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13/06/23

Transfer Evening at .We are proud of the achievements of students at our school. Looking forward to becoming Harris Academy Beulah Hill in September 2023 pic.twitter.com/wnCKfZ9kK2— Harris Beulah Hill () June 13, 2023

18/05/23

Lovely evening for footie ⚽️ Year 10 fixture. Shoutout to Mr Goldsmith our headteacher cheering the lads on from the sidelines! pic.twitter.com/1cj5NjPzYj— Harris Beulah Hill () May 18, 2023

17/05/23

Resilience assembly with our year 10s delivered by Presence. Inspirational pic.twitter.com/NNH7Yqgw9F— Harris Beulah Hill () May 17, 2023

06/05/23

Students and staff enjoyed a meal fit for a King today pic.twitter.com/b6NyroVg2N— Harris Beulah Hill () May 6, 2023

03/05/23

Beulah Hill academy’s eco centre takes lessons into the woods ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/HDYogKgzlU— Inside Croydon () May 3, 2023

03/05/23

Beulah Hill academy’s eco centre takes lessons into the woods ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/HDYogKgzlU— Inside Croydon () May 3, 2023

03/05/23

On Friday, a selection of our scholars participated in the 2023 Robotics Challenge. They were awarded best first timers for resilience and meticulousness in their approach to assembling their robots. We are extremely proud of our students. Well done also to Mr Rusecki! pic.twitter.com/NnCt7sw2BZ— Harris Beulah Hill () May 3, 2023

22/04/23

We are pleased to share that we are a Shakespeare Gold School! Our staff and students are very proud of this achievement made possible by the tremendous effort of Ms Bryce and the students. A truly remarkable feat! pic.twitter.com/3AYcL5oAa1— Harris Beulah Hill () April 22, 2023

05/04/23

Oxygen provides a breath of fresh air for kids’ holiday activities ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/UQGwjIcVnY— Inside Croydon () April 5, 2023

05/04/23

Oxygen provides a breath of fresh air for kids’ holiday activities ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/UQGwjIcVnY— Inside Croydon () April 5, 2023

15/03/23

Of course we had to have the input of our students in naming the area. We are also pleased to be able to recognise the vast amount of work put into this vision by our very own Premises Manager Owain Blake. The HEW-Blake Ecological Centre is now open 3/3 pic.twitter.com/IUOUvxr80r— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023

15/03/23

More scenes from our grand opening today 2/3 pic.twitter.com/KIhL6EEcxa— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023

15/03/23

Today we celebrated the grand opening of our Ecological Centre at . We are proud of the work our staff and students have done over the past 18 months to make this a reality. We were delighted to have our visitors from 1/3 pic.twitter.com/mXz9hNlJyV— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023

15/03/23

This week our students participated in the Quad Spelling Bee competition. Ms Brissett worked hard with the students to ensure they were thoroughly prepped. Students were delighted to have taken part and are looking forward to the next event pic.twitter.com/7yGzKstxdg— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023

10/02/23

Thank you for an inspiring session! — Armony () February 10, 2023

10/02/23

Thank you for an inspiring session! — Armony () February 10, 2023

16/11/22

Students in Year 9 show stopper piece. Students even made their own jam! pic.twitter.com/suIlNQEMOx— Harris Beulah Hill () November 16, 2022

16/11/22

Competition time at HASN. Year 9 students working hard on deciding a recipe for their show stopper piece. They were amazing this afternoon. Well done to all the tutor groups who took part 🎉🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/3Rr7oO25sW— Harris Beulah Hill () November 16, 2022

12/11/22

Ensuring our students receive the best possible learning experiences is central to our mission. Brilliant to see students enjoying last night 🤩🙌🏾🙌🏼🙌🏿. 50 student trip to the West End 🎭 - thank you teachers for organising 💐.#opportunity pic.twitter.com/aR4j4gTmZL— Harris Federation Music () November 11, 2022

11/11/22

Autumn I issue of our Newsletter. Enjoy! 2/2 pic.twitter.com/IdIlQPMg3S— Harris Beulah Hill () November 11, 2022

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Academy Admissions

Welcome from the Executive Principal 

Welcome from the Executive Principal

Harris Academy Beulah Hill is a very popular 11-19 academy; we deliver a broad and challenging curriculum to all our students in a calm and well-ordered environment. We have high expectations of all members of the school community. This is reflected in our consistently high student performance at GCSE, progression to post 16 study at our sixth form and then on to some of the best universities in the country.

