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23/09/21

Open Evening is this evening! Our gates will open at 16:30 and will close at 19:00. Local parking restrictions are in force, so please plan your journey accordingly! We can't wait to meet you. https://t.co/qJoQsPNU7M

22/09/21

Open Evening is tomorrow from 16:30! Please reserve a seat at our Principal's Address using the form below. Further information is available on our website. https://t.co/6XiI1FjBth https://t.co/ueCseX1CJg

17/09/21

Open Evening 2021 is on 23rd September from 16:30. Please visit our website for more information and to book a seat at our Principal's Address: https://t.co/6XiI1FBcRR https://t.co/1nwg4VZ2Um

12/08/21

Congratulations to our GCSE students for their superb results! Best of luck with whatever you've chosen to do in the future! https://t.co/tf9faMmgsQ

10/08/21

Congratulations to our fantastic Sixth Form students for their fabulous results! It has been a pleasure having you here! Best of luck in the future! https://t.co/BqyYBm2MsR

22/07/21

Letters regarding examination results days and our Principal's End of Term letter can be read on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

08/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Huge thanks to the lovely staff from who have been shuttle run driving our children for our sports days yesterday and today! https://t.co/aD4BCOAwIM

08/07/21

Our Parent Information Evening for parents of Year 6 students joining us next year will take place on Microsoft Teams on Monday 12th July at 5:30pm. A link to the meeting will be sent to your email just before the event. We look forward to you joining us!

07/07/21

Well done to our Year 10 football team for their 4:2 win against Archbishop Tenisons yesterday. The goals came from Joshua, Khyro, Reece and Callum. A big thanks to Sixth Formers Romel (referee), Tomiwa and Eric (Linesmen) for officiating the game.

05/07/21

Today was a Year 12 Taster Day. Year 11 students had the opportunity to experience lessons in some of the subjects they hope to take next year https://t.co/VWXIkYHenD

28/06/21

Summer School is still going ahead from 26th July to 30th July (09:30-14:30).

28/06/21

Parent Induction Evening will now take place virtually (Microsoft Teams) on Monday 5th July at 18:00

26/05/21

Our Key Stage 3 Art students have entered Heroes Stamp Design competition. The entries have been fantastic. Here are some of our favourites: https://t.co/XA1ajRka11

20/05/21

Retweetd From CroydonSexualHealth

Absolutely fabulous day Yr 12. Such a pleasure to work with you all. https://t.co/Glsn9aGT87

20/05/21

Unfortunately, I'm not always available to go into classrooms to take photos. I visited as many as I could in the time that I had!

19/05/21

Students are solving mathematical puzzles and taking on numeracy challenges to celebrate Numeracy Day today! https://t.co/kyZa7044Tm

19/05/21

Number Hero Competition: Create an image of yourself in your dream job and describe how that job involves numbers. Prizes to be won! Grab an entry sheet from the Maths department and submit it to: competition.org.uk or hand it to a teacher

19/05/21

Today is National Numeracy Day. We want our pupils to develop an awareness of numbers and the significant roles they play in our daily lives. We have activities running throughout the day.

07/05/21

The presentations from our Year 11 and Year 13 TAG events are available form our website: https://t.co/s1RAPLlwxz

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Kendra Hall Road
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0208 681 1141 (choose option 4)
admissions@harrispurley.org.uk


Open Evening and Open Mornings

Open Evening 2021 will take place on Thursday 23rd September from 16:30. You will have the opportunity to look around our academy and ask questions to our staff and students.

Due to capacity restrictions, we ask that you make a reservation for the Principal’s Address using the form below.

Last admittance will be at 19:00, with the academy closing at 19:30.

Kendra Hall Road will be closed to visiting traffic (except Blue Badge holders), so please take public transport or walk where possible. We also request you wear a face coving while in the building, unless you are exempt.

If you missed our Open Evening, we will also run two Open Mornings, where you will have the opportunity to take a brief tour of the Academy on a typical school day. These will take place on Wednesday 6th and Wednesday 13th October at 09:15. You must reserve a space on one of these tours using the forms below.


Reserve a place at our Open Evening Principal's Address

 

Reserve a place on our 6th October Open Morning tour

 

Reserve a place on our 13th October Open Morning tour


Year 7 Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 190 in Year 7 for September 2021.

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 11th December 2020.  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 2021 (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

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

11 December*

Harris Federation Testing Day

31 December

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

1 March*

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

16 March*

The deadline for you to accept or decline your offer

29 March*

Appeals Deadline (appeals must be received by the academy no later than 16:00)

26 April to 28 May

Appeal Hearings

*Date is subject to change


Admissions Arrangements 2022-23

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Purley met on 26th February 2021 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation for intake in 2022-23. After careful consideration, the Governing Body have agreed to determine the arrangements. These can be found below.


Distance information

The table below shows the farthest distance a student, who was offered a place, lived from the academy. The farthest distance under the 'nearness rule' was 7.9 miles. This also took the 'siblings rule' into account. The farthest distance a student without a sibling at the academy lived was 5.5 miles.

Band Distance from academy
1 3.913 miles
2 3.476 miles
3 7.909 miles
4 3.397 miles
5 5.538 miles
6 2.783 miles
7 2.99 miles
8 3.19 miles
9 2.976 miles

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.

In-year waiting list applications 2020-21

Please use the form on the link below to apply for a place at Harris Academy Purley secondary school. Please note this is for students aged 11-16. Sixth Form students should apply through the Harris Federation Sixth Form website, see section below.

http://bit.ly/HAPU2020AdmissionsWL


Sixth Form applications

For admissions to our Sixth Form, please refer to the Harris Sixth Form website here.

We will hold a Sixth Form Open Evening in September. Please check our website in August for a confirmed date.


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.

 

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