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All ready to go on 1st June. All children with own desk and own resources. Video coming...


To all our pupils and families. We’ll be there for you 🎵 🎶. We miss you! We’ll be together soon. Enjoy.


Jack has written a recipe for his own healthy fruit salad. Would you like to make it?


All Numberblocks episodes are available to watch on iplayer. Fantastic, fun maths for Nur-Y1.


Who else misses fish and chip Friday? Our chef has looked after us so well during school closure. Thank you Salvatore!! 👨‍🍳 🐠 🍟


We’re celebrating VE Day today at school! Parting and celebrating at a distance. 🎉 🇬🇧


We have spaces available from September 2020, please fill in the application, which is located on the website under the Nursery tab with Year Groups and send your completed form to: We look forward to receiving your application in due course.


We are busy getting are decorations ready to celebrate VE Day on Friday. 🇬🇧🎉


Retweetd From Cllr Seema Chandwani

Today my colleague Cllr Sarah James visited the Alexandra Palace Food Hub and the amazing staff and volunteers getting our food parcels to hundreds of residents.


Our brilliant English lessons have been perfected into an online resource for children from R-Y6 are accessind daily on . All you Tube videos embedded and kids can easily access - here’s Y5 Monday’s lesson. Prepare to be impressed


Sadly one of our families lost their father to COVID-19. LThe Friends of PL have set up a Just Giving page to help mum. We are almost at the target. Thank you so much to everyone. Amazing school family. So heartwarming. Thankyou.


Sadly one of our families lost their father to COVID-19. LThe Friends of PL have set up a Just Giving page to help mum. We are almost at the target. Thank you so much to everyone. Amazing school family. So heartwarming. Thankyou.


How many of Our Golden Rules are still being followed at home? We are hoping all of them👍


A display to show how proud we are of our students who have adapted to learning from a distance. Some amazing work being produce through Purple Mash!


Ethan has been getting creative at home building a miniature railway. He also drew some level crossings with barriers using split pins and a turntable that turns! Absolutely amazing.


Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow.


Felix has made a cube out of play dough!


Have you been getting involved with our HPAPL 30 day art challenge? Give us a tweet so we can show off your creations.

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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.

Please look at our news page for details of our open days for prospective Parents, Carers and Students. We offer tours of the Academy on a regular basis.  Academy tour dates can be found in our 'Full calendar' section on our website. Please contact school office to book. If you wish to visit us on another occasion, or there are no up-coming dates listed, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a tour for you.​

We look forward to having you visit our academy.

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 2020.

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

Reception Key Dates   
15 January 2020 Application forms to be received by the Local Authority
16 April 2020 The LA will contact parents to inform them if they have been successful in applying for a place.
30 April 2020 Deadline for parents to accept the offered place.
20 May 2020 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the LA
May - June 2020 Appeals to be heard
September 2020 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) Children who are already in our nursery.

5) 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. You can also return the form electronically for the attention of Ms Robinson on 

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 see the form below and contact the Admissions Team.