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12/10/18

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to the Family Reading this morning. The next Family Read is on 7/12/12 at 9 am https://t.co/6ofz0sHMiS

05/10/18

staff had a great day at conference, finished off with awesome keynote from and the splendid Harris in Harmony https://t.co/ZaVaHETUcp

28/09/18

The exciting afternoon continued at with a visit to Year One from racing driver ! https://t.co/g1EPBD2Az2

28/09/18

Our Harry Potter library is officially open! Many thanks to Mrs Sackley for her creativity and to for doing the honours. Get reading ! https://t.co/HsorgNcf3Y

28/09/18

Great questions from our School Council and House Captains today for at the official opening of our library. https://t.co/B4ffaWvEa2

27/09/18

Tomorrow to be included in the extra breaktime competition but we can accept tins up to morning registration Monday.

27/09/18

Fair point! We have removed them from the pile in the interests of fair competition but they will obviously still be sent over to :-)

27/09/18

Our Harvest Collection for is growing, with Year 6 on track for the extra break time prize! Please keep the tins of veg rolling in. https://t.co/38iIGiKYZb

26/09/18

Our EYFS families have enjoyed a roast lunch together today - other year groups to follow, look for announcements in your weekly newsletter https://t.co/YxCtXwDGnP

21/09/18

Harvest boxes are ready to be filled with tinned veg for . 5 mins extra break for year group with most tins! https://t.co/D1iLz2TOnI

20/09/18

Bandaging and wounds training complete! Thanks to Dave from https://t.co/fvUHfS9wgR who has been training staff from and in paediatric first aid this week https://t.co/cRaZP7VWzL

20/09/18

Staff from and have been getting to grips with an AED during paediatric first aid training! https://t.co/PsBXZ0D3sk

12/09/18

Year 5 you were amazing. Super proud of you all today at the Houses of Parliament! New speaker of the house! https://t.co/vL5SkzG6ek

12/09/18

We are all amazed by this building! And we’ve seen some MP’s. https://t.co/D3koB32x3W

12/09/18

And we’re off! here we come! https://t.co/eUsjoRmVBU

11/09/18

Let’s get reading with HPAO https://t.co/ibk5yqucO7

11/09/18

Amazing new Harry Potter library launched! Children are loving it! https://t.co/SycF1Xhhf3

20/07/18

Wishing all our Year 6 leavers and families a wonderful summer. Good luck at Secondary school. We are so proud of each and every one of you. https://t.co/J0mtLYea1i

20/07/18

Retweetd From Mike Noyes

Thanks for my son's leavers assembly today & for all the learning and development in the years leading up to it.

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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