Alex Williamson

Executive principal


Beulah Hill Campus

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our website, which we hope captures the ethos of the Academy. Harris Academy Beulah Hill is a wonderful place to learn and teach. We have a very hardworking team of teachers and support staff; they provide a caring and welcoming atmosphere for our students.

The site is huge with close to 8 acres of school buildings, sports halls, gymnasium, tennis courts and large playing fields / athletic track thus providing excellent facilities for our students. I am delighted that we have recently invested over £2 million to further improve our outstanding facilities including the development of a state-of-the-art Design Technology room equipped with laser cuter and 3D Printers, a Food room and a newly laid sports field and Astro pitch to ensure all year round sporting opportunities. 

The Academy has a limit of 900 places across Year 7-11 with sixth form operating jointly with Harris Academy South Norwood. We are unlike other schools; we do not want to expand at this moment in time, in fact, we wish to remain small for as long as possible! This will ensure a small school where your child is known to staff and a caring environment can be provided. This coupled with our outstanding pastoral programme supported by our non-teaching Heads of Year ensures your child is known and that contact with home is excellent.

Beulah Hill is traditional in our approach to discipline and uniform, yet forward-thinking and at the cutting edge of curriculum development, learning and pedagogy. We have a real focus on progress and attainment, several of our students achieved grades 9s in their GCSE and Sixth form achieving grades that enabled them to follow courses at LSE, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. The Academy aims to develop the whole child. We have a breadth of extra-curricular activities including Drama, Creative writing, Chess, Food and Art Clubs alongside support and extension in traditional subjects.

We are proud of our Academy; we are proud of our students and proud of the education that they receive. Our intention is to provide insight into Academy life via our website, but to get a real understanding you must visit and see Beulah Hill in action. We welcome visits throughout the year. Our open-door policy and offer to let parents observe a ‘real’ working day is one of the reasons this Academy is now so popular with local families as they have had the opportunity to witness first-hand our amazing Academy. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Thomas -ThomasJ2@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk who will make arrangements for you.

We look forward to meeting you.

Billy Goldsmith

Principal


Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8653 1661 ex  3835

Email: S.Saunders@harrisbeulahhill.org.uk

Admissions Officer: Silvia Saunders

Or Julie Thomas on 020 8653 1661 ex  3812

 


Year 7 Applications

We have 180 places in Year 7 in September 2023. We welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds. 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 Croydon Council for September 2023.  Admissions must be made via Croydon Council only and not directly to Harris Academy Beulah Hill (see links at bottom of the page).

Admissions test - secondary phase

Where parents/carers name Harris Academy Beulah Hill 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 your child/ward will only need to sit the test ONCE and will be notified as to which academy will be contacting you with details of your child's/ward's appointment. 


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 which can be downloaded from the bottom of the page and return it directly to the academy along with medical or professional evidence and proof of residence by the agreed date (to be confirmed).  Please note that completion of a supplementary information form for Harris Academy Beulah Hill does not constitute an application to the academy. You must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form as well.

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy 2023-2024 (see at the bottom of the page) and 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 online by 31st October 2023. 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 Beulah Hill, There are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
  • You will be invited to a testing day in December 2023, 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 2024, 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 Beulah Hill, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.


Key dates 2023/24

Year 7 admissions

31th October 2023

Common Application Forms returned to local authority

December 2022

Year 6 testing day

1st March 2024

National Offer Day Online applicants receive a notification email during the evening.

15th March 2024 

Deadline for acceptance or refusal of school offer.

29th March 2024

Deadline for appeals to be made. Please Note: no appeals will be considered after this date

1st September 2024

Waiting list closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/carers will need to re-apply as casual admission, if still waiting.

 

Post 16 Applications

Before applying, you should read our Sixth Form Prospectus.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements 

Course Level

Requirements

4 A Levels

Must have a grade 8 average in GCSEs.

3 A Levels

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

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination

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

Vocational Level 3 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 

Course Level

Requirements

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 must have at least a grade 6/6 for Trilogy Science GCSE (double award).

Students taking Separate Science GCSEs must have at least a grade 6 in the relevant Science subject for Biology, Chemistry or Physics A Level studies.

For Vocational Science students must have at a grade 5/5 for Trilogy Science (double award) and at least a Merit at Vocational Level 2


In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Academy Beulah Hill 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.

Since September 2013, the law allows you to apply directly to Harris Academy Beulah Hill.  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.


Admission Arrangements 2023-24

The Governing Body of Harris Academy South Norwood met on 08/09/22 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation for intake in 2022-23. After careful consideration, the Governing Body have agreed to determine the arrangements. These can be found just below.

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