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17/06/18

Thank you we had a blast! Thanks to Jordan our group leader. Huge thanks to Mrs Bakewell for all the hard work and to Mrs Brooks, Miss Dilworth, Miss Patel and Mrs Berthoud too! Lastly thanks HPAO kids, you did us proud and thought you were 👍🏻 https://t.co/n6vOCG9XgS

17/06/18

He was but then he did it!

17/06/18

Last activity - abseiling https://t.co/fL6Sx02EdV

17/06/18

Last activity time ☹️...low ropes https://t.co/mm5o2lm470

17/06/18

Low ropes... with Miss P and Mrs B. https://t.co/KnGb7yvLem

17/06/18

So proud of this one! https://t.co/HL4nZkmYtF

17/06/18

More brave abseilers https://t.co/7ZntmEllB3

17/06/18

First abseilers of the day... whizzing down the wall. https://t.co/8iP7Kvozhi

17/06/18

Bags packed, rooms checked, belongings reunited! Now for our morning activities. https://t.co/hDDvsjcg8M

17/06/18

Morning! We are up, only half awake and queuing for more yummy breakfast... https://t.co/cCjv3iXViO

16/06/18

Children have been fast asleep for a while (exhausted) and packed ready to leave tomorrow (sad). We have abseiling and low ropes after breakfast, lunch and then home. Night night!

16/06/18

Year 6 2018 signed football https://t.co/zXZ8w5Os0a

16/06/18

He has joined in everything and been full of smiles, maybe I just missed him in my photographing! Let me have a look through....

16/06/18

Last few photos before we go off to dinner and then start the evening entertainment. https://t.co/lddPjiPf7s

16/06/18

Marvellous Molly! https://t.co/ff2AWX6avL

16/06/18

The staff have given such care and guidance from the minute we arrived. Instant bonding and techniques to encourage children to move out of their comfort zone and try something new. As a result they overcome fears and we are so proud! https://t.co/PTDB32eL6Y

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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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