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25/09/21

On Friday, Reception celebrated their class teddies 5th Birthdays (Marvin the Monkey and Denzel the Dog) with a PARTY! 🥳They decorated yummy biscuits, played parachute games on the field and had lots of fun together! Hip hip hoorah! 🎈 https://t.co/2Na9rsf0pY

23/09/21

Earlier this week, year 4 had a Freshwater Theatre workshop about volcanoes and earthquakes. They enjoyed learning survival skills and how earthquakes are caused 🌋 https://t.co/wJ9nrTuwLM

23/09/21

Year 6 have had a Victorian Schooling workshop this morning. They were taught by Mr Wilberforce and experienced what it was like in a Victorian classroom. https://t.co/nHS7eh4qzT

22/09/21

Our secondary admissions information meeting was well attended by 25 parents this evening. We will be holding an additional meeting next week - see Friday's newsletter for details. https://t.co/hruOC3643B

22/09/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: How does the weather make you feel? Join in with the new Art Room Project which supports children to understand and express their feelings through the theme of weather. Maybe you can create some artwork to express how you are feel feeling? https://t.co/5k7vxGTAdi

20/09/21

In Reception we have been reading the story ‘The Colour Monster goes to School’ and thinking about our feelings and emotions. We have been using different colours that represent our feelings,just like in the story. Look at our ‘Happy’ drawings. More to come later. https://t.co/vMyjqtpeJE

17/09/21

We're on our way back to the big city! https://t.co/C8xQaTgJwI

17/09/21

Beautiful flowers, picked and tied by the children in the walled garden at the farm. These will be taken to the local harbour town, Portclais, for residents to pick up as a 'random act of kindness'. Each bouquet has a handwritten message from the children. https://t.co/13WUhRAil2

17/09/21

A busy last morning around the farm - pupils have been taking responsibility for completing their farming tasks independently and working brilliantly together! https://t.co/EwtJqp3zeg

17/09/21

Somebody's made friends! https://t.co/xZfUFmhaFn

16/09/21

Hot chocolate around the campfire for our final evening on the farm. https://t.co/eqNs6oxRaP

16/09/21

Fun in the sun as we enjoyed a brilliant last afternoon on the beach together. https://t.co/JknyvDfgp2

16/09/21

Stunning scenery on our way to the beach for the afternoon. https://t.co/TAbMclbYd9

16/09/21

The Reception children have been exploring number this week and thinking about all the ways we can count! https://t.co/lzm9QQ5IOW

16/09/21

Ps. The red on the sheep is dye to identify the ewe that the ram has mated with - he is perfectly relaxed and happy in the picture!

16/09/21

An early start to our penultimate day on the farm. Pupils continue to impress with their growing knowledge of the animals and their new-found love of the Welsh language! Amseroedd da (good times)! https://t.co/fZcXvbYFR4

16/09/21

There are lots of different jobs on the farm - stocking the woodshed for the colder weather is just one. Despite the glorious weather this week, tonight's hot chocolate will be enjoyed in front on the fire. https://t.co/K5fZZbVHBg

15/09/21

We welcomed four brand new chicks to the world this morning and got busy feeding chickens, ducks and pigs! https://t.co/9RE4YZEf1l

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to our 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 for Reception and in-year admissions.


Academy Admissions Contact Details

Contact: Christopher Woolridge
Telephone: 0208 778 4742
Email: admissions@harrisprimarycrystalpalace.org.uk
Address: Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace, Malcolm Road, London, SE20 8RH


Reception Applications 2022 - 2023

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 THIS LINK. 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).

Regulations permitting, we are hoping to hold three in school tours on;

Wednesday 10th November at 9:15am
Wednesday 17th November at 9:15am
Wednesday 24th November at 9:15am

If for any reason we are unable to hold in school tours we will arrange these sessions to be held over an online platform.

To book on to one of these sessions please email us the date you require, your name, email address and how many people will be attending. A maximum of 30 places will be allocated to each date and these will be offered on a first come basis.

 

Reception Key Dates 2022-2023       

 

1st September 2021 Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15th January 2022

Online closing date for Application Forms

16th 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 2022, if still waiting.


