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13/06/24

Make sure the date is in your diary! pic.twitter.com/aUSlpaxUNT— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () June 13, 2024

08/06/24

Staff at HPAC going above and beyond as always! pic.twitter.com/KypOs722Kd— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () June 8, 2024

07/06/24

We’ve had a fantastic first evening! Off to bed now! pic.twitter.com/IzVhPm6kAa— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () June 7, 2024

07/06/24

Keep an eye on our Instagram for photos from residential this weekend! pic.twitter.com/hJsNrb6Bfq— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () June 7, 2024

09/05/24

How wonderful to see our Primary musicians speaking on so eloquently about music and what it means to them 🥰. We are very grateful for what turned out to be an session with uniting 50 students across our academies. pic.twitter.com/4LTqCEj77g— Harris Federation Music () May 9, 2024

07/05/24

Today HM The Queen visited to open the 50th 's Coronation Library. Pupils wrote poetry with Joseph Coelho and told stories with Alim Kamala. Two students captured the impact - albeit seeing, not reading! pic.twitter.com/4nAzTd4kAJ— Sir Kenneth Olisa () May 7, 2024

07/05/24

Congratulations ⁦⁩ on your new library! We hope your children and staff enjoy it as much as ours are! See if you can spot our two Year 5s in this special video with some friends from ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/tCPoC31cEd— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () May 7, 2024

07/05/24

⬅️🤩 Swipe for a surprise!Almost a year since Her Majesty opened the first of a series of Coronation Libraries, The Queen has officially opened the 50th reading space to be transformed by at Moreland Primary School in London.— The Royal Family () May 7, 2024

07/05/24

Two of our pupils got an incredible opportunity today! They met Her Majesty the Queen on a visit to open the 1,000th primary library! We were fortunate to receive funding for our own coronation library. What an experience! pic.twitter.com/gx0N4LGxCs— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () May 7, 2024

03/05/24

The latest dates for the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) next series of Parent/Carer Webinars. Scan the QR codes to sign up. pic.twitter.com/f2cxRDjfkq— Harris Invictus () May 3, 2024

02/05/24

thank you for such an inspiring afternoon!!! Our students learned so much and had a lot of fun! strikes again with another ⚡️ opportunity for young people across London. https://t.co/3oL6lb0ycT— Harris Federation Music () May 2, 2024

02/05/24

I was delighted to be invited by to work with some wonderful young people, in collaboration with and . pic.twitter.com/L03ziU0T7Q— Alexis Ffrench () May 2, 2024

30/04/24

Don’t forget to book your place at our family lunch! pic.twitter.com/S0YadLzcp1— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () April 30, 2024

30/04/24

We are SO excited to have our students this afternoon experiencing the incredible Masterclass event with 🤩🎹! What are you doing with your afternoon? I bet it doesn’t involve a free concert and masterclass with an icon 💅. https://t.co/4TCqll1wtc— Harris Federation Music () April 30, 2024

28/04/24

If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories https://t.co/vOj8M8plwX— Harris Federation () April 28, 2024

17/04/24

Welcome to HPAC to all our new Reception families who will be joining us in September!Welcome letters and emails have been sent out to all those who have been offered a space.We are looking forward to you joining our community! pic.twitter.com/yY5PWNEdho— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () April 17, 2024

27/03/24

If you haven’t commented on the plans to close our local library at Broad Green, please do so! https://t.co/e2EppaCk4q— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

Have a look at the National Literacy Programme’s strategy video here. You may even catch a glimpse of our library, children and Principal at about 3mins 40secs! https://t.co/R61jz4Sqt5 — Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 27, 2024

27/03/24

A huge well done to our PTA on their first events - our Easter bonnet parade for R/Y1/Y2 and a decorate an egg competition for Y3-6! pic.twitter.com/JhblmLalUD— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 27, 2024

22/03/24

Each week we have reading buddies from come to read with our Year 2s. This is part of our primary/secondary links and the children love meeting the older Harris children! pic.twitter.com/MQDDOPoEbw— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 22, 2024

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Academy Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our academy. We look forward to welcoming you. Please read the further details below and contact us if you have any questions.

Telephone: 0208 689 7688

Email:  info@harrisprimarycroydon.org.uk

Address:  Harris Primary Academy Croydon, Thomson Crescent, Croydon, CR0 3JT

Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded below.  The following information provides a brief summary of the application procedure for Reception and in-year admissions.


Nursery Applications

The deadline to apply for our Nursery for September 2024 has now passed. Please find more information on our Nursery page. We will provide information on how to apply for an in-year admissions place or a delayed start to Nursery in due course.


Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2024.

We are holding open mornings/evenings to show you around our academy. To attend please book your place here.

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 apply by 15th January 2024.

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home Local Authority’s (LA’s) Common Application Form. These are accessible on the LA’s website and should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (on or before 15 January 2024.)

Please click the links below for more information on how to apply.

Letter to Parents - Application for Reception 2024

E-Admissions Leaflet 2024

More detailed information about the admission process can be found here

Reception Key Dates

15th January 2024

Common Application Form (CAF)  returned to home Local Authority https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

16th April 2024

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

30th April 2024

Acceptance deadline

16th May 2024

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May/June 2024

Appeals to be heard

1st September 2024

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by in-year admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a in-year admission, if still waiting


In Year Admissions

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy Croydon because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another primary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education you are entitled to apply for a school place. 

Since September 2013, the law allows you to apply directly to a school or Academy instead of the Local Authority. 

You can complete our 'In-year Admission Form' electronically by clicking here

Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available but completing this form will mean you will be offered a place or be added to our waiting list.

If you are interested in joining our academy please email info@harrisprimarycroydon.org.uk to book a one to one tour of the school.


For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an Appeal Form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

If you wish to appeal you must contact Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at:   

Harris Primary Academy Croydon:  Thomson Crescent, Croydon, CR0 3JT

All appeals must be made in writing to Harris Primary Academy Croydon using the appeals form. Appeals for Reception applications for September 2024 must be received by 16th May 2024 at 5pm.  All appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging 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, 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 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 3 people (2 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 pupil would cause to the education of the students already offered and the Health and Safety of all the pupils 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.

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