A 1:1 draw to the boys. They played very well - we are super proud of them!


Well Done to all our year 5 and 6 pupils who represented HPAS in the interschool cross country competition in Crystal Palace Park this weekend! You did such a fantastic job on a freezing Saturday morning!


Year 6 boys warming up for their second league match.


Thank you to all our HPAS families who donated bottles of shampoo this week. We reached our target of 250 bottles, which were delivered to Bromley Brighter Beginnings last night. They will be used in the family Christmas hampers.


This week is Road Safety Week and to help raise awareness, our JTAs led an assembly on how to safely cross a road.


Thank you to our members of Pupil Parliament who accompanied Mrs Howell at the Remembrance Day Service at St Mary's Church this Sunday. It was a wonderful service. A moment of reflection and calm.


The HPAS girls’ football team are still smiling despite losing the first football match they have ever played as a team. They showed massive improvement over the course of the game and were determined throughout. Well done girls!


Year 6 played their first football match today. They played brilliantly, and were 3-1 up for most of the match. We were unlucky to lose 4-3 in the final minute. Well done boys.


Team HPAS played their second netball match today. It was another loss but the team showed a massive improvement over the course of the match.


Year 2 enjoyed their final DT lesson of the term - applying their knowledge of axles to make moving toys. They then evaluated their finished products.


Our Year 6 Junior Travel Ambassadors have been busy this week attending the JTA Virtual Training and Investiture Day. They learnt about their new role in promoting safe and active travel. Look out for the competitions and assemblies that our JTAs will lead on.


We have had a fantastic couple of days taking part in the Harris inter-academy netball tournament. Teams from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 played against teams from and . Thank you Beckenham Green for hosting!


Today our children took part in a science workshop to learn about the process of digestion. We created a model of the digestive system and learnt about how food is broken down. Thank you for having us Harris Primary Beckenham!


Year 6 had a fantastic day yesterday at Horton Kirby discovering the needs of humans and how these impact on the environment in which they live.


Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our Harvest Celebrations yesterday. Our KS1 and KS2 pupils sang and spoke with such enthusiasm and energy. It was a pleasure to see. Thank you for all the food donations that will be donated to Living Well Bromley.


HPAS netball teams played their first match today. We lost, but had great fun and learnt so much. Onwards and upwards - go Team HPAS!


We are consulting on our Admissions arrangements for 2023-24. Please visit our website for more information:


Today we held our first Open Morning for our 2022 reception. If you were unable to attend, there are more opportunities for you to visit the school and find out what we do, why we do it and how we do it. Use the link to sign-up to an upcoming open morning:


Today Year 2 have learnt so much about the Tudor period. They were transported back in time and learnt about some of the differences between rich and poor, they met Henry VIII and learnt about his six wives.

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Our Staff

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands there are teachers, teaching assistants and support staff.

All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently happy and safe.

Our HF Curriculum Lead is Miss Samantha French (Executive Principal).

Our teaching and support staff are as follows:


Name Position  
Ms Hannah Tryl Principal (SLT)  
Mrs Samantha Howell Vice Principal (SLT)  
Mrs Nathalie Snelgrove SENDCO (SLT)  
Miss Ellie Curtis Reception Class Teacher  
Mrs Elkie Oliver Reception Class Teacher  
Mrs Lucinda Himeur Year 1 Teacher/EYFS lead  
Miss Lauren Blackstone Year 1 Teacher  
Mrs Hasim-Hayes Year 2 Teacher/Assistant Principal (SLT)  
Miss Mickalea Wizard Year 2 Teacher  
Miss Helene Lavenir Year 3 Teacher  
Ms Maxine Hooper Year 3 Support Teacher   
Miss Georgia Kirby Year 3 Teacher  
Mrs Mandi Gabler Year 4 Teacher  
Miss Sumaya Kironde Year 4 Teacher  
Miss Tiana Rowe Year 5 Teacher  
Miss Zenani Johnson Year 5 Teacher  
Mr Christopher Law Year 6 Teacher  
Miss Charley Coles Year 6 Teacher  
Mrs Amanda Mahmut Cross-year group teacher  
Ms Rochelle Evans Cross-year group teacher  
Miss Georgia Compass-Whyte Trainee Teacher  
Miss Eve Abbott HLTA  
Mrs Lisa Foan HLTA  
Miss Jade St. Louis Teaching Assistant  
Mrs Kiara Chalk Teaching Assistant   
Miss Peggy Reapy Teaching Assistant  
Mrs Preeti Patel Teaching Assistant   
Mrs Tracey Perks Teaching Assistant   
Ms Helen Schofield Teaching Assistant   
Miss Kerry Hattrill Teaching Assistant  
Ms Sara Jones Learning Support Assistant  
Miss Sebrin Osman Teaching Assistant  
Mr Samuel Billington Teaching Assistant   
Miss Sue Hill Office Manager  
Mr Samuel Raphael Administration Assistant  
Mr Ian Kaye Premises Manager  
Mrs Jessica Francis Midday Supervisor  
Mrs Kerry Cheeseman Midday Supervisor  
Mrs Sherley D'Cruz Midday Supervisor  
Miss Frances Cloud Midday Supervisor