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31/03/21

A lovely end of term day celebrating stars of the week, drawing and photography competition winners and all our children for the resilience and determination they have shown so far this year. What superstars ⭐️ We wish you all a wonderful, restful Easter break. https://t.co/yF2sA2hoTD

29/03/21

Such a high standard of photos entered into our photography competition 📸. Here are a few of the finalists. Winners will be announced tomorrow and then be put forward into the school wide competition with good luck everyone https://t.co/rNIMIhIxw4

23/03/21

Some of our reception children enjoyed the afternoon sunshine and helped plant some lovely new flowers for the front of school. They worked extremely well using teamwork to decided where and what they wanted to plant. 🌹 🌱 🌼 https://t.co/Ha1E47CDad

18/03/21

Don’t forget it’s dress down tomorrow in aid of we look forward to fundraising for this amazing charity. https://t.co/sUaoM4tMg5

10/03/21

Year 2 are learning about life cycles. They had a special visitor to their science lesson this morning to bring their learning to life! https://t.co/WiDRDjkUKf

09/03/21

Retweetd From British Science Week

Feeling Inspired? Have a go at growing your own plants!🌻 Enter our poster competition to be in with the chance to win a sunflower starter kit, plus loads more amazing prizes here: https://t.co/ElPLqss2v1 with thanks to for the goodies! (2/2) https://t.co/ordmbZ6RqO

08/03/21

We are really looking forward to seeing all our children and families back at our academy today. https://t.co/KxRkM9c2Ko

04/03/21

How lucky are we to have such wonderful families that get involved in academy life. Our share a story session saw parents join us online to read stories to our classes, thank you for making our virtual world book day one to remember. https://t.co/fLWMXlJkSE

04/03/21

Our school wide session was incredibly fun. Just look at all those cute sausage dogs blazing their own trail. Well done all https://t.co/BrN7pnZeBA

04/03/21

We are thoroughly enjoying and cannot wait for the highly anticipated Principal’s Share a Story session with Mrs Rigby-Drake. https://t.co/QEA6PgxR9e

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day! We were delighted to see some of the wonderful costumes being worn at home that have already been sent in. Stay tuned for more photos throughout the day. https://t.co/sZEBQmT4aQ

03/03/21

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

📚 Twas the night before 📚 And all across the land 📚 Excited children were dreaming 📚 Of a new book in their hand... We hope you have an amazing World Book Day tomorrow, whether you’re celebrating with us at school or at home 📚😍 https://t.co/SvZj4yjhJH

27/02/21

Plans are under way for our taking place next Thurs 4th March. We have a school wide planned following his Sausage Dog tutorial and cannot wait to see a wonderful array of drawings. 📖 ✏️ https://t.co/gmXOmdbTyF

25/02/21

Retweetd From Trauma Informed Schools UK

As 8th March and the wider opening of schools approaches, some childen and young people may display some puzzling changes in behaviour after so long in lockdown. These may indicate anxiety. Even those keen to return may experience this - some signs to look out for as a parent https://t.co/2bwEhDaK0P

24/02/21

Lovely pebbles painted for our positivity path. Hoping to see many more placed on the pathway when the children return. https://t.co/FbCadPDwJ5

22/02/21

Look at this fabulous newspaper article on ‘The Iron Man’ written by one of our y4 children. Well done⭐️ https://t.co/bur64c4MnS

13/02/21

Lovely artwork by year 1 celebrating Chinese New Year 🐉 https://t.co/NvxG0qCGrS

11/02/21

Retweetd From NSPCC

Sadly thousands of children are struggling with anxiety and loneliness in this lockdown. Childline is here to help, there's advice online from peers, or they can talk to our wonderful counsellors: https://t.co/mO04B3TUIl https://t.co/mIGInZXEKU

11/02/21

These look fab!

11/02/21

Beautiful results from our ice lantern activity we shared yesterday. It’s not too late to try if you haven’t already as we have -3 degrees predicted this evening. 🧊 ❄️ 🧊 https://t.co/5ZMvexC4Y8

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Admissions information page. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page. 

Open Days 

We will be running virtual open days this year and have set up a webpage to view the open day presentations.  Please click here: Virtual Open Days. 

Once you have viewed the virtual open day pages, if you still have questions please drop us an email on info@harrisprimarybeckenham.org.uk or call us on 0203 772 4578 and we will endeavour to get back to you as quick as possible.

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

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 2020

The Academy had an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2020-2021

If you are interested in a current Reception place please apply for an in-year transfer, more information can be found here


 The Key dates were:

Reception Key Dates

 2020-2021

1st September 2019 Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15th January 2020

Online closing date for Application Forms

16th April 2020

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2nd May 2020

Acceptance of place deadline

15th May 2020

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2020

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2020

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 2021, if still waiting

 

Reception Applications 2021

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2021-2022

Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Bromley’s Common Application Form, this is now managed online. 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).


 The Key dates are below:

Reception Key Dates

 2021-2022

1st September 2020 Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15th January 2021

Online closing date for Application Forms

16th April 2021

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2nd May 2021

Acceptance of place deadline

15th May 2021

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2021

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2021

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 2022, if still waiting

 

Admission Arrangements 2022-23

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Beckenham met on 28th January 2021 to review and consider the responses of the admission consultation. After careful consideration, the Governing body agreed to determine the Admission Arrangements for 2022-23 which can be found below.

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2022-2023

Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Bromley’s Common Application Form, this is now managed online. 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).

 The Key dates are below:

Reception Key Dates

 2022-2023

1st September 2021 Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15th January 2022

Online closing date for Application Forms

18th April 2022

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2nd May 2022

Acceptance of place deadline

15th May 2022

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May - June 2022

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2022

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 2023, if still waiting

 


 

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In-Year Applications

For in-year admissions, please contact the local authority for an In-Year Transfer. 

https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/13/primary_school_admissions/72/making_an_application_for_primary_school/3 

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) may wish to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions,  for any year group, based on the published admissions criteria.

If you wish to appeal, you must complete the appeal form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal.  You can attach to your appeals form any relevant documents and or a letter with information and evidence that you feel supports your case.

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

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

Forms must be received by the Academy by the 14 May 2021.

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.

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