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19/04/18

Year 4 had a great day aboard the on Monday, enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the steam train as their hook into learning. https://t.co/DebHEmPzpd

19/04/18

Year 3 enjoyed making (and eating) edible rainforests as the hook into our topic. https://t.co/CbWcFvZvAt

18/04/18

Travelling teddies. Can you help ? https://t.co/oyGoi9appl

18/04/18

Year 2 enjoying their seaside day at school https://t.co/pGv1ARUSUq

17/04/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Back to school working towards getting fit and focused!! Great jogging today now we have some sun the yr3/6 group jogged around the hole sch field, all 18 students finish in under 5 mins🥊💪🥊 #

16/04/18

The summer term has begun! Here are our key dates for the term. ☀️ ***The coffee morning to meet Mrs Dando is now on Thursday 19/4/18. https://t.co/w9puOg5dj2

06/04/18

Staff of HPAO are enjoying watching children’s caterpillars emerge into butterlfies over the holidays. https://t.co/zpQwG8whMJ

30/03/18

We hope all our mums, dads, carers and children enjoy a well deserved break. We'll see you all back at the academy ready for the summer term on Monday 16th April 2018. Gates will be open from 8:30. https://t.co/Y4bIrdZQ0z

29/03/18

Farewell to Mr Bell who is moving up to Secondary School to be the premises manager there. Farewell to Mr Robinson who is moving on to pastures new. Thank you both for helping us and well done to Miss Durrant for this amazing cake! https://t.co/mRqeN3t2UY

28/03/18

Year 4 have finished their Roman topic by designing, making and evaluating their own Roman tiles. https://t.co/9oUvRCYZ0U

27/03/18

The last day of term on Thursday 29th March is an own clothes day. We will be raising money on the gates for our house charities.

27/03/18

HPAO staff enjoyed their own Easter egg hunt around school day. Thanks Mrs Dench for organising! https://t.co/umOrOHH8fz

27/03/18

Retweetd From #Premier SouthLondon

So many superstars in PE recently was great to reward them for their excellent behaviour and work. 🏹 Archery Display also went down well with the children! Introducing the children to our competitions starting soon! https://t.co/gUfAlkBCwh

27/03/18

Thank you for our half termly prize award ceremony and archery demonstration in assembly today. https://t.co/PeskDfXQ5Q

23/03/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

3/3 The team work event that took the 1st place trophy for great work to all participants 🥊🥇🥊#teamwork https://t.co/nvUXZoRlOG

23/03/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

1/3 Boxing4Schools Mini Skills and Fitness Competition Round 10 after all the focused hard work + team work that was put in we had a tight comp where again with the team work effort ad take 1st place with Orchard 2 points behind and Manor Oak in 3rd https://t.co/JbIgInSkTj

23/03/18

We won again! Inter Bromley boxing champions! Well done to the boxing team. So very proud of you! https://t.co/6xec7HTV8T

16/03/18

The ducklings are leaving us today to pastures new with Miss Andy, so other classes have been looking after them before they waddle off🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥 https://t.co/ekmnyeOW6m

15/03/18

Ship ahoy! Year 5 were all aboard the cutty sark today for a voyage of discovery https://t.co/YLhTKiFZB4

15/03/18

We have amazing writers in our Retelling the story of the very hungry caterpillar. 🐛#successforall https://t.co/VGlLKwUGm1

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.

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 2017. Places will be announced on 18 April 2017. 

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 2017

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

 

15th January 2017

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

18th April 2017

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2nd May 2017

Acceptance deadline

15th May 2017

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2017

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2017

Waiting Lists closed by the Local Authority and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission to Bromley Council, if still waiting.


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