Welcome to the Harris Junior Academy Carshalton Admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of events and open days for prospective Parents, Carers and Students. 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, for Year 3 and in-year admissions. To view our full Admissions policy please click here.
Academy Admissions Contact Details
Admissions Officer: Miss Hayley Stevenson
Telephone: 0208 647 7324
Year 3 Applications
The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Year 3 for September 2017
Applications for places in Year 3 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). For more information please see the Sutton leaflet, available to download here.
Key dates for deadlines will be updated shortly. The timetable from last year will give you an idea.
|Year 3 Key Dates|
|15th January 2016||Closing date for forms to be returned to Sutton Local Authority|
|12th February 2016||Late application or a late change to preferences (a good reason for this happening is required)|
|18th April 2016||Notification of outcomes|
|21st April 2016||If letters have not be received by this date please contact Sutton Local Authority|
|30th April 2016||Deadline for parents to advise LEA of any waiting list requests|
|17th May 2016||Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the LEA|
|June to July 2016||Appeals to be heard and outcomes decided|
|1st September 2016||Waiting List 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 looking for a place at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton 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.
To request to transfer to Harris Junior Academy Carshalton please request a mid-term transfer form from your child's current school. This form is then sent to Sutton Local Authority who will then contact the admissions office. If you are successful in gaining a place you will be contacted by Harris Junior Academy Carshalton.
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 stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.
If you wish to appeal you must contact the Local Authority and apply for an appeal form. The Local Authority can be contacted here.
Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at
Harris Junior Academy Carshalton, Camden Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2NS
Completed appeal forms for Year 3 must be received by the Academy by the closing date 15th May 2017 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.