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21/01/22

In Nursery this week, the children have been developing their fine motor skills by practising using one handed tools and equipment. They had lots of fun creating faces with a selection of different herbs and vegetables! 🌽 https://t.co/MN0WnqaoNU

21/01/22

Year 1 have made their own salt dough characters this week based on the stories they have been writing in literacy. They used interesting adjectives to describe their characters! 📝 https://t.co/PLOXmtzY9M

21/01/22

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Thank you to , The Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors for an eye opening presentation on the schools new Sustainability Plan. The children were passionate, inspiring and did a great job of asking some very well thought-out questions. https://t.co/1MpHEvjLdu

20/01/22

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🚨 New Page for 🚨 We have put together Top Tips for parents and carers to talk about with their children who are under 11. - it's never too early to talk about life online. 👇 https://t.co/Qt53XLZ0vb https://t.co/8ZsTYAtuiz

20/01/22

This week in science, year 5 have been investigating which materials are attracted to a magnet and are also conductors of electricity 🔌 Did you know not all metals are magnetic? https://t.co/1qWCoRFTT6

17/01/22

Last week we welcomed our local MP, Ellie Reeves, to our school. During her visit, she met with both our Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors. They presented our new Sustainability Plan for our school as well as having a question and answer session ♻️ https://t.co/RqpF0XPR4J

13/01/22

Year 6 have been learning about the C Major Scale in music today. They started off by discussing how Major Scales have a happy sounding tonality and then had a go at playing the C Major Scale on Glockenspiels 🎶 https://t.co/SXvp4x7Gjq

13/01/22

In science this week, year 6 have been learning about Inheritance. They applied their knowledge about inherited characteristics to Mr Men and predicted what they thought the offspring of different Mr Men and Little Miss would look like! 👩‍🔬 https://t.co/4BMNzdq0nn

17/12/21

We had a very special visitor handing out Principals awards this morning! All of our pupils were very excited to receive a visit from Mrs Elf 🌟 https://t.co/jizQEeiVkH

16/12/21

Wow this is so magical!

16/12/21

Yesterday morning we took our nursery children to the local post box to post the Christmas and Winter cards that they have made for their families 📮 https://t.co/1WEbUPPNc6

15/12/21

Our amazing Wellbeing Warriors are running a bake sale on the playground after school today! All proceeds will be used by the Wellbeing Warriors to host wellbeing events for pupils in our school. Please come along and purchase a yummy cake 🍰 https://t.co/TckhOeTICW

14/12/21

In DT, year 1 have been making their very own moving picture books! They have made their fish move 📚 https://t.co/mIyIPPbanR

14/12/21

Today in DT, year 3 have been using fresh produce to create their own salads and salad dressings. How yummy do these look! 🥗 https://t.co/ON2K54u9Li

14/12/21

Years 4, 5 and 6 are at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley ready to watch this year's pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' 🎭 https://t.co/vjjJFTWWGm

13/12/21

Thank you so much to all of our staff and pupils for their amazing efforts for Christmas Jumper Day today- we have seen some fabulous jumpers and accessories 🤩 We have also raised some money for the incredible Save The Children charity 🌟 https://t.co/vp0ZMa87tM

13/12/21

Third stop for year 6: standing on the remains of the very famous Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace Park https://t.co/cI2bmz3UvB

13/12/21

Stop two for year 6: Penge East station, which was originally named Penge Lane, opened in 1863. It is a grade II listed building which means it cannot be changed or demolished easily without the correct permission! https://t.co/4GO7Q7mrKF

13/12/21

Year 6 are on a walking tour of their local area this morning as part of their geography topic. First stop- The Crooked Billet which has been a landmark in Penge since 1601 🏙️ https://t.co/zUnPQiOxQ6

11/12/21

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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.

We are pleased to announce the following open sessions for you to come and take a look at our academy!

Wednesday 13/10/2021 at 9.30am

Thursday 18/11/2021 at 9.30am

Wednesday 24/11/2021 at 2.30pm

Wednesday 15/12/2021 at 2.30pm

Wednesday 12/1/2022 at 9.30am

Please book a place at one of these sessions by emailing:

info@harrisprimarykenthouse.org.uk

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 2022

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2022-2023

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 2022 Intake

The Academy will have an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2022-2023.  The Key dates are below:

Reception Key Dates

 2022-2023

1 September 2021 Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15 January 2022

Online closing date for Application Forms

16 April 2022

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2 May 2022

Acceptance of place deadline

15 May 2022

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

June - July 2022

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2022

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 29th April 2022 at 5.00pm. 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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