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22/05/20

Miss Kirby has created an amazing Gingerbread Man shadow puppet show!! https://t.co/kCTWj6NHRa https://t.co/RfBr96unxu

22/05/20

Mrs Lone and Ms Fish have made a video to show you what school is going to be like when we re-open. Things are going to look different, but if you are coming back to school, we don't want you to be scared or worried. https://t.co/J8lTRbmCbG https://t.co/V7GnOuulGa

21/05/20

We ❤️ receiving pictures of you all hard at work on your home learning! Please do send in your pictures, whether you are working like this young man here, or doing fun activities in your garden, so we can share them in this week's Newsletter! https://t.co/iQ5NDMEvb3

13/05/20

Making the most of the breezy weather with handmade kites! https://t.co/ko4Emcy67P

08/05/20

Thanks to the awesome pupils who provide such amazing material for our feed, we now have 500 followers!!! 🎉🥳 https://t.co/RJydbpUjEs

08/05/20

Our key worker children (two sibling groups today!) have had a great day making VE Day bunting and learning to write messages in Morse Code! https://t.co/BsniEGWImM

08/05/20

A ferocious lion has been discovered in HPAO’s playground! 🦁 https://t.co/qIjFNLfG7c

06/05/20

Retweetd From Overbes

Conrad the Year 4 Lewis archaeologist. He found an ancient lost plaque from the Benin Kingdom, it's of the Oba!!!! https://t.co/0vhurCmQku

06/05/20

Fantastic work, Conrad - or should we call you Indiana Jones?!

06/05/20

Not to be outdone, sister Lola has also appeared on ITV today! Well done, Lola https://t.co/UXlM6sWhqk

06/05/20

A huge well done to Spike in Year 1, who had his artwork shown on ITV "Kids Create" yesterday, just before Judge Rinder! Congratulations, Spike - you can give us your autograph when you come back to school 🙂 https://t.co/IY9Z1VgSeX

05/05/20

In the first HPAO Socially-Distanced Cricket Tournament, Mr Court has just been bowled out for 0 by a Year 3 dynamo. (Miss Melhuish hit 2 sixes 💪💪). A gorgeous day for a game outside with our keyworker children https://t.co/6b6ZQTW5lR

04/05/20

Mrs Lone's Monday Message is now live! https://t.co/IjsYNhMwUr https://t.co/gMhZBS4SOT

01/05/20

Year 4 are on a roll this week, look at this wonderful bird table made by this clever lad - we are very impressed! https://t.co/KG30AjWISj

01/05/20

These siblings from our Year 1 and 4 classes have created this amazing video showing the wildlife that can be found in their back garden. Thank you for sharing! https://t.co/j1WZaYW6x1 https://t.co/sk9FqUt7hS

29/04/20

An important message regarding E-safety https://t.co/ErixpDFx3E

27/04/20

Mrs Lone's Monday Message (2) https://t.co/jD71NSIEFm via

24/04/20

More lovely ladybirds on this sunny spring Friday. https://t.co/JnezNgd1aO

22/04/20

When we uploaded the EYFS "The Bad Tempered Ladybird" to our website this weekend, we were very excited about the prospect of a week of ladybirds flying into our school inbox. Here's a fab one from Jack! https://t.co/8vHxIsEtWy

21/04/20

This gorgeous picture has brightened up our inbox today. https://t.co/4HTo0YBz3l

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Welcome from the Executive Principal

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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