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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park Admissions information page. 

Admissions Policy

We have 60 places available for Reception class in September each year. 

When considering applications, children with a statement of Special Education Needs that names the Academy or those with an Educational Healthcare (EHC) Plan will be admitted first and under different regulations before the oversubscription criteria is applied.  Please see a copy of our full admissions policy at the bottom of the page.

Children with siblings already at the Academy will be considered next for places followed by those who live closest.  Our full Admissions Policy for the current year can be downloaded below.

To apply for a place in the Reception class at our School you will need to complete and name Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park on the Southwark online common application form.  There is no supplementary form for admission to our School.  If you do not live in Southwark, you should name the School on the Common Application Form of the borough in which you live. Further information about the application process can be found https://www.southwark.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-admissions.  

For more information on joining our academy please visit our 'Join our Academy' page.

Reception Key Dates  2021

15th January 2021 The deadline for online application forms to be submitted (11:59pm)
16th April 2021 Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school
30th April 2021 Deadline to reject the school offered
18th May 2021 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
June- July 2021 Appeals to be heard

1st Sept 2021

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists.


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.

 

Deferred entry for infants

Parents offered a place for their child have a right to defer entry, or to take a place up part-time, until the start of the term beginning immediately after their child has reached compulsory school age. Children become of compulsory school age on the first prescribed day following their 5th birthday: that is 31 August, 31 December or 31 March (or on that day if any of these dates are the child’s birthday). However, places cannot be deferred until the next academic year.


Admission of children outside their normal age group

Parents may request that their child is admitted to a year group outside their normal age range, for instance where the child is gifted or talented or where a child has suffered from particular social or medical issues impacting his or her schooling. All such requests will be considered on their merits and either agreed or refused, on that basis. If a request is refused, the child will still be considered for admission to their normal age group.

The process for requesting such an admission is as follows:

With the application, parents should request that the child is admitted to another year group (state which one), and the reasons for that request. Parents will submit any evidence in support of their case with the application, for instance from a Medical Practitioner, Head Teacher etc. Some of the evidence a parent might submit could include:

• whether the child is ‘summer born’ and is seeking admission to a year group other than reception (or is seeking admission to reception rather than year 1);

• information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development;

• where relevant, their medical history and the views of a medical professional;

• whether they have previously been educated out of their normal age group; and

• whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely.

The school will consider each case on its merits taking into account the individual circumstances of the request and the child’s best interests. We will also ensure the parent is aware of whether the request for admission out of age group has been agreed before final offers are made, and the reason for any refusal. Requests for admission out of the normal year group will be considered alongside other applications made at the same time. An application from a child who would ‘normally’ be a year 1 child for a reception place will be considered alongside applications for reception.

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact our Admissions Officer.

Mrs Sonia Alexander

Email:info@harrisprimarypeckhampark.org.uk

Telephone:02076396091

 

Admission Appeals Timetable

September 2021 entry

Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2020 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 2021 4pm on 25th May 2021  June and July 2021
 

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.

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