In-Year Applications

All In-Year applications for our academy, including any applications from out of borough residents, must be made to the Bromley Local Authority on their In-Year Application Form.

You are welcome to leave your application with us to be forwarded to Bromley on your behalf.
 



Applying for Transfer to Secondary School

Online applications for secondary transfer are available from 1st September 2020. Visit the Bromley Council for more info on finding a secondary school place and making a school application.


Making an Application

Bromley Council process all school applications for LB Bromley residents.  You cannot apply directly to schools.

If you live outside LB Bromley, you must apply to your local council, even if you want to apply for a Bromley school. You can however include Bromley schools on your home local authority application.

Bromley residents should apply online at http://www.eadmissions.org.uk/ from 1st September 2021.

Online applications will only be processed when proof of address and parental responsibility have been received by the Admissions Team.  Please see application terms and conditions for further information.

If you are unable to make an online application, paper forms are available on request from the Admissions Team.  

You can view or download the moving on to secondary education leaflet and booklet  for  more information and advice.

 

Secondary School Key Dates  
31st October 2021 Closing Date for Applications to Secondary School for September 2020
2nd March 2022 Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

Children with  Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) 

If your child has an Educational, Health and Care Plan (statement of special educational needs), please do not complete an application form but contact the Special Educational Needs team on 020 8313 4739 for further advice.


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 Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at:
Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace, Malcolm Road, London, SE20 8RH

Completed appeal forms for Reception must be received by the Academy by the closing date listed in the Admission Appeals Timetable below.

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.
 



Admission Appeals Timetable

September 2022 entry

Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2019 will be heard according to the following timetable:

Allocation letters sent out Appeals lodged by Appeals will be heard in two stages between
18th April 2022 6th June 2022, 5pm  27th June 2022 - 8th July 2022

Dates are approximate until confimed by the borough.


Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.


Additional Supporting Information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least seven clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.   

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to five clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.


Nursery Admissions


Contact: Sharon Bowyer
Telephone: 0208 778 4742
Email: info@harrisprimarycrystalpalace.org.uk
Address: Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace, Malcolm Road, London, SE20 8RH

At present, all three and four year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare a week for up to 38 weeks a year, and this entitlement will continue. From September 2017, the government increased free childcare to 30 hours a week (for up to 38 weeks a year). This is part of the Childcare Act 2016. However, this increase will only be available to families who meet certain criteria. Criteria from September 2020 for three and four year olds

Eligibility for the additional free entitlement will include households where:

  • All parents (whether two-parent families or lone parents) are working and earning the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the National Minimum or Living Wage (includes income received from tax credits or Universal Credit) and/or:
  • One/both parent/s is away on leave (parental, maternal etc.)
  • One/both parent/s is on Statutory Sick Pay
  • Parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible, as are those who are registered as self-employed
  • One parent is employed and the other parent has either: substantial caring responsibilities and/or disability; is a foster-carer with their own three- and four- year old children
  • Parents who are in training will not be eligible as they can receive other Government support
  • There is an income cap. If one parent's income exceeds £100K the household will not be eligible

For more information, please visit: http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
 

Admissions Procedure

Please contact the school office if you are interested, or download and complete the Nursery Application Form and return it to the school office. Visits to the Nursery are welcome, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
 

Nursery Places

We are able to offer a combination of full and part-time, up to 26 places per session.
15 hours eligibility = 3 hours per day, 5 days per week (8:30am -11:30am or 12:30pm -3:30pm)

For those parents not entitled to the additional 30 hours funded childcare, we can offer a paid full time place, at a cost of £100 per week, payable in advance. All full time places are subject to 5 days a week


Nursery Criteria:
 

  • Children looked after, or who have an allocated social worker who has provided written support of the application
  • Children who are recommend for a place at that school by the Disability or Locality TAC (Team around the Child)
  • Children with professionally supported educational, medical or social needs. When deciding whether a child has an educational, medical or social need, the Principal will consider the child’s needs or circumstances, and supporting evidence from other professionals
  • Children with a brother or sister currently attending our school, and who will still be at school when the child is admitted
  • Children who live nearest to the school on the basis of distance between the child’s home and the school, measured by a straight line

 

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