academy on the Common Application Form you will only need to sit the test ONCE and will be notified as to which Academy will be contacting you with details of your son's/ward's appointment. The date for Admissions Testing is Friday 13 December 2019.
Supplementary information form
If you require a concession in the admission test (for example for SEN or Medical Needs), you must complete the Supplementary Information Form (downloadable from the bottom of the page) and return it directly to the Academy along with medical or professional evidence and proof of residence by 31 October 2019.
Please note that completion of a Supplementary Information Form for Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich does not constitute an application to the Academy. You must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form as well.
Year 6 transition (including Taster Day)
The transition from primary to secondary school is a big step. There's more about how we make the transition as smooth as possible in our Key Stage 3 curriculum page. The Key Information from our Transition Event can be found at the bottom of this page.
In line with the other schools in Southwark we will hold a Taster Day for New Students in July 2020 (date to be confirmed). The programme for the day will include a range of activities to reflect some of the subjects your son/ward will study at Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich. Further details will be sent to parents/carers nearer the time.
Admissions Form Booklet & Family Pack
The Admissions Form Booklet (downloadable from the bottom of the page) should be completed and returned to the academy following the offer of a place at the academy. You will have been sent this in the post and given a specific appointment to come into the academy and verify your identity and that of your son/ward. The Family Pack can also be downloaded below.
Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision should complete an appeal form stating the reason for the appeal based on the published admissions criteria.
The appeal form and guidance notes for appeals can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
Completed forms should be sent to: The Clerk to the Appeal Panel, c/o Mrs Irene Morton, Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, London SE22 0AT. The closing date for appeals for Primary to Secondary transfer is 30 April 2020 and appeals will be heard in late June/early July 2020.
The appeals will be heard in private by an Independent Appeal Panel.
- Appeals may be made in English or the parents’/carers’ first language.
- Only one appeal per application is allowed.
- Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend
Please download our in-year application form from the bottom of the page. The Academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the Academy mid-year. Parents/guardians should apply directly to the Academy.
On receiving your application form, your son will be invited for an assessment test. This test is used solely for the purpose of assessing your child’s current level of ability in order to be able to best place the vacant position like for like.
If there are no vacant positions available your child will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy. Please refer to the notes on the Application form before completing.
Please note giving false or deliberately misleading information on this form and/or supporting information may render the application invalid, or lead to any offer made being withdrawn.
Parents/Carers will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the Academy. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy. The arrangements for Appeals will be in line with the Code on School Admission Appeals published by the Department for Education. The determination of the appeal panel will be made in accordance with the Code on School Admission Appeals and is binding on all parties. The Academy will prepare guidance for parents/carers about how the appeals process will work and provide parents/carers with a named contact who can answer any enquiries parents/carers may have about the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will my child be added to your waiting list if he is not immediately successful?
A. Yes, if your application is not immediately successful, your child will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy.
Q. Will I be able to find out where my child is on the waiting list?
A. We would not be able to give the exact position or number of your child if it is Primary to Secondary Transfer until after the start of the September Term.
Q. Will I be informed about my child’s test results?
A. Test results are not given out as it is not a pass or fail test, it is a test to place applicants into the correct ability band. Applicants are chosen from every ability band, but each selection will be made from the ability band that has become available in the Academy.
For the Department for Education Schools Performance Tables please follow this link:
Sixth Form admissions