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21/03/19

Retweetd From UNESCO

21 March is ! Let's celebrate the power of to shake us from everyday life! https://t.co/ygsuIzTfzC 📝 https://t.co/X9vmgf1f2c

20/03/19

The this week is quintessential. Students are encouraged to use it in their work. For example: 'The critics love the director's latest film and consider it to be the quintessential horror movie.' https://t.co/tbL7eGM8Rb

20/03/19

Y11 GCSE art students visiting the Tate Britain to collect first hand research for their exam unit. https://t.co/5EH8IVPl3e

19/03/19

Year 12 and 13 students visiting the world famous Ravensbourne University in Greenwich at the O2. The students took part in a lecture, had a tour and a chance to experience a live studio and use equipment. https://t.co/JA9wQhvmYT

14/03/19

A big thank you to everyone for making last week's Tri-Wizard Tournament such a success for . We had lots of students attend extra curricular activities at school and complete challenges at home that centred around . Well done all! https://t.co/fgDJ0iih0Z

13/03/19

It's ! To celebrate we are running a poster competition and the five best posters will be entered into a UK-wide competition! Here are some of the fun experiments the Science club have been doing this week... https://t.co/yhURNjS5ig

13/03/19

Quote of the week: “Even he who is wiser than the wisest may still achieve” Aeschylus

11/03/19

Congratulations to Rhianna who delivered her best speech yet at the Jack Petchey Bromley Regional Final!! https://t.co/ZyhxB5FaX6

09/03/19

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⁩ YR 8 Brodie was totally focused workout and went on to win the Boxer of the Week medal🥊🥇🥊 great work boss!! https://t.co/7XrCmzehRh

08/03/19

visited yesterday to learn all about University life. https://t.co/KrnFDRsbUN

08/03/19

"The tour was brilliant! I loved learning about the history of the house and we got to see the staircase with all the pictures of the past Prime Minister's. I was surprised at how big it was inside!" Year 9 and 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/Lb8JkMVhal

08/03/19

"I sat in the Prime Minister's seat in the White Room! I loved using the military photographer's camera and delivering a speech at the Prime Minister's lectern. I had always wondered how an autocue worked" Year 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/suSmaFsgCr

08/03/19

"I felt so privileged to step inside and take part in a careers panel and activities with staff. What a massive opportunity. I never considered a career in government before today!" Year 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/DNsmbZppHO

06/03/19

Today’s triwizard tournament activity is building an arena for the champions of the triwizard cup (strictly no dark magic allowed) https://t.co/oiktvTj98o

04/03/19

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It's National Apprenticeship Week 2019! Let's celebrate all of the across England and the employers training them. More on apprenticeships 👉 https://t.co/BzjLpuyipF ⚡️ https://t.co/VSSopBuOnT

04/03/19

The Triwizard Tournament will be happening all this week for Y7 and Y8 in celebration of . Students are competing to win points for their faculties, starting with a Quiditch match today after school! https://t.co/ccjZTnDKuI

28/02/19

This week's is - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A real favourite amongst staff and students! https://t.co/klSpjBwnIC

27/02/19

This weeks Word of the Week is Affluent. Pupils are encouraged to use it in their lessons. https://t.co/BQiEYUwk9F

13/02/19

Our year 8's were exposed to a wide range of workshops yesterday including the Fire Brigade, Police, Youth Valour, Youth Offending Service, Blue Cross and on domestic violence. All students found the sessions thoroughly engaging and were grateful to all the fantastic speakers.

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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. 

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Year 7 key dates 2019-20

24 September 2018

Year 6 Open Evening

25-28 September 2018

Year 6 Open Mornings, 9am-10am

31 October 2018

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

March 2019

Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

31 March 2019

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the academy

April-June 2019

Appeal heard

1 September 2019

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 (downloadable below shortly) 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 or 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 2019 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 2017. 

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 2019.

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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