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23/04/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

22/04/18

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We're looking for a Premises Maintenance Site Manager . Find out more and apply: https://t.co/GKcwApj3mH https://t.co/0vNOtv8P6M

21/04/18

Year 11s hard at work on the English and Science residential! https://t.co/Bo08zm7r7S

21/04/18

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Looking forward to a day of Courageous Leadership with and our

20/04/18

HCACP students boarding the study buss for a weekend of revision and support. Enjoy! https://t.co/LY0Ra1dHqB

19/04/18

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Our trainees are ready to support in an lesson as part of their training https://t.co/If6CxtQyky

19/04/18

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Our trainees enjoyed a lovely lunch "This has been an incredible day!" https://t.co/Zm0mglfr7f

18/04/18

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The Yr10 boys football team win an epic encounter on penalties against in the cup today. now have 3 teams in next weeks finals at Croydon Arena!! https://t.co/TF0z9gGW8A

17/04/18

Announcing the amazing HCACP Instrumental Concert. Thursday 24th of May. 17:30 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to our evening of musical magic. https://t.co/rmO506G74F

16/04/18

Looks like HCACP students are happy to be back in school :) https://t.co/2R240MX1Ji

16/04/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

09/04/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

07/04/18

Retweetd From Crystal Palace Festival

We've lots of volunteering roles for the 2018 festival. From artist liaison, bar & catering and various festival steward roles to fundraisers, zone managers, traffic marshals and even roles for young stewards (aged 16-18). Let us know what floats your boat in the comments below! https://t.co/Hn1qcj9ye9

06/04/18

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Learning the traditional dance! https://t.co/MsFkZxgGPK

06/04/18

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What a way to end the trip! Traditional Croatian folk singers and a traditional dinner! https://t.co/zYmwO4SsRJ

05/04/18

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I think the boys are channeling their inner Croatian! After a hard day's rafting what a better way to cool down than pizza and football! https://t.co/aBzArxzm9T

04/04/18

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Fantastic day exploring the limestone caves and limestone gorges. Now time to cool down and relax on the terrace! https://t.co/uCZ65siUXl

03/04/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Football tour has just boarded the ferry at Calais. Our ETA back at school is 6:30pm traffic pending.

02/04/18

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Throughly enjoyable day in Amsterdam. students got to see the Ajax Amsterdam Arena in all its glory. https://t.co/h3eJHVcn5A

02/04/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

FOI, Privacy Notice, Complaints & Charging Policy

Charging

The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, out of Academy trips, residentials and experiences of other environments, can make towards students’ all round educational experience and their personal and social development.  (Throughout this policy, the term “parents” means all those having parental responsibility for a child.)

Charging Policy

Charging will be permitted for the following activities:

  1. The full costs of board and lodging on residential visits.
  2. The full costs associated with individual or small group tuition in the playing of a musical instrument, whether in or out of Academy time (in most cases the Academy subsidises such lessons).
  3. The full costs of activities which take place wholly or mainly outside of   Academy hours, but which are not provided as part of the syllabus for a prescribed public examination and are not required in order to fulfil statutory duties related to the National Curriculum or to Religious Education.
  4. The full costs of entering a student for a public examination not prescribed in regulations and for preparing the student for such an examination outside Academy hours.
  5. The full costs of re-sits of prescribed public examinations where no further preparation has been provided by the Academy.
  6. The full costs of entering a student for a prescribed public examination where the Governing Body has decided there are educational reasons for not entering the student.

If a student has not regularly attended the lessons for a particular examination subject, the examination fee may be requested, refundable if the student attends for examination.

If, without a medical certificate explaining the reason, a student fails to complete examination requirements for any public examination for which the Academy has paid an entry fee, the Governing Body may seek to recover the fee from the parent.

There may be a charge for examination entry where there is a request from the parent for additional subject entries to be made which are not supported by the Academy.

  1. The cost of essential ingredients or materials for practical subjects will be provided.
  2. The costs (full or partial at the Academy’s discretion) of breakages caused by students.  A charge is unlikely to be made for accidental breakage,  unless the student was not heeding previously stated safety procedures.  The recovery of the full cost of deliberate breakage or vandalism will be sought be the Academy.
  3. The Academy will charge an administrative fee for certification of passports, driving licences, confirmation of examination results, photocopying etc.
  4. The Academy will charge an administrative fee (Approximately £10) for the cost in terms of time, equipment and materials for the copy of a student file or related items.  In exceptional circumstances this fee may be waived.

