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09/12/19

Here is our December update. Great to see such progress! https://t.co/L7WpNW0FbI

01/12/19

Look forward to our students creating their own version of this next year as we show care for our community. https://t.co/0YSK62F820

29/11/19

Delighted to attend the assembly at Hitherfield Primary School this morning to award Daisy her prize for winning our Christmas card design competition! Such talent and creativity. What a way to start our Christmas card tradition. Well done, Daisy! https://t.co/yWSkL0MJrO

13/11/19

We have a roof and some walls already! Exciting! https://t.co/0I2515aJaP

17/10/19

Our latest aerial views - in amongst the green of Clapham! https://t.co/QbZceKRbcp

14/10/19

Such positivity from Year 6 at this morning for our assembly!

11/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Tomorrow these chairs will be filled with over 4000 colleagues for our annual conference. We look forward to welcoming you in the morning! https://t.co/HVikE380T2

08/10/19

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon speaking to Year 6 students at King’s Avenue and Glenbrook Primary.Such knowledgeable and engaging students who thoroughly enjoyed their first taste of a Chinese lesson courtesy of Mr Stagg.

07/10/19

Retweetd From Lambeth Council

Don't risk missing out on your child's choice of secondary school. If your child was born between 01/09/08 & 31/08/09 apply now for places starting in September 2020. Deadline for applications is 31 October 2019 https://t.co/V0x7Ljeqt2 https://t.co/1Tv2oqz74U

03/10/19

A fabulous turn-out again last night for our second open evening. Lovely to see and speak to so many prospective parents and students. Thank you also to students from our previous school for coming along to share their experiences from a student's point of view.

02/10/19

The perfect blue-sky day for an update on how our building is progressing! https://t.co/IkK6ACUJVJ

02/10/19

If you did not manage to get in to see us last week, please do join us for our next open event this evening! https://t.co/owy4adAXv1

26/09/19

Three jam- packed halls full of visitors tonight. So lovely to see you all. If you did not manage to join us this evening, our next open evening is on 2 October.

26/09/19

Our first-ever open evening is here! Look forward to sharing with prospective parents and students our vision, values, commitment and, of course, our state of the art facilities being built as we speak! https://t.co/pk3ebmW85X

20/09/19

Lovely to meet students, parents and staff last night. Great questions and positivity. Very much looking forward to strengthening our ties in the future.

17/09/19

Thank you Glenbrook Primary School staff, parents and students for the very warm welcome and enthusiasm at the secondary transfer meeting yesterday afternoon. Look forward to working with you

17/09/19

Our first-ever prospectus is ready to read here: https://t.co/PWRDfIg0iW

13/09/19

Thank you for the warm welcome, positivity and enthusiasm at the secondary transfer meeting held last night. Look forward to seeing you at our open events https://t.co/vrxk5HB3q3

10/09/19

Thank you and for your warm welcome and enthusiasm at our meetings yesterday!

09/09/19

Prospective Year 7 parents and students - join us at our open events to hear and see more about us and our September 2020 opening! https://t.co/paDIzhlEvi

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Admissions Policy and Process

Harris Academy Clapham admission arrangements for September 2020

Introductory Statement

Harris Academy Clapham is a mixed ability academy for girls and boys. It is a six form entry secondary school with a published admissions number (PAN) of 195.

Admission number(s)

The school has an admission number of 195 for entry in year 7. The school will accordingly admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year group are received, the Academy Trust will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.

Application Process

Harris Academy Clapham will form part of the Pan London Co-ordinated admissions scheme for secondary admissions, Parents must complete their Home Local Authority (LA) Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to their Home Local Authority by the closing date. Lambeth’s CAF is available at https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/school-admissions/secondary-school-admissions .If you wish to apply for a place, you must name the school as one of your preferences on the CAF.

The closing date for the application is 31st October 2019

Offers will be made on 1st March 2020.

Oversubscription Criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
  2. Priority will next be given to the siblings of pupils attending the school at the time the application is received.
  3. Priority will next be given to the children of staff who have been recruited to fill a skill-shortage area.
  4. Priority will next be given to children attending the following feeder school – Glenbrook Primary School.
  5. Remaining places will be offered on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school. The point within the school to be used in any distance calculation will be the main entrance to the school building. Distances will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority. Where two or more applicants share a priority place, the child allocated will be determined by drawings of lots.

Tie-break

Random allocation will be used as a tiebreaker where there are two or more applicants who have equal ranking/are equal distance from the nodal point, but there is only one school place available. Where random allocation is used, it is independently verified.

Children of multiple births

Random allocation will not be applied to multiple birth siblings (twins, triplets etc.) from the same family tied for the final place. We will admit them all and exceed our PAN.

Late applications

All applications received by the LA after the deadline will be considered to be late applications. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. If, following consideration of applicants the school is oversubscribed, parents may request that their child is placed on the school’s waiting list.

Admission of Children outside their normal age group

Parents may request that their child is admitted outside their normal age group. To do so parents should include a request in their application, specifying why admission out of normal year group is being requested.

When such a request is made, the academy trust will make a decision on the basis of the circumstances of the case and in the best interests of the child concerned, taking into account the views of the head teacher and any supporting evidence provided by the parent.

Waiting Lists

The Academy will operate a waiting list for Year 7. Where the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the first term after the beginning of the school year. This will be maintained by the Academy Trust and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The waiting list will be recorded in accordance with the oversubscription criteria whenever anyone is added to or leaves the waiting list.

Appeals

All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

Appellants should contact Poornima Karthik Venkatraman, Harris Federation, 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 1LH by 29 March 2020 for information on how to appeal. Information on the timetable for the appeals process is on our website at www.harrisclapham.org.uk

Our admissions policy can be accessed below.

Notes

Home address:

The home address is where a child normally lives. Where a child lives with parents with shared parental responsibility, each for part of a week, the address where the child lives is determined using a joint declaration from the parents stating the pattern of residence. If a child’s residence is split equally between both parents, then then parents will be asked to determine which residential address should be used for the purpose of admission to school. If no joint declaration is received where the residence is split equally by the closing date for applications, the home address will be taken as the address where the child is registered with the doctor. If the residence is not split equally between both parents, then the address used will be the address where the child spends the majority of their school week.

Sibling:

‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of the same family who, in any of these cases, will be living at the same address at the date of their application for a place.