Will Harris Westminster contact old school?

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I got really good grades currently at a state school. There's a couple days left to apply for Harris however my attendance at school is low apparently, although being 93%. I go to a predominantly white school and being of colour the teachers always find a way to pick on me even though I try work hard. I want out of this school and if applying to Harris I want to know do they contact your old school for a reference and speak about you or do they just go off admissions and interview?
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no they don't contact your school at all. admission is based purely on entrance exam, interview and gcse grades.

No reference, predicted grades, mock grades, etc
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(Original post by Obolinda)
no they don't contact your school at all. admission is based purely on entrance exam, interview and gcse grades.

No reference, predicted grades, mock grades, etc
Thanks for the reply! On the website it asked for the secondary schools name and postcode. Can you be sure they would not contact the school at all to do any sort of background check? I'm in a really toxic environment and I don't want the teachers to know I am leaving and especially because of my history with the teachers and protesting the racial abuse.
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(Original post by minerrK)
Thanks for the reply! On the website it asked for the secondary schools name and postcode. Can you be sure they would not contact the school at all to do any sort of background check? I'm in a really toxic environment and I don't want the teachers to know I am leaving and especially because of my history with the teachers and protesting the racial abuse.
I'm so sorry to hear that's happening. We have like 2000 people applying and 300 people attend the school each year. The admission team is so small so I doubt it and they would need your permission and be in admission policy. My scl did not receive any reference request. I'll ask today at school to put your mind at ease.
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(Original post by minerrK)
Thanks for the reply! On the website it asked for the secondary schools name and postcode. Can you be sure they would not contact the school at all to do any sort of background check? I'm in a really toxic environment and I don't want the teachers to know I am leaving and especially because of my history with the teachers and protesting the racial abuse.
Yeah I just checked, they don't
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Yeah I just checked, they don't
Thank you so much for the replies!
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