The governing body of Harris Primary Academy Orpington are consulting on admission arrangements for students applying for places for the academic year beginning in 2023/2024. We are required to consult on our admission arrangements when there are significant changes and/or at least every seven years.
The consultation will run over 6 weeks from 1 September 2021 to 20 October 2021.
We believe it is important for all stakeholders, including prospective parents and carers, to understand how our Academy manages the admission process. We believe it is important for all stakeholders, including prospective parents and carers, to understand how our Academy manages the admission process. The Trust Board have developed a Trust wide template policy for use by all Harris Primary Academies to ensure consistency, clarity and compliance with the Admission’s Code. This may look different to previous policies, but we are simply setting out the new standard criteria clearly.
Proposed changes to the policy include a change of wording and clarification regarding definitions and changes to the oversubscription criteria. They also include the Mandatory changes required as result of the DFE’s new School Admissions Code – Code (2021)
Please see attached Consultation Notice that details all the proposed changes. The full draft admissions arrangements for 2023-2024 can be found below.