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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Tottenham Admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of our open evenings for prospective Parents, Carers and Pupils.

A brief summary of the application procedure follows, for Sixth Form, Year 7, Reception and In-Year admissions. Our full admissions policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded further down the page.

Local authority guidance is available on the admissions process HERE


Academy admissions contact details

Admissions Officer Natasha Jackson-Hinds 
Telephone 020 3772 4243
Email admissions@harristottenham.org.uk
Address Harris Academy Tottenham, Ashley Road, London, N17 9LN
 

Reception applications

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2021.

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home Local Authority’s Common Application Form. These are accessible on the LA’s website and should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (normally early to mid-January before the academic year in which the child is eligible for entry).

Reception - key dates for September 2021 admission
15th January 2021 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
16th April 2021 Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school
1st May 2021 Acceptance deadline
March/June 2021 Appeals should be made in writing to the Academy/Appeals to be heard
1st September 2021 Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting
 

Year 7 applications

The Academy has an admission number of 150 in Year 7 for September 2021. 

For admissions into the next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an application form (known as the “Common Application Form” - CAF) which will be sent to them by their local authority.  No applications direct to the Academy can be accepted.

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy 2021-22 (see at the bottom of the page), information, and advice from the local authority. The main points to remember are:

  • You must submit an application form to your Local Education Authority if applying on line by 31st October 2020. A place at any secondary school can only be offered if an application has been received.
  • Think carefully about the order in which you place your chosen schools on the form.  You should enter your most preferred school first on the list. Please remember to enter the full name of Harris Academy Tottenham, there are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
  • You will be invited to a testing day on the - The date is to be confirmed in light of Covid-19. This is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability.
  • Be sure to include at least three different schools on your preference form.

On 1st March 2021, the local authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place.  If you are happy with the offer, you MUST ACCEPT this place by returning the acceptance form to Admissions at the Academy.

If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Harris Academy Tottenham, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

Year 7 Key Dates - For September Admission 2021
31st October 2020 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
TBC Harris Federation Year 6 Testing day
1st March 2021 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
31st March 2021 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
May/June 2021 Appeals heard
1st September 2021 Waiting lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

Post 16 applications

Sixth Form Entry Requirements 2020-21

Course Level

Requirements

4 A Levels

 

3 A Levels

 

 

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination

 

Vocational Level 3 subjects

Must have average GCSE points score of 52+

 

Seven 9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects. No vocational subjects allowed.

 

Combination of five 9 - 4 grades at GCSE or merit or above in Vocational subjects.

 

Five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a Merit or grade 4 in a relevant Vocational qualification or GCSE.

 

A Levels require a grade 6 in a relevant GCSE subject.

ECDL suitable for entry to vocational courses only

Extended writing A Level subject students will need a combination of at least grades 4 and 5 in English Language and English Literature.

General information

Maths

Any student wishing to study A Level maths from a GCSE grade 6 will have to pass an algebra test to assess their suitability for the course.

English Literature

Students will need a combination of at least grade 5 and 6 in English Language and English Literature.

Science Based Subjects

Students taking GCSE Double Award Science must have at least a grade 6 for Core and Additional Science, as well as a grade 6 or above in relevant subject modules not including the ISA module.

 

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a grade 6 overall in the relevant Science subject, as well as at least two grade 6s in relevant subject modules not including the ISA module.

 

For Vocational Science a grade 5 will be needed in both Core and Additional Science GCSE and at least a Merit at Vocational Level 2.

 

Resit English GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in either English Language or Literature will be required to resit English Language GCSE.

Resit Maths GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above will need to resit their Maths GCSE.



 

Applicants applying to the Harris Sixth Form will attain the required entry-level standard. These are:

Enrolment from the age of 17/18 is at the discretion of the Assistant Principal of Sixth Form who will take into account the students most recent academic results. In most cases, students will only be accepted onto Vocational level 3 courses unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Subject

English Lang

Maths grade

Relevant subject

Other requirements/information

Accounting

5

6

Not required

-

Art

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will need to attend a portfolio interview

Biology

5

5

(Minimum grade- see other reqs)

Must attain an overall grade B in Y11 GCSE, including grade B on the Biology exam paper (higher tier paper).

Extended writing subject. 

Students need to have studied a minimum of two GCSEs in science, reaching grade B at least in both. #

Business

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #

Chemistry

5

6

At least a B grade at GCSE

-

Computer Science

5

6

At least a B grade in Computer Science

Will need to have Science/ Physics B grade

Core Maths

-

5

At least a 5 grade at GCSE

-

Drama

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will need to attend an audition

Economics

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Further Maths

-

8

-

Must also be doing Maths A Level

Geography

5

5

At least a B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #

History

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject

History of Art

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Students will need a B grade in a Humanities subject

Law

5

-

Not required

-

Media

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Students who have not studied Media will require a B grade or above in a related subject such as Art or History GCSE.

Modern Foreign Languages

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

-

Music

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will need to have studied Grade V in their instrument of choice and will also need to attend an audition

Music Technology

-

-

Grade B or above at GCSE Music or Distinction at BTEC Level 2 Music

Required to have basic keyboard skills and some knowledge of reading notation.

PE

5

-

Students also require a grade B or above in Physical Education and Biology GCSE.

Must be actively involved in a sport outside of the Academy

Photography

5

-

-

Will need to attend a portfolio interview

Physics

5

6

At least a B grade at GCSE

Will also need to study A Level Maths

Politics

5

-

 B grade in another Humanities subject at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Product Design subjects

5

5

At least a B grade in the specific Product Design subject

-

Psychology

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Religious Studies

5

-

At least a B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Sociology

5

5

Not required but if taken, B grade at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #

# Will be expected to follow the L3 Core Maths programme if a 6 grade or above not attained at GCSE Maths.


In-year applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Academy Tottenham because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another secondary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general well-being, you are entitled to apply for a school place.

Further details on the In Year protocols, including the Published Admission Number for each year group is available within the admissions policy below.  

Since September 2013, the law allows you to apply directly to Harris Academy Tottenham.  Please contact Admissions at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download from (see below). Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available, but you have the right of appeal if you are refused a place.


Appeals process

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an Appeal Form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

If you wish to appeal, you must contact Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at Harris Academy Tottenham, Ashley Road, London, N17 9LN

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent Appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time; 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 BE AWARE THAT THE ACADEMY CURRENTLY DOES NOT OPERATE A SIBLINGS POLICY FOR APPLICANTS TO YEAR 7. 


The appeal hearing

The Academy will arrange for an Independent Appeals Panel to consider the Academy's reasons for refusal and your reasons for wanting to attend the Academy. 

The Panel will consist of three people (two will have education experience and one will be an independent person with no education experience).

The Panel will consider the case put forward by you and the Academy. They must consider the admission arrangements for the Academy and the reasons why you want to attend that particular school.  The Panel must exercise its discretion by balancing the weight of your argument (for wanting to attend) against the Academy’s reasons for refusal i.e. the prejudice that one more student would cause to the education of the students already offered and the Health and Safety of all the students already attending the Academy, also taking into account the Academy's published admission arrangements. 

The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel is binding on the admissions authority and the Parents.


Admission arrangements 2022-23

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Tottenham met on 26th February 2021 to review and consider the responses for the admissions consultation. Following careful review, the Governing Body agreed to determine the Admission Arrangements for 2022-23 which can be found below.

Determined Admission Policy 2022-2023

Determined Children of Staff Supplementary Information Form 2022-23

Determined In-Year Admission Application Form 2022-23

Determined Request For Admission Outside Normal Age Group 2022-23

Determined Request For Admission Outside Normal Age Group 2022-23

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