Our Year 4 Pupils had a fantastic time at the Horniman Museum on Wednesday! Thank you for having us


Year two enjoyed applying their knowledge of microhabitats to create minibeast hotels this afternoon. They thought carefully about how to ensure their hotels provided food, water and shelter.


Thank you to our PTA, PATHS, for our new goals! Here they are in action!


Our Year 1 pupils have been making clay pinch pots today- inspired by Kathy Jeffers!


Year two have been learning about microhabitats this afternoon. We enjoyed investigating the living things found in microhabitats within our school grounds.


Today year 1 were learning to identify equal groups and then add equal groups together in Maths. We used counters to help us with our learning.


Wishing our families and community a very happy Eid Al-Fitr! Our Year 1 pupils enjoyed some special treats on Friday in celebration of Eid- thank you Siwar!


This afternoon we said a fond farewell to Ms Schofield who has been with us since the school opened in 2014. We wish her the very best of luck in her exciting new role as a secondary school librarian!


A group of KS2 pupils visited Shortlands Library this morning to take part in a workshop with author and illustrator Their abstract portraits will be displayed in The Glades shopping centre in June and July as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations!


Year two have been working hard in the statistics unit of maths. Today, they were able to independently complete their own bar charts!


Sisters Marta and Daria have been so inspired by their Latin lessons that they have each made their own English-Latin Dictionary! What great home learning. A useful tool for their classrooms!


Our KS1 pupils are enjoying making their own games in coding club!


Well Done to Laila who has completed her entire reading record! Some super reading at home. We’re really proud! What a fantastic achievement.


Congratulations to our governors Phil, Sarah and Roger who received an award for their three years of service as a governor at the Governor conference this weekend. Thank you for everything you do for our school!


Thank you to PATHs for organising a fantastic magic show for our pupils. The children loved it!


Thank you to Councillor Aisha Cuthbert for speaking to year 4 pupils about her role in Shortlands. Our pupils left the digital surgery feeling inspired to go into politics. Thank you to the politics project for organising!


Our Reception Children have had a visit from a family of rabbits and a new born baby to launch their topic on growth!


Year 2 and 6 teachers from HPAS, HPABG and HPABe met today for writing moderation. Fantastic opportunity for professional dialogue.


Our Year 4 pupils enjoyed their first Latin lesson of the Summer Term. They were learning the Latin terms for people and things in a Roman Market


Our Year 6 pupils are hard at work recapping some key learning from KS2 during our Easter School

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Admissions Information Page. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria can be downloaded below.

Join our School - In-Year Transfer

If you would like your child to join our school, in any year, we would love to hear from you. 

Please complete this form to express you interest, and we will be in touch with you shortly!

You will also need to apply through the Local Authority- the link to do so can be found in the form above.

Reception Applications 2021

The Academy had an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2021-22.

Please apply for an in-year transfer using the form above. 

Reception Admissions 2022-23

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2022-2023. 

The Key dates for this process are below: 

Reception Key Dates


1st September 2021

Local Authority Online Application Website Open

15th January 2022

Online closing date for Application Forms

19th April 2022

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school

2nd May 2022

Acceptance of place deadline

16th May 2022

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

May-June 2022

Appeals to be heard

31st December 2022

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply for an In-Year transfer through the local authority after the 1st January 2023, if still waiting

For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal 

Parents 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.  You can attach to your appeals form any relevant documents and or a letter with information and evidence that you feel supports your case. 

All appeals must be made in writing to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, Kingswood Road, Shortlands, Bromley, BR2 0HG or at using the appeals form by the 16th May 2022.  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 14 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 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. 

Admission Arrangements 2023-24

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Beckenham met on 27th January 2022 to review and consider the responses of the admission consultation. After careful consideration, the Governing body agreed to determine the Admission Arrangements for 2023-24 which can be found below.

The Academy has an admission number of 60 in Reception for September 2023-2024

Applications for places in Reception should be made on London Borough of Bromley’s Common Application Form, this is now managed online. Key information on primary school admissions can be found on the Local Authority’s website and an application can be made online via HERE. Forms 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).