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07/08/20

Our leadership team have been having great fun reading during their holidays! If any of our students or parents would like to borrow a free summer reading book we would be delighted to lend you one. Visit reception next wednesday at midday to pick a book of your choice. https://t.co/YfjuRdfotV

05/08/20

This is not the first pandemic (part 3) https://t.co/DOgTyJPl5Y

04/08/20

This isn't the first pandemic (part 2) https://t.co/LNWeTQKDMI

04/08/20

This isn't the first Pandemic (part 1) https://t.co/aiZrAmOHat

31/07/20

Retweetd From AQA

Students: we know this year has been challenging. It's completely normal to feel nervous about your results – so here's some advice on managing stress while you wait > https://t.co/ydH23cHVp5 https://t.co/uCFILQbIuZ

23/07/20

DofE London Director, Clare Argar, has given her thanks to the DofE Managers Mr Spooner and Mr Lewis and our incredible DofE participants who have made such a positive impact on their local community.  

23/07/20

Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million.

23/07/20

We are delighted to be sharing a Duke of Edinburgh certificate of social value for 2019-20 which shows an incredible 700 hours DofE participants at Harris Academy Orpington donated to our local community. https://t.co/jnAD9cueXE

22/07/20

Enjoy part 2! https://t.co/APbxLPd6qB

22/07/20

Welcome to all Year 7s joining us in September 2020. We hope you enjoy part 1 of your welcome video... we are so looking forward to meeting you. https://t.co/xaRogeePNe

21/07/20

Year 10 are enjoying the sun whilst having a socially distanced learning break ☀️ https://t.co/1nYyPJOFA8

21/07/20

Travel and Tourism day 2... keep up the great work year 10! https://t.co/hcHMgMVUeF

21/07/20

Day 2 of summer school at HAO and the students are ready for action https://t.co/pKPePv8N2w

20/07/20

20/07/20

We are so proud of our year 10 students that have come in on the first day of their summer holiday to embark on summer school tuition https://t.co/lzJHGhTZNE

17/07/20

As Mathematicians, we know Maths is all around us. Maths department challenge you to find the maths in your everyday lives. Over summer we would like you to use your photographic/art skills & Tweet pictures asking, 'where is the Maths in this?' Use https://t.co/JvN7oAcqus

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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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