Admissions - Harris Primary Academy Orpington

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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

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

20/07/18

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Last week we had Round 13 of Boxing4Schools Primary Skills and Fitness Competition 2018 we had 7 schools in attendance with a total of 45 yr 5+6 students, the skill skipping event was outstansing won by 🥇🥊🥇 https://t.co/6k53MBVa9w

20/07/18

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After 12 very hard wkd events our young yr 10 judge had the scores in!! 3rd place was tied with and 2nd 1st who showed great team wk🏆 great wk to

04/07/18

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Hermosa Escuela Spanish day at our lovely school. Children dressed up and smiles all around. The commitment and hard work from the staff can only be described as exceptional! Disfrutar del dia! https://t.co/d0N1f3Ddy3

02/07/18

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Here it is the GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE in the KS2 Talented and Gifted competition This performance had it all a high level of 🥇🤸‍♀️👏 👌 https://t.co/7pAa5hzJLo

02/07/18

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Looks like we everyone last week during Well done to all those medal winners 🥇🥈🥉 in assembly this morning! https://t.co/7bWTBzyRlX

29/06/18

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With World Cup fever gripping the nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 This afternoon was the perfect time to host our Talented & Gifted Football Competition for Years 3,4,5 & 6 at Lots of and on show https://t.co/x7JsvFZ01W

29/06/18

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Talented and Gifted Gymnastics Competition for Reception and Years 1 & 2 was also this morning 🤸‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️ And wow can they preform! So brave to get up and preform on their own and the support they showed for each other was amazing! https://t.co/y9sHXrxTBq

29/06/18

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KS2 Talented & Gifted Competition this morning was out of this world! Coaches were blown away by all the talent on display 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️ Results announced Monday morning at assembly. https://t.co/6GIux4NZ3y

28/06/18

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28/06/18

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Sports Day 2018 !! 🏆🥇🥈🥉 So proud of each and every child that took part and performed at their personal best! 👏 https://t.co/58v4vBv8pa

26/06/18

It is fitness week! This morning, before school, children, staff and families all ‘walked to Moscow’ by completing a mile course. https://t.co/XaP2n2QmL7

25/06/18

Year 1 are learning about religious festivals and visited a Hindu temple today. They were praised for their exemplary behaviour. Well done Year 1! https://t.co/DL1a0KUBrD

25/06/18

It is fitness week! Year 3 have scooted to school and are now having a scooting on the playground before lunch. https://t.co/o42fdjgn7l

25/06/18

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Get to school nice and early tomorrow morning and join us on the school field for our Golden Mile Challenge Orpington to Moscow Target 1,755 miles https://t.co/fMWF9scmN3

21/06/18

As part of their superhero topic Reception have been having flying lessons - improving their jumping and landing skills! https://t.co/SZdKkiM5Y9

19/06/18

Time for a read and a snack. Thanks for the ‘godfrey’ biscuits! https://t.co/6qipyONGG3

19/06/18

The children are mesmerised by and her creation story https://t.co/2V2RC2vDbn

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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 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 2019. 

We have a number of open morning/afternoon events in November 2018 for prospective parents to view the school - please see our Calendar for the latest information.

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

 

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CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

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Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

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Acceptance deadline

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Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

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Appeals to be heard

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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