Tim in Year 1 really enjoyed this maths task where he learned about measuring length and weight using his favourite cuddle toys!


Isabella in Year 2 made a bug hotel. Let us know which bugs come to stay!


Year 5 had a shared reading lesson on Zoom. It’s great to see the children supporting each other with their reading!


Well done to Luca for earning a gold certificate in Mathletics today!👏👏👏


Fantastic maths learning from Beth. Keep it up!


A fantastic piece of artwork!


Aaron in Year 3 had a very exciting day! This morning answered his question live on YouTube. The question was ‘Can birds communicate or be understood by other species other than their own?’


Suyash has accepted Ms Schofield’s challenge and what an incredible job he has done! Well done Suyash! 👍


Asha in Year 2 has been very creative at home! We love all your art work!


Aaron in Year 3 has been very busy at home and has worked incredibly hard on his home learning. Keep it up Aaron!


Amelia in Year 5 tried pastel drawing this afternoon. Looks fantastic!


That’s fantastic! Keep us updated with how it goes!


This week’s challenge comes from Ms Schofield. Remember to send in some pics of your creations!


Hedgehog class had a ‘carpet time’ Show and Tell via Zoom today. Lots of happy, smiling faces!


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Wow - Harley! Fantastic home learning!


Fantastic maths work from Beth in Year 1! Well done!


HPAS staff and children and children at the Hub had a pyjama day today.


Ellie in Year 4 has written this brilliant story!


Mekai in Year 4 wrote this thoughtful poem as part of his PSHE learning. It’s fantastic- well done! I can’t wait for the day we can all play together either!

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Academy Admissions

Lead Admissions Officer: Sam French
Administration of Admissions: Sue Hill

We have 60 places available in Reception each year.  The dates for our open days are publicised on this website.  Please do take the time to come and meet us.

When considering applications, children with a statement of Special Education Needs that names the Academy or those with Educational Healthcare (EHC) Plans will be admitted first and under different regulations.

If there are more than 60 application, Looked After and Former Looked After Children will be admitted first, followed by children who the Harris Federation accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at the school. Supporting evidence in the form of a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professionals will need to be provided.

Children with siblings at the Academy will be prioritised next.  All remaining places will be distributed on the basis of proximity between home and school, with children who live closest to Kingswood Road being prioritised.

You can read our full admissions policy below.

How to apply

Admissions for Reception 2020

Applications for Reception places are now open.  Click here to find out more information and dates for notificaton of the school you have been allocated.


15 January 2020 Deadline for applications
16 April 2020 Bromley Local Authority will advise Parents/Carers of allocated school
30 April 2020 Deadline for acceptance of place
15 May 2020 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to Harris Primary Academy Shortlands
May-June 2020 Appeals to be heard

For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) may wish to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions based on the published admissions criteria.

If you wish to appeal, you must complete the appeals form available from the office. You can attach to your appeals form any relevant documents and or a letter with information and evidence that you feel supports your case.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, Kingswood Road, Shortlands, Bromley, Kent BR2 0HG

Forms must be received by the Academy by the 15 May 2020.

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 and 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.

In-year admissions

Please contact the Bromley Admissions to see if we have any places available in our current Reception and Key Stage 1 and 2 cohorts. You will need to apply through the London Borough of Bromley’s Admissions team but can specify our Academy if there are spaces available. Click here to find out more.

HPAS 2021-2022 Admissions policy

We have completed our six week consultation period and no comments or feedback were received.  As a result our newly determined policy is agreed.


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