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. Places at the Academy are open to all children.
Reception Applications – September 2024
The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2024.
Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home London Borough of Croydon’s e-admissions portal. This is accessible on their website and should be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines for applications (on or before 15th January 2024)
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 below) 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.
Academy Admissions Contact Details
Telephone: 0208 660 2714
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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.
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,
The academy will be heard within 40 school days from the receipt of the appeal paperwork.
Appeals for Reception 2024 intake
Completed appeal forms for Reception must be received by the Academy by the closing date of 15th May 2024 at 5pm.
All appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging an appeal.
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.