Our Y6s last day 😢 - they have been a complete joy and we couldn’t be prouder of them and all their achievements!


PICK UP TIMES TOMORROW: 1pm - Nursery 1.15pm - Reception 1.20pm - Y1 & Y2 1.25pm - Y3 & Y4 1.30pm - Y5 & Y6 We would like to wish all students, parents, carers, staff, governors and other interested parties a lovely, safe and restful summer break!


A reminder to parents - please ensure your child has sun cream applied in the morning (and then in their bags) and plenty of water whilst the weather remains hot 🌞


It’s been an emotional rollercoaster but on Wednesday we say a fond farewell to our Y6s - they have been an amazingly talented group of students who have adapted brilliantly & will be sorely missed! Today they arecelebrating and we wish them all the best!


Selfies from us all. We’re having so much fun, time is flying by…and so are we! 🎡🎢


These superstars ⭐️ are about to have the time of their lives! ⁦⁩ here we come! 🎢🎡🎠 ⁦


On Wednesday 5M enjoyed the sun in Downhills Park. They were doing a litter survey to understand how humans change our natural environment but couldn’t resist a cheeky picnic along the way (collecting and disposing of the waste accordingly of course!)


Look at our new lunch Deli option!! The children are loving it!


AMAZING performance Ambria as Nancy. It surely is ‘a fine life’ watching you sing and perform. Couldn’t be more proud.


Fagin admires his pension pot. Well done young man. Brilliant. So proud of you


There’s more pick-pocketing in Fagin’s lair…


Fagin teaches Oliver how to ‘pick a pocket’ fabulous acting. Well done


Oliver meets Fagin and the gang - “Oi Fagin - these sausages are mouldy”


There’s more where that came from. Enjoy these amazing children - full of enthusiasm and joy. What a priceless luxury in these times


And finally - the ending of ‘Consider yourself’ Such fun. You guys are absolute stars!


Consider yourself even more lucky to watch verse 2!


‘Consider yourself’ lucky to see this amazing acting, singing, dancing and drama! So proud of you year 6. Treasure these memories


There’s trouble in the Sowerbury’s funeral parlour… well done guys!


Where is Love? Or rather where is there a dry eye in the place. Beautiful singing. So proud.


Oliver is sold to the Sowerbury’s for a measly £3. Ah Oliver - we know you’re worth more than a million dollars!

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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 are so pleased to present to you our HPAPL 2020-2021 Virtual Tour. Given the current circumstances we have organised and produced a fantastic tour explaining why and how Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane should be the school of choice and
why it is rated Ofsted Outstanding.

Please Click here to access our Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane Virtual Tour 2020.

We look forward to having you visit our academy.

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

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, Reception and in-year admissions.

We have 60 places available in Reception each year. 

When considering applications, children with a Statement of Special Education Needs that names the Academy or those with Educational Healthcare (EHC) Plans will be admitted first and under different regulations.

If there are more than 60 applications, Looked After and Former Looked After Children will be admitted first, followed by children who the Harris Trust accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at the school. Supporting evidence in the form of a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professionals will need to be provided.

Children with siblings at the Academy will be prioritised next.  Children who attend our nursery will follow then and all remaining places will be distributed on the basis of proximity between home and school, with children who live closest to our Academy on Philip Lane being prioritised.

Reception Applications

The Academy has 60 places in Reception for September 2021.

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

Reception Key Dates   
15 January 2021 Application forms to be received by the Local Authority
16 April 2021 The LA will contact parents to inform them if they have been successful in applying for a place.
30 April 2021 Deadline for parents to accept the offered place.
21 May 2021 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the LA
May - June 2021 Appeals to be heard
September 2021 Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists, Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) may wish to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions based on the published admissions criteria.

If you wish to appeal, you must fill in the Appeals Form. You can attach to your appeals form any relevant documents and or a letter with information and evidence that you feel supports your case.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane, London, N154AB

Completed appeal forms must be received by the Academy on 'To be confirm'.

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 and 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

The Academy 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.

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. You can also return the form electronically for the attention of Miss Miron on