Academy Admissions - Harris Primary Academy Mayflower



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"Very few people in the middle class elites prioritise white, working class achievement. It's not fashionable." Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO of the Harris Federation, says white, working class students need more representation at top universities.


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Here's Stormzy with two teachers from his old school, where he announced the Stormzy Scholarship 👊 More on and at 12:45 and 17:45 📻


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Welcome back Stormzy! Thank you for coming back to celebrate with Harris students as they get their results.


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very proud mummy Harry raised £150 for haven house with his drawings


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A massive thank you to breakfast club team Miles has loved all he’s breakfast (espically fry up Friday) ❤️


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Thank you Mrs Lopez for a fantastic year of learning. Thank you for our memory poster too. Have a restful summer holiday see you in September xxx


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Another school year gone too fast.The kids have had such a good year at school,they have progressed and developed so much thanks to brilliant teachers and everyone at their school.Well done and thank you to all the hardwork and effort you put in everyday defently shows


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Had a great day with the Harris Academy’s across London helping give them an auctioneering experience at Christie’s. they did their schools proud and made money for Charity also. 👍


Great to see so many of our families tonight. It is wonderful to see how much everyone enjoys these events and spending time together


Another great Community Evening BBQ with our wonderful children and families...thank you so much to our staff and for providing and serving the food tonight


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Harry enjoying the BBQ at the school he will be joining in September.


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Elijah Chilling With The Voice Kids UK


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So proud of you Harry over £150 raised so far just some of the pics you have drawn


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David had a great week learning about Sri Lanka, finished off with a parade. Beautiful artwork produced by the children. Well done 👏


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Future England penalty taker? Wonderful afternoon spent at fun day. Lots of future sports stars within our academy.


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Was a great afternoon, well.done everyone


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Best part other than the 🌭 ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️


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Kids had a fantastic time at the fun day. It was such a nice atmosphere:)


Familiar faces running the stalls tonight! So lovely to see the children having a fantastic time


So many winners at the games and stalls...lots of happy faces

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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