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24/05/18

Miss Homewood has filmed some exciting practical demonstrations in slow motion with Year 8s this week! https://t.co/DIBICHsh3m

16/05/18

Ed: Not the bit about Zaha obviously... 😆

16/05/18

Our very own Sheresse Miller won the Under 13s Shot Putt at the Surrey County Track and Field Championships last weekend at Kingston. Read more about it here: https://t.co/wyl9rOsVMo https://t.co/wbT6FNPgGD

15/05/18

Our Year 11 Prom will take place on Wednesday 4th July 2018. The venue for this year’s prom is Farleigh Golf Club: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ https://t.co/4XuoCjhPBA

04/05/18

The latest edition of our weekly Newsletter is on our website! Check it out for all the latest news, term dates and information about the week ahead. Have a great weekend. https://t.co/FJsf6pSYHz

01/05/18

Yesterday, seven students went to Christie's Auction House with Ms Robbins and Ms Msemburi. Read more about it: https://t.co/edox1qt0qf https://t.co/lcbQcYL5a6

01/05/18

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PE Teachers required .Apply now https://t.co/co8O0BW9uc https://t.co/6HWxR4dRaw

30/04/18

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Harris Academy Purley is looking for an Assistant Principal - English Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/CT4s2OBVY1 https://t.co/70lIUEaE78

30/04/18

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A-Level Mathematics Teacher required .Apply now https://t.co/Q7JLdCqRUX https://t.co/1MJrRHjr3j

26/04/18

*compete in

26/04/18

The winning teams from our Year 7 rocket cars project went to RAF High Wycombe yesterday to complete in the regional finals! Their car design was fantastic. Results to come... https://t.co/sG7poQWGT9 https://t.co/UjbekslgqV

24/04/18

We're always grateful to receive new books! Our doors are always open (between the hours of 8 and 4) :)

19/04/18

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Visit from Harris Academy today looking at food production from birth https://t.co/lwe3ZnG4Wp

19/04/18

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Talking about below 15% moisture some good questions about https://t.co/Bwe8lioObJ

19/04/18

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New job: is looking for an Assistant Principal - Science Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/qMDFE1MceK https://t.co/BkUDaipVRz

19/04/18

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Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/knmP0XmQhR https://t.co/ulFl5XOSvK

19/04/18

For more images and the full article: https://t.co/EspQ6POcmF

19/04/18

Harris Academy Purley hosted the Year 8 Netball Competition yesterday. Unfortunately we missed out on the finals by a single goal, but the weather was wonderful and the students played exceptionally well! https://t.co/pgs8ilL1b7

17/04/18

Some of our students have been officiating a primary school basketball competition this morning, which contributes to the Sports Leader qualification they are undertaking! https://t.co/rFoGVHRkcE

16/04/18

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Evening Cleaners required .Apply now https://t.co/KzliO1W58n https://t.co/SM5slXG1eK

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 27th September 2018 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 1st October 2018, Tuesday 9th October 2018, Wednesday 17th October 2018 and Thursday 18th October 2018.

 

Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 0208 681 1141 (choose option 4)
Email: 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.