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11/12/18

It’s time to feel Christmassy!!!!! HPAO’s first 2018 Christmas performance is courtesy of our EYFS. Bravo Elephant and Giraffe classes! https://t.co/Vx2XZZVH3D

15/11/18

The children and parents enjoyed the samples on offer last night during parents evening. Well done and thank you to a Chartwells from HPAO https://t.co/WXwW1YLqZz

15/11/18

Fantastic “Phonics in Action” this morning. Thank you to the parents who attended the sessions! https://t.co/yXVhJ4VhZn

12/11/18

HPAO pupils share their thoughtful Remembrance display https://t.co/YV7U5uTdY5

01/11/18

Tea with the Queen for our Year One pupils today -their hook into learning around the book ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ by . All very refined and lots of fun! https://t.co/Kzw09bKTER

30/10/18

Year 6 took a hands-on approach to Science today as part of their topic on the Heart. Any squeamishness soon went out of the window as they got into this fascinating activity! https://t.co/hWnMcXlisb

18/10/18

Thank you to staff from who came in to visit our EYFS and SSP children today as part of their ‘People who help us’ topic. Lots of interesting questions and good advice https://t.co/gkmZEm4nQ7

17/10/18

Great work from Year 2 today, who have been writing about the environment, using conjunctions and punctuation. https://t.co/IcBZz4yEA5

12/10/18

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to the Family Reading this morning. The next Family Read is on 7/12/12 at 9 am https://t.co/6ofz0sHMiS

05/10/18

staff had a great day at conference, finished off with awesome keynote from and the splendid Harris in Harmony https://t.co/ZaVaHETUcp

28/09/18

The exciting afternoon continued at with a visit to Year One from racing driver ! https://t.co/g1EPBD2Az2

28/09/18

Our Harry Potter library is officially open! Many thanks to Mrs Sackley for her creativity and to for doing the honours. Get reading ! https://t.co/HsorgNcf3Y

28/09/18

Great questions from our School Council and House Captains today for at the official opening of our library. https://t.co/B4ffaWvEa2

27/09/18

Tomorrow to be included in the extra breaktime competition but we can accept tins up to morning registration Monday.

27/09/18

Fair point! We have removed them from the pile in the interests of fair competition but they will obviously still be sent over to :-)

27/09/18

Our Harvest Collection for is growing, with Year 6 on track for the extra break time prize! Please keep the tins of veg rolling in. https://t.co/38iIGiKYZb

26/09/18

Our EYFS families have enjoyed a roast lunch together today - other year groups to follow, look for announcements in your weekly newsletter https://t.co/YxCtXwDGnP

21/09/18

Harvest boxes are ready to be filled with tinned veg for . 5 mins extra break for year group with most tins! https://t.co/D1iLz2TOnI

20/09/18

Bandaging and wounds training complete! Thanks to Dave from https://t.co/fvUHfS9wgR who has been training staff from and in paediatric first aid this week https://t.co/cRaZP7VWzL

20/09/18

Staff from and have been getting to grips with an AED during paediatric first aid training! https://t.co/PsBXZ0D3sk

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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.

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
Executive Principal