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19/09/18

Launch days fun in all our classes this week... https://t.co/al5PG6rNpq

04/09/18

Lots of team work this morning for all of our staff. https://t.co/UVpwAqGLmR

04/09/18

Our staff are busy working with Steve from about positivity in the classroom this morning. https://t.co/kJaoVUSOy3

02/09/18

We hope everyone has had a excellent summer holiday! A reminder that our children start back on Wednesday 5th September. We can’t wait to see all of our students at 8:40! https://t.co/HZZcHv2j2u

25/07/18

We are pleased to announce we have been awarded the Centre of Excellence. We'd like to thank everyone who helped us achieve this and we can't wait to continue to promote inclusion in all areas of school and community life. https://t.co/rxG7CIHgte

20/07/18

Wishing all of our children, families and staff a lovely summer holiday. https://t.co/A6RxVEt5HA

20/07/18

All the staff, parents and children had a fantastic time at our end of term celebration, Record Breakers Day. https://t.co/cLsXZvS7uw

29/06/18

A fun (and competitive)staff football match at lunch time ⚽️ the children loved cheering us on! 👏🏼 https://t.co/AaQA22MB8A

29/06/18

Mr D and Mr K ready for HPAM World Cup Day ⚽️ https://t.co/QfwGqs6UMK

28/06/18

Go go go! https://t.co/ptElEtOhCl

28/06/18

Morning nursery and chaffinch class sports day.. https://t.co/nV0D2pk0kb

28/06/18

Retweetd From MertonSSP

Many congratulations to Harris Primary Academy Morden on achieving their Bronze Healthy Schools London Award!

28/06/18

Tomorrow we are having World Cup Day! Children can come to school in a football kit or their country's colours. Please remember your £1 donation if you are taking part. We look forward to seeing all of your football kits and lovely colours! https://t.co/4vbg1XmlMI

27/06/18

Reminder - EYFS Sports Day is tomorrow! AM Nursery and Chaffinch class - 10am to 11am PM Nursery and Robin class - 1:45pm to 2:45pm https://t.co/WcR9wqp4yy

26/06/18

Winners!!! https://t.co/eMcBytl7M5

26/06/18

Sandcastle making competition ! https://t.co/M6C5yhkAfz

26/06/18

We have arrived! https://t.co/cmvuQdncWM

26/06/18

Year 2 are very excited for a fun day at Littlehampton beach! https://t.co/sF8tMgHscb

22/06/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

The children really enjoyed our meditation session yesterday as part of our Positive Behaviour Programme. Very proud of the group for showing great maturity and outstanding focus. Well done all! https://t.co/xGOnfow3x7

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Admissions information page. Please look at our calendar page for details of our open mornings/afternoons for prospective Parents, Carers and Students. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page. Here is a brief summary of the application procedures for Nursery, Reception and in-year applications. 

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Name of our Admissions Officer:

Mrs Charlotte Porter
Telephone: 020 8679 3707
Email: c.porter@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk
Address: Harris Primary Academy Merton, Abbotts Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JW


 


Nursery Admissions for September 2018/January 2019

There will be two Nursery intakes for next academic year. All children must be 3 years old on or before 31st August in order to be eligible for a place in the Nursery.

If your child’s birthday falls between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2016 then they will be eligible to join our Nursery in September 2018 or January 2019. Your child will start the term after they turn 3.

Application forms for your child’s Nursery place are currently available from our admissions officer in the main school office. Nursery applications cannot be completed online.

The deadline for Nursery applications for our September 2018 intake is Friday 25th May 2018.


Reception Applications for September 2018

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they are due to start full-time school in September 2018. Please make sure you apply for your child's place by 15th January 2018.

We have 60 places available in our reception for September 2018. All reception places must be applied for via your Local Authority. If you live in Merton please follow this link to their online admissions system. Please note that the online admissions portal will not be available after 15th January.

If you do not have access to a computer or you would like some help applying for a school place, please make an appointment with Miss Hannah Machin in the school office. Please note that the last appointment available is Thursday 11th January 2018 at 2pm. There are a limited number of paper application forms in the school office, which can be collected between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Reception Key Dates  
15th January 2018 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
16th April 2018 Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school
30th April 2018 Acceptance deadline
13th May 2018 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
June - July 2018 Appeals to be heard
1st September 2018 Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

Secondary Application Process

If your child is currently in Year 6 the deadline to submit your secondary application form is Tuesday 31st October.

Applying online is the method that is preferred by Merton Council as it is both quicker and easier. Applications can be submitted from Friday 1st September and the deadline for online submissions is Tuesday 31st October. Please note that applications cannot be submitted after this date as the e-admissions portal closes. If you would like to apply for your child's space online please follow this link.

If you do not have access to a computer or you would like some help applying for a school place, please make an appointment with Hannah in the school office; she will be more than happy to help you.


In Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy Merton because you have recently moved into the area or your child is at another primary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general well-being you are entitled to apply for a place.

Since September 2013, the law allows you to apply directly to Harris Primary Academy Merton. Please contact admissions at the Academy (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form or download a form (see below). Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available but you have the right to appeal if you are refused a place.

All Reception places must be applied for via the Local Authority. 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.

Please note that the school office is unable to deal with in-year Reception Admissions and all must go through the Local Authority.


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 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.


Timeline of Appeal Process

September 2018 entry

Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2018 will be heard according to the following timetable:

Allocation letters sent out     

Appeals lodged by      

Appeals will be heard in two stages between

16th April 2018

5pm on 13th May 2018

 June -  July 2018

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.

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

Applicants 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 applicant 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.

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