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30/06/20

Faye submitted a fantastic piece for the Diversity Week Creative Task - to create a Pride flag out of anything - Faye decided to use her younger sister! https://t.co/4iSobiaz9Y

29/06/20

The Great HAPU Bake Off had some fantastic entries from our students! Below are just a few of the great cakes we received! https://t.co/82BVVVZfAo

24/06/20

One day a happy thought floated on a warm breeze infecting everyone it touched with joy, even those who were trying to social distance. Ms Smeltzer

24/06/20

One Day… the free-man unplugged the societal controlling auxiliary-cord from his mind, only then… was he free from the low frequencies stifling his mind. Growth Mindset Mr Headley

24/06/20

One day, the inscriptions in my diary will enter my life as a physical manifestation of and wrapped in God's undying love. Ms C Thompson

24/06/20

‘One day a teacher gazed outside her window. She thought about what it would feel like to be a fleecy cloud in the sky.’ Ms Lewis

24/06/20

One day a man battled to walk against the torrents of winds. “I feel old” he said to himself, “my knees are hurting”. Mr Ahmad

24/06/20

One day I attended, in altered attire, a formal assembly of bumptious coves who joyfully spoke in bellicose barks of days of yester year. Mr Winter

24/06/20

One day humanity realised that history repeats. Spanish flu conquered the world but in time retreated and faded into history. Covid19 will eventually do the same. (26 words but I tried) Miss Garner

24/06/20

One day. The dinosaurs were missed by the asteroid. They formed the first civilisation and learned forms of communication and we unfortunately never existed. Rohan, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day, the final choice made by Roosavelt resulted in the deterioration of the atomic bombs never happening and a potential land invasion of Japan. Nickoy, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day Herbert the mouse snuck into the Brown’s house through the tiny hole in the skirting board; it really annoyed Gerald the cat. Ms Pengelly

24/06/20

One day the world will go back to normal, invisible threats recede and the sun melts the façade. Hibernation ends revealing the new normal Mr Contreras

24/06/20

One day, the world will end. It will end in fire, in blood, in anguish, and humanity will burn – those that do not learn. Ms Claoue De Gohr

24/06/20

One day a man sat alone in his house. He heard a bark outside and found a lonely dog. Once fed neither was alone. Mr Dewfall

24/06/20

One day. One week. One month. Isolated and alone. Social distancing in social housing. 2 metres apart, 40 metres up. Hiding from the virus. Mr Clark

24/06/20

One day, a wretched old man glanced at the three little children walking across the street. The old man hadn't seen people for years. Brannon

24/06/20

One day, a cruel breeze blew through Sophie’s kitchen window. As she moved to close it, a shadowy figure emerged from the gloom outside… Ms Fowkes-Morley

24/06/20

One day a cat thought she was a person. She liked to wear a necklace of radiant pearls and spend days in bed. Ms Dower https://t.co/X6BswCcVyx

24/06/20

One day I was asked to write this entry for National Writing day – I thought what could I write?, then I ran out of… Mr Sarson

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*Coronavirus Deadline Extension*

In light of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, we have taken the decision to extend the date by which admission appeal forms need to be returned to the Academy to 30 April 2020.  

Where possible, if you have not done so already, please submit your appeal forms electronically to the following email address:  Admissions@harrispurley.org.uk

Depending on the situation at the time it is hoped appeals will be held at the end of June/beginning of July 2020.

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

Last year's Open Evening was on:

  • Thursday 26th September 2019

We also offer four Open Mornings, which offer parents and carers the opportunity to tour the academy during a typical school day. These mornings are held on different days of the week in the hope of accommodating as many of you as possible.

Last year's Open Mornings took place on the dates below:

  • Monday 30th September 2019
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • Wednesday 16th October 2019
  • Thursday 17th October 2019

To reserve a place at our next Open Morning, please contact our Admissions Officer.

 

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

 

Admissions Consultation 2020

Admission authorities (individual academies) must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every seven years, even if the arrangements have not changed during that time.

The Governing Body are consulting on the admissions arrangements with effect from the 2021/22 year of entry. To view the proposal, please visit our consultation page.

Admissions Consultation page

 

Year 7 Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 190 in Year 7 for September 2020.

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 ignored.
  • You will be invited to a Testing Day on 13th December 2019.  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 2nd March 2020 (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 shown below.

 

Key Year 7 Dates

31 October 2019

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

13 December 2019

Harris Federation Testing Day

31 December 2019

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

2 March 2020

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

16 March 2020

The deadline for you to accept or decline your offer

30 April 2020

Appeals deadline at 4pm (received by the academy, in writing)

April to June

Appeal heard

 

 

Distance Information

This data is accurate as of September 2019 for the Year 7 cohort. The furthest distance that a student lived, who gained a place under the 'nearness' rule was 2.312 miles. The distance for other bands includes:

Band Distance of furthest place offered
1 0.979
2 0.861
3 2.26
4 2.312
5 2.18
6 1.949
7 2.036
8 1.775
9 0.835

 

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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