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03/06/20

Our Duke of Edinburgh students have contributed an incredible 702 hours volunteering to help others, this equates to a social value of £3,054. This has made such a positive impact on our local community

02/06/20

Well done to the following Faculty Friday winners: Maria S Faris S Hailey F Sidney M-A Sunny P Jay B Anna C Here are some of their tasty creations: https://t.co/W7ghZf83Yx

01/06/20

We may have been on half-term, but reading did not stop! Students battled to win the prize for the most Bedrock lessons. Congratulations to the winners of the half-term Bedrock competition: Yr 7: Jack S 7R1 Yr 8: Anna C 8R1 Yr 9: Jessica P 9B1 Yr 10: Olamide Y 10B2

01/06/20

Congratulations to the winners of last week's Bedrock competition: Year 7- Ryan C 7Y1 Year 8 – Albie G 8G1 Year 9 – Martin N 9Y1 Year 10 – Angel M 10B1

22/05/20

The MFL teachers have set a fun vocabulary challenge for all year groups. All the details are on Show my Homework but the challenge is to find as many words beginning with the letter C in French or Spanish from the photo of a very untidy bedroom. Enjoy! https://t.co/LUai6KpMU0

22/05/20

Win an Amazon voucher in our Half Term Bedrock Competition https://t.co/xamWjCHcgB

20/05/20

Midday Mindful Meditation with Ms Marshall-Fraser can be accessed today via the following link: https://t.co/cD50AlieUZ

19/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

A massive well done to Ms Mhlanga who has been awarded for excellence in geography education at secondary level. This is an amazing recognition for the work she has done within her subject! https://t.co/OoDfhHiANT

19/05/20

Our students continue to battle to win the prize for the most Bedrock lessons. Congratulations to the winners of last week's competition: Year 7- Erioluwa E Year 8 – Molly F Year 9 – Eva A Year 10 – Kiera N

19/05/20

It has been amazing to see your creative Faculty Friday entries supporting our NHS. Congratulations to Israel for his winning piece. All entries receive 5 faculty points. Look on Teams this Friday for the next competition! https://t.co/KIrsJnBDe2

13/05/20

Our French teachers set a cooking challenge for students to master the art of the perfect "croque-monsieur", a favourite in French brasseries, by following a video recipe. The results were great and students sent proof of their successful achievements. Miam miam! https://t.co/ClQwgMe7P4

11/05/20

We may be closed but that doesn't mean reading has to stop! Last week students battled for a prize for the most Bedrock Literacy lessons. Well done to winners Y7 Israel, Y8 Mel, Y9 Bradley & Y10 Luke. Let's see if we can beat our target of 300. Who will win this week?

05/05/20

Our students are set a daily well-being challenge to support and encourage them to keep a positive mindset. One of our Yr7 students took the challenge to visit a virtual museum and explore the collections online. Her comment on the experience, “This is sooo cool!” https://t.co/158idd1zRs

01/05/20

Congratulations to Kane and Lisa who have just passed their Grade 1 and 3 piano exams! Huge thanks to Ms Reid , our wonderful piano teacher, for guiding them through it. https://t.co/TjZZYIlHux

01/05/20

Well done to a number of our Sixth Form students who are currently doing their bit by working in local supermarkets.. some students we know are also working extra shifts!

30/04/20

Art, Design and Technology department want to share some superb work that students have been doing. Look at these.. they are fantastic! https://t.co/PSgPq3j5Hz

29/04/20

Our MFL teachers set a brilliant homework for Year 7 & 8 classes to make a traditional Spanish Easter dessert, called Torrijas. A vocabulary activity was designed to learn the ingredients in Spanish and a YouTube tutorial for students to follow. You can see how tasty these look! https://t.co/yzFWZwdDUC

27/04/20

Retweetd From Anthony Horowitz

The first chapter of WHERE SEAGULLS DARE is on my website. More to follow. Let me know what you think! https://t.co/kR3YrvBbt9

27/04/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

We're so excited to be hosting , edited by Katherine Rundell and launched by ! A beautiful story collection from over 110 children's authors and illustrators. You can read it on our website for FREE! https://t.co/N1swKW9sAU https://t.co/ExKlTS6Ced

20/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

From Monday 20th April, will publish daily online lessons to help pupils expand their learning and to aid parents to engage children of all ages with learning at home 📚👇 https://t.co/QUAujL6Jr9 https://t.co/3ClmjQiwzf

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Academy Admissions

We welcome applicants of all academic abilities and backgrounds. In this section of our website you will find details of our admissions process. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded below.

There are 180 places available in Year 7 every September and applications are made through the London Borough of Bromley’s coordinated admissions process


Year 7 Key Dates 2019-20

19 September 2019

Year 6 Open Evening

25-28 September 2019

Year 6 Open Mornings, 9am-10am

31 October 2019

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

March 2020

Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

31 March 2020

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the academy

April-June 2020

Appeal heard

1 September 2020

Waiting lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.


For parents who want to appeal - Year 7 admissions 2019-20

Any parent(s) wishing to appeal against the academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an appeal form stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published admissions criteria. You can also obtain an appeals form by contacting the academy by phone, email or in person.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at: Harris Academy Orpington, Tintagel Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LG. Completed appeal forms must be received by the academy by the closing date 31st March 2020 at 5pm. Please note: the academy does not provide help with appeals.

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; the provisional dates have been booked to be during the months of April/May. 

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. Appeals must be made by 31 March 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.


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.


Secondary Transfer Appeals 2020

In light of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, we have taken the decision to extend the date by which admission appeal forms need to be returned to the Academy to 30 April 2020. 

Where possible, if you have not done so already, please submit your appeal forms electronically to the following email address:   info@harrisorpington.org.uk   

Depending on the situation at the time it is hoped appeals will be held at the end of June/beginning of July 2020.


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 three people (two 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. Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least ten 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.

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