Great team building games as part of training today!


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!"


Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Bonnet Parade!!!


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!


A Fantastic Friday Finish was seen last week at HPAO we hope the parents who came enjoyed it!


Look at this fantastic writing - are these Year 6 pupils? No, they are in YEAR TWO!!! Amazing ⁦⁩!


More live action from at - its tea time!


Young Voices at the O2 right now - Mrs Dando reports that it is fab!! Sing your hearts out and have a great time!


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


More Shining Stars at HPAO - Take a bow, Year One!!!!


Year 5 are on an Egyptian Exploration with and helping to break the curse!


Well done to these Year 5 pupils who have reached the Silver level of our behaviour reward system. We are so proud of you and the efforts you make in your learning every day!


Fantastic behaviour this week from these two Year 1 ladies has seen them zoom to the blue section of the Rocket Chart! Well done!!!!


Well done to these boys in Year 3, who have reached Silver Level on the behaviour chart! from all at HPAO


It’s time to feel Christmassy!!!!! HPAO’s first 2018 Christmas performance is courtesy of our EYFS. Bravo Elephant and Giraffe classes!


The children and parents enjoyed the samples on offer last night during parents evening. Well done and thank you to a Chartwells from HPAO


Fantastic “Phonics in Action” this morning. Thank you to the parents who attended the sessions!


HPAO pupils share their thoughtful Remembrance display


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!

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SEN & Disabilities

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section of our website. All students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential.   At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we believe that all students have different learning needs rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these needs and then ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We are particularly aware of the needs of our pupils, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. We believe that many pupils, at some time in their time at school, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. At our Academy, we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential.

On this page you will find some key information about how we support pupils with AEN/SEND at Harris Primary Academy Orpington including a ‘Summary of Provision’ which shows the support we offer pupils across the academy.

If you have any additional questions or comments around AEN or SEND then please feel to contact the academy using the contact details below.

The SENCO is Adriana Verrecchia
Contact details: 01689 830 383

SEND Information Report

Our SEN Information Report can be found below.


Local Offer

You can see information about the Local Offer from Bromley Local Authority here:


Principal - Mrs Lynne Dando



Inclusion Governor - Mr Ian Brownhill




An informal procedure will take place initially.

Initial complaint will be dealt with by the Executive Principal - Mrs Lynne Dando.

Formal procedure - please follow the link below:

Academy Complaints Procedure


Further information

Further information about support and services for pupils and their families can be found in:

Web link to: The Local Authority Local Offer

The Information, Advice and Support Service

Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years




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