This is fantastic Ryan! Thank you for spreading kindness 😍


Sid was really chuffed to receive Star of the Week for all his hard work last week! Well done Sid!


And the winner of the cupcake challenge is Maisie in Year 1 - star baker!! Well done 👏👏👏


Well done Beth!!


Yummy courgette and lemon cupcakes made by Asha in Year 2 😋


It’s not too late to donate to our just giving page for the Alzheimer’s Society.


Daniel in reception had a great time making cupcakes for Cupcake day! The winner will be announced later today.


Today is . There is a Lambeth sing along at 10:27am this morning, if you would like to join in. 10:27am is the exact time the first ship arrived. Follow the link for more info -


A well deserved star of the week for Lanre in Year 4 who has worked incredibly hard throughout the school closures and kept the routine of breakfast, wash then school uniform before starting home learning. Well done Lanre!! 👏 👏👏


Reuben made some cupcakes too!


More delicious cupcakes for this week’s challenge. The winner will be announced on Monday!


Fantastic Science learning!


Those look delicious 😋


Maisie in Year 1 has been busy! Those cupcakes look delicious!


Mahek and Viaan have been busy over the last few weeks watching caterpillars turn into butterflies!


This week’s challenge comes from Miss Varney and links to Cup Cake Day. If you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, please follow the link to our just giving page


Well done Harley! You’ve been busy - keep it up!


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Our Curriculum at HPAS 

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands we will ensure that your children are happy, stimulated and challenged so that they can make progress across the curriculum and achieve the highest standards possible. Your children will be taught by teachers with high expectations who will plan a curriculum that is interesting, relevant, extends your children’s understanding of the subject and ensures high quality work and outcomes.  

As your children progress through the school they will develop high expectations of themselves in terms of their learning and behaviour; they will be encouraged to be independent learners who can also work cooperatively with others. They will develop support skills and nurturing skills towards their peers and younger pupils and also organisational skills to support their learning. 

As part of this Statement of Intent we have outlined below examples of how the school will enrich the curriculum in order to give all pupils the opportunity to excel and to ensure that they are stimulated by their learning and motivated to learn more. 

During the seven years at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands each child can expect to experience the following:  

  • Regular opportunities to share his/her achievements in assemblies and other whole school events 

  • Regular opportunities to contribute towards his/her learning and be involved in decision-making that effects the whole school either through , and through regular pupil perception surveys etc. 

  • Opportunities to represent the school through sporting events and musical/dramatic performances 

  • A wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities both after school and  
    during lunchtimes 

  • The opportunity to play a musical instrument 

  • The opportunity to join a choir – KS1&2 

  • The opportunity to join an orchestra – KS2 

  • Regular opportunities to work with the local community e.g. St Mary’s Church 

  • The opportunity to be a peer mentor, where older pupils might support younger pupils in their reading or writing 

  • The opportunity to undertake cycling proficiency 

  • Opportunities to perform in plays and other dramatic and musical performances and the support for those who find that challenging 

  • On-going opportunities to learn through practical, hands-on, investigative activities - growing fruit and vegetables, cooking, looking after the school chickens etc. 

Visits and Visitors 

During the seven years at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands each child can expect to experience the following visits and visitors to the school: 

  • The opportunity to work alongside a professional writer or storyteller each year – KS 1 & 2 

  • The opportunity to work with a professional artist in residence on more than one occasion during their primary school  

  • Visits that are sometimes linked to topics – at least one visit per term – KS 1 & 2 

  • Regular opportunities to perform in a theatre or concert hall – KS2 

  • Regular opportunities to work alongside parents on a day-to-day basis and during practical whole school projects 

  • The opportunity to hear from past pupils who have excelled and can share their achievements  

Every lesson is creative

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects. 

We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas as well as the rest of the National Curriculum are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have. 

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success. 

High standards in every classroom 

With each week, term and year being so significant in a child’s life, consistency is particularly important in their primary education. 

As part of the Harris Federation, which has its own training school for teachers, our staff receive outstanding professional development to make sure that standards are consistently high in every classroom.