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20/09/20

Week 3 of Autumn Term begins & we wish all our parents & families a safe and happy week ahead. Learning & scholarship are paramount but each night and each morning we all remember the basics of safe social interactions during the Covid-19 pandemic | the virus 🦠 remains here https://t.co/mhuUetpmTt

18/09/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Our stats show that last week 99.9% of schools were open with 88% of pupils attending. Schools must only send home those people who have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive, and advise them to self-isolate for 14 days.

18/09/20

Retweetd From Haringey

In this week’s People Extra: updated COVID-19 rules and testing info, celebrating Rosh Hashanah safely, and the latest on weddings and civil partnerships - https://t.co/pCM9LwVdgy https://t.co/MPQJ8SXWHj

18/09/20

Wash Hands - Cover Face - Keep Space https://t.co/RhWGxt9wmf

18/09/20

Retweetd From GOV.UK

We must keep on protecting each other. Wash hands. Cover face. Make space.

18/09/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Short message about Covid-19 and your symptoms https://t.co/KJ09kNHOrL

18/09/20

Good morning parents & Haringey. Thursday was a special day in the history of academy here in Tottenham Hale. Our reception children had their 1st full day. This officially marked the 1st moment we had children in every year group after 7 years. https://t.co/otIntbtdqJ

17/09/20

Short message about Covid-19 and your symptoms https://t.co/KJ09kNHOrL

16/09/20

If you write to the school email address or send phone reception you can outline who your child is and in what your group and we can explain in more detail and discuss. The short answer is that we are following the official advice of Public Health & the DfE.

15/09/20

Retweetd From Haringey Education Partnership

HEP is hiring! We're looking for a Digital and Communications Lead to join our team. The right person will be passionate about outcomes for children, highly motivated - and a digital and comms genius! This is a great opportunity to make a difference https://t.co/9c3uPDyLxO

15/09/20

Remember - if you have symptoms that mirror those of Covid-19 do not enter the academy building. Please contact attendance officer and explain your situation. We are supportive and here for you https://t.co/ShsAT80wz1

15/09/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

CLASS DIVIDE At times of crisis, it is always the disadvantaged who are the most vulnerable. But pupils are so delighted to finally be back at school. Saturday School is just one of the many ways we and others like ⁦⁩ ⁦are closing the gap. https://t.co/kOOMJiRULS

15/09/20

Our number 1 priority is always the safety of our pupils! Meet some of our wonderful team from and https://t.co/9WGpzHs92R

13/09/20

Weather warning. Parents & students: make sure you pack enough drinking water tomorrow. Scorchio. https://t.co/X1mkdBdBGX

13/09/20

Wishing all our families and children and staff a safe Sunday and a safe week ahead. Orderly, safe conduct and movement around the school and into the school have been imperative. Always check your own health and own symptoms. https://t.co/opxpZGTPwY

11/09/20

Retweetd From Soarpoints

More, excellently clear safety signs & banners from | this time at wonderful academy in St John’s Wood | https://t.co/yduXZ9eExb

11/09/20

Retweetd From Harris Battersea

A fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English department! https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

11/09/20

Today we welcome back for first time ALL pupils in to our secondary phase & celebrate our largest ever 6th Form of 100+. Thank you to all our families who have helped launch our full re-opening. Attendance has been over 92% in all Year Groups & 97% for Year 7. Scholars all. https://t.co/Fw83WYQ6MW

10/09/20

The odd beauty & danger of a construction site | reminder to please use Watermead Way and not Ashley Road to get to & whether by car or on foot. | thanks to for help in keeping our children safe https://t.co/m3wBSyxXG6

09/09/20

Retweetd From Haringey

If you are using disposable masks & gloves to protect yourself & those around you during the coronavirus pandemic, you should deposit them responsibly along with your other household waste in the general waste bin. Please don't put them in the recycling. Thanks. 🗑️ https://t.co/8FSLErv5wV

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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. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded further down the page.

A brief summary of the application procedure follows, for Sixth Form, Year 7, Reception and In-Year admissions.

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
11th December 2020  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 Principal of 6th 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.

For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

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.

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