Current Spaces in Year Groups (updated weekly)
Harpenden Academy manage their own In Year Admissions.
If you would like your child to be added to the year group waiting list then please email email@example.com and provide us with your child's name, DOB and home address. If you would like to discuss how our spaces are allocated from the admissions waiting list then please give the school office a call between 9.30-14.00, Mon-Wed.
|Year Group||Number of Spaces|
|Year 1||FULL - WAITING LIST|
|Year 2||2 spaces|
|Year 3||FULL - WAITING LIST|
|Year 4||FULL - WAITING LIST|
|Year 5||FULL - WAITING LIST|
|Year 6||FULL - WAITING LIST|
Reception 2021 Allocation
Applications for Reception places September 2021 should be done online. Go to www.hertsdirect.org/admissions for further information on how to do this. You can change your application at any time up to the closing date. You will be prompted to complete a supplementary information form (SIF). You only need to complete this if you wish to be considered under the pupil premium criteria. If this is the case please complete the SIF and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ring the school office or email to book your school tour:
From September 2011 all primary schools must offer children a full-time place at the start of the September term. However, legally children do not have to be in full-time education until the term after their 5th birthday. Delaying your child’s entry into school is called ‘deferred entry’. You can request this, but your child must start before the end of the school year during which they turn 5. The expectation is all those starting in September will attend full days but if you are a parent of a summer born child and have concerns over full school days please talk to us.
In year admissions 2020-2021
As a developing school, HA does have limited vacancies in various year groups for this academic year. Parents who would like to make a visit are asked to telephone Kathryn Jackson, our Office Manager, to make an appointment to meet the Head and to see the school in action.
Pupil numbers per class are determined by the Trust Board as the Admitting Authority.
International parents, planning to move to Harpenden during the year are welcome to arrange a Face Time or Skype interview with the Headteacher via our Office Manager.
For transfer appeals, Hertfordshire parents can access the online system via their admissions account. Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper should now use our appeals online system and will need to contact our Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order to obtain their registration details to gain access.
For In Year appeals, parents will also use our appeals online system.
Please be aware that parent guidance for Herts County Council appeals can be found on the HCC website School Appeals.
September 2021 entry
Appeals resulting from under 11’s applications for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable:
|Allocation day||Appeals lodged by||Appeals to be heard between|
|Under 11's (Primary Reception Junior / Middle)||16 April 2021||4pm on 21 May 2021||16 June - 23 July 2021|
Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever 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 7 working days in advance of the hearing.
Additional supporting information
If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days, not counting the day of postage or the hearing, in advance of your appeal.
Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel. If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the appeals team.
Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 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.