We are so looking forward to clubs starting again! Parents the form is working again and we’ve changed the closing date to the 19th - thanks for your patience! If you filled it in already, you do not need to complete again. 🏀🌱⚽️🧘🏽‍♀️🎭🍳🎼🩰🎨🧩


Make some binoculars to go wildlife hunting!


Make an insect hotel! 🐜🐝🐞🕷🦗


Make or buy a bird box and put it up for our feathery friends! 🐦


Make a hedgehog 🦔 cafe!


HPAPW’s Community Challenge for April is “Wildlife”! 🦆🐛🦉🦋🐢🐌🐑🦦🦔🦢🐖🐞🐝🐜 We are sure you can do lots of things this Easter holiday to help creatures big and small! Enjoy some of the ideas below!


Thank you to the Easter bunny for visiting today with the yummy treats! See you all on Monday 19th April.


Kindness goes a long way! A lovely parent dropped off costumes for future book days, when children might not have something to wear, or for role plays as they don’t fit her children any more. Our Reception classes made a special card to say thank you.


A surprise performance from Jay Class to their Reception friends on our roof garden stage!


this reminds me of the before version of your sensory room! Maybe Mrs Barnes could share a before and after shot!


After school club love their tea every night. Thank you


We just love this planet song in Reception! Don’t blame us if it gets stuck in your head! ☄️🎶🌍🎵🪐


Remember our staggered collection times for tomorrow please everyone.


Parents please make sure you have read the letter sent home with your child yesterday. Thank you 😊


Don’t forget our temporary email is


We knew you’d like these photos! Thanks for making our crazy idea a reality!


Check out our new sensory garden signs! We’re loving our roof garden in this sun!


Reviewing our learning from this term, phonics assessments, low stakes quizzes for our foundation subjects and keeping active for our “Healthy Living” month. We’ve had a great day at HPAPW!

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Purley Way Admissions Information page. Places at the Academy are open to all children.


Reception Applications – September 2021

The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Reception for September 2021

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home London Borough of Croydon’s Common Application Form. These are accessible on their website and should be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines for applications (on or before 15th January 2021)

For more information on joining our academy please visit our 'Join our Academy' page.

More detailed information about the admission process can be found on the Croydon Admission Leaflet.

Reception Key Dates

1st September 2020

Online Application Process opens

15th January 2021

Deadline for receipt of applications

16th April 2021

Outcomes published to parent/carer

30th April 2020

Deadline for receipt of acceptances

16th May 2021

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2021

Appeals to be heard

Until 31st August 2021

Parents wishing to join the new Reception cohort must contact Croydon council.

1st September 2021

Croydon council waiting list closes. Parents wishing to join must re-apply directly to the academy.



If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy 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. 

You can complete our 'In-year Admission Form' electronically by clicking here. 

Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available but completing this form will mean you will be offered a place or be added to our waiting list.


Parents / Carers wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should contact the Academy and request an Appeal Form 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.  

The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel is binding on the admissions authority and the Parents.

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact our Admissions Officer.

Miss Hannah Machin


Telephone: 020 3872 1970

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