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21/06/24

HPAHP Nursery! 🏗️ Preparation for September is well under way. The building work is progressing at a rapid speed as we get our new Nursery provision ready!We have a very limited number of PM spaces available. Contact the school office for more info! pic.twitter.com/2ceUlgWoCO

17/06/24

Royal Opera House! 🎶 Our Year 5 pupils had an incredible experience at the on Friday.Mr Hollis, from , has created this video to celebrate the day! https://t.co/wYsoLdnlcD

14/06/24

Royal Opera HouseToday, our Year 5 pupils joined forces with schools from across the at the .They performed The Magic Flute in unison with other Year 5 children.Incredible experience!!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/uQSrx411mx

14/06/24

ITE StudentsYesterday, we had the pleasure of welcoming secondary trainees from . They spent the day at HPAHP to experience what life was like in a primary school. It was a great day and the children loved talking about their learning!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/jklBaWM6rN

14/06/24

Dapo!We love reading at HPAHP. We also love Dapo Adeola who we have named a class after. This week, our Year 2 children had the pleasure of meeting at Battersea Arts Centre!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/TqKe348Vz4

14/06/24

Dulwich Picture Gallery 🖼️ This week, our Year 6 children visited Dulwich Picture Gallery. They took part in an art workshop around the theme of identity.#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/Zp7dJ5sPBI

10/06/24

Class Photos 📸 Class photos are scheduled for Wednesday 19th June 2024.#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/asVcWmEK19

10/06/24

Kingswood 2024 🚌 We are on our way back. We think some kind of the children (and staff) might be a little bit tired!!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/Blyp2rQaoR

10/06/24

Sports Day 2024 🥇🥈🥉Our annual Sports Day event is scheduled to take place on Thursday 4th July 2024.As in previous years, it will take place at Whitgift School.AM - Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6PM - Rec, Y1 and Y2More information to follow! pic.twitter.com/n4QsaA0zzq

10/06/24

Kingswood 2024Team tech - can they complete the challenge and get all the moving parts working?#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/hQF3awVgnc

10/06/24

Kingswood 2024The sky might be slightly more grey today but that hasn’t dampened the energy of the children. The leap of faith first up today!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/VQWUBjUBLb

09/06/24

Kingswood 2024 🪩 The final evening of the trip saw us celebrate in style. A disco with some of our local Harris friends from Croydon.#HPAHp pic.twitter.com/5O8QTeTWWN

09/06/24

Kingswood 2024Up, up and away! The climbing wall was a challenge everyone embraced today!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/T0zaisROTJ

09/06/24

Kingswood 2024! Up high, Year 5 are whizzing through the air as they take on the zip wire!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/6O40Pg9XsS

09/06/24

Kingswood 2024!The best thing about being away is spending time with your friends. A great time away so far!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/az9hmOZCiQ

09/06/24

Kingswood 2024Team work is the order of the day. A blindfolded obstacle course requires trust, perseverance and good listening!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/VgoT9l1VFq

09/06/24

Kingswood 2024 Today our children have attempted aero ball. Who could jump the highest?#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/oBLIDsMQQz

09/06/24

Kingswood 2024 🔥 Fire lighting today. Who had enough spark to get a fire burning?#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/9BFjhRJZwJ

08/06/24

Kingswood 2024! 🛞 Buggy Building is one of the challenges for this morning. They made a great attempt but we are not sure we’ll be using these to get home!#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/l7fs3eamv9

08/06/24

Kingswood 2024 ⛺️ Survival skills. Can Year 5 build a shelter to keep themselves warm and dry tonight?#HPAHP pic.twitter.com/jUB6vqgeuf

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Applying for Reception Sept 2024

Deadline for primary school applications: 15 January 2024

This step-by-step process is for parents of children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, applying to start primary school in September 2024.

There is a different application process if:

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After you apply


Date

Activity

September to December 2023

Parents can contact primary schools to arrange visits.

15 January 2024

Application Deadline for all Reception places.  

09 February 2024

Closing date for applications from people moving into the borough, or changing address after 15 January 2024.

16 April 2024

Outcomes published to parent/carer
16th May 2024 Deadlne to appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2024

Appeals to be heard

September 2024

Children start school in Reception.


Waiting lists

If a school gets more applications than it has places, it will keep a waiting list for reception until at least 31 December 2024. The order pupils get added to the list will be based on the school's admission criteria.

Children who receive an offer at a lower preference school through the normal round of admissions (admission to reception) will be automatically placed on the waiting list for higher preference schools.

It is your responsibility to inform the local authority if you do not want your child to be on the waiting for a higher preference school. In the event that a place becomes available at one of your higher preference schools, the place offered at your lower preference school will automatically be withdrawn. 

Schools outside of Croydon

If, in the normal round of admissions to the reception class, you have named (a) school(s) outside Croydon, you must check the relevant local authority’s arrangements to be placed onto their waiting list. 

Changing your preference

If you get offered a place at the school that was your first preference, you can only change your preference and be added to the waiting list for lower preference schools in exceptional circumstances.

Any change in circumstances will need to be supported with relevant evidence. All requests to be added to a waiting list should be made in writing to the School Admissions team.

Email: school.admissions@croydon.gov.uk

Appeals

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 Haling Park,
50-58 Haling Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6HS

 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 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.