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05/03/21

Miss Field, Mr Griffin and Miss Simmons cannot wait to welcome their year 6 classes back to school Monday! Here is a special message from them 🌈 https://t.co/tVHarUs51f

05/03/21

Mrs Prior and Miss Sayer are so excited to welcome all of you back on Monday. They have some special messages for you 🌈 https://t.co/UFFquM0WTV

04/03/21

Mr Jones and Mrs Hicks are so excited to welcome their Year 5 classes back on Monday 🌈 https://t.co/rw8pHPJNdM

04/03/21

All of us here at Harris Kent House have had a fabulous World Book Day. We have enjoyed curling up with some of our favourite books, and celebrating this wonderful day 📚 https://t.co/voA0a8hVn2

04/03/21

Ms Tildesley has arranged for some book characters to send some very special messages to her year 4 class about how much she can't wait to see them all again on Monday! 🌈 https://t.co/ClIPD0MKTG

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day everyone! 📚 Don't forget to wear your pyjamas today, ready to curl up with a book and read. Miss Simmons is ready to celebrate this amazing day 📖 https://t.co/yU9FFI3bjF

03/03/21

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Tomorrow is ! There are lots of ways to celebrate, including our FREE event at 10.30am. With and a special with -hosted by ! Join us TOMORROW at https://t.co/gB6Zq4vd2q 🥳 https://t.co/05Ak2Cfj76

03/03/21

Mr.Hanson is really looking forward to welcoming you all back to school next week, and teaching you your PE lessons 🌈 https://t.co/OwG2xJXvbZ

03/03/21

Mrs Borecka, Mr Lawler and Mrs Sullivan have missed you all so much. They have some special messages for year 3 🌈 https://t.co/JKEtER5YbI

02/03/21

Our Nursery class have been baking some salt dough bread for their role play bakery this week🍞 https://t.co/3oE6vaJsgu

02/03/21

Mr Hayward, Mr Turner and the rest of the year one team are so excited to welcome you all back next week! They have made some special messages for you🌈 https://t.co/tINHFfJUgO

02/03/21

Mrs Souissi, Miss Campbell and Mrs Walker are so excited to welcome our year 2's back next Monday. They have some messages for you! 🌈 https://t.co/9HgNBZCaq5

01/03/21

Today's messages are from Ms Bowern and the reception team. We can't wait to see you all next week🌈 https://t.co/GMrAwTkN9j

01/03/21

A week to go until until all of our pupils return to school! This week we’ll be sharing photos, videos and messages from the staff to you all as we prepare for your return to school. We can’t wait to see you all and welcome everyone back! 🌈

26/02/21

Chick Update 🐤 Our chicks are thriving in their first few days in the world. Mr Hayward and Miss Simmons enjoyed being able to hold them yesterday! https://t.co/YCepXjh1Gd

25/02/21

Chick update 🐤 All of our chicks have hatched now! They are all doing so well and we can't wait to watch them through the first few days of their lives. Does anyone have any good names for them? https://t.co/1Qr1ICrYTS

24/02/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's wellbeing challenge is to write a letter or draw a picture to give to someone when we come back to school. This could be a friend or an adult! We will quarantine them before they are given out https://t.co/35viXd4gxW

24/02/21

On Thursday 4th March it is World Book Day! Our theme for this year is 'Curl up and read a book' 📚 We are having a pyjama day and would love all children, both online and in school, to join in! We can't wait to share some wonderful books with you all https://t.co/9Im1qb7GXU

23/02/21

We have had an exciting arrival at Kent House this week 🌟 Year 1 are learning about animals in science, and this term they are hatching their own chicks! 🐤 We can't wait to meet them! https://t.co/lkVdGA11uF

21/02/21

We hope you have all had a lovely half-term. We are looking forward to seeing you either online via Teams or in school for key worker and vulnerable children tomorrow morning 🌈 https://t.co/gLIU3k9ZHi

