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.

British Values

The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At HPAO these values are reinforced regularly in our assembly schedule, through display and in the following ways.


Democracy is embedded at the school.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and questionnaires.  The elections of the school council  members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced.  Our school has ‘Golden Rules’, which are deeply embedded in our work every day.  Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.  Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.  Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and SMSC lessons.  Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities; our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small. Children at HPAO regularly raise money for charities, so far we have supported:

Macmillan Cancer Research

Jeans for Genes Day

Children in Need

British Legion

Battersea Dogs and Cats home

Red Nose Day

Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs

Harris Primary Academy Orpington enhances pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies. Beliefs, traditions and customs will be studied in depth, with visitors being invited in to our school to enrich and extend understanding.  Through this our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.