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17/02/18

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Some of the many highlights from a high energy and fun-packed half-term week. Thank you for sharing your amazing facilities with us https://t.co/GQCbVHGQkv https://t.co/eZ2jWqIH1b

12/02/18

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Charlie has found a new hobby, assisting with the coaching in the few weeks Charlie has wanted to help, his work has come on!!! More to follow after half term!! Great Work Charlie🥊💪🥊 https://t.co/SLVKCwHlaq

09/02/18

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Our little ‘Howard Carter’ absolutely loved the Egyptian Day at HPA Orpington today. https://t.co/WKMUyY84Sh

09/02/18

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And as a treat to the children , for working so hard... https://t.co/gcwHGCbfXq

09/02/18

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House Captains very proud to be wearing new HPAO Blazers https://t.co/BCAhdDtpjC

09/02/18

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‘Fantastic Finish and Museum of Learning’ Part 1. Thanks to all the parents who came along! https://t.co/JYcQC62TAI

09/02/18

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‘Fantastic Finish and Museum of Learning’ Part 2 https://t.co/QKC9aAtIoO

09/02/18

Year 3 are dressed as Egyptians for their end of topic celebration. They have walked like Egyptians, eaten Egyptian food and added up Egyptian pyramids in maths. https://t.co/6BryxKJntv

09/02/18

Thank you to Amigo Magic who came into HPAO today to perform a magic show for all the children who have been working hard and focused on their learning this half term. https://t.co/6qWvQj4yF4

08/02/18

We absolutely love our new house colour PE tops! https://t.co/UUWi39PQul

08/02/18

At lunchtime the children spontaneously built a rocket, they then formed an orderly queue to take turns going inside. https://t.co/KvHhI20kkM

08/02/18

5Columbus had a great afternoon visiting for the afternoon having a taste of life at secondary school. https://t.co/wZY4olZjXj

03/02/18

A room full of people arrived for our first ‘What is maths mastery?’ parents workshop with Mrs Berthoud, maths lead, on Friday morning. Look out for the date of the next one! https://t.co/zxKUVRsIMs

03/02/18

At HPAO all the children are writers. Everyone wrote into neat their best piece of work this week. Many pieces have been selected for display and from these a few children will be chosen to have a special lunch with Mr Robinson. https://t.co/JdOkxp7N4N

03/02/18

Year 3 have been working hard to improve their balances in gymnastics https://t.co/XhyuNYDiAR

03/02/18

Our Young Voices 2018 choir performed a selection of songs to the staff and children in assembly on Thursday. https://t.co/RS8QggNT1r

30/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Outstanding skills shown 2day by Boxer of the Week Daniel Daniel was totally focused today throughout the hole lesson, he was 1 of 3 students who completed today's challenge🥊 a 29 punch combination with 5 defences🥊💥🥊

30/01/18

30/01/18

Mr Robinson knows how to dance! https://t.co/iazaV9grYb

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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