: Our Year 2’s participated in a Great Fire of London workshop this week, learning about the devastation it caused and the impacts of the fire on London today. They truly enjoyed the experience and engaged well with the practical resources! Great work Year 2!


: This week, Year 1 looked at everyday materials and collaborated to create a ‘feely’ board. Using their senses and adjectives, they described the materials and some of their properties. Great work Year 1 - keep it up!


: Our Reception children have settled in well this year, learning more and more each day. ‘Out of this world’: our explorers have been learning about space and the different planets within our solar system. Great work Reception team!


Absolutely. They have got big plans!


Applications for Reception 2022! Don't forget the deadline to apply for Reception 2022 is SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY 2022! If your child was born between 1st Sep 2017 and 31st Aug 2018 you must apply asap! Parents living in Croydon:


Masked Pupils: Our after school club children have been creating masks! We wonder who might be hiding behind them!


Pupil Parliament: Our Pupil Parliament Representatives met for the first time in 2022 last week. They have decided that this year HPAHP will have a focus on being environmentally friendly. Lots of exciting plans - watch this space!


Happy New Year! We hope all our families had a restful and relaxing break. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow for the start of the Spring term. See you at 8.30am tomorrow!


Christmas Lunch! 🎅 Our wonderful catering team served up a festive feast at school today! Thanks to Jenny and her team!


Christmas Jumper Day! What do you get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo?   ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ A woolly jumper…


Christmas Jumper Day Lots of festive jumpers on show at HPAHP today! Lots of smiles and Christmas spirit in school 🎄


Christmas Post 🎄 Our sorting office has been busy this week organising and delivering cards across the school. Tomorrow is the last day for posting any cards to ensure we can deliver them before the end of term!


HPAHP Christmas Post:📨 Our Christmas post box is positioned by the front office. Remember to mark the cards clearly with the recipient's name and class. Daily collection and deliveries. Last collection - Thursday 16th December 2021


Community Champions! This month, our Community Champions focus is: Human Rights


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Adding some Christmas cheer to the residents and staff at St John's Nursing Home. We gave some Christmas treats for them to enjoy along with handmade decorations from 2 of our local primary schools


Thank you! A huge thank you to our local store for working with our PTA to provide us with these beautiful trees. The store manager was incredibly kind and offered a discount as a festive offering to our community.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄🤶 A huge thank you to our wonderful PTA for helping to make HPAHP a bit more Christmassy this week. A special mention to Julie, Tina and Sarah for taking such care to decorate our beautiful trees!


Spreading some Christmas cheer! 🎄 This week our after school club children created some decorations for our local store. Some have also been donated to a local care home. Another great initiative by !


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Some fantastic cross academy collaboration today. We are moderating writing today with keeping standards of writing high within our academies.


Pupil Parliament: In our PP session today, we learned about parliament and how laws are created and debated. They also had the opportunity to meet our local MP and ask him questions. Thank you and ! Very informative!

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


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


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 18 May 2021 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.