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12/07/19

We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event! https://t.co/ikZctUh83m

05/07/19

Yesterday, the academy held its first-ever Day of Sports. All year groups competed in numerous sporting tournaments throughout the day, ranging from badminton and basketball to table tennis and athletics! https://t.co/Fb2Jqv3TFv

03/07/19

are here at Harris Academy Purley helping our students get a step ahead in our day! Workshops and mock interviews have been taking place throughout the day https://t.co/hHoXss94Od

27/06/19

Students have been busy in Food Technology preparing some edibles for this evening's exhibition at the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Centre. Please come along to the private viewing between 5pm and 8pm! https://t.co/ZwsYyH58Ax

20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

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We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

13/05/19

Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck! https://t.co/er7VRXa6NW

29/04/19

We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area! https://t.co/LrlzRi8wLi

23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

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Academy Admissions

 

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 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 26th September 2019 from 5pm-8pm.

There will be four opportunities for parents and carers to see the Academy on a typical school day, by reserving 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 place on Monday 30th September 2019, Tuesday 8th October 2019, Wednesday 16th October 2019 and Thursday 17th October 2019.

 

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 2019.

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 31st October 2018. 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 14th December 2018.  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 2019 (National Offer Day) 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, listed below.

Key Year 7 Dates

31st October

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

14th December 2018

Harris Testing Day

31st December 2018

Waiting lists closed for 2018/2019 and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists.

Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

1st  March 2019

National Offer Day (local authorities tell you the outcomes of your applications)

29th March 2019

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

May/June 2018

Appeal heard

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.

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