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31/05/20

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If you have no alternative to public transport, bring a face covering and hand sanitiser if you can, and don’t forget to wash your hands.

31/05/20

Dear Parents and Carers, you can find information about the new school routine (from June 1st) for returning year groups here https://t.co/xMO4LtXT0d

30/05/20

We are so proud of all our staff. Our school is ready to welcome back more children from Monday. Online learning will continue to be uploaded daily for all year groups.

30/05/20

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Lexie-Shanaye Dow watering her & her brothers tomato plants (& sunflowers) Thank you so much for your kind gesture, My children & I are really enjoying learning about gardening during lockdown. https://t.co/uUuWzADKgj

30/05/20

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can help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about early development👇 https://t.co/j82RXUrom5 https://t.co/KZysW0C3Do

30/05/20

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Parents and carers, check out some home learning resources which are available from - including tips for creating your at home STEAM learning space 👇 https://t.co/dGKllRfcfL https://t.co/xVttdUT8Zy

30/05/20

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Worried about what arriving at school will be like on June 1st? We’ve made a few changes but it means Miss Liddicoat, Miss V and Miss Tami can still welcome you at the gate every morning. https://t.co/YvNAvuBz4o

29/05/20

She will love this Addy!! :) https://t.co/gYWXEiWgAY

27/05/20

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Do you love Harry Potter? Want more from J.K.Rowling? Want a whole, new book for free? A chapter a day from today till July... The Ickabog - read yourself (7-9yrs) or have it read to you! Post your review of chapter 1 here! https://t.co/UHj1sRZTrw

26/05/20

Worried about what arriving at school will be like on June 1st? We’ve made a few changes but it means Miss Liddicoat, Miss V and Miss Tami can still welcome you at the gate every morning. https://t.co/YvNAvuBz4o

26/05/20

Miss Liddicoat has recorded the Hobbit Part 2 just in time for year 6 returning next week to hear the rest of the novel! https://t.co/4EkUDaSATy via

25/05/20

We would like to wish to all our families who celebrated Eid-Ul -Fitr over the weekend https://t.co/8oblrlEold

25/05/20

It’s half term! Our wellbeing slides for the week have been uploaded for all to do over the next week. https://t.co/Q07m8a5Wum

22/05/20

You’re welcome

21/05/20

This has made Ms Matchel-Cox smile today. She says Thankyou very much!#teamhpam https://t.co/qMGZ9ycDYP

21/05/20

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busy day doing maths, a story map about Jasper and his beanstalk and just some drawing and writing!! 👍👍well done OP https://t.co/gvy34dfKo6

21/05/20

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We couldn't let go by without saying a massive thank you to all the staff at . You guys are all amazing and we are so grateful for all the hard work you have put into home learning! Special shout out to and Mr Eustace! https://t.co/wN3gH0Vyhq

21/05/20

Amber from Blue class sent us photos of her mindfulness moment! She’s also been working very hard at home! Well done Amber 🌟#teamhpam https://t.co/VcQ6LptGAZ

20/05/20

Please find our visual social story to support our return to school on June 1st under our wellbeing section. https://t.co/khLFDQlC1L

20/05/20

Nursery, Reception, Year 1, ARP and Year 6 parents. Please check your email for a letter specific to your child's class returning on June 1st. They are also available here https://t.co/xMO4LtXT0d.

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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. 

Our school tours are open to all prospective parents and there is no need to book. We look forward to you joining us.

This terms tour dates are 

Friday 6th March

Friday 27th March 

The tour starts at 10:30. 

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Admissions contact for Years 1-6:

Miss Shiantelle Johnson
Telephone: 020 8679 3707
Email:s.johnson@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk
Address: Harris Primary Academy Merton, Abbotts Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JW

 

Admissions contact for Early Years(including Reception)

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

 

Additional Resource Base Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place for your child to attend our additional resource base for Autism please contact the Borough of Merton directly with your child's EHCP Case officer. 

Nursery Admissions for September 2019/January 2020

There will be two Nursery intakes for next academic year. All children must be 3 years old on or before 31st August for the September intake or 31st December for the January intake in order to be eligible for a place in the Nursery. Your child must be three years old to be able to start our Nursery.

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

The deadline for Nursery applications for our September 2019 intake is Friday 5th April. Applications submitted to the Academy after this date will be considered late.

Reception Applications for September 2020

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 they are due to start full-time school in September 2020. Please make sure you apply for your child's place by 15th January 2020.

We have 60 places available in our reception for September 2020. 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.

 

Date

 

September to December 2019

Parents can contact primary schools to arrange visits.

15 January 2020

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 2020

Closing date for applications from people moving into the borough,or changing address after 15 January 2019.

By 8 March 2020

Applications are ranked according to admissions criteria.

16 April 2020

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.

30 April 2020

Date by which online acceptances must be submitted and acceptance slips must be returned.

16 May 2020

Closing date for submitting an appeal for a community school.

June to July 2020

Admission appeals.

September 2020

Children start school in Reception.

Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal a Reception Placement allocation.

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 Reception Placement Appeals 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 Reception Placement Appeals Process

September 2020 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 by

16th April 2020

18th May 2020

20th July 2020

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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Secondary Application Process

If your child is currently in Year 6 the deadline to submit your secondary application form is Tuesday 31st October 2018.

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.

 

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