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    Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Purley Way Admissions information page. Reception places at the Academy are open to all children and we are part of the Croydon Council admissions process.


    Reception Applications

    The Academy has an admission number of 30 in Reception for September 2017

    Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Croydon’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


    1st September 2016

    Online Application Process Starts

    15th January 2017

    Deadline for receipt of primary allocations

    18th April 2017

    National Offer Day
    2nd May 2017 Deadline for acceptance or refusal of offer school


    In-Year Applications

    If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Purley Way because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another primary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education you are entitled to apply for a school place. 

    Since September 2013, the law allows you to apply directly to a school or academy instead of the Local Authority.  Please contact Admissions at the Academy, 020 3872 1970 or info@harrisprimarypurleyway.org.uk to request an in-year admission form, or download from the link below.. 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

    Parents/ Carers 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.

    Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at:

    Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, 4th Floor Norfolk House, Wellesley Road. Croydon. CR0 1LH

    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. 


    If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact us via:

    Email: info@harrisprimarypurleyway.org.uk

    Telephone: 020 3872 1970

    Address: 47 Propeller Crescent, Croydon CR0 4FE