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08/02/24

🔥 🚒 👩‍🚒 Firefighter Visit 👩‍🚒 🚒 🔥 Our students have the opportunity to meet experts from a range of careers. Today, Year 2 were visited by Emma - a firefighter from London Fire Brigade. They showed off their fantastic knowledge of The Great Fire of London and also learned more… pic.twitter.com/MdY98tPtBG

07/02/24

🎓🔴⚡ Yesterday's Red Cluster University Challenge for Y5 & Y6 at HPAS ⚡🔴🎓Yesterday, children from Y5 and Y6 across Red cluster faced off in the thrilling ‘Red Cluster University Challenge’, showcasing their knowledge across our broad and balanced curriculum. From… pic.twitter.com/bJPxatY1mA

06/02/24

🖌️📜🇨🇳 Whole School Chinese Calligraphy Workshop at HPAS 🇨🇳📜🖌️HPAS celebrated the art of Chinese Calligraphy with a whole school workshop! Students from every year group had the chance to dip their brushes into this ancient art form, learning about its cultural significance… pic.twitter.com/BbjFe3uDD3

05/02/24

📖 🐉 🏫 Year 5 Author Adventure 🏫 🐉 📖 Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time this afternoon attending a talk by about her new book Paper Dragons: The Fight For The Hidden Realm. They were inspired the story of how she became a published author and came away… pic.twitter.com/kDg5G6Dw14

02/02/24

🐻‍❄ Polar bear class also had a wonderful time! Thank you 🐻‍❄ pic.twitter.com/iOexKiq3EU

02/02/24

🌟❄️📘 First February Stars of the Week at HPAS 📘❄️🌟Congratulations to our first Stars of the Week for February at HPAS! Kicking off the month with remarkable achievements, these students have shown exceptional dedication, kindness, and academic excellence. Here's to many… pic.twitter.com/8APFOzCUmm

02/02/24

📚🐧👶 Reception Penguin Class Visits Shortlands Library 👶🐧📚The Reception Penguin Class from HPAS had a delightful trip to Shortlands Library! Immersed in a world of stories, they explored books, shared tales, and ignited their love for reading. A wonderful adventure in the… pic.twitter.com/ZiilsWiADi

31/01/24

Update:We are about to travel through the parent aisle in the O2. We will be at Wagamamas shortly.

31/01/24

🎶🎶 🎶🎶 Can we get a shout out for Harris Primary Academy Shortlands! We are all HUGE fans!!! pic.twitter.com/vWjGOpLRjI

31/01/24

🎤🎵🏟 Young Voices at the O2! 🏟🎵🎤Exciting news from HPAS - our Young Voices choir has arrived at the O2 Arena! Ready to lift their voices in one of the world's most iconic venues. It's going to be an unforgettable experience filled with music, energy, and joy. WE ARE VERY… pic.twitter.com/h0Bh5DEKXH

30/01/24

🗣️🗣️Parent Forum🗣️🗣️Our parent forum is about to begin on Teams! We hope to see many of you there to celebrate the positives and discuss how we can make our academy even better!#AspireBelieveFlourish pic.twitter.com/MyK2AE6pLG

26/01/24

🔬💻🧮Careers in STEM 🧮💻🔬This afternoon Year 4, 5 and 6 had a visit from STEM ambassadors. They loved the opportunity to learn about the fascinating studies and careers in science, technology, maths and engineering. 🧬🧮💻 pic.twitter.com/ESK5kM2ZiC

26/01/24

🧪 🖥️ STEM Ambassadors ⚙️ 🧮 We were extremely fortunate to host a STEM ambassador event at HPAS today that was streamed to three other academies. Inspiring!#InspiringTheFuture pic.twitter.com/resOrrJILy

26/01/24

🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️ Athletes in Schools🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️Victoria Ohuruogu worked with our ‘Athletes of the Future’ to develop their sprinting technique. Thank you for organising this inspiring event! pic.twitter.com/HPo3TG91Ei

26/01/24

🌟 🥇 🏃 Ready, steady, go! 🏃 🥇 🌟 The children at HPAS are thrilled to have Victoria Ohruguoru visiting. Victoria's inspiring assembly on patience and perseverance has set the stage for an unforgettable experience. 🌟🏃‍♀️ … pic.twitter.com/EZL9n81pDI

25/01/24

🐦🌿🔍 Year 6 Explores Evolution and Inheritance 🔍🌿🐦Year 6 at HPAS dived into the fascinating world of Evolution and Inheritance! Today's lesson revolved around Charles Darwin and his Galapagos finches discovery. Experimenting with various utensils as 'beaks', they grasped… pic.twitter.com/DPRWvl7zpH

23/01/24

🪨🔭 Rocking Scientists! 🔭🪨Year 3 have been consolidating their Science learning about rocks and soils. So far they have been exploring the properties of some sedimentary rocks, identifying which rocks are permeable, what different rocks are used for, whether these rocks can… pic.twitter.com/deUI6r21jg

20/01/24

Travel UpdateWe aim to be back at the academy slightly later than planned due to a train not running. We will arrive back at Shortlands station at 11:23. You are welcome to collect from there. (Please communicate this to the parent WhatsApp group). You are also welcome to…

20/01/24

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Stratford

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Willesden

Our Aims and Ethos

We aim to foster an environment where your pupils can Aspire, Believe and Flourish. 

We do so by delivering a rich and academic curriculum that enables pupils to read, write, talk and ask questions across a broad range of subjects.  

As they experience achievement and success, our pupils cultivate a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. They work hard to continue to achieve success and satisfy their curiosity.  

The four principles underpinning this approach are described below.  

Curriculum at the centre 

Children come to school to be taught and learn. Therefore, we ensure that we have a clear rationale for: 

  • What we teach  
  • Why we teach it  
  • When we teach it 

This is subject to rigorous evaluation by our subject leaders, and the Federation experts. 

13 subjects make up our curriculum. Each subject is valued as a powerful discipline that can help shape our pupils’ future.   

In all subjects, the content is meticulously sequenced to ensure that it builds sequentially and in-depth. The teaching of content is complemented by enriching experiences beyond the classroom. 

We are committed to ensuring that there is equality, diversity and inclusion of different lived experiences across the curriculum. We believe that all our pupils should be able to make sense of their own experiences, and those of people in their community and beyond.  

Exceptional Teaching 

We aim to deliver our curriculum to the highest standards, to ensure that all children achieve success.  

All our staff strive to constantly improve their practice. We talk about teaching. We observe teaching. And we read about teaching to keep up to date with the latest research.

This is supported by a rigorous, evidence-based CPD programme, based upon a shared understanding of the principles of exceptional practice. Our staff partake in weekly training sessions, and also receive weekly, individualised feedback on their practice through an instructional coaching model.  

Exemplary Learning Behaviours 

We insist on the highest standards of behaviour to create an environment where all pupils feel safe, happy and able to succeed. We adopt a simple and consistent behaviour policy that all pupils can understand and adhere to. At the heart of our behaviour policy, is the public celebration of positive choices, attitudes and achievements.  

We have a zero-tolerance towards bullying, or discrimination of any kind. The importance of respecting and valuing others is taught across our curriculum, particularly PSHE.  

Partnership with parents 

As soon as your child joins our school, we hope to build a strong partnership with you. We know that together, we can achieve so much more for your child. We will always listen, share and advise on the achievements, strengths and needs of your child. Every family has something to offer our community.