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: J.Wallace@harrisprimarymayflower.org.uk
The Academy has an admission number of 150 in Reception for September 2020
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2021.
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
Monday 2nd November 2020- Application period opens
Friday15th January 2021 - Application period closes for on-time applications
Friday 16th April 2021 - Notification of offers are available from 12:30am
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 www.thurrock.gov.uk/admissions
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 www.thurrock.gov.uk/admissions
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.
- 18 May 2020 - dealine to appeal
- 16 June 2020 - notice of appeal hearing
- 22 June 2020 - appeal hearing papers sent out
- 30 June and 1 July 2020 - appeal hearing
- 7 July 2020 - decision letter
The deadline for submitting a school admissions appeal is 18 May 2020 for all admissions to the 2020/21 school year.
Appeals received before this deadline will be heard during the main round of appeals, which will take place between 30 June 2020 and 1 July 2020