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12/02/19

Parents do not forgot you are all invited to the E-Safety workshop this morning at 9am in the gym hall. Hope to see you there!

12/02/19

A Fantastic Friday Finish was seen last week at HPAO we hope the parents who came enjoyed it! https://t.co/3GcNKJm7WL

06/02/19

Look at this fantastic writing - are these Year 6 pupils? No, they are in YEAR TWO!!! Amazing ⁦⁩! https://t.co/LS6nyLNATa

01/02/19

More live action from at - its tea time! https://t.co/iom61ZaejB

01/02/19

Young Voices at the O2 right now - Mrs Dando reports that it is fab!! Sing your hearts out and have a great time! https://t.co/pAUSbtA51f

31/01/19

Weather Watch: If HPAO needs to close tomorrow we will Parentmail and put a message on the website by 7am.

31/01/19

More Shining Stars at HPAO - Take a bow, Year One!!!! https://t.co/7vOwD5tTv6

23/01/19

Year 5 are on an Egyptian Exploration with and helping to break the curse! https://t.co/s5Ud4C3MW7

16/01/19

Well done to these Year 5 pupils who have reached the Silver level of our behaviour reward system. We are so proud of you and the efforts you make in your learning every day! https://t.co/NcACW9AmuJ

11/01/19

Fantastic behaviour this week from these two Year 1 ladies has seen them zoom to the blue section of the Rocket Chart! Well done!!!! https://t.co/Xq2Kzkq994

21/12/18

Well done to these boys in Year 3, who have reached Silver Level on the behaviour chart! from all at HPAO https://t.co/h8rNbbovph

11/12/18

It’s time to feel Christmassy!!!!! HPAO’s first 2018 Christmas performance is courtesy of our EYFS. Bravo Elephant and Giraffe classes! https://t.co/Vx2XZZVH3D

15/11/18

The children and parents enjoyed the samples on offer last night during parents evening. Well done and thank you to a Chartwells from HPAO https://t.co/WXwW1YLqZz

15/11/18

Fantastic “Phonics in Action” this morning. Thank you to the parents who attended the sessions! https://t.co/yXVhJ4VhZn

12/11/18

HPAO pupils share their thoughtful Remembrance display https://t.co/YV7U5uTdY5

01/11/18

Tea with the Queen for our Year One pupils today -their hook into learning around the book ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ by . All very refined and lots of fun! https://t.co/Kzw09bKTER

30/10/18

Year 6 took a hands-on approach to Science today as part of their topic on the Heart. Any squeamishness soon went out of the window as they got into this fascinating activity! https://t.co/hWnMcXlisb

18/10/18

Thank you to staff from who came in to visit our EYFS and SSP children today as part of their ‘People who help us’ topic. Lots of interesting questions and good advice https://t.co/gkmZEm4nQ7

17/10/18

Great work from Year 2 today, who have been writing about the environment, using conjunctions and punctuation. https://t.co/IcBZz4yEA5

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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 2019. Places will be announced on 18 April 2019. 

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 2019. 

We have a number of open morning/afternoon events in November 2018 for prospective parents to view the school:

6 November 2018:  9.30am to 10.30am

9 November 2018:  1.30pm to 2.30pm

22 November 2018:  9.30am to 10.30am

23 November 2018:  1.30pm to 2.30pm

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).

Reception Key Dates

 

15 January 2019

Online Applications made to home Local Authority

16 April 2019

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

30 April 2019

Acceptance deadline

8 June 2019

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

w/c 15 July 2019

Appeals to be heard


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 below.

And if you need an appeal form it is here