Year 1 enjoyed redesigning their puppets. They included extra design ideas for how they will improve their puppet this half term 🐯🐻🐝


🥁After learning about and watching Kenyan drumming, Year 2 had a go at using the drums!🥁


Year 1 have been making and decorating ‘animal’ themed puppets!


Year 1 have enjoyed creating clay monsters over the past two weeks! Very creative 😁👹


✂️Year 2 are DT superstars! They have made the next addition to their playgrounds by creating a slide structure.✂️


##🐻NMURPHY🐻## Last week was a big celebration of Eid al-fitr for our Muslim community and to celebrate with them, we had a big party today! We went to visit our Head of Academy to share a delicious meal 😋


📏Year 2 have been practising their measuring skills by using non standard measurements. They measured their pencils, their learning and even each other! 📏


Today, Reception made their own dens to keep out the Big Bad Wolf 🐺 Can you tell what our topic for this term has been? 📖


##🐻NMURPHY🐻## Although the weather looks like the Autumn term, it does not stop us to get our hands in the mud to dig and plant our flowers, fruits, vegetables and sunflowers seeds! We are looking forward to see the sunshine and eat some yummy 😋 strawberries 🍓


⭐️Look at the incredible swings that Year 2 have made! We can’t wait to show off our finished playgrounds!⭐️


🐜🪲 Year 2 had so much fun this week in Science. They went on a bug hunt! They collected data on how many of each insect they found in our new forest school.🐞🕷


Year 1 enjoyed creating some monster themed clay pots! 👹


We’ve had a very busy start to the week in Year 4! On Monday, we started to make our art sculptures! We can’t wait to see why they look like when they’re finished.


In computing, Year 2 have been exploring how to make music. Today we experimented with different sounds and how to put them together.


In Art, Year 1 enjoyed adding texture to clay tiles in preparation for making a bowl! 🎨


Year 1 enjoyed dissecting a fish and using a magnifying glass to examine fish bones! 🐟🧑‍🔬



Year 5 have done an amazing job completing their computing 3D design unit to a high standard. They created nets, added & moved points on a side view and changed polygons to make packaging for a gift. Here are some examples of their work.


WOW! We are really proud of Reception Blyton class for singing and writing the spellings of the tricky word song. Mr Palmer was so impressed, that for the first time ever, he gave every child in the class a Head Teacher sticker! ⭐️


In French 🇫🇷, Year 5 have created posters about different planets of the solar system. 🌍🪐

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Admissions information page. We encourage visits to our Academy, please contact the Academy Office on the number below to arrange a tour. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page.  A brief summary of the application procedure follows, Reception and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 0208 660 2714

Address: Harris Primary Academy Kenley, 51 Little Roke Road, Kenley, Surrey CR8 5NF

Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2021

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home Local Authority’s Common Application Form. These are accessible on the LA’s website and 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 Key Dates


15th January 2021

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

16th April 2021

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

30th April 2021

Acceptance deadline

21st May 2021

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

June-July 2021

Appeals to be heard

31st  December 2021

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Harris Primary Academy Kenley, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy Kenley because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general well-being, you are entitled to apply for a school place. 

Since September 2013, the law allows you to apply directly to Harris Primary Academy Kenley.  Please contact Admissions at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download from (see below) 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.

If you wish to appeal you must contact Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at

Harris Primary Academy Kenley

51 Little Roke Road,




Completed appeal forms for Reception must be received by the Academy by the closing date 21st May 2021 at 5pm.

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.

Click here to download a copy of the appeal form