As requested by parents, we host Learning Reviews every month so families can see their children's learning


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Our is about to begin with a fantastic line up of presenters tonight to share their ideas and expertise.


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18-22 April 2016 Harris Academies 'The week in pictures'.


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In case you haven't seen Harris Academies 'week in pictures'


Exciting learning ready to go in our Reception classes this morning


Problem-solving in the sunshine this week


No Easter holidays for our amazing builders Look at our new Reception outside area taking shape!


Another amazing school trip this week: Year 1 at Chessington Zoo


Our own Miss Clarke and Ms Kelly taking part in the Harris governor conference.


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14-18 March: , Felixstowe port 100 days , reception &


A brilliant day seeing the dinosaurs . We are so proud of their outstanding behaviour!


Reception trip to the Natural History Museum! 49 super-excited children ready to see DINOSAURS!


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Valuable afternoon spent moderating with our lovely colleagues from


An exciting and innovative way of supporting children's learning and growth - glad you enjoyed!


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Only kidding! Today is WORLD BOOK DAY! The biggest, bookiest day of the year


Only one more sleep until


The posters went up today! Looking forward to seeing everyone's costumes


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Helping transform the playground at - an enjoyable Saturday morning


What do the families like to do on a Saturday? Come into school and help transform our playground!


Friday afternoon = Art party!

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Posted on May 19th 2017


Harris Primary Academy Shortlands ‘Outstanding’ in First Ever Ofsted Report


Our academy has been rated ‘outstanding’ in every category following its first ever Ofsted inspection.


The Ofsted report praised the positive attitudes of the pupils and the strong support of the school leaders and staff. Inspectors said:


  • “Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. They are keen to answer challenging questions which teachers probe. They do not give up when work is made harder by their teachers.”
  • “Leaders have high expectations for the progress pupils should make across a wide range of subjects. They are relentless in pursuit of accelerated progress.”
  • “Teachers enable pupils to understand and respect one another’s views and opinions. This enables even the youngest children to consider and discuss sensitive issues.”
  • “Pupils behave with respect for one another and adults, fully living up to the values which the school promotes.”
  • “Pupils told inspectors that they appreciate the individual support which teachers offer them to develop their own writing.”
  • “Pupils in each year group make rapid progress, living up to leaders’ high expectations. As a result, the proportion of pupils on track to meet and exceed expected standards of attainment by the end of key stage 1 is higher than the 2016 national average in reading, writing and mathematics.”

Sam French, Executive Principal of the academy, said:


“We are delighted that Ofsted recognise the positivity and hard work that characterises our school. This ‘outstanding’ rating is a credit to our children and staff and I am incredibly proud we have achieved this in our first ever Ofsted inspection, in just three years since opening the school. I would like to thank and congratulate our wonderful pupils, parents and staff who make Harris Primary Academy Shortlands such a special place to learn.”