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31/01/24

Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9. pic.twitter.com/0evKYXQWej

31/01/24

Getting ready for our Careers Fair this morning with some amazing visitors ready to speak to our students pic.twitter.com/u6vvMl8849

19/01/24

Not for the faint hearted! Year 13 Psychology students got all practical today as they dissected sheep's brains. Why? This was to support their revision of the parts of the brain for the Biopsychology. pic.twitter.com/1AW8mvTfkI

12/01/24

Crochet enrichment - just some of the amazing work being created by our students. pic.twitter.com/qvko8lgXFl

08/01/24

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9rgc pic.twitter.com/pgWd7bOW8j

19/12/23

Exploring the wonders of biology during a sixth form taster day yesterday – students fully engaged in the fascinating world of kidney dissection! 🧪🔬 " pic.twitter.com/uQ58IJrJrh

19/12/23

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9Z5K pic.twitter.com/iWcja3QhM5

12/12/23

Thank you to all the parents and students who braved the not so great weather to attend our apprenticeship information evening for Years 10-13. Thank you to our guest speakers from team. pic.twitter.com/5TM7f2UeAS

12/12/23

The motion argued was 'This house would ban advertising aimed at children'.The afternoon was well spent and students from both schools did well and enjoyed themselves. pic.twitter.com/DDo0a6vjBp

12/12/23

Last Friday, 15 students from came to HAO for the 2nd leg of debate training and competition. The students from HAO represented themselves well against the experienced and eloquent speakers of Bromley High School. pic.twitter.com/9kdl6XZJ7f

08/12/23

Final game of our ESFA group saw another rivalry, with HAO taking on in a tight, tense, up and down game. Claiming the top spot with a well fought 3-2 victory is…HAO. Onward to the knockout stages! pic.twitter.com/ySDC8ELw4s

04/12/23

Congratulations to Mr Stuchfield for growing what can only be described as a resplendent moustache for charity as part of “Movember”. pic.twitter.com/fHIhG3YIw9

24/11/23

1st round of the London Cup, saw Harris Orpington take on Harris Beckenham in a local rivalry. A good game with Harris Orpington claiming a 4-0 victory. pic.twitter.com/fa6koPG0l5

17/11/23

For more information on this cause, follow the link: https://t.co/g2lRaHkUHh

17/11/23

Mr Stuchfield is raising awareness for - 'I am bravely sporting a truly egregious moustache in front of 800 children every day'.This is the before picture - Lets check back in at the end of the month for a progress check.To donate: https://t.co/5Ys2Lc5DzD pic.twitter.com/XY03cCzZP7

17/11/23

And taking the time to explore the trenches…Mr Koubaa joined in too! pic.twitter.com/LdGndWzesy

17/11/23

Paying our respects at the Canadian memorial at Sanctuary wood pic.twitter.com/15mHUptGMQ

17/11/23

Yesterday was an early start for our avid historians! But they made it to Folkestone for the crossing over to Calais… pic.twitter.com/ovLLlMOzSG

14/11/23

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14/11/23

Thanks to those that attended this evening. It was great to see some alumni. pic.twitter.com/EkoEQw0bcd

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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

Harris Academy Orpington will set admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements there will be a public consultation on these arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements the Academy consultation will only take place at least every 7 years.

A copy of the approved Admissions Policy for 2023-24  and onwards, can be found below.

Please find our prospectus below.

 

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Year 7 Key Dates 2023-2024

1 September 2023

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 wish to appeal - Year 7 admissions 2023-24

Year 7 Transitions Admissions for the Year 2023-2024 has no closed. Should you wish to apply for an in-year admission, please refer to the Admission Policy - September 2022 Intake and determined application form found at the bottom of this page.

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. Please note: the academy does not provide help with appeals.

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 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 lodged will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.


Year 7 Key Dates 2024-2025

1 March 2024

National Offer Day - Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

29 March 2024

4pm deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

From 25 April 2024 onwards

Appeal heard

1 September 2024

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 wish to appeal - Year 7 admissions 2024-25

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 29th March 2024 at 4pm. 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 29th March 2024.

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.


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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