Harris Academies
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Academy Admissions

Welcome to our Academy Admissions information page. We will be conducting Reception tours for prospective parents, carers and pupils for September 2018 intake, from the 3rd October 2017.  Please contact our Academy office if you would like to request one of these.  Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded below.  The following information provides a brief summary of the application procedure for Reception and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 0203 772 4560

Email:  info@harrisprimaryhalingpark.org.uk

Address: Harris Primary Academy Haling Park, Haling Road, South Croydon, CR2 6HS


Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2017

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home Local Authority’s (LA’s) Common Application Form. These are accessible on the LA’s website and should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (on or before 15th January 2017).

Reception Key Dates

 

15th January 2017

Common Application Form (CAF)  returned to home Local Authority

18th April 2017

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2nd May 2017

Acceptance deadline - https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

17th May 2017

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

26th June 2017

Appeals to be heard (within 40 days of deadline)

1st  September 2017

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy Haling Park 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 and/or general well-being, 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, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download (see 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.

http://www.croydon.gov.uk/contents/departments/education/pdf/1107666/inyearprimary.pdf

For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) 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.

If you wish to appeal you must contact Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

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

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park:  50-58 Haling Road, South Croydon, CR2 6HS

Completed appeal forms for Reception must be received by the Academy by the closing date 31st March 2017 at 5pm.

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 pupil would cause to the education of the students already offered and the Health and Safety of all the pupils 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.

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