Harris Academy Beckenham
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1146
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/6/17)
Full Report - All Reports
67%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Manor Way
Beckenham
BR3 3SJ
020 86508694

School Description

Opened in September 2011, Harris Academy Beckenham has made a significant impact on the secondary school landscape in Bromley. For the last three consecutive years, their progress and attainment grades in GCSE Core subjects have been above national averages, and their AS and A2 results have improved year on year. The school is now oversubscribed, proving to be a very popular choice in our local community. The school's value added score, which judges progress across all subjects, ranks Harris Academy Beckenham in the top 6% of schools in the country for student progress. The progress of disadvantaged students places the school in the top 2% of the country.

News, Photos and Open Days from Harris Academy Beckenham
Last update: 02 May 2019
A WELCOME FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRINCIPLE

 

Welcome to Harris Academy Beckenham. Our performance tables this year demonstrate our remarkable success to date. The value added score, which judges progress across all subjects, ranks Harris Academy Beckenham in the top 6% of schools in the country for student progress, placing us third overall in the borough! The progress of our disadvantaged students places us in the top 2% of the country. When compared to 55 schools nationally with a comparable context, our academy is placed 4th. We are exceedingly proud of these exceptional successes which are a testimony to the commitment and hardwork of our staff and students.

Our ethos at Harris Academy Beckenham aims to create outstanding scientific learners, as we train our students in resilience, reflectiveness, resourcefulness and reciprocity. These crucial skills underpin an enterprising attitude to learning and have already had significant impact on our students’ progress. In order to equip our students with the skills required to be confident and eloquent writers, readers and speakers, our innovative WORD programme is placed at the heart of our curriculum.

Our focus on raising aspirations at every level has contributed to this excellent performance, and we intend to sustain and improve these results further year on year.  Harris Academy Beckenham is an enriching, innovative and swiftly improving academy, of which I am very proud to be the Principal.

Rebecca Hickey
Executive Principal

Harris Academy Beckenham Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 45% Agree 42% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 123 responses up to 01-08-2019
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