Welcome to the Harris Junior Academy Carshalton Admissions information page. 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.
Open Mornings and Evenings with the Head of Academy
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Open mornings and tour (9am)
Thursday 5th October 2023
Tuesday 14th November 2023
Open evening and tour (5pm)
Tuesday 28th November 2023
Academy Admissions Contact Details
Please contact the school office below for all admission enquiries.
Admissions Officer - Mrs S Somanah
Telephone: 0208 647 7324
Year 3 Applications
The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Year 3 for September 2024.
Applications for places in Year 3 should be made on the home Local Authority’s Common Application Form available from the link below;https://www.sutton.gov.uk/school-admissions
These are accessible on the Local Authority website and should be submitted in accordance with the Local Authority published deadlines for applications (normally early to mid-January before the academic year in which the child is eligible for entry)
Any parent who wishes their child to transfer to a Junior school in September 2024 must apply before 15th January 2024. An application must be completed even if a child is at an attached Infants' school.
You can start your online application from 1st September 2023 and have until 15th January 2024 to apply. Offer evening will be 16th April 2024.
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.
For an In Year application, you can download the application form from Sutton School Admissions Team's website:
For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal
Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should contact the school to discuss the matter. Further information will be given at this point.
Timeline of Appeal Process
September 2024 entry
Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:
Allocation letters sent out
Appeals lodged by
Appeals will be heard in two stages between
16th April 2024
5pm on 17th May 2024
May - June 2024
All appeals must be made in writing the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton, Camden Road, Carshalton, SM5 2NS using the appeals form by the 17th May 2024. All appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
Applicants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
Applicants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.
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.