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Academy Admissions

Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of our open evenings for prospective Parents, Carers and Students. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page. 

A brief summary of the application procedure follows, Reception and in-year admissions.

For information on Open Days and Induction Information please see here

 

Academy Admissions Contact Details

 

Admissions Officer: Jennie Harwood

Telephone: 0203 772 4578
Email: info@harrisprimarybeckenham.org.uk
Address: Harris Primary Academy Beckenham, Manor Way, Beckenham, BR3 3SJ

 


Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2017-2018

Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Bromley’s Common Application Form. Key information on primary school admissions can be found on the Local Authority’s website and an application can be made online via HERE. Forms should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (normally early to mid-January before the academic year in which the child is eligible for entry).

 

Reception Key Dates

 

15th January 2017

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

18th April 2017

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2nd May 2017

Acceptance deadline

16th May 2017

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2017

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2017

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply for an In-Year transfer through the local authority after the 1st January 2018, if still waiting.

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 In-Year Applications

For in-year admissions, please contact the local authority for an In-Year Transfer.  You may also contact Admissions at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download from (see below). 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.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at:

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham, Manor Way, Beckenham, BR3 3SJ

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 that 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.

Please check back for future open day dates.

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HPABE In-year- admissions form 16th Mar 2016 Download

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