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22/10/17

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Boxer of the week showing his new skills Boxing4Schools Skills and Fitness programme 🥊 https://t.co/PNhpBR3aFX

20/10/17

Whole school attendance for Autumn 1 is 96.61%. https://t.co/3XGSiKQx2k

19/10/17

Hi. Let me know which club R is interested in and I can ask. I will check if parentpay is set up too. Mrs B.

19/10/17

You can come in at 9am to view your child’s topic work

19/10/17

The author Abimbola Akinmade visited us today to share her story in assembly ‘Say my name’. https://t.co/BGEGWjsVIl

18/10/17

Yes. Clubs letter for autumn 2 coming out tomorrow.

17/10/17

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Today Boxing4Schools After School Club a great 12min sustained jog by all students! Great Work. 🥊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ 🥊

17/10/17

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That is the best song ever! Well done year 2.

17/10/17

Special award and free half term sports camp to a child in Year 6 for exceptional sportsmanship this half term. https://t.co/GirZkGBhyw

17/10/17

Well done to these children who were awarded super star sportmanship awards in assembly today from our Premier sports staff. https://t.co/A7E0pUczMB

17/10/17

Year 2 sang ‘London’s Burning’ whilst their houses burned down. https://t.co/cLTNpC8SsI

17/10/17

Year 2 set fire to their Tudor houses to help them understand how the Great Fire of London spread. https://t.co/1MrP2SxZ0c

17/10/17

A wonderful real life experience for Year 2 this morning to help them answer 'Who set London on fire?' https://t.co/6mxM1hHm6c

15/10/17

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Harris Primary Academy Orpington is looking for a Class Teacher. Apply now https://t.co/yXPaoCVuPQ https://t.co/3g3ysi3VvA

13/10/17

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Stunning...better than the ones the Greeks made many years ago!

13/10/17

Whole school attendance is currently 96.51% https://t.co/m2zk8DTvue

13/10/17

Year 5 have designed and made clay Greek pots. They will be painted black and red next week. https://t.co/EhWlRFK9tb

13/10/17

Year R went on a walk today around our grounds to look for signs of Autumn. https://t.co/z9uBV2GRPH

13/10/17

Year 2 are working together to make Tudor Houses this afternoon. They will be painted on Monday and set fire to on Tuesday! https://t.co/gwuNseYdn4

13/10/17

Wonderful descriptive writing in Year 1 this morning inspired by finding a yeti in our forest area last week! https://t.co/jx5s3j8xA9

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.

Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Orpington Admissions information page. Reception places at Harris Primary Academy Orpington are open to all children and we are part of the Bromley Council admissions process.

Applications should be made online or via the form which is available from the council. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018. Places will be announced on 18 April 2018. 

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 Reception and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact Vikki Melhuish using the details below

Telephone: 01689 830383
Email: info@harrisprimaryorpington.org.uk  
Address: Harris Primary Academy Orpington, Dyke Drive, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LZ


Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2018

Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Bromley’s Common Online Application Form. Key information on primary school admissions can be found on the Local Authority’s website. Forms should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (normally early to mid-January before the academic year in which the child is eligible for entry).


In-Year Applications

Once Harris Primary Academy Orpington is open, you will be able to contact the Academy for information on in-year admission applications. Applications should be made using the Bromley in-year application form and name the Academy as the preferred school. Application forms can be found here. 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.


For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an Appeal Form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria. If you need advice on making an appeal and what it entails please contact Vikki Melhuish at the School telephone 01689 830383.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at:

Harris Primary Academy Orpington, Dyke Drive, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LZ.

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time, 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.


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 3 people (2 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.

You can download a copy of the Admissions Arrangements here

And if you need an appeal form it is here

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