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01/12/21

Thank you to for our Christmas tree! We take hundreds of students to Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre each year. They are raising funds for the centre through a charity tree sale! https://t.co/A8hVOyN0G4

29/11/21

Our Year 12 students are encouraged to complete the Senior Prefect application form on our website: https://t.co/1RECF4ayL1 https://t.co/AsAQaCHLkv

26/11/21

Our Year 7 netball team continued their winning form with a dominant win over Archbishop Lanfranc. The team worked exceptionally well together and showed excellent sportsmanship, including encouraging and supporting the opposition. https://t.co/5uE4vtJgQM

24/11/21

Our Year 8 football team returned to their winning ways last night, with a emphatic 8:2 win over Trinity. The boys dominated from start to finish and even had a little left in the tank at the end! Raffael was MOTM, controlling the game from the middle. Well done!

23/11/21

Our Year 7 and Year 8 netball teams made their debut last night against Orchard Park. Both teams left victorious, showing excellent team working skills and determination. A great start for both teams! Well done.

22/11/21

Retweetd From Danny Dalton

Thank you for the warm welcome I received today when delivering ZAP workshops to Years 7 & 8’s. A fantastic start to https://t.co/UZcSwkiequ

18/11/21

Year 8 played their third National Cup fixture this week. The boys were fantastic, coming from behind to lead 2:1 with a minute to go. A questionable penalty caused the game to go into extra time and eventually penalties, which unfortunately led to our first defeat.

17/11/21

This evening's Year 8 fixture at Kingdale has gone into extra time. Students are expected to return to the academy at the later time of 16:30.

17/11/21

On Tuesday our Y7/8 girls football team attended their first tournament of the year. They played 5 tough games against local schools and showed tenacity and courage, resulting in some excellent results! Highman's Highlight® was a fantastic goal by Diorella. Well done girls! https://t.co/mLxme8dnmi

11/11/21

We were honoured to have our very own Mr Gurung lay a wreath in today's assembly. Mr Gurung served for over 18 years in the British Army, stationed in countries as far afield as Hong Kong and Nepal https://t.co/vsVwkIAgBV

11/11/21

Massive congratulations to the students who took part in the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge yesterday. They were all fantastic and it was tough to choose our 5 finalists! https://t.co/WbeEnepaEz

09/11/21

We welcomed Lesley Urbach from https://t.co/LGP9zl0mJx to the Academy last week. Lesley spoke to our students about her family's experiences during the holocaust. https://t.co/lXq62awRCH

08/11/21

Retweetd From Superdad Damo

Twitter I have been invited into today to give a talk on my journey, business and the importance of health and fitness. I am both excited and extremely nervous!! Wish me luck

08/11/21

Following on from our successful Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening, here are some recommended revision books for our GCSE students: https://t.co/6iCyT8m1ML

11/10/21

We are running Intervention Sessions for our GCSE students over the half term break. Please see our most recent letter for details: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

04/10/21

This week our Year 7s are going on trips to Frylands. A letter has gone out detailing everything you need to know. Have a great time!

01/10/21

Year 8s played their first ever football match representing the Academy yesterday. They played Archbishop Tenison's and came away with a 7:2 win! Well done to the squad and to Nyle, who was named Man of the Match.

23/09/21

Open Evening is this evening! Our gates will open at 16:30 and will close at 19:00. Local parking restrictions are in force, so please plan your journey accordingly! We can't wait to meet you. https://t.co/qJoQsPNU7M

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Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer
Harris Academy Purley
Kendra Hall Road
South Croydon
CR2 6DT

0208 681 1141 (choose option 4)
admissions@harrispurley.org.uk


Open Evening and Open Mornings

Open Evening took place on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

Open Mornings took place on Wednesday 6th and Wednesday 13th October 2021.


Year 7 Applications

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

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 by 31st October. 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 use our full name: Harris Academy Purley. There are over 50 Harris Academies across London, so entries of “Harris Academy” are invalid and therefore, ignored.
  • You will be invited to a Testing Day on 10th December 2021. This is a non-verbal reasoning test to place applicants in ability bands. A set number of places are allocated to each band to ensure a mixed ability intake.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

National Offer Day will be in the first week of March. 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. This must be done by the deadline shown below.


Key Year 7 Dates

31 October

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

10 December* 

Harris Federation Testing Day

31 December

Waiting lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists.

You will need to re-apply as a Casual Admission if you are still waiting at this point

1 March*

National Offer Day (Your Local Authority will inform you of the outcomes of your applications)

16 March*

The deadline for you to accept or decline your offer

29 March*

Appeals Deadline (appeals must be received by the academy no later than 16:00)

26 April to 28 May

Appeal Hearings

*Date is subject to change


Admissions Arrangements 2022-23

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Purley met on 26th February 2021 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation for intake in 2022-23. After careful consideration, the Governing Body have agreed to determine the arrangements. These can be found below.


Distance information

The table below shows the farthest distance a student, who was offered a place, lived from the academy. The farthest distance under the 'nearness rule' was 7.9 miles. This also took the 'siblings rule' into account. The farthest distance a student without a sibling at the academy lived was 5.5 miles.

Band Distance from academy
1 3.913 miles
2 3.476 miles
3 7.909 miles
4 3.397 miles
5 5.538 miles
6 2.783 miles
7 2.99 miles
8 3.19 miles
9 2.976 miles

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.

In-year waiting list applications

Please complete the form on the link below to apply for a place at Harris Academy Purley. Please note this is a secondary school for students aged 11-16. Please see the next section for details regarding admissions into the Harris Federation Sixth Form.

https://forms.office.com/r/CZTAffvCng


Sixth Form applications

Admissions into our sixth form should be made through the Harris Federation Sixth Form website

Each Harris academy with a sixth form will hold their own open event. Harris Academy Purley will hold an Open Evening for our sixth form in September, allowing prospective students an opportunity to see the facilities and courses on offer at this campus.

Please check our website in August for exact dates for all of our open events.


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.

 

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