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.
Admission Arrangements 2022-23
The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Mayflower met on 10th February 2022 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation. Following careful consideration, the Governing Body agreed to determine the Admission Arrangements for 2022-23 which can be found below.
Academy Admissions Contact Details
Miss Jamie Williams is our admissions officer and her contact details are as follows:
Telephone: 020 3772 4588 Email: J.Williams@harrisprimarymayflower.org.uk
The Academy has an admission number of 150 in Reception for September 2022
If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2022.
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
1st September 2021- Application period opens
15th January 2022 - Application period closes for on-time applications
19th April 2022 - Notification of offers are available from 12:30am
4th May 2022 - Deadline for receipt of acceptances
16th May 2022 - Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
May - June 2022 - Appeals to be heard
1st September 2022 - Thurrock Council waiting list closes. Parents wishing to join must re-apply directly to the Academy.
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
All appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
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.