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16/06/19

We are wet but rain doesn’t stop play here!! 💦 https://t.co/LF4ZxgGdLg

15/06/19

Shattered is an understatement - and that’s just us teachers!! An afternoon of zip wires, ladders and sensory trails! https://t.co/tx5bjR8YRd

15/06/19

Ahoy there! https://t.co/PG7dnGIoMk

15/06/19

We are up, fed and ready for rafting! https://t.co/skmY5fdGQl

14/06/19

Its been an action packed afternoon, 3G swing, ropes course and now a geography quiz that has Y6 running around the site!! https://t.co/w7D1VLLIBl

14/06/19

Lunch time! Bit of entertainment while we wait!! https://t.co/enfQAU6Kc2

14/06/19

And we have arrived - luggage service! 😀 https://t.co/reqYNxElbh

14/06/19

Good journey so far with Y6 - let’s hope it stays that way https://t.co/qrpVyQVSMC

23/05/19

Great team building games as part of training today! https://t.co/AJjyj7Z40h

29/04/19

Year 2 have been invaded - by pirates! Freshwater Theatre have transported Y2 back in time to meet some pirates - what a great way to start their new topic: "Land Ahoy!" https://t.co/RLfSVfCbqh

25/04/19

Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Bonnet Parade!!! https://t.co/lYGVte4wSV

12/02/19

Parents do not forgot you are all invited to the E-Safety workshop this morning at 9am in the gym hall. Hope to see you there!

12/02/19

A Fantastic Friday Finish was seen last week at HPAO we hope the parents who came enjoyed it! https://t.co/3GcNKJm7WL

06/02/19

Look at this fantastic writing - are these Year 6 pupils? No, they are in YEAR TWO!!! Amazing ⁦⁩! https://t.co/LS6nyLNATa

01/02/19

More live action from at - its tea time! https://t.co/iom61ZaejB

01/02/19

Young Voices at the O2 right now - Mrs Dando reports that it is fab!! Sing your hearts out and have a great time! https://t.co/pAUSbtA51f

31/01/19

Weather Watch: If HPAO needs to close tomorrow we will Parentmail and put a message on the website by 7am.

31/01/19

More Shining Stars at HPAO - Take a bow, Year One!!!! https://t.co/7vOwD5tTv6

23/01/19

Year 5 are on an Egyptian Exploration with and helping to break the curse! https://t.co/s5Ud4C3MW7

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Welcome from the Principal

Dando LynneWelcome 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.  We have identified six shared values, which we develop with the children throughout the academic year: Respect, Unity, Cooperation, Aspiration, Responsibility and Integrity. 

Our evolving curriculum has been designed to challenge and inspire the children; exposing them to a wide variety of exciting experiences including visits, events, sports, music and drama but also time to reflect and respond. As a result, our children develop excellent behaviour and social skills while they learn.

We have a list of '100 things' that we would like every child to have undertaken throughout their primary education.  This includes simple things like walking barefoot on a beach and flying a kite to visiting ten London landmarks and performing in a concert.  We hope these activities will ensure that the children are exposed to a well balanced, wide and rich curriculum - preparing them for their secondary education and future lives.

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington, we were pleased with our end of year outcomes. Please find out more by clicking here.

Our Academy has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishments, including updated classrooms, library expansion and a new Early Years area which provides our children with a large, safe and engaging outdoor setting.  Our environment is designed to ensure that all children can access provision and facilities which will support their learning.

We are extremely proud to be part of the Harris Federation which combines 44 primary, secondary and all-through academies across London. As part of a thriving community of schools we benefit from the ability to share, learn, support and challenge each other as we grow together.

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lynne Dando BSc (Hons) Chemistry Degree (First Class) NPQH
Principal