Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app

Twitter

27/03/20

Retweetd From NHM at Tring

It's time! We hope you're keeping track of your points, answers in an hour. What's the name of this supposedly bad tempered little animal? What is their connection with Tring? https://t.co/RkR3mxFOsr

27/03/20

Retweetd From HPA Kent House

Parents, please share examples of your home learning. We would love to see how the children are doing 😊

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

https://t.co/CvEUTQ8954 😊

24/03/20

Retweetd From Ruth Miskin Training

Head to Oxford Owl for home for free RWI eBooks and other resources provided by Oxford University press. Parents will just need to sign up for free! https://t.co/z7MzBeNgWF

24/03/20

Don’t forget to check out our remote working website page for guidence on how to use our learning packages https://t.co/RmHnhPmLCx

23/03/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

This is fab - & have teamed up to create Home Time, full of fun activities from children's authors and illustrators for kids to do at home. https://t.co/OJuBlJMP2Z https://t.co/zqtJ3Q3xo5

23/03/20

Retweetd From The Big Bang Fair

Schools out doesn't mean STEM inspiration stops. We're pulling together our favourite activities, resources & ideas to keep you going. If you've got PVA glue here's a great fun place to start. It's educational and it can help you relax! https://t.co/YWZrnzfAmP

23/03/20

Retweetd From Portrait Gallery

Looking for activities to do with the kids? Our : Drawing from Life teaching resource is now online. There are plenty of practical drawing tasks and discussions points to explore and have fun with! Download today: https://t.co/WvVMcTzBlh https://t.co/4ojFmleanj

23/03/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

As a response to the school closures we have set up our new Family Zone, bringing together informative resources for children aged 0-12 to continue their learning outside of school. https://t.co/MOCh7aughK https://t.co/263l9H5CwG

23/03/20

Retweetd From DofE London

If you’re into coding, game programming or app design, you can continue your skills section from home by continuing these activities. If you’re a beginner, you can learn the coding basics from online platforms or apps. https://t.co/A1M2Vh0ug9

23/03/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Good one to try whilst the sun is shining! https://t.co/ua1QG3FUTD

23/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Sutton

Some literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/3goVxgzKrF

23/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Please heed this advice. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/o19Ar5CYHj

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

We may be closed, but reading doesn’t have to stop. Keep on reading! https://t.co/zmEgeJ8NOc

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Proud that our schools played a small part in the making of this documentary. Tune in at 8.30pm this evening, on BBC One. https://t.co/PgfHaomFz3

20/03/20

Great News, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust have included HAO's Year 9 Art Project 'Standing Together' on their website: https://t.co/Fm4otnP9uq

18/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and pupils: please check https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for the latest information about year group closures.

18/03/20

*Partial Closure of School* March 18th 2020 for Yr 9, 10 & 12. Please take care, wash hands & keep in touch. Updates will be announced on the schools website and emails home. Students can access work on Show My Homework. https://t.co/LK13u2Es0B

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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.

Back to Key Information