We are now on Instagram! Follow on Instagram to keep up to date with events and celebrations at the school!


We hope the Free School Meal Voucher (FSM) Scheme will extend during the Holidays. Vouchers totally £90 per child could be available. To be eligible, children must be in receipt of (FSM). We encourage all parents to apply as the criteria has changed.


We received a lovely letter from Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR) thanking our children and staff for their Support. We raised over £160 that will go to continued research to cure this debilitating autoimmune disease. Well done everyone for wearing purple!


A snapshot of pupils celebrating Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Day by wearing something Purple and raising funds to support the Charity. Well done everyone👋


Kent Cricket and Chance 2 Shine were in today coaching Year 2 on their Cricket skills. Don't forget we have after school cricket clubs on Mondays and Thursdays! 🏏


World Ocean Day 8th June 2021


Even during the half term, we are thinking about what is important. We do hope you are all enjoying your half term break and the beautiful sunshine 🌞


Wraparound care update! Starting September 2021, Energy Kids will be facilitating breakfast and after school clubs. More information will follow shortly.


To celebrate , Year 6 took part in the newly-formed annual inter-house football tournament. This year’s winners were Cardiff! Well done to all of Year 6 that were involved in the afternoon of games!#SFW2021


Coffee morning tomorrow at 9am. We look forward to seeing you.


This week is Schools’ Football Week 2021. All week in PE HPAO students will be joining the campaign and playing football! On Wednesday Year 6 will be taking part in an inter-house football tournament to celebrate the day!


AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS ARE COMING BACK... commencing 7th June. To book your child’s place, please contact the school office All clubs will be on a first come, first served basis.


A Date for your Diary: 18th June 2021. Wear Purple for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)


Chance to Shine! Kent Cricket will be in every Wednesday with Year 2 helping to teach the children Cricket. This will be for 6 weeks from the 9th June at 12:10-13:10.


Year 6 Leavers Hoodies - can be purchased via the PTA. Please contact the school office for further details or email the PTA to place your order at:


A Date for your Diary 28th May 2021 - Come join our PTA for a Coffee☕️.


The HPAO PTA is back! working with the school to deliver fun events and activities. Long Term, and when Covid restrictions allow, the PTA will organise regular events and themed days for the school as well as to ensure parents voices are heard🙂


Celebrating Eid - We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Muslim families and friends an auspicious Eid and a fun day of celebrations! We had a lovely visit this morning from Adam Haleem. Thank you Adam for your kind gifts!


Hot off the Press!! Covid Update from the DfE. We can now plan our Sports Day for each year group. Also, following the June half term, some after school clubs will commence. More details will follow😊


This week's fresh meal menu from Barings includes Smoky Bean Chilli and Sausages and Winter Mash. Parents and carers are very welcomed to collect now, remember to bring a shopping bag with you!

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Welcome from the Assistant Primaries Director

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
Assistant Primaries Director