Remissions

Where the parent of a student is in receipt of qualifying state benefit(s), the Governing Body will remit in full the cost of board and lodging for

  1. Any residential activity that is organised for the student and which takes place within school time.  This will also be the case where the residential activity forms part of the syllabus for a public examination
  2. Any residential visits outside Academy time which are covered by the following criteria, where the education is provided:

a)   To fulfil any requirements specified in the syllabus for a prescribed public examination;
b)   Specifically to fulfil statutory duties relating to the National Curriculum imposed by Section 10 (ii) of the 1988 Act;
c)   The costs of individual instrumental music tuition will also be remitted in all cases where the individual tuition is provided as part of the syllabus for a prescribed public examination or is required by the National Curriculum;
d)   Specifically to fulfil statutory duties relating to Religious Education.

The Governing Body may remit charges in full or in part to other parents after considering other specific hardship cases.  The Governing Body invites parents to apply, in the strictest confidence, for the remission of charges in part or in full.  The Principal will authorise remission in consultation with the Chair of Governors.

Insurance

Any insurance costs will be included in charges made for trips or activities.

Voluntary contributions

Nothing in this policy statement precludes the Governing Body from inviting parents to make voluntary contributions.  The Governing Body should make clear that such contributions are voluntary that children of parents who do not contribute will not be discriminated against, and that if insufficient contributions are received the trip may be cancelled.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Review

The Governing Body will review this policy at least every two years and assess its implementation and effectiveness.  The policy will be promoted and implemented throughout the Academy.

If you require a paper copy of the information on our website, please request in writing and this will be provided free of charge.


Complaints

Our full complaints policy can be found further down the page, in summary;

If you are unhappy or have concerns about the Academy or a person associated with the Academy then you may wish to make a complaint. In the first instance complaints should be addressed to the Principal at the Academy who can be contacted via her  PA.

If your complaint is about the Principal then contact the chair of Governors via the clerk to Governors at the Academy.


Privacy Notice

PRIVACY NOTICE for the school workforce employed or otherwise engaged to work at a Harris Federation school

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

The Harris Federation are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

Personal data is held by the schools about those employed or otherwise engaged to work at the schools.  This is to assist in the smooth running of the schools and/or enable individuals to be paid.  This personal data includes some or all of the following:  identifiers such as name and National Insurance Number; characteristics such as ethnic group; employment contract and remuneration details; post “A” level qualifications; and absence information.

The collection of this information will benefit both national and local users by:

•    improving the management of school workforce data across the sector;
•    enabling a comprehensive picture of the workforce and how it is deployed to be built up;
•    informing the development of recruitment and retention policies;
•    allowing better financial modeling and planning;
•    enabling ethnicity and disability monitoring;
•    supporting the work of the School Teacher Review Board and the School Support Staff Negotiating Body.

We are required to pass on some of this data to the Department for Education (DfE)

If you require more information about how the DfE store and use this data please go to the following website:
•    https://www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data
•    If you are unable to access this website, please contact the Harris Federation or the DfE as follows:

Harris Federation
4th Floor, Norfolk House
Wellesley Road
Croydon 
CR0 1LH
Website: www.harrisfederation.org.uk
Email: Info@harrisfederation.org.uk
Tel: 0208 253 7777

Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
Website: www.education.gov.uk
Email: info@education.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0370 000 2288

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the Academy, Harris Federation or the DfE without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.


Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Federation’s work. 

There are exemptions to this right. In particular, data about living, identifiable people ('personal data') continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act and is not generally publicly available except to the "subject" of the data - that is, the person whom the data is about.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Harris Federation has developed a Publication Scheme which lists all the documents which the Federation will make public as a matter of routine.

If the information you are looking for is not available on our Publication Scheme which can be found further down the page, you can make a request for the information you require in writing, please make sure you read our charging policy for information about cost you may be liable for.

Yours sincerely

Sir Dan Moynihan
Chief Executive Officer


Funding

The Academy is part of the Harris Federation for which the Funding Agreement may be seen here. The Academies own Supplementary Agreement can be found below.