four more days together next week for our Hub! We’ll be sad to see you go! See you Monday!


Always working hard at the hub and we know you are at home too!


Broad beans, lettuce and radishes from our garden - picked by the children - were enjoyed at lunch today!


The staff would like to wish all the parents and children a very happy half term. Enjoy the break! Enjoy our last staff video of the half term!


We recommend sharing this book with all your children. Thank you for the recommendation 😊👍


One of our lovely pupils has recorded their own Enjoy!


Wonder how many of the HPAPW children will test this at home today... 🍏🍎 Reply with your photos!


and we think you’ll enjoy this Reception learning from home!


Our orange and purple ones are coming out at school! No sight of the others yet!


Wow! This is amazing! Well done.


Mr Hollis brings you today’s


Not that we think you should get close enough to a tiger to check this out! 🐯


Well done Vibisan! Don’t forget to check out our extra weekly challenges on our website


Even with all the excitement today, don’t worry because we didn’t forget this special


We would like to say a massive Thank You to Miss Jones for her weekly check up and much needed phone conversations and Thank You to all the other hard working Teachers at Harris!


I'd like to thank the staff who have made this testing time as pleasant as possible with excellent materials every day and a special thank you to Miss Aluko, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Catley for checking up on us and answering queries. Look forward to our return!


Happy Teachers Day to this outstanding team! We will always be thankful for all the patience, time and dedication. We truly miss you and especially during this time we admire and appreciate your work more than ever. Thank you so much. Enjoy this day you all deserve it.


Thank you for your continuous hard work, we really appreciate you and even more so during these times! Miss Arnold thank you for looking after my baby as if he was your own, I feel so confident he’s being nurtured fully when he’s in your care. Ms Lambert-Dale thanks for being you


BIG THANK YOU to all the staff esp Miss. Parris, Miss. Simms & Mrs. Lambert Dale. We appreciate everything you have done for us to continue learning & teaching, you have made us laugh (thanks Mr. Hollis) with your videos & you have never failed to call us to see how we are doing!


To All the Amazing staff at HPAPW Thanks for your continued hard work now more so than ever! You are a great team of teachers and a real credit to the Harris Federation.

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.

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Academy Admissions

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 – September 2020

The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Reception for September 2020

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 2020)

More detailed information about the admission process can be found here:


Reception Key Dates

1st September 2019

Online Application Process opens

15th January 2020

Deadline for receipt of applications

16th April 2020

Outcomes published to parent/carer

30th April 2020

Deadline for receipt of acceptances

16th May 2020

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2020

Appeals to be heard

1st September 2020

Waiting lists closed and replaced by casual waiting lists, parents/carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting


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. 

Please contact Admissions at the Academy on 020 3872 1970 or to request an HPAPW In-year Admission Form or alternatively you can download it 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

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 Admissons Officer.

Miss Hannah Machin


Telephone: 020 3872 1970

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