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16/12/21

Due to a steady rise in Covid cases this week and following advice from Public Health, late this afternoon, we have reluctantly decided to close HACH on 17/12/21. An email will follow this evening detailing the independent work to be completed by all students at home via Teams.

15/12/21

A quiet day at HACH in store… just Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, the Year 12 Christmas fayre and the Head Student elections!

08/12/21

Our A Level Drama students had a fantastic time watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The Theatre Manager said how fantastically well mannered our kids were and that they were a credit to us. Thanks to Mr Waikh and Drama! https://t.co/lRtCnqBqtj

08/12/21

Delighted to have Thurrock School Wellbeing Service at HACH today, training our first group of student elected Mental Health Champions.

02/12/21

The HACH Christmas fayre is about to get underway! Thanks to all students and staff involved. https://t.co/uycz0gncOG

01/12/21

The annual Winter Show is going to be LIVE streamed this year. Our talented students will perform a variety of festive performances including dance, music, song and drama 14/12/21 18:00 - 19:30 Tickets are £3 and can be purchased by following the link: https://t.co/iBTUgIc2EO

29/11/21

Year 12 History students have taken part in the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. They heard from a survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The students took part in a virtual tour of Auschwitz and they have completed wider reading and research. https://t.co/hKIAn6erRL

25/11/21

Good luck with the continuation of your RRSA journey!

25/11/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

Well done to those Year 8/9 students who took part in Lee Valley Athletics tonight. Thank you for giving up your afternoon/evening on an INSET day to compete for the academy 👏🙌🤛

24/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

We are very excited to announce that will be the very first Harris Academy to be introducing A level Ancient History course next academic year. This is due to the great support received by https://t.co/neE9JdvAzw

24/11/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

So well deserved; students have a sophisticated understanding of their peers' rights. https://t.co/wT109hZJBU

24/11/21

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening is now live. https://t.co/UAxLz7hEJH

24/11/21

We are delighted to announce that thanks to the “Action Planning” of our Student Leaders; we have been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools: Bronze Award “Rights Committed” https://t.co/WNK4lH5xUW

19/11/21

The Academy will be utilising one of our allocated days for INSET next Wednesday 24th November.

15/11/21

Attention Music Lovers! Totally RAD Music is coming to HACH to offer music lessons. All lessons are taught on-site, during lesson times and by professional musicians at competitive prices. If you want to sign up for lessons, please click the link here: https://t.co/Y27GZyM9H9

11/11/21

On Wednesday Year 12 historians took part in a Zoom workshop with ⁦⁩, Kew. The Education Officer Jen spoke to us about the building and what is contained in the archives. https://t.co/v0XYvfxgUq

12/10/21

Students enjoying an After School Screening of Hidden Figures as part of our Black History Month celebrations. https://t.co/l5Al4ptiNy

12/10/21

Just a sample of the many kindness posters created by the students for their Pillar Day, that are now proudly displayed around the school atrium. https://t.co/j0vr9Ls2iI

12/10/21

KS3 are enjoying their Kindness Pillar Day today.

30/09/21

Debate Club will be launching on 5/10/21! Debate club is open to students from all year groups and will take place weekly. Each week we will be discussing a different topic relating to UK politics. If you are interested in joining our debate club, please speak to Miss Hollingbery

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Chafford Hundred Admissions information page. Download our current prospectus. This page tells you about how to apply to the Academy, how to appeal if you are unsuccessful and where to find further information.

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

Parents are also advised to read the advice given by Thurrock Local Authority which includes how and when to apply, what to do if you wish to appeal and how to apply late or make 'in year' applications. The advice also incudes catchment area information by address. All this guidance can be accessed here. On this page you will find a summary of the application procedure for prospective Year 7s, in-year admissions and Sixth Form admissions.


Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 01375 484580
Email: admissions@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk
Address: Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6SA


Year 7 Applications (including key dates)

31st October 2021

Application forms deadline to Thurrock Council

1st March 2022

Thurrock Council informs parents/carers of allocated school

20th April 2022

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

June 2022

Appeals heard

1st September 2022

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by In-Year admissions waiting lists.

Applications for places will be made in accordance with Local Authority admission arrangements and will be made on the authority's application form. Advice from Thurrock Local Authority and the application form can be accessed here.

The Academy will work to the common admissions timetable agreed by Thurrock Local Authority which for September 2022 admissions required applications to be made by 31st October 2021. The admissions policy for 2022-23 can be downloaded from the bottom of the page, or obtained by contacting us at the above address.

