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👨‍🏫✨️📚 Wondermaths Heats 📚✨️👨‍🏫 We are incredibly proud of our superstar mathematicians who took on the Wondermaths regional heats this afternoon. Competition was fierce and they demonstrated outstanding team work and resilience as they solved numerous challenging maths…


🪐 🔭 Science Dome visits HPAS 🔭🪐🌌✨🪐 All classes have had a stellar time exploring the science dome experience organised by PATHS.A portable planetarium, right in the school hall! What a way to end the half term! 🚀🔭 …



🎳🍕🎉 Celebrating Year 6 SATs Success! 🎉🍕🎳Our Year 6 pupils have worked incredibly hard on their SATs this week! To celebrate their dedication, they are enjoying a fun-filled afternoon of bowling followed by a delicious pizza lunch. Well done, everyone! We couldn’t be…


🌻🛴🌏 Let's Go Zero Sustainability Audit 🌏🛴🌻HPAS were proud to host Alex from as he trained up a new team of Climate Action Advisors. We can't wait to read their Sustainability Report and see what we can do to encourage our school community to be even more…


📚💪🌟 To Our Fantastic Y6 Pupils as They Tackle Their KS2 SATs 🌟💪📚This week, as you sit your KS2 SATs, remember that these scores don't define you. What truly matters is the confidence, resilience, and effort you bring into each day. You've prepared well, so take a deep…


📱 🖥 🚫 Group Chat Safety 🚫 🖥 📱 Please take a minute to read the information attached regarding keeping children safe when using group chats and don't forget the age limit for apps such as Whatsapp is 13+


📄📄’Outstanding OfSTED’📄📄Our report is now live on the website! We are incredibly proud of our achievement! Well done to the entire community!


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⚽️ 🏆🥅 Football Success 🥅 🏆 ⚽️ Our KS2 football team put in two incredible performances this evening in their final league fixtures of the term, winning one match 3-1 and losing another by the narrowest of margins. We are so proud of the progress and attitude they continue to…


🎬🌟📢 Teaser Alert: HPAS OfSTED Outcome Announcement Coming Soon! 📢🌟🎬Stay tuned! We're excited to share a sneak peek of our upcoming teaser trailer for the HPAS OfSTED outcome announcement. Keep an eye on our channels for this big reveal that showcases our school's…


🏰👑🚌 Y2's Historical Adventure: Tower of London Trip! 🚌👑🏰Last week, Year 2 ventured to the Tower of London for a day filled with history and discovery. They explored the ancient fortress, marvelled at the Crown Jewels, and learned about the tower's rich past. An…


🌍 🤝Celebrate cultural diversity 🤝🌍Here at HPAS, we are committed to celebrating cultural diversity and educating ourselves about race and anti-racism. In assemblies we have been enriching our knowledge with ’s enlightening book, 'My Skin Your Skin'. To…


📚Jo Jo & Gran Gran author visits 📚We are absolutely thrilled 🤩 to welcome Laura Henry-Allain MBE, the inspirational creator of the Jo Jo and Gran Gran books and CBeebies series at HPAS. Her work has touched many young lives and we are excited to have learned…


🌜🎉👕 Y3 Pyjama Party at HPAS! 👕🎉🌛Tonight, our Year 3 students are having a blast at their pyjama party, staying up past their bedtime to enjoy baking, arts and crafts, and gaming! It is a night filled with fun, creativity, and camaraderie. Sleepy but happy faces all around…


⚽️🏆👟 Mixed KS2 Football Team Against HPAKH! 👟🏆⚽️Our Mixed KS2 Football Team at HPAS played their hearts out against a tough HPAKH squad, showcasing their best performance ever! Their skill, teamwork, and determination were truly inspiring. Proud of both teams for rising to…


📖 📚 👩‍🏫 Tea and Topics at Shortlands Library 👩‍🏫 📚 📖 Our Year 5 children were delighted to be invited to Shortlands Library to share their learning with members of our local community attending today's 'Tea and Topics' session. From The Vikings to Macbeth and The Anglo-Saxons…


🌞📚😊 Welcome Back for Summer 1 at HPAS! 😊📚🌞It was a joy to see so many lovely smiling faces as we kicked off Summer 1 today at HPAS! We're excited for the adventures and learning that await us this half term. Here's to a fantastic start and many more smiles ahead!…


🌙✨🤲 Amazing Iftar Event at HPAS 🤲✨🌙We're incredibly proud of our families and community who came together for an amazing Iftar event at HPAS. It was a beautiful evening of sharing, understanding, and celebrating our diversity. Such moments remind us of the strength and…


🐣👒🌷 Easter Bonnet Parade 2024 at HPAS 🌷👒🐣A huge thank you to the children and parents for their incredible effort in this year's Easter Bonnet Parade! The creativity and craftsmanship on display were truly spectacular. It's these shared moments that make our community so…

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Pastoral Support and Wellbeing

Our pastoral care, and everyone's emotional wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands. For the children in our school to succeed they need to feel happy and valued as individuals. Our core values of truth, kindness and respect underpin all of our pastoral work.


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Our curriculum, extra curricular opportunities and the additional opportunities we offer allow for each child to flourish into the young person they want to become.

We pride ourselves on knowing each child really well, this means we can respond to their needs quickly and sensitively. There are a range of systems in place so that every child feels comfortable to talk about any issues or concerns they may have. Communication between home and school is vital and we encourage parents to be actively involved.

We work as one community, when you join our school you join both the HPAS family and the wider Harris Federation family. We foster the feeling of community through daily assemblies, whole school events and Federation wide experiences. 

Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic  programme incorporates elements of critical thinking, philosophy and ethical discussions to develop pupils’ qualities and attributes as individuals, family and community members and to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to physically and emotionally well rounded lives. We spend much time talking about rights and responsibilities and recognising the value of opinions different from our own.

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Please find below, a list of supportive resources to access should you feel the need for advice, guidance or support.

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