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19/04/18

Year 4 had a great day aboard the on Monday, enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the steam train as their hook into learning. https://t.co/DebHEmPzpd

19/04/18

Year 3 enjoyed making (and eating) edible rainforests as the hook into our topic. https://t.co/CbWcFvZvAt

18/04/18

Travelling teddies. Can you help ? https://t.co/oyGoi9appl

18/04/18

Year 2 enjoying their seaside day at school https://t.co/pGv1ARUSUq

17/04/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Back to school working towards getting fit and focused!! Great jogging today now we have some sun the yr3/6 group jogged around the hole sch field, all 18 students finish in under 5 mins🥊💪🥊 #

16/04/18

The summer term has begun! Here are our key dates for the term. ☀️ ***The coffee morning to meet Mrs Dando is now on Thursday 19/4/18. https://t.co/w9puOg5dj2

06/04/18

Staff of HPAO are enjoying watching children’s caterpillars emerge into butterlfies over the holidays. https://t.co/zpQwG8whMJ

30/03/18

We hope all our mums, dads, carers and children enjoy a well deserved break. We'll see you all back at the academy ready for the summer term on Monday 16th April 2018. Gates will be open from 8:30. https://t.co/Y4bIrdZQ0z

29/03/18

Farewell to Mr Bell who is moving up to Secondary School to be the premises manager there. Farewell to Mr Robinson who is moving on to pastures new. Thank you both for helping us and well done to Miss Durrant for this amazing cake! https://t.co/mRqeN3t2UY

28/03/18

Year 4 have finished their Roman topic by designing, making and evaluating their own Roman tiles. https://t.co/9oUvRCYZ0U

27/03/18

The last day of term on Thursday 29th March is an own clothes day. We will be raising money on the gates for our house charities.

27/03/18

HPAO staff enjoyed their own Easter egg hunt around school day. Thanks Mrs Dench for organising! https://t.co/umOrOHH8fz

27/03/18

Retweetd From #Premier SouthLondon

So many superstars in PE recently was great to reward them for their excellent behaviour and work. 🏹 Archery Display also went down well with the children! Introducing the children to our competitions starting soon! https://t.co/gUfAlkBCwh

27/03/18

Thank you for our half termly prize award ceremony and archery demonstration in assembly today. https://t.co/PeskDfXQ5Q

23/03/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

3/3 The team work event that took the 1st place trophy for great work to all participants 🥊🥇🥊#teamwork https://t.co/nvUXZoRlOG

23/03/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

1/3 Boxing4Schools Mini Skills and Fitness Competition Round 10 after all the focused hard work + team work that was put in we had a tight comp where again with the team work effort ad take 1st place with Orchard 2 points behind and Manor Oak in 3rd https://t.co/JbIgInSkTj

23/03/18

We won again! Inter Bromley boxing champions! Well done to the boxing team. So very proud of you! https://t.co/6xec7HTV8T

16/03/18

The ducklings are leaving us today to pastures new with Miss Andy, so other classes have been looking after them before they waddle off🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥 https://t.co/ekmnyeOW6m

15/03/18

Ship ahoy! Year 5 were all aboard the cutty sark today for a voyage of discovery https://t.co/YLhTKiFZB4

15/03/18

We have amazing writers in our Retelling the story of the very hungry caterpillar. 🐛#successforall https://t.co/VGlLKwUGm1

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.

Welcome

Welcome from the Executive 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.

This summer, we are thrilled to have developed a brand new Early Years setting which will provide our children with a large, safe and engaging outdoor setting.  We are just waiting for the canopy and play surface to be poured. We have also redecorated our entrance hall, refreshed our library, reorganised our classroom layouts 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 42 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
Executive Principal