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16/01/18

As their into science learning Year 3 visited the park today where nothing was moving. They worked out how to push and pull the equipment to make it move. They worked out that if they both pushed the swing didn’t move! https://t.co/fJxQsKTMxn

16/01/18

Thank you to for a wonderful experience for 5 Earhart this afternoon. https://t.co/2AMUb3mNeZ

16/01/18

Reception children had an and trip to planetarium today. “Are we actually in space?” https://t.co/K82FyFa0iG

12/01/18

Join our amazing community! https://t.co/BAQOeh78Pr

10/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

We had 3 great mentors B4S club assisting with some coaching and mentoring with the new students yr 3+4 students attending it was great over seeing 3 yr5 students coach so well a big well done to Tobey, Charlie and Malachi🥊👍

10/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Congratulations to all new students B4S Skills and Fitness Club great work🥊🥇🥊 today you all performed like rock stars💥great to see the girls working so focused🥊#primaryschool

09/01/18

As a hook into their learning about Romeo and Juliet and Crime and Punishment Year 6 were summoned to the hall by Mr Robinson. Once there they were met with a crime scene for them to examine! https://t.co/vMq804PsOA

08/01/18

We had a very special guest visit HPAO this afternoon to have afternoon tea with Year 1. https://t.co/qA9WyAPBe6

07/01/18

Are you a parent of a child on Year 2? This video explains 2018 KS1 SATs which children will be completing sometime in May. https://t.co/ayoA6ltoH7

07/01/18

Are you a parent of a child in Year 6? This video explains the KS2 SATs for 2018 which start on May 14th. https://t.co/WQwOySTV1C

05/01/18

Everyone in Year 3 has been given a blue pen to write with and the improvement in handwriting, as shown by Harley’s penguin fact file today, is amazing! https://t.co/Yx4S3gydeG

05/01/18

Much hilarity in assembly this morning at the arrival of a large Emperor penguin... “it’s Mr Robinson!” https://t.co/asb2OjCy0w

05/01/18

Retweetd From Overbes

Being enthusiastic about learning is very important for children. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication. Even the parents are excited about all the penguin fun and learning!

05/01/18

A flock or colony of penguins have arrived in Year 5 https://t.co/KPGSq3blPL

05/01/18

Children in the SOU re told the story of 365 penguins as a comic novel. https://t.co/AJzGhaIt5u

05/01/18

Year 1 labelled the body parts of a penguin https://t.co/po5p5emCVc

05/01/18

Year 3 organised the penguins into arrays to make storing them in the house easier. https://t.co/bpcWWh4yn1

05/01/18

Year 3 created a colour wash background for their penguins. https://t.co/rY66LeIRj1

05/01/18

Year 3 wrote diaries as Antarctic explorers visiting for the first time. https://t.co/CBXqFJPrNx

05/01/18

Year 2 have painted stones to look like penguins and made penguins out of 2D shapes. https://t.co/khsy2ubzaQ

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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