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25/05/18

Retweetd From Overbes

As a parent and governor of I am truly grateful and excited about this school. Big thank you to all the staff! Fantastic finish event at the school this morning. https://t.co/D0H7Vq5g4d

25/05/18

Tables full of learning on display in the gym today for our ‘fabulous finish’ to this half term’s topics. https://t.co/NpyclLAzx9

24/05/18

As a thank you to all the parents who have supported their children to maintain high attendance this half term, everyone can wear their own clothes tomorrow! https://t.co/YkJlWACUu6

23/05/18

Hooray! Well done indeed. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/nfjsmw090v

23/05/18

Congratulations to 3 Farah who had the longest line of pennies in the penny mile for today totalling 45 metres. A very special mention to Bluebelle whose contributions alone totalled 24.5 metres! https://t.co/gkrIwxEM2g

23/05/18

The penny mile for has been a great success with 226 metres of coins laid out in the hall. Thank you to everyone who sent money in... the winning class will be announced soon! https://t.co/IxPO9VyDKn

23/05/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Great work today to all 116 students we delivered to! All working towards July's S+F Competition working on their skill skipping routine👍 🏆🥊🥇 https://t.co/0V2Dymwrff

21/05/18

Michelle from visited us to talk in assembly to about the charity ahead of the penny mile fundraiser on Wednesday. https://t.co/YadMsB3rEO

20/05/18

A wonderful collaborative moment on the KS2 playground; French skipping with Mrs Brooks. https://t.co/g9PP3jgAHd

20/05/18

HPAO pupils chosen to be a mascot and a flag bearer at for the FA Trophy Final thanks to and St Andrew’s house charity . Remember we are holding a penny mile for them on Wednesday! https://t.co/nUnQZIubSK

17/05/18

Well done to all of our Year 6 children who have been amazing ALL week completing the . We are so proud of you. You are all stars! https://t.co/fbRr2pGfPu

17/05/18

Royal Wedding cupcakes with lunch today https://t.co/8NusKLyn5L

17/05/18

Our EYFS classrooms are full of happy children proudly sharing their learning profiles with family. https://t.co/cL3xaTUmVf

14/05/18

A cooked breakfast welcome for our wonderful Year 6 who are all in and full of smiles. https://t.co/irTPqOfmUS

08/05/18

3 Farah are very excited... our broad bean seeds are sprouting! https://t.co/bAXwnYDpjd

04/05/18

Reception enjoyed a fantastic morning in the sunshine at St Paul’s Recreation Ground! They climbed rocks, played on the enormous climbing frame and had lots of fun on the zip wire too! After a snack they played ‘Poohsticks’ on the bridge! https://t.co/nLxEu4jSiE

02/05/18

Tomorrow, Thursday 3rd May, we are closed for all children in YrR to Yr5. See you all as normal on Friday 4th when gates open at 8:30. https://t.co/brbJCjm0RY

02/05/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Boxing4Schools After School Club had a new level of speed and skill today, with the students bring totally focused on their work more to follow...............

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

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