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Well done to our KS2 Award winners today who have gone this week. Amazing achievements in Reading, Writing & Maths.


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Take a look here to see the fantastic work going on in our partnership 👇🏻


Fantastic session with Bromley FC last week. Looking forward the next KS1 training evening tonight:


Well done to all of our KS2 award winners who have gone above and beyond in Reading, Writing, Maths and Values this week.


Congratulations to our staff superheroes who have gone ‘above and beyond’ this week. Without their incredible hard work every day, HPAO wouldn’t be the special place that it is to work and learn.


If you contact the school’s office, you can put your son on the waiting list for next term to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to join the clubs!


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Our after school club at continued yesterday with a special visit from Jude Arthurs and Byron Webster 🙌 One lucky pupil even got to wear the skipper's jacket!


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Pupils at enjoyed a surprise visit from Marcus Sablier and Scott Wagstaff at yesterday's after school club! We have more to come today too!


It was great to have First Team players Scott Wagstaff and Marcus Sablier come and join us at the after school club today! The players even gave out tickets to the next two Bromley FC first team matches!


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We were delighted to celebrate the achievements of our KS1 pupils this week. Their hard work and excellent behaviour was recognised by their teachers and peers.


Well done to all of our KS2 award winners! Their hard work this week was outstanding. Teachers have out certificates for reading, writing, maths and values achievements


Congratulations to our new House Captains who were selected by pupil vote. We look forward to their first event - the penny roll - which will be launched this week!


Our Y1 pupils had a surprising visitor from outer space on Thursday. The dramatic crash landing in the hall will act as inspiration for their writing this week!


Congratulations to our EYFS superstars who have earned their awards this week


Our Y5 pupils discovered a mysterious letter in a bottle as part of their literacy this week. We look forward to the writing it will on Friday


Thank you to our amazing staff super stars who have been going above and beyond this week

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Physical Education and Sport

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we believe that Physical Education will make a very important contribution to a child’s development by fostering positive attitudes towards sharing, co-operation and competition.

We aim to develop pupil’s self confidence and self-esteem through a wide variety of experiences both in curriculum time and competition in and out of school.

In both Key Stage 1 and 2 children are taught Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Invasion games (multi-sports at KS1) and Swimming. These form the core activities of the PE Curriculum.

We extra-curricular sporting activities across both key stages, dependent upon the time of year, including Football, Rugby, Cross-Country, Boxing, Multi Sports, Dance and Athletics.

The school competes in many borough competitions as well as federation competitions. We have many fantastic teams as well as sporting talent across the Academy.

This year we aim to use the Sports Grant to improve access to high quality PE and Sports by providing professional development to our staff, by helping our gifted and talented students in PE as well as setting up more sports clubs.

All physical education experiences are intended to meet all abilities and offer stimulating and challenging learning. We also aim to promote the values of exercise & enthusiasm for physical activities and to promote a lifelong interest in physical education as a whole.


The statutory requirement is that pupils receive a term of swimming lessons during their time at primary school.  At Harris Primary Academy Orpington, we provide two terms of swimming tuition, which take place in Year 3 and Year 5. 

76% of our current Year 6 pupils (45 out of 59 pupils) are able to swim 25 metres using a variety of strokes (data correct as at September 2018).

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