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14/12/17

Letters regarding our end of term arrangements are now on our website: https://t.co/iveoiqhvDZ

11/12/17

Our Parent Voice have sourced some fantastic prizes from local businesses for the Winter Raffle! Tickets are available everyday until Tuesday 19th! Parents/carers welcome to enter! https://t.co/VA8p9uDqE2

05/12/17

We're having a Christmas Jumper day on 19th December... time to dust off your best (worst) festive knitwear! https://t.co/f4Nsquylew

01/12/17

A lot has gone on this week, ranging from a Black History Month Celebration to a trip to the Royal Opera House! Read all about it: https://t.co/CECY5hBVcW https://t.co/IvHxkLLsgQ

30/11/17

Fantastic Black History Celebration concert. Great performances by our students. https://t.co/XrE3Sn1l5C

28/11/17

Remember to get your tickets for Thursday's concert! Tickets will not be available on the door... https://t.co/g74Y434q1E

21/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Looking for a Design & Technology Technician role? Apply now https://t.co/uBjQomQzH8 https://t.co/cWB8X52AfA

21/11/17

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Year 1 really got a feel for the Great Fire of London, when they set fire to the Tudor Houses they had made on Friday. https://t.co/f3nSYmk4UW

14/11/17

Retweetd From Croydon Guardian

given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/KSpt9tdVUn

14/11/17

Purley school given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/HGTJ9ZEMTP

13/11/17

Following a 'no notice' Ofsted inspection in September, we "maintain the high standards" identified in our previous 'Outstanding' inspection! https://t.co/lzIeOHR6Rs

19/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening starts at 5pm. Talks and tours will be available. We hope to see you there!

17/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday. Students will finish at the end of Period 6 rather than Period 7 that day. Letters sent home.

13/10/17

Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon! https://t.co/aoNsgevg5R

12/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

New performance data puts as top performer in for pupil progress https://t.co/n9MWxLecOK

11/10/17

BBC News - ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments https://t.co/L7hQ6uHUTl

06/10/17

The Iceland Trip has landed and is on it's way back to the Academy. ETA is 3.45pm.

06/10/17

The Iceland trip is all on board and ready to depart Keflavik Airport. However, we are slightly delayed & will update periodically. EZY8508.

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.

Academy Admissions

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You can download our Admissions Policy, which has details of our admissions criteria, from the bottom of the page. A brief summary of the application procedure for our Sixth Form, Year 7, Reception and in-year admissions can be found below.

You could also download our Prospectus.

 

Open Evening and Open Mornings

The Academy will hold an Open Evening on Thursday 14th September 2017 from 5pm-8pm.

There will be four opportunities for parents and carers to see the Academy on a typical school day, by booking a place on one of our four Open Mornings. To reserve a place, please contact our Admissions Officer using the details below.

Our Open Mornings will take place on Monday 25th September 2017, Tuesday 3rd October 2017, Wednesday 11th October 2017 and Thursday 19th October 2017.

 

Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 0208 681 1141 (choose option 2)
Email: hapu.admissions@harrispurley.org.uk
Address: Harris Academy Purley, Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, CR2 6DT

 

Year 7 Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 190 in Year 7 for September 2018

For admissions into the next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an online application form (known as the “Common Application Form” - CAF) which can be found at http://www.eadmissions.org.uk.  No applications direct to the Academy can be accepted.

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy and information and advice from the local authority. The main points to remember are:

  • You must submit an application form to your Local Education Authority if applying online by 31 October 2017.  A place at any secondary school can only be offered if an application has been received.
  • Think carefully about the order in which you place your chosen schools on the form.  You should enter your most preferred school first on the list. Please remember to enter the full name of Harris Academy Purley  There are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
  • You will be invited to a testing day on 8th December 2017.  This is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

On 1st March 2018, the local authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place.  If you are happy with the offer, you MUST ACCEPT this place by returning the Acceptance Form to the Admissions Department at the Academy.

If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Harris Academy Purley, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

 

Key Year 7 Dates

31st October 2017

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

8th December 2017

Harris Testing day

1st  March 2018

Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

3rd April 2018

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy by 5pm

April-June 2018

Appeal heard

1st September 2018

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

Sixth Form Applications

For admissions to our Sixth Form, please refer to the Harris Sixth Form website here.

 

In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place at Harris Academy Purley because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another secondary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit his/her 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 Harris Academy Purley.  Please contact the Admissions Department at the Academy (contact details above) to request an In-Year Admission Form or download it using the link at the bottom of the page. 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 the Admissions Department who will send you an Appeals Form to complete.

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

Harris Academy Purley
Kendra Hall Road
South Croydon
CR2 6DT

Completed Appeal Forms for Year 7, must be received by the Academy by the closing date shown on the table above.

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 this 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.

 

All the policies below have been signed by the Chairman of Governors.