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22/07/21

our children took home a very special present for their summer holidays - two brand new books just for them! Thank you for donating these to us. https://t.co/IW4GyRbqLt

22/07/21

Wishing all our families a very happy and restful summer holidays. Thank you all for an incredible year. For our Years 1-5: see you on Friday 3rd September. https://t.co/Fmz3ng1NW0

22/07/21

Well done to all the children receiving awards in our end of year assembly! https://t.co/WAfwhuUYrI

22/07/21

Retweetd From Ashanti Geminijah

Massive thanks to all the staff at Ashanti has enjoyed every minute of reception and has excelled in all areas. The school has gone above and beyond to make sure the children have remained as settled as can be. The support has been none stop and very much appreciated. ❤️

21/07/21

Year 1 loved their time at the carnival stalls. Thank you to all the parents who donated on ParentPay - don’t forget there’s still time to send in your contribution. https://t.co/ONQWHS8BYO

21/07/21

Channeling his inner Marcus Rashford dummy move look at Andrew out skill Coach LaMel! https://t.co/CAH44iba4G

21/07/21

Year 2 enjoying carnival. Thank you to our parent helpers this morning. https://t.co/OX2kwH5Jf1

21/07/21

Children and staff enjoying the stalls this morning!!! CARNIVAL FUN FOR ALL! Parents see you later! https://t.co/34hdqlqzVd

20/07/21

All our children took home their books from the year today. Wow they have worked so hard! Well done everyone! We hope your parents enjoy looking through them. https://t.co/tcQ3Gwql3C

20/07/21

Retweetd From Gem

An amazing school report for this one…hard work deserves a treat 🍦 https://t.co/IikMgqm4h1

20/07/21

We can’t wait for carnival tomorrow! It starts at 2.30pm tomorrow so make sure you join us! https://t.co/Ad0HIUWVKW

19/07/21

Today, Year 1 put their learning on Christianity this year into action. They looked at important features and religious artefacts at St George’s. Thank you for warmly welcoming our pupils. https://t.co/DrTEnm9lDC

19/07/21

Years 1, 2 and 3 all visiting the local St George’s Church throughout the day today. We are looking forward to visits to other places of worship as soon as we can - the others are a bit too long to walk to! https://t.co/pk1vIdvXpc

16/07/21

Outdoor dining in style at our sleepover https://t.co/Z951uPGm3Y

16/07/21

Year 4 sleepover fun! https://t.co/5nfXQTdsIg

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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.


Appeals

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 Grezina Engele

Email: admissions@harrisprimarypurleyway.org.uk

Telephone: 020 3872 1970

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