The Harris Academy Chafford Hundred intends to admit 180 students each year. When considering applications, children with a statement of Special Educational Needs that names the Academy or those with Educational Healthcare (EHC) Plans will be admitted first and under different regulations before the oversubscription criteria is applied.

In the event of there being more applications for places at the Academy than there are places available, after the admission on those with an SEN statement or EHC plan, places will be allocated in the following oversubscription order of priority:

  • Looked after children and previously looked after children
  • The children of Employees of Harris Academy Chafford Hundred.
  • Pupils resident in the priority admissions area (catchment area) of Harris Academy Chafford Hundred in the following order of priority: 1) Pupils who have brothers or sisters attending the academy at the date of admission (in year groups 7 – 10) and who will continue to do so; 2) Pupils resident within the priority catchment area
  • Pupils resident outside the priority admissions area of Harris Academy in the following priority: 1) Pupils who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the date of admission (In Years 7 – 10) and who will continue to do so; 2) Pupil’s living closest to the academy

Note: Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is the designated Additional Resource Provision (ARP) base for Children, Education and Families for speech and language children. Places allocated under this will cover children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and all pupils in this category will have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or EHC plan. These children are not included in the school’s published admission limit. ARP are allocated through a multi-disciplinary Local Authority admissions panel, in consultation with Thurrock Council’s Special Educational Needs Department and the Academy’s Principal and Achievement Director of SLCN Resource Base.


Admission Appeals

Parents and carers may wish to appeal against the outcomes of the admissions process. If you wish to appeal you must contact the academy on admissions@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk stating that you wish to appeal.

You will also need to complete the appeal form which is available below. You should attach to your appeals form any relevant documents or evidence which you feel would support your case. 

Completed forms should be sent either by post to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex RM16 6SA or by email to admissions@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk.

Completed appeal forms for the Year 7 September 2022 intake must be received by the Academy by the 20th April 2022 at 4pm. The appeals will be heard in June 2022 in private, by an Independent Appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time and 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 unless you opt for the appeal to be heard in your absence.


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.


Post 16 Applications

The Sixth Form has its own admission policy which can be accessed below. Applications are welcome from within the Academy and from external candidates. Before applying, you should also read our Sixth Form Prospectus and Course Guide, which can be found in the sixth form section our website. You should also visit the 6th Form page and read the documents available there. Parents are strongly advised to read the policy and prospectus in full.

Entry requirements vary by subject. Please consult the Sixth Form Course Guide for further information. This is available on the Sixth Form page.


In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 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.

Please contact Admissions at Thurrock Council here or using the link at the top left of the page to request an in-year admission form.  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.

In-Year Admission applicant who wish to appeal should complete the Appeal form below and return to the Academy (details above under Admissions Appeals - Year 7)


Admission of Children Outside their Normal Age Group

Parents may request that their child is admitted to a year group outside their normal age range, for instance where the child is gifted or talented or where a child has suffered from particular social or medical issues impacting his or her schooling. All such requests will be considered on their merits and either agreed or refused, on that basis. If a request is refused, the child will still be considered for admission to their normal age group.

The process for requesting such an admission is as follows:

With the application, parents should request that the child is admitted to another year group (state which one), and the reasons for that request. Parents will submit any evidence in support of their case with the application, for instance from a medical practitioner, headteacher etc. Some of the evidence a parent might submit could include:

  • information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development, including their prior learning if recently admitted to the country from abroad;
  • where relevant, their medical history and the views of a medical professional;
  • whether they have previously been educated out of their normal age group; and
  • whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely.

The school will consider each case on its merits, taking into account the individual circumstances of the request and the child’s best interests. We will also ensure the parent is aware of whether the request for admission out of age group has been agreed before final offers are made, and the reason for any refusal.

Requests for admission out of the normal year group will be considered alongside other applications made at the same time. An application from a child who would ‘normally’ be a year 8 child for a year 7 place will be considered alongside applications for year 7.

This applies to all admissions whether made in the normal admissions round through the CAF or in-year admissions. In the case of students joining in-year who have recently entered the country we will counsel parents on when it is in the best interest of the child to make an application for admission outside the normal age group.


Admission Arrangements for Intake Year 2022-2023

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Chafford Hundred met on the 23rd February 2021 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation. After careful review the Governing Body has agreed to determine the Admissions Arrangements for 2022 – 2023. The determined Admission Arrangements can be found below:


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