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01/12/21

Year 8 student's in their singing lessons in preparation for their showcase next week! Sounds amazing! https://t.co/UazF4vazSt

24/11/21

Ms Buckles is getting the leader boards and certificates updated to celebrate the Hegarty Maths heroes this week. Three students each completed over 200 questions! https://t.co/Fzxaj85GQk

18/11/21

Committed ✅ Outstanding work rate ✅ Determined ✅ An absolute credit to the academy! Year 9 Boys football team came from 1-0 down to beat 2-1 this evening! Best of luck for the rest of the season

18/11/21

Year 10 & 12 D&T students participating in an Engineering Careers Webinar led by MottMacdonald today in the Training Hub https://t.co/UJVsosZgb5

18/11/21

Calling all HAO music students! This is an incredible opportunity so do sign up for it!🎵🥁🎺📯🎷🎸🎤🎹🎼  https://t.co/H3sq8ZlNAb  #HFEDmusic 

16/11/21

Good Morning 👋 https://t.co/4dBg8GmVVc

15/11/21

Retweetd From Orpington Air Cadets

So proud of all our awesome cadets! They held themselves so well during this day of remembrance! https://t.co/G95CWstSjz

14/11/21

Yes Reggie! You can talk us through it next week! https://t.co/oNSlyxz9YF

14/11/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Established in the wake of the London Riots, we set out to give focus to young people from London using our expertise in football. But we are more than football - this is our story: . https://t.co/6ZqVjboIhO

12/11/21

Year 7 getting stuck into their Enrichment lesson! https://t.co/u4V6rfomnK

12/11/21

We look forward to tracking their future careers and wish them all the success moving forward https://t.co/P6HLnCuVb2 https://t.co/DOKrte9dPq

12/11/21

Signing announcement! We are incredibly proud of Tosin and Ralfi’s incredible achievement. This is testament to their hard work and the support offered by the Academy and . https://t.co/HxyBruyWhV

11/11/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

🚨 SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 We're delighted to announce that Ralfi Hand has signed a 2 year contract with Charlton Athletic & becomes our 52nd signing to a professional club that has been on our academy programme 📝 https://t.co/X5O9NVwOZf https://t.co/udWYRObW6O

11/11/21

Good Luck Ralfi! Fantastic result due to your hard work on and off the pitch! https://t.co/wjimYobFMf

11/11/21

Over £200 raised today for from the fantastic cake sale by our Students! Well done to all those involved https://t.co/AtumffUuVj

11/11/21

Student's wearing poppies with pride at HAO https://t.co/WdBrCUbHbj

11/11/21

Harris Academy Orpington pauses to remember https://t.co/UKL0OTjzKV

11/11/21

Retweetd From Soarpoints

“They went with songs into battle… …There is music in the midst of desolation…” A quite & quietly remarkable 2 minutes silence to mark Armistice Day at a brilliant school in Bromley today. Observed by all 700 children with due solemnity | https://t.co/YWklVFb5hL

10/11/21

Some of our wonderful bakers pack up the treats for tomorrow! https://t.co/oJyhBfqD12

10/11/21

We are all ready for our Remembrance Day charity cake sale! Bring your 50p's! https://t.co/gADYrGIZOB

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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.

Following the recent consultation to the Admissions Policy 2022-23, a copy of the approved Admissions Policy for 2022-23 can be found below.


Important Update: Virtual Open Evening

To all our prospective parents, carers and pupils,

Due to current Covid restrictions, we are sadly unable to show you around our wonderful academy. However we would like to offer you the opportunity to view a virtual tour of our academy.

Our virtual tour is available here. 

Please find our prospectus below.


Year 7 Key Dates 2021-22

23 September 2021

Year 6 Open Evening

31 October 2021

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

1 March 2022

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

29 March 2022

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

June - July 2022

Appeal heard

1 September 2022

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 2021-22

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 2022 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 29th March 2022.

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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