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20/01/22

Our Year 8 football team continued their dominance in the Croydon league with a 12:0 win over Thomas More yesterday. The boys controlled the game from start to finish and showed amazing sportsmanship throughout. An impressive 36 goals in 4 league games!

18/01/22

Our Year 9 basketball team played against The Norwood School in the Greenhouse Sports league. The hard work they have been putting into their sessions really paid off with a 42-19 win. Congratulations! https://t.co/byrrf0JG2F

18/01/22

Our Year 9 team have reached the next round of the Croydon Cup thanks to a super 8:2 win against Oasis Shirley Park. The teams went into the second half with 2 goals each, but thanks to some precision passing and finishing, managed an extra 6 goals to take the win!

18/01/22

Retweetd From Oasis Academy Shirley Park PE

The year 9boys started well today but were unable to capitalise on a good first half. We bow out the cup competition and wish good luck for the next round. https://t.co/48dlqJzRGl

13/01/22

The Academy will be closed to Year 7 students on Friday 14th January. Work will be available from our website: https://t.co/fEMjFeQ4i6

13/01/22

The Academy is closed to Year 10s today (Thursday). Work has been set and is available from the website https://t.co/ujSdNQXACj

11/01/22

The Academy will be closed to Year 9 on Wednesday 12th January. All other year groups should arrive at the normal time. Work will be provided on our website: https://t.co/YFsSzmlvNj

11/01/22

Following Mr Allman’s letter on Monday, we have had to make the decision to close to Year 8 students on Tuesday 11th January 2022. Years 7 and 9-13 should all be on-site as usual at 8.25am https://t.co/AdWRl2LWjt

10/01/22

A letter from the Principal regarding contingency planning around COVID19 can be read on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

04/01/22

Our start of term arrangements can be found in the Letters section of our website. Please note the staggered start based on year groups. Normal lessons will begin on Thursday. https://t.co/TaG0P8DLG2

17/12/21

At the end of last half term our Y10 boys took part in a Croydon Schools u16 table tennis competition. Today, they finally received their medals and found out they finished second in Croydon! They will be competing in the individual South London competition in February! https://t.co/v3tTgMVpFp

17/12/21

Mr Poulton took eight Year 9 boys to to take part in a rugby training game. The session was led by Year 11 students. This was our student's first experience of full contact rugby! They enjoyed the session and look forward to more rugby after Christmas! https://t.co/fQvCHO1Fa2

10/12/21

Our arrangements for the end of term and start of term can be found in our Letters Home section: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

10/12/21

Our end of term newsletter is available from our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/YjH9BkYwjX

09/12/21

Last week we took our Y7 Sports Hall Athletics team to to take part in a Croydon Schools Competition. They worked fantastic as a team, with the boys and girls teams finishing 5th in Croydon! The Y8 team went to Lanfranc where boys finished 5th and the girls 6th in Croydon!

08/12/21

Today we met with Year 11 students to discuss career aspirations and to consider subjects they may wish to study next year. Meetings with external applicants will take place after Christmas. A Sixth Form taster day will be held on 17 December. Apply here: https://t.co/2v1BBgvzrt https://t.co/X23oAdNW6l

01/12/21

Thank you to for our Christmas tree! We take hundreds of students to Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre each year. They are raising funds for the centre through a charity tree sale! https://t.co/A8hVOyN0G4

29/11/21

Our Year 12 students are encouraged to complete the Senior Prefect application form on our website: https://t.co/1RECF4ayL1 https://t.co/AsAQaCHLkv

26/11/21

Our Year 7 netball team continued their winning form with a dominant win over Archbishop Lanfranc. The team worked exceptionally well together and showed excellent sportsmanship, including encouraging and supporting the opposition. https://t.co/5uE4vtJgQM

24/11/21

Our Year 8 football team returned to their winning ways last night, with a emphatic 8:2 win over Trinity. The boys dominated from start to finish and even had a little left in the tank at the end! Raffael was MOTM, controlling the game from the middle. Well done!

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Academy Admissions

Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer
Harris Academy Purley
Kendra Hall Road
South Croydon
CR2 6DT

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


Open Evening and Open Mornings

Open Evening took place on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

Open Mornings took place on Wednesday 6th and Wednesday 13th October 2021.


Year 7 Applications

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

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 invalid and therefore, ignored.
  • You will be invited to a Testing Day on 10th December 2021. This is a non-verbal reasoning test to place applicants in ability bands. A set number of places are allocated to each band to ensure a mixed ability intake.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

National Offer Day will be in the first week of March. 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

10 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

Please complete the form on the link below to apply for a place at Harris Academy Purley. Please note this is a secondary school for students aged 11-16. Please see the next section for details regarding admissions into the Harris Federation Sixth Form.

https://forms.office.com/r/CZTAffvCng


Sixth Form applications

Admissions into our sixth form should be made through the Harris Federation Sixth Form website

Each Harris academy with a sixth form will hold their own open event. Harris Academy Purley will hold an Open Evening for our sixth form in September, allowing prospective students an opportunity to see the facilities and courses on offer at this campus.

Please check our website in August for exact dates for all of our open events.


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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