Y6 Leaver’s Assembly: A bittersweet moment today: we bid a phenomenal Y6 cohort farewell as they embark on their next academic journey. We are immensely proud of you and will miss you dearly! Wishing you all the very best next year and beyond!


Year 6 Beach Party! Our Year 6’s were blown away by their beach party organised by some of our lovely Yr 6 parents. The children did so well in their SATs and deserved a fitting celebratory event. Thank you to the parents and staff who made it all possible.


Teddy Bears Picnic: Today all our new reception children met their teachers and friends in their new classes. Thank you Miss Parris (Cooke class) and Mr Rarras (Rosen class). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! We welcome you all to the Haling Park family!


TFL Workshop! Our Y6 students enjoyed a wonderful afternoon. They learned about appropriate behaviour on public transport and who to speak to if you need information or help! It was much appreciated and very educational. Thank you STARS.


End of Term Events! Been a busy week so far and there is still more to come. ✅ Y1-3 Sports Day ✅ Y4-6 Sports Day 🗓 Reception Sports Day (Fri) 🗓 Reception Teddy Bear Picnic (Fri) 🗓 Y6 End of Term Party (Fri)


Year 1-3 Sports Day! Our first sport day event of the week ended with a very competitive race involving parents and carers. Someone should have told them that it’s the taking part that counts….


Year 1-3 Sports Day Challenge 4 - Relay Races Great teamwork on show!


Year 1-3 Sports Day! Challenge 3 - Obstacle Race


Year 1-3 Sports Day! Challenge Two - Throwing Watch out, the javelins are going quite a distance!


Year 1-3 Sports Day! Challenge One - Football Target 🎯


HPAHP Awarded Green Flag Status! How about some green news to start the day? We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag status for our Eco awareness work this year. Well done to Pupil Parliament who have led on this initiative!


Sports Day Ready! We are all set for Year 1-3 Sports Day. On your marks, get set, GO!


Sports Day Reminder! This morning my is the first of our Sports Day events this week. Y1-3 will be leaving school at 8.55am. Please remember to wear your P.E. Kit, wear a sun hat, apply sun cream and bring a water bottle!


Sports Day Events! Due to the scorching weather, we’ve made some adjustments to the timings of our Sports Day events this week. Check your emails for full details! Big thank you to for being so accommodating and switching things around for us.


Team HPAHP! Thank you to for hosting our phenomenal team at the community rounders match this afternoon. A competitive game which was enjoyed by all.


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Year 4 Reading! It’s been a week full of reading for Dahl class. Look at all these completed bookmarks!!


Kingswood! Three days down and still standing! A lot of fun has been had the past few days. One more to go!


Kingswood! An obstacle course was just too easy. Being blindfolded added to the challenge!

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Academy Admissions


Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 0203 772 4560


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

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.

Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2022

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 15 January 2022.)


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


Reception Key Dates


15th January 2022

Common Application Form (CAF)  returned to home Local Authority

19th April 2022

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

4th May 2022

Acceptance deadline

16th May 2022 Deadline for Appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
May-June 2022 Appeals to be heard
1st September 2022 Waiting list closed and replaced with casual admissions waiting list

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 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.

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 16th May 2022 at 5pm.

All appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.

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.