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                           UPDATE DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE-19/03/2020


We would like to reassure parents who have applied for Reception 2020 that we at HPS are ready for offer day on 16th April and will expect to be able to process offers as planned (please see detail below).

Obviously staff illness could impact but we are a big school with an experienced team and so hope all can go ahead in the normal timeframe. Our transition programme of "Stay and plays" and Induction meetings may be affected if the closure is lengthy but we can adapt that if and when necessary.

There may be policy changes or staff shortages at National or Local Authority level that impact but again we will deal with those if the need arises. 



We look forward to meeting prospective parents of our new intake and advise you to keep coming back to this page over the year as it will have more information added as the year goes on.




Information about accepting or declining a place

Presentation for Prospective Parents - Open Morning Tour and Talk

Timetable for the Open Mornings

The first important events are our Open Mornings on Tuesday 23rd October and Thursday 7th November starting at 9.30am. A timetable is attached below with more information about how these mornings are organised.

We see these as an information session for parents-they are not designed for the children! Our site is large and not very push-chair friendly. Please try to make arrangements so you do not need to bring young children. If your child gets a place we have a full programme of child-centred events in the summer term to give them a positive view of school.

Please telephone school on 464 2705 to sign up to attend either Open Morning-it really helps if we know how many visitors to expect. 


Many Thanks. We look forward to showing you around our school.


The tours of the main school site start from  9.30am and end at 10.15am -if you arrive late you may not see all of the school site.  


 9.20 to 9.45am Parents should arrive between these times to sign in and begin a small group tour with Y6 pupils as tour guides.

 10.15am  All  groups should be back in the main hall. PLEASE feel free to remind your tour guides of this as many don't wear a watch! They will have a pre-planned route so not all go to the same locations at the same time. Feel free to help them manage the timings so you get to see all the places that are particularly important to you by 10.15am!


10.10-10.30am Tea/coffee and food samples from our school dinner providers AIP will be available in the hall . Y2 will be singing in the hall at this time.

By 10.30am parents should be seated and ready for 30 minute presentation by SLT about the school.

11am- parents can leave or stay for optional extra info about the admissions process and what the implications are for trying to get a place at Birmingham schools with extra information about admissions trends for Harborne Primary. The aim is to end by 11.20am although we are available for questions after this.


We cannot offer individual tours of the school or meetings with Senior Teachers at any other time. During the presentation we will tell you about an opportunity to view the annex site.If your child has Special Educational Needs you should ask at the office about making an appointment to discuss this with our SENCO Mrs Nelson.