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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.
School Tour Dates
If you would like a tour of the school please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange this for you.
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 2020.
Applications for places in Year 3 should be made on the home Local Authority’s Common Application Form available here. 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)
Any parent who wishes their child to transfer to a Junior school in September 2020 must apply before 15 January 2020. An application must be completed even if a child is at an attached Infants' school.
You can start your online application from 1st September 2019 and have until 15 January 2020 to apply. Offer day will be 16 April 2020.
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 21st May 2019 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.
Timeline of Appeal Process
September 2019 entry
Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2019 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 2019
5pm on 13th May 2019
June - July 2019
Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
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.