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23/02/24

In our happy place 🌞 🧘‍♂️ KS2 at HPAM are feeling very zen today thanks to our mindfulness workshop. pic.twitter.com/2fChePKnmf

23/02/24

We had a great turn out yesterday for our Yr6 SATs meeting! Thank you so much for coming!If you didn’t get a chance to attend the meeting and would like more information please email info.org.uk pic.twitter.com/SslOzeM8RM

22/02/24

Need a belt for your tools? Then look no further… HPAM’s year 6 have been working on their sewing and have built strong, reliable tool belts. DisclaimerThis isn’t a real AD pic.twitter.com/hv3G5woaaJ

22/02/24

A reminder that if you missed this mornings SATs meeting, there’s another one at 3.45pm. We look forward to welcoming you.

20/02/24

Reception today independently wrote a healthy shopping list 🛒 pic.twitter.com/lPrEAJbdYC

05/02/24

HPAM were so lucky last week to have a Chinese dragon dance workshop for the whole school. The children loved learning a new style of dance as well as being able to hold the magnificent dragon 🐉 pic.twitter.com/AHSkhUkV9G

05/02/24

An amazing piece of home learning by Leo in Percival class of a model jetty house, linked to his learning on the Great Fire of London. pic.twitter.com/YtbD8WDGye

18/01/24

Year 1 enjoyed an Yves St Laurent style fashion show this afternoon, inspired by their focus artist Piet Mondrian. Their focus today was on showing how two primary colours make a secondary colours and made these wonderful tunics. 🔵+🔴=🟣 pic.twitter.com/EoGbXh33gH

16/01/24

Year 1 have loved their learning on Sydney, Stella and the Moon so much that they created their own newspaper article of all their newspaper articles. Can they figure out where the moon has gone? 🌒 pic.twitter.com/nP0rQypNpD

12/01/24

Well done Eesa in Percival class for his amazing home project, showcasing his knowledge of his Art learning on Georgia O’Keeffe and History learning on the Great Fire of London. We are very proud of you! pic.twitter.com/h62EXXcYqI

09/01/24

KS1 really loved their virtual author visit today by where she dressed up and immersed them in a story, as well as teaching them to draw their very own Unipiggle 🦄 🐖 pic.twitter.com/BaKR1Byu3g

21/12/23

The naughty elves have been ruling the roost at HPAM for the past few weeks. At least we’ll all get a rest now until next year 🎄 pic.twitter.com/NhQJo87k5w

21/12/23

It’s behind you! HPAM really enjoyed the Robin Hood pantomime this week 🎭 pic.twitter.com/JSDLQ2yTCS

18/12/23

Well done Cillian in Coelho class for his amazing home project on the world’s continents! We were so impressed with the knowledge you remembered and the amazing extra information you found out. Well done!🌍 pic.twitter.com/AUVF2Wyz90

13/12/23

Year 2 loved their trip to Hampton Court this week where they got to share all of their knowledge about the Tudors. pic.twitter.com/SIgOVDg4lF

12/12/23

Thank you for coming in and talking to the children about the true meaning of Christmas 🎄 pic.twitter.com/LmLLbK2y4X

07/12/23

Year 1 have been learning about the story Stick Man this week. They had a wonderful time making their own stick men and writing character descriptions based on these. pic.twitter.com/t3IS4StEdz

01/12/23

Well done Ridamveer in Percival class for his amazing home learning on the life cycle of plants 🪴 pic.twitter.com/anxNuowKzj

30/11/23

Thank you to HPAM PTA for the the magical Christmas fair today! Santa’s grotto was the biggest hit 🎅 pic.twitter.com/UN8Dn5CB98

30/11/23

Year 4 had an amazing time learning about volcanos and earthquakes yesterday, and even helped save volcano town for a disaster 🌋 pic.twitter.com/Ey7WsI2FSm

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Reception Admissions

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Applying for a Reception place starting in September 2024

When to apply and important dates

All children can start Reception in the September following their 4th birthday. If your child attends a Merton School Nursery you will be provided with information at the correct time. If your child does not attend a Merton School Nursery, please return to this website the September after your child's 3rd birthday to make an online application.

The application process for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 begins on 1 September 2023. If your child was born between these dates, please read the following information carefully and ensure you have submitted your online application by 15 January 2024.

We would urge all parents to read through the starting primary school information online. If you are unable to do this, please find a copy of the Starting Reception 2024 - application booklet.

Full details of Merton's admission arrangements can be found on our website, however the information provided on these pages contains everything you need in order to make an application.

Key dates:

The key dates for the Reception process can be found in the following table.

  • Please ensure that you meet the date for submitting your online application.
  • Submitting a late application could seriously jeopardise your chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.
  • You must apply for a Reception place even if your child currently attends the nursery at a school.
  • Schools cannot guarantee places for children who are in their nursery, and your request to be considered for that school cannot be considered unless you submit a Reception application.
Date Activity

September to December 2023

Parents can contact primary schools to arrange visits.

15 January 2024

Closing date for receipt of online applications. Common Application Forms should be returned to your first preference school, if this is a Merton school.

If your first preference school is not a Merton school, forms should be returned to School Admissions. All supplementary forms should be sent directly to the relevant schools by this date.

8 February 2024

Closing date for applications from people moving into the borough, or changing address after 15 January 2024.

By 8 March 2024

Applications are ranked according to admissions criteria.

16 April 2024

Offer day, letters are posted to applicants who applied using a paper form. Parents who applied online will be able to view the outcome of their application from the evening of 16 April 2024

30 April 2024

Deadline for parents to respond to offers

June to July 2024

Admission appeals.

 

September 2024 Children start school in Reception.

 

Appeals

Parents / Carers wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should contact the Academy and request an Appeal Form stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to Governors at:

Harris Primary Academy Merton, Abbotts Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JW

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.

 

Contact London Borough of Merton Admissions

School Admissions Team
Civic Centre
Morden
SM4 5DX

Email: admissions@merton.gov.uk

All Reception places must be applied for via the Local Authority that you live in. Please call the Merton Admissions team on 020 8274 4906 to request a Common Application Form (in-year admissions form). The Admissions Offices are open between 9am and 2pm.