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Welcome to the Harris Academy Coleraine Park Admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of our open evenings for prospective Parents, Carers and Students. We offer tours of the Academy on a regular basis. Academy tour dates can be found in our 'Full calendar' section on our website. Please contact school office to book. If you wish to visit us on another occasion, or there are no up-coming dates listed, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a tour for you.
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, Reception and in-year admissions.
We have 60 places available in Reception each year.
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 Trust 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 our Academy on Glendish Road being prioritised.
You can read our full admissions policy here.
To apply for a place, you will need to name the Academy on Haringey Council’s Common Application Form. More details can be found here.
If you do not live in Haringey, you should name the Academy on the Common Application Form of the borough in which you live.
You can download our prospectus by clicking here.
In Year Applications
We sometimes have places available for children in other year groups. If you have recently moved to the area or would like to apply for a place at Coleraine Park outside the normal time of transfer between schools, please contact the Academy Office directly and we will provide you with an in-year pupil enrolment form.
Alternatively, you can download the form from below and return it to the academy office as soon as possible. We will then arrange a school tour and a 1:1 meeting with the principle.
You are welcome to contact our Admissions Officer if you have any questions.
Academy Admissions Contact Details
Admissions Officer: Miss Sobers
Applications for places in Reception 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).
|Reception Key Dates|
|15th January 2018||Application deadline|
|16th April 2018||Offer day|
|30th April 2018||Acceptance deadline|
|18th May 2018||Appeal deadline|
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 fill in the Appeals Form. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park, Glendish Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9XT
Completed appeal forms must be received by the Academy on 'To be confirm'.
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.
September 2018 entry
Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2018 will be heard according to the following timetable:
|Allocation letters sent out||Appeals lodged by||Appeals will be heard in two stages between|
|April 2018||May 2018||To be confirm|
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.
Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.
Additional supporting information
Information on appeals good practice can be found here.
If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least seven clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.
Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to five clear working days prior to the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.