Prom king and queen 2022!


The Year 6 prom is well underway! We're so excited to celebrate with you all!


What a wonderful evening we had watching the Y6 production of 'Olivia'! The pupils have worked so hard and performed with great confidence. We're looking forward to the final show today!


Our reception classes enjoyed their first ever sports day!


HPAS had an AMAZING Sports Day today! All the children gave it their best effort. Thank you to all of you who came to watch us and cheer us in!


Some more wonderful rainbow outfits!


We are having a great time marking the end of pride month with our very own rainbow day! We have been celebrating our differences and thinking about how we can make sure everyone feels welcome at HPAS!


Thank you to children’s author for visiting our Summer Fair and reading to our children! We loved Octopus Shocktopus!


Our summer fair is getting sunnier and busier by the minute! Come on down to avoid missing out!


Our children are enjoying story time with children’s author Rose Robbins at our Summer Fair


Come on down to the HPAS Summer Fair! We’re celebrating the sunshine and a brilliant school year until 3pm!


The final picture of our Year Six residential trip! We have had an incredible time and are so proud of the resilience, bravery and impeccable behaviour shown by all pupils throughout the week. Well done everyone!


Year Six are enjoying a final team challenge before beginning the return journey!


Hot chocolate and story time to finish Year Six's final day of their residential trip! Everyone is ready for one last sleep in their tents before the journey home tomorrow!


The final day of activities is in full swing! Group A have taken part in archery and orienteering this morning whilst others have been back in the sea for paddle boarding and raft building!


A beautiful, peaceful morning in Devon. Year Six slept brilliantly and woke up announcing it had been the best sleep of their lives! Ready for our last day of activities!


Excellent climbing skills as well as superb encouragement, support and teamwork on display at indoor climbing this afternoon!


We're delighted the sun is shining again just in time for morning activities!

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Harris Primary Shortlands Curriculum Intent

At its heart, our curriculum aims to foster and develop children who are confident, interested and well-rounded. Confident in themselves as individuals, and in their abilities as resilient learners. Interested in the world around them, and able to question the things that they see. Well-rounded, in that they have been exposed and introduced to a curriculum that has breadth and depth, and can make links and connections with the world around them. Able to thrive in academic learning but also able to engage in extra curricular activities, which foster a love of learning. Our core values Aspire, Believe and Flourish run throughout this.


Please click here to read Harris Primary Shortlands Curriculum Intent


Ensuring Equality and Inclusion at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own needs incorporated into their curriculum in order to achieve success through the following approaches;

  • Provide an accessible environment, which is secure and safe, so that all our children can flourish.

  • We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed.

  • Through staff working together as a team, and in partnership with pupils and their parents and carers, we strive to ensure that our aims are met.

  • Ensure all staff are aware of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting and valuing equality and diversity.

  • Promote early identification of children with additional needs to ensure interventions are in place to address their needs.

  • Monitor the progress of all our children to ensure they are meeting their full potential.

  • Work with all external agencies and organisations

  • To build relationships with other schools within our community including specialist and other Harris Federation schools.

  • We ensure that our curriculum is fully inclusive and will not discriminate against the protected characteristics: age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.  

  • Our inclusive teaching approach ensures that all children can access the learning using resources and strategies that they may need, including modified language, additional support or resource.

  • Follow the guidance in the SEN Code of Practice, Equalities Act 2014 and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

Please also see our SEN Information Report, Accessibility Plan and SEN Policy, which can be found HERE.