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13/02/20

EYFS WOW Day - are you a pirate or a dinosaur? EYFS are discovering their inner explorers .... what will they find? https://t.co/MzhPLu6ca3

06/02/20

Next up....its Tony Hadley lighting up the O2 at https://t.co/nR2Ty8qW6r

06/02/20

Go HPAO! And a big wave to all the parents and carers cheering our fab pupils on at the O2 tonight https://t.co/9XHmhfumzG

06/02/20

Looks like a good time being had at ! https://t.co/u2S2SlJo2i

06/02/20

Update from the HPAO contingent at https://t.co/Hj6yVa9xOa

06/02/20

Our singers have arrived at the O2 and are ready for rehearsals. https://t.co/f4NISSxxXv

31/01/20

Which bit goes where? Year 6 getting to the heart of the matter with a dissection science activity https://t.co/wBl4pkBvwK

30/01/20

Some great tag rugby skills being honed in Year 5 this afternoon. Rain does not stop play at HPAO! https://t.co/Pwn32NZk6z

08/11/19

After our very own week of hustings and fevered voting, our new House Captains are in office! https://t.co/piOAwIJdPu

19/10/19

Princess Royal marks 30 years of mud and magic in Pembrokeshire https://t.co/mrjcqT4Lyw

18/10/19

Retweetd From Matt Britt

What an amazing experience!! 👍👍👍 https://t.co/O2DJ42VCUq

18/10/19

We are on our way home and already missing Treginnis Farm! A lovely goodbye this morning from all the staff and children, we even had a few tears! What an excellent week for our Year 6s! https://t.co/qFKqyp6L3K

17/10/19

A great farewell evening at Treginnis Farm! The children have had the most incredible week filled with so many new memories. We are so proud of them all and everything they have achieved! Another special well done to our farmers of the week! https://t.co/AckM8xGDHy

17/10/19

This morning’s beautiful trip to Porthlysgi Bay 🏝 https://t.co/d6MvhrAyXL

17/10/19

A very special day at Treginnis Farm for our wonderful children! Meeting Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and the incredible author Michael Morpugo, who shared a story with the children! https://t.co/3eDy3ujOW3

17/10/19

Last nights birthday fun and pizza evening 🎉 https://t.co/yU2bpbPA7S

16/10/19

Lots more fun, smiles and laughter! https://t.co/ixVhkUyJAE

15/10/19

Another busy day at Treginnis! Visiting the local city of St David’s and meeting the lovely little piglets! https://t.co/wbY7lppv5D

14/10/19

More pumpkin harvest fun! https://t.co/QyfdLcjliT

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Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Orpington website, which aims to give you a glimpse into life at our school and community. Our aim is to provide our pupils with a well-rounded and enjoyable education that ensures each child succeeds academically, physically and emotionally - preparing them for life in an ever-changing world.

Matt Britt - Executive Principal

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Academy Life

6 September 2019Harris Primary Academy Orpington judged ‘Good’ by OfstedChildren and teachers at Harris Primary Academy Orpington are celebrating after being judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in their first inspection since joining the Harris Federation in 2016. Ofsted inspectors praised the school’s transformation over the past three years, from being previously judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ under the predecessor school to becoming ‘Good’ across all inspected categories. The report says that the strong leadership at the school has been instrumental to its success. It says that the school’s leaders, including governors, ‘refuse to accept second best’ for pupils. Other notable comments from the report include: ·         ‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning reflect the values of the school’ ·         ‘Pupils are safe. Staff care for pupils. Adults respond well to pupils’ welfare needs and ensure that pupils are well looked after’ ·         ‘Pupils from early years to Year 6, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are achieving well’ ·         ‘Leaders monitor pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics routinely, so they can quickly support those pupils who need to catch up’ ·         ‘The curriculum is broad and balanced’ ·         ‘The family support officer is instrumental in providing tailored support for pupils’ emotional needs’ ·         ‘Leaders are knowledgeable about the range of pupils’ needs’ ·         ‘Staff are proud to work at the school’ Matt Britt, Executive Principal of Harris Primary Academy Orpington, said: “I am sure everyone will be delighted to read the Ofsted report and to know that this community is served by a good school, reflecting the huge improvements made since the Harris Federation took over the predecessor school, which required improvement. Our school has a vibrant curriculum and dedicated and talented staff. The report reflects the hard work of our pupils, parents, staff and governors. “I became a teacher in order to play a part in helping children from all backgrounds achieve their best. It is therefore heartening that Ofsted have recognised that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with special educational needs, are thriving at our academy.”
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