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!


Kingswood! Shelter building - some great teamwork on show!


Kingswood! Lunchtime - time to restore energy levels!!


Kingswood! Buggy building to begin. Which vehicle will go the fastest?


Kingswood! Another day, lots of fun planned!


He may well have! But we will see what we can do!


Kingswood! Fun and smiles with friends - the perfect weekend!


There are. We’ll post some more next week. We promise they all came back!


High Equilibrium! Balance, nerves of steel and a lot of bravery on show this afternoon!


Kingswood! It has been a fun packed day today for our Year 5 pupils. 🪜 Obstacle Course 🔥 Bushcraft 🎯 Laser Tag


Kingswood! Laser tag was an adrenaline filled activity this afternoon!


Kingswood! It has been a busy day of fun and adventure for our Year 5 pupils today. Firelighting - look at those flames! 🔥


Year 5 Kingswood: After a long but exciting day of travel and activities, the children are finally in bed and ready to sleep. Goodnight to you all and we’ll be back on tomorrow. Sleep well!


Geography in living colour! Our Y6’s embraced their wild side today during an orienteering mission in a local forest. They used maps, iPads and compasses to find a monument!


Dinner time: Our Y5’s are enjoying their dinner before they head off to prepare their rooms before one final activity. Smiles on their faces, food in their bellies. They truly are enjoying their first day here! Food, glorious food… 🎶


Year 5 Kingswood! Some football and cricket to start.


Year 5 Kingswood! Year 5 have departed HPAHP and arrived safely at Kingswood. A weekend of fun and adventure awaits!


: Our Y6’s participated in a science experiment involving boiled eggs, string, card, tape, tissue paper, and lots of creative ideas! Were they successful? Apart from the incredible learning which took place, they thoroughly enjoyed it!

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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.