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29/05/24

🎉CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE WON OUR MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW!🎉Bold promises such as this are run-of-the-mill for pop-ups 💬 This , find out how to safeguard children against risks linked with this widely used marketing technique. Download here https://t.co/jD0Jr84HL9 pic.twitter.com/rlE7W0DsUn

24/05/24

Our Year 3s had a fabulous time finishing off their Egyptian learning by applying what they knew about mummification! Natron Salt? ✓ Bandages? ✓ A tomato?! pic.twitter.com/6itfgb7sjr

23/05/24

A brilliant training session in the sunshine this afternoon! ⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/nEy7rgwgS3

22/05/24

Flourishing friendships can be an important aspect of a happy life - but what does a healthy relationship look like?🤝 This , we’re offering expert advice on encouraging healthy friendships among children and young people 🫶Download here https://t.co/FwpxVKSgxu pic.twitter.com/EWlw6ApKGE

22/05/24

Our Year 4s had a brilliant time at Mote Farm; making flour, working with the animals, and learning all about farm life! pic.twitter.com/trT8EVWE3r

17/05/24

We're so proud of our school community for raising an amazing £200 for on Wear it Green Day! pic.twitter.com/1HL0CGYAso

14/05/24

This week in Art, Y1 enjoyed creating wild monsters inspired by the story 'Where the Wild Things Are' using their pinch pot technique. We were also thrilled to be supported by a parent, who is an art designer! pic.twitter.com/qStVeS7d2Z

10/05/24

It's currently 1-1 in a nail-biting match between Kent House and Crystal Palace! pic.twitter.com/oGjhBwxkyr

10/05/24

At HPAKH we love music and nurturing personal development. KS1 had a fun-filled samba workshop yesterday, and even performed to a packed-out hall of parents! pic.twitter.com/30dEyUGu5M

03/05/24

We are so proud of our Year 6 football team's win against last week, a tight 2-1! We're looking forward to the away rematch next Friday! pic.twitter.com/tAnSS6rukZ

03/05/24

We are really excited about out KS1 French club led by our very own Mrs Francois! Every Thursday after school - this week we were learning greetings; bonjour! pic.twitter.com/SJMWhDLROp

24/04/24

🎼🎵 are teaching our year 6 children the Clarinet! We had a fantastic first lesson and all managed to make a sound! 🎵🎼 pic.twitter.com/WcYttpAx6A

24/04/24

There are still some in-school spaces left for weekly music lessons, you can sign up here: https://t.co/ZBMLPY1PYc

19/04/24

We were very proud of our Year 6 football team yesterday afternoon - a hard-fought game against enjoyed by all! pic.twitter.com/0fig7EPkD3

17/04/24

A huge welcome to all of our new parents who have chosen Kent House for your Reception aged children! We're really looking forward to meeting you! pic.twitter.com/EEp4i9IpaA

16/04/24

Year 6 had a great time this afternoon learning about the composition of blood; plasma, white and red blood cells and platelets! pic.twitter.com/MVDee8MrbD

28/03/24

We've just dropped off Easter and Eid cards for those at pic.twitter.com/OzpftbJKPc

28/03/24

Our amazing Miss Sayers is running seven marathons this year to raise money to further improve our SEN provision! https://t.co/JicddfyrOL

22/03/24

Look at our brilliant Year 3 printing display, inspired by Paul Klee! pic.twitter.com/ml7ufR7i9O

21/03/24

On Saturday five of our children played in a BYMT Orchestra at Langley Park - Can you spot them? pic.twitter.com/uZca6lxWpq

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Academy Admissions

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Lead Admissions Officer: Phil Jones
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. Enrolment at our Nursery provision
  5. Proximity - Children who live closest to the school

View Our Academy!

If you would like to view our academy please contact the academy office 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 2024

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2024-2025

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 2024 Intake

The Academy will have an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2024-2025.  The Key dates are below:

Reception Key Dates

 2024-2025

1 September 2024 Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15 January 2024

Online closing date for Application Forms

17 April 2024

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2 May 2024

Acceptance of place deadline

16 May 2024

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

(Please note this is for September 2024 Reception Entries)

May-June 2024

Appeals to be heard

First Day of New Term Spring 2025 

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 this date, if still waiting

In-Year Applications

For in-year admissions, please contact the local authority for an In-Year Transfer,details can be found here.  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, for Reception intake only, must be received by the Academy by the closing date 16th May 2024 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.  All appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.

  • 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.  Details of our open sessions are available at the top of the page.