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21/09/18

Year 13 crane making in our House Colours for https://t.co/Aa61cExd3T

17/09/18

Year 7 Parent Information Evening is this Thursday from 6-7pm. We hope to see you there!

31/08/18

and here it is... the end of a fantastic week of - the Mad Hatters Tea Party 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/dV91hA0EQt

31/08/18

Our spectacular finished with the Tea Party today after all the final preparations https://t.co/WlwqA5ulT8

30/08/18

A spot of croquet, fit for the Tea Party! https://t.co/gy7WrL1DFd

30/08/18

Baking some sweet treats for the Tea Party 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/EKY9TcGv6S

29/08/18

Ready for the Tea Party! 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/ORp2QvHbxW

29/08/18

Day two of and we are preparing for the Mad Hatters Tea Party making our hats 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/7rhgTAtlot

28/08/18

Our new year 7s are having an active afternoon https://t.co/yfqWxisLTB

28/08/18

Our new year 7s are having a great time preparing for their Mad Hatters Tea Party https://t.co/PhW4Rioo9f

23/08/18

Congratulations to all of you collecting your results today! Enrolment for our Sixth Form is also taking place in the hall this morning https://t.co/06WCOVVrVx

23/08/18

Year 10s can come in for their CTEC results between 9-12 if they wish. The same time as Year 11s. https://t.co/QpcXM2TQ3e

16/08/18

Congratulations to all of our students for another year of fantastic results! was on hand at to congratulate them on all of their hard work! https://t.co/LokKmpuNHd

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

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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

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

Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

3rd April 2019

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

April-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.