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05/10/18

Our first Principal’s speech of the evening is packed and the Academy is full of exciting activities. https://t.co/YurYSi8Uaf

05/10/18

Huge congratulations to Ms. Bent for winning the Transforming Lives Through Partnership Award at the annual conference - a huge achievement and we are very proud. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/Zw3ls3mOrG

04/10/18

Very excited to be opening our doors this evening for our first Open Event of the year https://t.co/uG7v7adNBM

04/10/18

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One of the most rewarding parts of working with trainee teachers is being able to go into schools to observe, support & advise. has some lovely displays - relevant to trainees & students alike! https://t.co/A31RwEyBxy

21/08/18

Principal, Ms Bergin was interviewed by on Alevel Results Day with Stormzy about being his English Teacher as he launched his sponsorship for black students attending Cambridge University. https://t.co/E1MQcCJagt

21/08/18

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How cool is this! https://t.co/WLcVCGWuVk

21/08/18

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Stormzy’s old English teacher Claudette Bergin - now Principal of recalls what he was like to teach https://t.co/O9HwtvqlaX

18/07/18

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👏 A group of 45 students from have spent the last few months creating their own poetry and art work about Croydon. With the help of the council, local poets and charities, this is now displayed around Canterbury Recreation Ground! https://t.co/MRPBVPUXKV

18/07/18

Wow! What an amazing first musical! Joseph-in-a-week was a huge success with standing ovations and tears of joy all round! Well done to the talented cast and crew! We Know. We Can. We Will. (Dreamcoats are not standard uniform)! https://t.co/sA2cri1uvP

12/07/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

What a great day of https://t.co/rWz3gTIxuY

12/07/18

We Know. We Can. We Will. Looking excellent Harris Invictus! Sports Day 2018 is well underway! https://t.co/rRP5tcrggz

12/07/18

All ready for sports day! Let’s go Team HIAC - We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/t0wNr1lElQ

12/07/18

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Progress and Welfare Leader required at .Apply now https://t.co/EjbkTNMOZp https://t.co/VHKHFhaR0z

11/07/18

What an inspiring afternoon at Canterbury Road Recreation Ground! Our HIAC students really have made us proud! A huge thank you to & https://t.co/7pzCHgrS7n

11/07/18

Retweetd From BigLocal Broad Green

Regen project launch with Croydon council, BLBG and at Canterbury Rec #poetry#talentedstudents#community https://t.co/sSYIL3po8c

11/07/18

Retweetd From BigLocal Broad Green

Great buzz from the students of Croydon https://t.co/YJphnMrOoB

11/07/18

Our amazing poetry is now on display down at Canterbury Recreation Ground! A huge thank you to for making it all happen. Totally Inspiring! Well done to all staff and students! https://t.co/EmAples2u9

11/07/18

Our amazing art work is now on display down at Canterbury Recreation Ground on the hoarding opposite the play area! Massive thanks to all students and staff who’ve worked so hard to make it happen! https://t.co/aYVsu4FcAG

05/07/18

A final big thank you to our Directors of Learning who have perfected their award giving and speeches this year! https://t.co/2XWyKlHerW

05/07/18

Retweetd From BigLocal Broad Green

Thank you to Rowena from and her two lovely students whose are involved in the regeneration project with Croydon council#poetry#art#student#confidence#community#regen https://t.co/7JhzwIX9Eu

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Academy Admissions

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2019

For admissions into the next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an online application form (known as the “Common Application Form” - CAF) which can be found at http://www.eadmissions.org.uk.  No applications direct to the Academy can be accepted.

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy 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 31 October 2018.  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 Invictus Academy Croydon  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 14th December 2018.  This is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

On 1st March 2019, 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 the Admissions Department at the Academy.

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


Key Year 7 Dates

31st October 2018

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

14h December 2018

Harris Testing day

1st  March 2019

Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

30th March 2019

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy by 5pm

April-June 2019

Appeal heard

1st September 2018

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions Waiting Lists.
Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.


In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon 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 his/her 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 Invictus Academy Croydon.  Please contact the Admissions Department at the Academy (contact details above) to request an In-Year Admission Form or download it using the link at the bottom of the page. Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available. 


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 the Admissions Department who will send you an Appeals Form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at:

Harris Invictus Academy Croydon
88 London Road

CROYDON

CR0 2TB

Completed Appeal Forms for Year 7, must be received by the Academy by the closing date shown on the table above.

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.

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 3 people (2 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 this 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.


Apply

To apply for a place, please name Harris Invictus Academy Croydon on the London Borough of Croydon’s online application form.  If you don’t live in Croydon, you can still apply – just name the Academy on the application form for the borough in which you live.

 

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