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 see the attachment at the bottom of this page.
Academy Admissions Contact Details
Admissions Officer: Miss Hayley Stevenson
Telephone: 0208 647 7324
Year 3 Applications
The Academy has an admission number of 120 in Year 3 for September 2018.
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).
Key dates for your diary:
1 September 2017
Online applications open.
September 2017 to January 2018
Parents and carers can arrange visits to schools. Please visit school websites for details on visiting or contact them to book an appointment.
15 January 2018
Closing date for applications. After this date your application will be considered as late.
9 February 2018
Latest date that an application that is late for good reason can be accepted. Reasons and evidence must be presented with the application before this date.
16 April 2018
Applicants who use a paper form will receive their outcome in a letter sent by first class post.
Evening of 16 April 2018
Results available for applications submitted online.
15 May 2018
Last date for Community School appeals to be received to guarantee a hearing during the Summer term.
May to September 2018
Additional offers made as vacancies occur.
June to July 2018
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 2018 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.