Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park Admissions information page.
Reception places 2020
We have 60 places available for Reception class in September.
To apply for a place in the Reception class at our Academy you will need to complete the Southwark online common application form. There is no supplementary form for admission to our Academy. Further information about the application process can be found here. A timeline showing when you will hear whether your application has been successful and when and how to appeal if not successful can be found below.
Academy Admissions Consultation for Academic year 2021/22
Admission authorities (individual academies) must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every seven years, even if the arrangements have not changed during that time.
The consultation on an amendment to the admissions policy at Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park, reducing the intake number from 60 to 30 places, produced no feedback or challenges. Governors considered the factors, (Reduced roll) behind the decision to change the admissions and then agreed at the FGB on 28th January 2020 to amend the admissions policy as proposed. This statement notifies all stakeholders that the changes to reduce the admissions intake for 2021-22 at Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park from 60 to 30 places.
Procedures where The Academy is oversubscribed
The Academy will consider all applications for places. Where fewer than 60 applications are received, the Academy will offer places to all those who have applied.
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:
a) Children in public care (Looked After Children) and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
b) Children who will have brothers or sisters attending the Academy at their time of entry (brothers and sisters includes half-brothers and sisters and step-brothers and sisters who share the same home. It also includes adopted and foster brothers and sisters sharing the same home);
c) Nearness to the Academy, as calculated by straight line distance from the main gate. This is measured by using a computerised GIS and a centre point supplied by the Ordnance Survey determines the start point of the measurement from the home address. Where the child lives in a block of flats with a communal entrance the centre point used is the central point of the block of flats and not the individual flat. If children are tied for the final place(s) to be allocated, the lower door number will be given priority.
Our full admissions policy can be found at the bottom of the page.
In Year Applications
We sometimes have places available for children in other year groups. If you have recently moved to the area or would like to apply for a place at Peckham Park outside the normal time of transfer between schools, please contact Sonia Alexander in our main office for information on how to apply and an application form. We strongly recommend that you make an appointment to visit us and contact the Academy office to arrange this.
Please click here for an application form.
Admission Appeals Timetable
September 2020 entry
Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2019 will be heard according to the following timetable:
|Allocation letters sent via email||Appeals lodged by||Appeals will be heard in two stages between|
|16th April 2020||4pm on 25th May 2020||June and July 2020|
Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.
Additional supporting information
If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least seven clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.
Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to five clear working days prior to the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.