Well done to our 181 pupils who are watching Peter Rabbit at the cinema this morning #100%Attendance


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so proud of my boy Jay Jay


Another wonderful ‘Always Lunch’ with our amazing pupils.


The dinosaur egg discovered this week resulted in some great Y1 writing in our academy


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Thank you to breakfast club for our mother days flowers 💞 x


Our pupils setting up the market before it opened


Our Friday Market in full swing!


The crowds arriving yesterday for our Enterprise Week Friday Market


Beautiful flowers given to staff from D & A’s family today to celebrate Women’s Day


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Fantastic news well done 👍


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Star of the week for trying hard in all areas of his work. Well done David. Mummy Daddy and Peanut are very proud of you xxx 👏💙


Our Mayflower families are the best PR a school could wish to have...107 first choice applications for Reception 2018 and 260 applications in total


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world book day 2018 our little Oompa Loompa


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When your son comes home dressed as Owen Grady equals homework tackled by himself , he doesn’t find spelling easy but tonight I think he’s smashed it just for trying !


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World book day 2018


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Perfect start to the week, family learning morning with my budding author celebrating world book day xxx


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Look a at the concentration lol,


We are open today, you should have received a parent mail at 6:08am.


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Fun walk into school today, hope everyone who attempted to made it in safely:)


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A Fun Way To Start The Day 🌨❄⛄

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.

Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Mayflower 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 Reception and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Mrs Jo Wallace is our admissions officer and her contact details are as follows:

Telephone: 020 3772 4588 Email:
Address: Harris Primary Academy Mayflower, Mayflower Road, Essex RM16 6SA

Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 150 in Reception for September 2017

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). Click here for a link to the Thurrock Council timeline for applications for admissions.

Key Reception Dates

Wednesday 1st November 2017- Application period opens

Monday 15th January 2018 - Application period closes for on-time applications

Monday 16th April 2018 - Notification of offers are available from 12:30am    

In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy Mayflower because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another primary 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. 

Please contact Thurrock Council Admissions, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6SL. Tel: 01375652883 or via the admissions website at

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 (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

If you wish to appeal you must contact the Admissions Team at Thurrock Council who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at

Thurrock Council Admissions, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6SL. Tel: 01375652883 or via the admissions website at

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.

The Appeal Hearing

Thurrock Council 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.

  • 9 June 2017 - deadline to appeal
  • 27 June 2017 - notice of hearing
  • 4 July 2017 - circulation of papers
  • 11 and 12 July 2017 - appeal hearing
  • 19 July 2017 - decision letter


Please click here for a link to the Thurrock Council Admissions Appeals Timeline