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