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20/05/22

Silly Miss V forgot to put our “guess the Malteser in the jar” winner. There were 165 and Sophia guessed 169! Well done Sophia! https://t.co/tOW2OiULoB

20/05/22

We had our Eid festival yesterday and as part of the celebration, our students designed their own Mosque. https://t.co/1rF7EGzibR

18/05/22

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Transition time to secondary is fast approaching. Sign up for the workshop https://t.co/Te4YWaHXbQ

18/05/22

We can't wait for our Eid celebration this week. We would love to share photos of our families celebrating Eid at home. Please email them to info.org.uk

13/05/22

Bright and Donaldson class were very excited to get a extra special letter this week! https://t.co/fGViTrnJku

13/05/22

To celebrate the end of KS2 SATs, Year 6 have spent the day at ⁦⁩. What a great way to end the week! https://t.co/bKELrPwlwy

13/05/22

We just want to share how proud we are of our Year 6 children. Who have shown resilience and motivation this week during their SATs. We are so, so proud of each and every one of you. https://t.co/Xf31cMRlSl

07/05/22

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📍Has your child recently had an diagnosis? ➪ Do u want to learn about ADHD & how best to support your child? ➪ Join one of our Post Diagnosis Workshops - next date is17th May & will be held in-person ➪ Book: https://t.co/BNnP10DA7w https://t.co/1hWe5SiIBe

04/05/22

Transition time to secondary is fast approaching. Sign up for the workshop https://t.co/Te4YWaHXbQ

03/05/22

Wishing our families that are celebrating a wonderful https://t.co/yFPhReQ6BZ

28/04/22

are offering support. This is open to eveyone in our community. https://t.co/6Hodh7hKFo

28/04/22

Date for the diary https://t.co/zuQQHms9AD

28/04/22

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‘Twas a pleasure… thank you! and so nice to hear they have been enjoying the books in your school! https://t.co/eJou46WLKn

28/04/22

Thank you to who spoke to our Year 1 and 2 children virtually. They loved hearing about the books that they have read in class.

27/04/22

Family Friday is back! Please join our early years team for the Friday hour of Reception, Nursery or Preschool session. Don’t worry, this is weekly, and we can’t wait for you join in on our fun learning.

22/04/22

are back! Year 4 had their first lesson today with Brendan. We can't wait to hear their performance at the end of term! Thanks to for making this possible for our children. https://t.co/dYC1eNl6Tk

19/04/22

We can’t wait to meet all the children who will be joining our Reception Classes in September 2022

07/04/22

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A list of places where children can eat for free during the Easter holidays for anyone who might need this https://t.co/sWiTHlzCK6

01/04/22

Year 3 and Gray class, made phone holders this term. We’re so proud of them we’re showing them off! https://t.co/by5SuJ7uZJ

01/04/22

Wishing all our families a lovely break and we will see everyone on Tuesday 19th April bright and early. https://t.co/hJxW3quNvV

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Reception Admissions

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Applying for a Reception place starting in September 2022

ll 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 2017 and 31 August 2018 begins on 1 September 2021. 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 2022.

We would urge all parents to read through the starting primary school information online. If you are unable to do this, a copy of the Starting Reception 2022 - application booklet

Full details of Merton's admission arrangements can be found on our website.


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 2021 Parents can contact primary schools to arrange visits.
15 January 2022

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.

10 February 2022 Closing date for applications from people moving into the borough, or changing address after 15 January 2022.
By 8 March 2022 Applications are ranked according to admissions criteria.
19 April 2022 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 19 April 2022.
June to July 2022 Admission appeals.
September 2022

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.