Madrid class have kicked off their one mile a day challenge! The children had big smiles on their faces for their first run of the week


Another fab performance from guitars and steel pans. Singing, improvisation, playing and songs we could all join in with. Well done Malaga, guitar continuers and steel pans club!


Here are some pictures of Year 5 at the professional rugby coaching day last week at Barn Elms sports ground in London. They had a fantastic time keeping active and working hard!


It's Science Week! Madrid and Leon pupils made scientific predictions today, with the help of our lovely parents! Can we prove that plants drink water? Check out our results at the Science Fair!


Some of our pupils have just got back from the year 3 and 4 gymnastics competition at Hornsey School for Girls. Wow, what incredible possible future athletes!


Our cross country team from Year 5 and 6 - where’s their mud!?


Year 1 had a fantastic time and earned lots at today!


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We hope all of our Mums had an amazing Mother's Day on Sunday. Here's San Sebastian's incredible efforts for their Mother's Day Cards.


Hiding from THE TRUNCHBULL last week!


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A reminder to our local primary schools. Transition Evening will be taking place at Park View today at 5pm for all our accepted students. Looking forward to seeing your students this evening!


People think it's all fun, games and learning for our nursery children, but that's not the case. This week they've been busy being serious, important detectives! Who broke baby bear’s chair? If you have any information please call HPAPL Nursery.


Year 2 had a wonderful trip to on Monday and here's some pictures of La Coruna to prove it. A fantastic day out!


WOW! How impressive are some of our new dispalys around the academy? Totally inspiring!


Happy International Women's Day to our talented, caring, hardworking female staff, parents, pupils and friends.


Eesa from Leon class was keen to re-write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in his own words, and did a fantastic job! Not bad for reception, well done Eesa! 🌟

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 Academy Philip Lane Admissions information page. We recognise that choosing a school for your child is an important decision. We hold regular open sessions for prospective parents and their children to come and visit us. We have three options availble for you to chose from:

Visit Option 1: Tuesday Morning 9.30am

This visit will include a tour with the principal with specififc emphasis on literacy and maths at the academy.

Visit Option 2: Tuesday Afternoon 1.45pm

This visit will include a tour with the principal with specific emphasis on the wider curriculum at the academy.

Visit Open 3: Thursday Afternoon 1.45pm

This visit will include a brief meeting with the Principal before undertaking a more general tour without the Principal.

Parents wishing to visit our school should contact the school office to make an appointment on 020 8808 3231 making it clear which visit option they wish to undertake. The office will give you the next available dates for the tour you wish to attend.

To view our prospectus, please click on the link at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, to arrange a visit please contact our admissions team on the details below:  

Telephone: 0208 808 3231
Address: Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane, Philip Lane,  London, N15 4AB

Nursery Applications

We have 52 part time places available in our nursery. Please contact our admissions team for an application form.

Reception Applications

The Academy has 60 places in Reception for September 2018

Applications for places in Reception should be made via the local authority.

Reception Key Dates  
15th January 2018 Application forms to be received by the Local Authority
16th April 2018 The LA will contact parents to inform them if they have been successful in applying for a place.
2nd May 2018 Deadline for parents to accept the offered place.
15th May 2018 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the LA
May - June 2018 Appeals to be heard
1st  September 2018 Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

Where  a  child  is  the  subject  of  a  Statement  of  Special  Educational  Needs where  the  Academy  is  named  in  the  Statement or an EHC (Educational Healthcare) Plan,  he or she  will  be  admitted under different regulations.

After the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs or EHC Plans, we follow the local admission criteria and the following rules will be applied in the order of priority set out below to decide who will be offered a place:

1) Children in Care - Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.

2) Social Medical - Children who the Authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at one specific school. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how the specified school is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

3) Brother or sister - Children with a brother or sister already attending Philip Lane and who will still be attending on the date of admission. This category includes foster brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters or stepbrothers and sisters or other children living permanently at the same address. Parents should note that in all these cases, the brother or sister must be living at the same address as the child for whom the application is being made.

4) Distance - Children living closet to the Academy.  This is measured in a straight line from post office address point for the child's home, to the post office point of the academy, supplied by the Royal Mail using a computerised mapping system.

Supporting our families with Primary and Secondary applications

Applications are now mostly completed on line (e-Admissions), however here at Philip Lane we recognise that computers/internet are not always accessible to everyone.  Therefore during these key times at the start of a child's Primary and Secondary School life, we offer our parents and carers the opportunity to come into our Academy to receive support with their applications.


In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane 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 the Admissions team at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download from below. Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available, but you have the right of appeal if you are refused a place.  If you wish to appeal an In-Year refusal, please contact the Admissions Team.

For Parents/Carers who wish to appeal

Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available, but you have the right of appeal if you are refused a place. If you wish to appeal an admissions decision please contact the Admissions Team.


Open Days

Reception 2018-2019 open days will be at 9.30 every alternative Tuesday from 26th September until January 2019. Not incl holidays.They will last one hour. There are 10 places on each tour. Places need to be booked in advance through contacting Gina in the office on 020 8808 3231.

In Year admission tours happen on Mondays. Please contact the office to arrange on 020 8808 3231.

Nursery tours 2017-2018  are arranged via appointment only - please contact the admin team on the information above.

Nursery tours 2018-2019 will take place from January 2019 until March 2019. Please conatct Gina to arrange.

We look forward to having you visit our academy.