Fantastic visit to yesterday for Year 12 to learn more about what university has to offer


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I spy two of our students at the back of the line looking super smart ready for another day at Wimbledon 📸🎾


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Some amazing pictures of our students working hard at today! 🎾


3/3 trips complete! Over 120 geographers visited Whitstable to investigate the effectiveness of coastal management as part of their physical fieldwork studies 🌍🏝🐚


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The Summer Reading Challenge starts on 9 July. We're looking for volunteers aged 14+ to get involved. For more info and to apply


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Gold secured for Year 8 girls high jump, gold for Year 8 boys discus, bronze for the Year 8 boys shot put and bronze in Year 8 boys long jump! 🥇 🥉


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Another gold for Year 9 boys 800m and silver for Year 10 boys 800m! 🥇 🥈


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Gold for Year 9 boys javelin and bronze for Year 9 girls javelin! 🥇 🥉


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Our Year 8 boy in action winning gold for the 800m 🥇


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The relay races have started with Merton winning bronze in the Year 7 girls event! 🥉


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A successful race for the Year 7 boys winning silver! 🥈


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Another bronze for the Year 8 girls relay 🥉


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Second place for our Year 8 boy relay runners! 🥈


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Well done to our Year 9 boy for winning silver in high jump, Year 8 boy 800m runner for securing gold along with our Year 9 boy winning gold in discus and our Year 9 boy winning bronze in shot put 🥇🥈🥉


Congratulations all!


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🏆 Overall results from Harris Federation 2022 🏆 Year 7 boys - 2nd 🥈 Year 7 girls - 3rd 🥉 Year 8 boys - 2nd 🥈 Year 8 girls - 3rd 🥉 Year 9 boys - 1st 🥇 Year 10 boys - 3rd 🥉 Overall Merton boys - 2nd 🥈 Overall Merton girls - 3rd 🥉 A big well done to all competitors.


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Our Year 8 student in action with his winning jump! 🥇


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Our fantastic Year 9 student winning the 800m. A very close one! 🥇


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Some more action shots of our amazing athletes!


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Our gold medal winner for Year 9 boys javelin in action! 🥇

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Merton Admissions information page. Please look at the 'School Calendar' page for details of our Open Evenings for prospective parents, carers and students. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page.  A brief summary of the application procedure follows, for Year 7, Sixth Form and in-year admissions.


Year 7-11 Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus

Academy Admissions Contact Details

PA to the Principal: Mrs M Gavin

Telephone: 020 8623 1007


Address: Harris Academy Merton, Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP

Year 7 Applications

The Academy has an admissions number of 240 in Year 7.

For admissions from primary school to Year 7, parent/carers are required to complete a Common Application Form (CAF) obtained from their Local Authority or apply online at  No applications made direct to the Academy will be accepted.

Parent/carers are strongly advised to read carefully the Academy’s admissions policy (using the link at the bottom of this page) and information & advice from their local authority.  The CAF must be submitted by 31st October.

If choosing this Academy as a preference on the CAF, please enter the full name of Harris Academy Merton as there are several Harris Academies in the surrounding area.

In March the parent/carer’s local authority will notify them of the school where their child has been offered a place.  To accept this offer they should return the acceptance form to their local authority.

Those who did not receive an offer of a place at this Academy have the right to lodge an appeal against this decision.  Details of how to do this are below.

Year 7 Key Dates

The Academy will use the following timetable for applications each year.  Exact dates, where not listed, may vary from year to year, please contact the PA to the Principal for further details:

September 2021

Academy Open Evening for prospective Year 7, September 2022 applicants

31st October 2021

Deadline for submission of the CAF

March 2022

Local authority issues offer letters

31st March 2022

Deadline for submission of appeal

May-June 2022

Independent appeal hearings held

31st December 2022

Waiting list closed

Sixth Form Applications

For admissions to the Harris Sixth Form, please follow this link.

In-year Applications

For applications to current Years 7-11 please contact the London Borough of Merton’s school admissions department on 020 8274 4906 for an application form. Details regarding how places are allocated and the In Year Admissions Protocol can be found here. The application form should be returned to the London Borough of Merton for processing. If more applications are received than there are places available the oversubscription criteria on the Academy’s admission policy will apply.

Parent/carers will have the right of appeal if their application is not successful.

Appeals Process

Parent/carers who wish to appeal against the Academy’s decision not to offer a place to their child for year groups 7-11 should complete the HAM - Admissions Appeal Form below. The Academy will arrange for an Independent Appeal Panel to consider the Academy’s reasons for refusal and the parent/carer’s reasons for wanting their child to attend the Academy.

The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is binding on both the Academy and the parent/carers.

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