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02/04/20

For our older , another of our very favourite tales, The Twits, read by our very own Mrs Cushing https://t.co/PkPAH1C9ij. https://t.co/vXZ20Wkky5

02/04/20

No apologies for another “Very Hungry Caterpillar” post. Beautiful work, Ato. https://t.co/DS6t57KAdx

02/04/20

Is there anyone that doesn’t love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”? Our EYFS are doing a marvellous job with their projects this week https://t.co/EiDnA56bVt

01/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Primary Purley Way

So our window inspired the staff and children at to create their own and it looks great! Any other Harris academies up for the challenge? https://t.co/JQcxXBfUmR

31/03/20

We are just so excited about our school Newsletter this week, we have had some great contributions including our Year One fruit salad makers here https://t.co/CPo6gPyWjr

27/03/20

In the best use of an old roll of wallpaper we have seen for some time, here we see a live experiment to find out where our organs are inside our body. Definitely one to try out, HPAO Home Learners! https://t.co/djY9ogCXT3

27/03/20

This family had their own Praise Assembly today, with songs and rewards, followed by Fishfinger Friday (of course!). We love this! Well done on your certificates, boys! https://t.co/DssBUgLEuJ

26/03/20

These two HPAO Home Learners have made their own Rocket Reward Chart which we think is just STELLAR! Glad to see you are at the top, boys 😉 https://t.co/Qjm2OGLlES

26/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

We wanted to share this awesome Timetable created by one of our TAs for her family - how great is this?! DEAR means “Drop Everything And Read- a great way to finish off a day of learning. How are our other Home Learners organising their day?#successforall https://t.co/cqJuW5OzVS

23/03/20

Fantastic pics from our HPAO Home Learners today, working out to and getting busy growing! Keep sending your pictures in. You are not alone, you are part of our AMAZING team, let's keep sharing. https://t.co/RWMItImcBn

23/03/20

Retweetd From Nick Gearing

On behalf of , we support . I joined in at 9am from home (today isn’t one of my rota days at school), I know a lot of our students and staff would have done too! https://t.co/coNNJaY8G4

22/03/20

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Although we are open tomorrow to those parents who are critical keyworkers in the fight against COVID-19, if you can keep your child at home you should.

22/03/20

Ok, HPAO Home Learners, let's kick off Monday morning with some PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube: Mums, Dads, littler and bigger siblings, those of us still in school - we will all be doing it! 9.00am every day https://t.co/hj9wH8VqKr

13/03/20

Fantastic visit from GB athlete today, lots of active fun had by all and money raised for the school too! https://t.co/f24Pq2WCba

05/03/20

Assembly time! A fabulous effort from the staff, pupils and parents of HPAO https://t.co/yu7SDsQIVk

05/03/20

at HPAO kicking off with story time in the library with 2 Browne, followed by identifying the difference between fiction and non fiction https://t.co/76ZezQZ8mo

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

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Welcome

Welcome from the Executive Principal

2_2_s_v2Welcome 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.

Matt Britt
Executive Principal