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19/07/18

Students also enjoyed a trip to Greenwich University https://t.co/fNorveKqx9

19/07/18

Students enjoyed a trip to Brighton yesterday! https://t.co/4mLabm5IWc

19/07/18

Key Stage 3 Science pupils were challenged to design a smartphone app that would transform how health services are delivered and how medical staff communicate with patients. Here are some of our winners! https://t.co/ZVnjToh62u

16/07/18

Students visited the Sky Academy Skills Studio on Friday. You can watch what they got up to here: https://t.co/MjyJlElPve

12/07/18

Purley athletes enjoyed several podium finishes at this year's Sports Day! https://t.co/RvW6lpVvB8

10/07/18

Federation Sports Day is on Thursday, then we have an Own Clothes Day on Friday. Read more about them in our Letters Home: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

09/07/18

You'll be home by 7...

09/07/18

Our students are looking forward to performing in our FREE production of Oliver on Wednesday afternoon! Please come along and show your support! https://t.co/VYSYEILjGr

09/07/18

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Thank you to for having us down at your careers day today 🙌🏾🙌🏾 we really enjoyed it 🥇🥇 well done to all the kids that attended https://t.co/MWwgqBLMI2

06/07/18

Miss Homewood and her students are pleased to send a cheque to the Adoption For Pets charity, using the money they have raised from selling their bath bombs, lip balm and bath salts made in science lessons! https://t.co/XhE9r5jSyo

05/07/18

It was perfect weather for our Year 11 prom last night! As you can see, the students looked fantastic... https://t.co/aj2khizsRx

03/07/18

Collecting your GCSE results next month? Here's what you need to know: https://t.co/QpcXM2TQ3e

02/07/18

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Super sunny day for our Festival of sport today! 😎 ☀️ The children had a lot of fun rotating around the sporting activities. ⚽️🎾🏑⛳️A big thank you for our sports leaders today from and ! https://t.co/erbyGiE1bT

02/07/18

Students have been enjoying a coding workshop from TFL this afternoon! https://t.co/L3o1mtIFMk

01/07/18

Bronze DofE completed! https://t.co/Eg81OHL5o6

30/06/18

A fantastic evening around the campfire! https://t.co/iBxjmfXUcN

30/06/18

Our Bronze DofE students have made it to High Ashurst and set up camp! https://t.co/9KlGnpMDAR

27/06/18

Our Year 9 and Year 10 students will be taking part in the Athletics Competition this afternoon. The event should be finished by 16:00. Photos from yesterday's Year 7 and 8 competition: https://t.co/wPGdqN9YYB

25/06/18

Minutes from the Parent Voice meeting in June are now on our website. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 from 18:30 https://t.co/CkvdfYH7i1

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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.