The ducklings are leaving us today to pastures new with Miss Andy, so other classes have been looking after them before they waddle off🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥


Ship ahoy! Year 5 were all aboard the cutty sark today for a voyage of discovery


We have amazing writers in our Retelling the story of the very hungry caterpillar. 🐛#successforall


Day 8 in the House at We have 5 fluffy friends


Day 7 in the HPAO house. The ducklings are looking very fluffy, they love having a cuddly and are rather playful!


Some of our families are skydiving in June to raise money for expupil Lewis who is currently being treated for leukaemia for the second time. You can sponsor them by following the link. All money goes to our St Andrew’s house charity


Thank you for a slick, well run morning of cross country children and families had a wonderful time.


A team of smiling Year 4 boys who finished an amazing morning of cross country for . Well done to all staff, mums, dads and carers for coming along.


She is the one and only superstar Year 4 girl runner! Woohoo!


A team of 5 Year 3 boys - all from St Andrew’s house! Also thrilled with themselves and their accomplishment.


A team of 6 all smiles. All winners to us. Year 3 girls. 🏃‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️


The Year 3 girls are off!


Today we have three HPAO ducklings!


Fabulous book character outfits for from Mrs ‘Paddington’ Abey, Mrs ‘Rainbow fish’ Dench and Mr ‘Trunchbull’ Robinson.


HPAO staff yoga session last night to restore and refocus.


The farm visited HPAO today much to Year 1s delight! They got to see calves, lambs, pigs, chickens and goats. They were able to stroke them and even got to feed the little lamb his milk!


Parents enjoyed reading with their children in this morning too.


For today parents came in to read with their children.


We are celebrating today. Wonderful turn out from staff and children! We are celebrating being readers.


The first HPAO ducklings have hatched! “It’s super exciting”

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.

FOI, Privacy Notice, Complaints & Charging Policy


Harris Primary Academy Orpington provides a free education for boys and girls of all abilities. However, the Governors of the Academy reserve the right to charge in the following circumstances:

  • Where a parent wishes a child to learn a musical instrument.
  • When a request is made for accreditation in a subject that is not a normal part of the student’s Academy programme; when a request is made for a different form of accreditation to that advised by the Academy; when a student is entered for an examination but fails to sit it, unless the reason is acceptable to the Principal and Chairman of Governors;
  • Where a trip is proposed which is not a compulsory part of the curriculum, parents will be invited to make a contribution to cover the costs involved. This will be on the understanding that if there is insufficient support the proposed trip will not take place.
  • Cost of ingredients or materials for practical subjects, where parents have indicated in advance, a wish to own the finished product.



If you are unhappy or have concerns about the academy or a person associated with the academy then you may wish to make a complaint, in the first instance complaints should be addressed to the Executive Principal Mr Paul Robinson, at the Academy

Please contact him via the office manager:

Vikki Melhuish using the details below

Telephone: 01689 830383
Address: Harris Primary Academy Orpington, Dyke Drive, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LZ

If your complaint is about the Executive Principal then contact the chair of Governors via the clerk to Governors also through Vikki Melhuish

Complaints Procedure



Privacy Notice

PRIVACY NOTICE for the school workforce employed or otherwise engaged to work at a Harris Federation school

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

The Harris Federation are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

Personal data is held by the schools about those employed or otherwise engaged to work at the schools.  This is to assist in the smooth running of the schools and/or enable individuals to be paid.  This personal data includes some or all of the following:  identifiers such as name and National Insurance Number; characteristics such as ethnic group; employment contract and remuneration details; post “A” level qualifications; and absence information.

The collection of this information will benefit both national and local users by:

•    improving the management of school workforce data across the sector;
•    enabling a comprehensive picture of the workforce and how it is deployed to be built up;
•    informing the development of recruitment and retention policies;
•    allowing better financial modeling and planning;
•    enabling ethnicity and disability monitoring;
•    supporting the work of the School Teacher Review Board and the School Support Staff Negotiating Body.

We are required to pass on some of this data to the Department for Education (DfE)

If you require more information about how the DfE store and use this data please go to the following website:
•    If you are unable to access this website, please contact the Harris Federation or the DfE as follows:

Harris Federation of South London Schools
4th Floor, Norfolk House
Wellesley Road
Tel: 0208 253 7777

Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0370 000 2288

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school, Harris Federation or the DfE without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.



Freedom of Information


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Federation’s work. 

There are exemptions to this right. In particular, data about living, identifiable people ('personal data') continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act and is not generally publicly available except to the "subject" of the data - that is, the person whom the data is about.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Harris Federation of South London Schools has developed a Publication Scheme which lists all the documents which the Federation will make public as a matter of routine.

If the information you are looking for is not available on our Publication Scheme which can be found further down the page, you can make a request for the information you require in writing, please make sure you read our charging policy for information about cost you may be liable for.

Yours sincerely

Sir Dan Moynihan
Chief Executive Officer





The Academy is part of the Harris Federation for which the Funding Agreement may be seen here. The Academies own Supplementary Agreement can be found below.


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