Well done Amina! Remember to bring your certificate in for celebration assembly!


Keep your eyes peeled in your Croydon Advertiser today for some familiar faces! Lovely to have all our fundraising from September’s “Charity” theme celebrated and shared.


You’re so welcome! We’re glad you all had fun!


You’re welcome! We glad you all had a great time! We cannot wait for our year 5s to go in June!


Retweetd From Harris Haling Park

Kingswood: And to the staff who spent the last 4 days taking care of our precious children, thank you for making this an experience that the children will not soon forget! Thank you for lending us the amazing Mr Hollis for the weekend!


Make sure you plan some time this holiday to complete your diversity half term project! We can’t wait to see your creations! Plus keep writing on those reading bookmarks! 📚


Have a safe and restful break! See you all on Monday 1st November at 8.35am. Remember wrap around and after school clubs start as normal from the first day back.


Retweetd From sarah xo

Love that our school does fun and educational days like the culture day we had today. We went full German today 🇩🇪


Thank you to all of the parents who kindly donating their time and cooking skills!


What a lovely end to a fabulous day!


Retweetd From Rachel Combe

Cultural day and we aren't holding back


The staff are having a fantastic day as well!


We have had such an enjoyable day! Thank you to all of our families for making this day such a success!


Some of our favourite photos from today!


We totally agree!!!


Retweetd From Leah Longoria

Celebrating heritage and cultural diversity today at


Retweetd From Florisa Tanpoco

Vinnie was very happy to dress up in traditional Italian clothing. 😄


You can see what happened in our academy in September in


Retweetd From Samantha Collins

Ready for Cultural Day. My Princess ♥️👑👸🏼

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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 2022

The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Reception for September 2022

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home London Borough of Croydon’s e-admissions portal. This is accessible on their website and should be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines for applications (on or before 15th January 2022)

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 or the e-admissions help guide

Reception Key Dates

1st September 2021

Online Application Process opens

15th January 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications

19th April 2022

Outcomes published to parent/carer

4th May 2022

Deadline for receipt of acceptances

16th May 2022

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2022

Appeals to be heard

Until 31st August 2022

Parents wishing to join the new Reception cohort must contact Croydon council.
1st September 2022 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 Avni Patel


Telephone: 020 3872 1970

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