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Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to attend our gallery this week. It was wonderful to see so many of you the pupils work.


HPAO have loved learning 'Three Little Birds' in singing assembly. "The song makes me feel calm and is like a warm blanket comforting me"


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At HPAO we value our staff’s well-being. To recognise the effort they are putting in every week, we provided a hearty staff breakfast for them.


Congratulations to our latest award winners! We were delighted to hear about these pupils’ amazing achievements in reading, writing, maths, behaviour and foundation subjects.


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Well done to our Y4, Y5 and Y6 students that took part in the Harris combined sports day yesterday. Supporting their team and respect were the subject of the day, playing fairly and congratulating each other and the other schools. Secondary to that, we even won a few medals! 🏅🤝


Congratulations to our KS2 award winners


The stage is set for HPAO Sports Day 2022!


Well done to this week’s EYFS / KS1 Award Winners. We have heard some amazing tales of phonics progress, great collaboration, powerful writing and dazzling maths skills.


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Congratulations for our amazing Award Winners in KS2 this week. Fantastic to hear such positive praise from about their & values led behaviour!


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The Y6 children are back!


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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.

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In Year and Reception Admissions

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Lead Admissions Officer: Marie Dye, Office Manager

“Applications for a Primary School place at Harris Primary Orpington are processed centrally by the London Borough of Bromley (LBB) Admissions Team.

Where a child is the subject of a Statement of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named in the Statement, he or she will be admitted first and under different regulations.

When the Academy is oversubscribed, applications will be processed in order of the following criteria:

  1. Looked after and previously looked after children
  2. Children with a medical or social need with evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional
  3. Siblings of children already in school
  4. Proximity - Children who live closest to the school *


Open Days

We are pleased to announce the following open sessions for you to come and take a look at our academy!

Friday 13th October 

EYFS Open Morning 09.30am

EYFS Open Afternoon 2.15pm

Thursday 2nd Nov 2023

EYFS Open Morning 09.30 am

EYFS Open Afternoon 2.15 pm

Wednesday 8th Nov 2023

EYFS Open Morning 09.30 am

EYFS Open Afternoon 2.15 pm

Please book a place at one of these sessions by emailing:


Reception Intake

Children start Reception Class from the September after their fourth birthday. 

Applications can be made between September and January for a place the following September (closing date applies).

If you are a LBB resident, to apply for a place in Reception at Harris Primary Orpington you will need to complete an Application Form online available from the LBB.

If you are unable to complete an online application you can collect an Application Form from the LBB main reception at Bromley Civic Centre (Monday-Friday 08.30-17.00).

If you live outside of the LBB you must apply to your local authority.


Other In-Year Groups

For any other year group, applications must again be made via London Borough of Bromley. In year application forms are available from the Civic Centre.

This application process is for all applicants, from any local authority, to apply for a place from current Reception through to Year 6.

All applications must be submitted to LBB, Civic Centre, Bromley.


The Admissions Procedure

Once we are able to offer a child a place at HPAO, a member of the school office staff will call the child’s Parent/Carer and invite them into school for a meeting with the Principal.

During this time your child will meet his/her teacher and have a tour of our school.

Parents will be given an induction pack containing some information about the school and enrolment forms that must be completed before your child can start. 

Parents/Carers of pupils who are eligible for free school meals will be advised on how to apply for free school meals.


Reception Applications 2024-2025

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2024-2025

Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Bromley’s Common Application Form, this is now managed online. 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).