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Academy Admissions


Lead Admissions Officer: Rachel Bowern
Administration of Admissions: Andy Friend


“Applications for a Primary School place at Kent House are processed centrally by the London Borough of Bromley (LBB) Admissions Team. Where a child is the subject of a Statement of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named in the Statement, he or she will be admitted first and under different regulations. When the Academy is oversubscribed, applications will be processed in order of the following criteria:

  1. Looked after and previously looked after children
  2. Children with a medical or social need with evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional
  3. Siblings of children already in school
  4. Proximity - Children who live closest to the school ”

 

Open Days

We will be posting on our website 'virtual tours' to enable you to see the academy - this will be posted over the next few weeks


Reception Intake

Children start Reception Class from the September after their fourth birthday. Applications can be made between September and January for a place the following September (closing date applies). If you are a LBB resident, to apply for a place in Reception at Kent House you will need to complete an Application Form online available from the LBB. If you are unable to complete an online application you can collect an Application Form from the LBB main reception at Bromley Civic Centre (Monday-Friday 08.30-17.00). If you live outside of the LBB you must apply to your local authority.


Other In-Year Groups

For any other year group, applications must again be made via London Borough of Bromley. In year application forms are available from the Civic Centre.

This application process is for all applicants, from any local authority, to apply for a place at Kent House from current Reception through to Year 6. All applications must be submitted to LBB, Civic Centre, Bromley.


Nursery Class

The Nursery at Kent House is an Early Years provision with warm and welcoming staff, that are a dedicated team of individuals working together to promote a wide and varied Early Years provision. Our highly qualified and experienced staff offer the children a learning through play based experience as required for the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Our Nursery class offers 52 places (26 each session). This is a mixture of full time (30 hours) and part time (15 hours) places, funded.  Children can start in Nursery the term after their third birthday, if places are available.

At present all three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week, up to 38 weeks per year. The government has also introduced an extended 15 hours of free childcare per week - 30 hours in total for 38 weeks per year, for those families that are eligible.

The hours for the Nursery are as follows: Morning sessions 8.30am - 11.30am, afternoon sessions 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

We also offer 8.30am - 3.30pm for those that qualify for the 30 hours free child care. *This includes an hour for lunchtime provision chargeable at £5.00 per pupil per day. 

Applications for a place in our Nursery can be made directly to the school, by collecting an application form from the school office and returning it directly to the school once completed. We can also assist you with the eligibility criteria for the universal 15 hours free child care and extended 15 hours free child care (30 hours)


The Admissions Procedure

Once we are able to offer a child a place at HPAKH, a member of the school office staff will call the child’s Parent/Carer and invite them into school for a meeting with the Principal. During this time your child will meet his/her teacher and have a tour of our school. Parents will be given an induction pack containing some information about the school and enrolment forms that must be completed before your child can start. Parents/Carers of pupils who are eligible for free school meals will be advised on how to apply for free school meals.

Reception Applications 2021

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2021-2022

Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Bromley’s Common Application Form, this is now managed online. Key information on primary school admissions can be found on the Local Authority’s website. Forms should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (normally early to mid-January before the academic year in which the child is eligible for entry).

Reception Applications 2021 Intake

The Academy will have an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2021-2022.  The Key dates are below:

Reception Key Dates

 2021-2022

1 September 2020 Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15 January 2021

Online closing date for Application Forms

16 April 2021

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2 May 2021

Acceptance of place deadline

15 May 2021

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

June - July 2021

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2021

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply for an In-Year transfer through the local authority after the 1st January 2019, if still waiting

In-Year Applications

For in-year admissions, please contact the local authority for an In-Year Transfer.  You may also contact Admissions at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form. Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available, but you have the right of appeal if you are refused a place.



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

Harris Primary Academy Kent House, High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7QR

Completed appeal forms must be received by the Academy by the closing date 30th April 2021 at 5pm. 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 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.

A link to the Admissions Appeals Timetable can be found here.


Visits to the School

We welcome visits from prospective Parents/Carers.  Please contact the school for details of our Open Mornings that take place during the autumn term.

 

 

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