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An exceptional education for local children

“ My child continues to blossom. He is very happy, safe and supported in all aspects of learning and has made fantastic progress in Reception.� Reception Parent

Your child’s

education We believe that children’s learning is more successful when they feel valued, happy and safe in their environment. Our Academy ethos is that all children achieve two fundamental milestones whilst at HPAPW: • To develop a love for learning • To fulfil their full academic and social potential We believe that ‘All children have the right to be safe, happy and respected in order to enjoy their learning and reach their potential’. When children begin their education with us at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we ensure their first school years are engaging; we embed a lifelong enthusiasm for learning in every pupil. We lay the foundations for a successful academic journey, including the development of the core skills of reading, writing and maths from the outset.

To support children on this journey, Harris Primary Academy Purley Way teaches children the core Academy values, REACH - values determined by our very own Pupil Parliament: Resilience, Empathy, Ambition, Creativity and Honesty. This is partnered with our three golden rules: ‘Always make the right choice’, ‘Take responsibility’ and ‘Show respect’ These values are embedded across the curriculum, sports days and other events held within the Academy. We work closely with our parents to establish strong partnerships in order to best achieve these. At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way we are passionate in our desire to enable your child to discover what’s possible. We look forward to welcoming you to our Academy. Lisa Crook, Principal

“ My daughter has had an amazing first year at HPAPW, I couldn’t have asked for a better school. She loves going to school and always leaves with a smile on her face. The teachers and staff do an amazing job and are so easy to talk to.” Reception Parent


Happy in the

classroom Our aim is to ensure that every pupil makes excellent progress and achieves their potential. This section of our prospectus describes how we accomplish this in our Academy. Every lesson is creative

Children are treated as individuals

Teachers plan and deliver stimulating and innovative lessons that motivate and challenge pupils. All lessons are creative, interactive and engaging to all learners to ensure all pupils are involved.

We welcome children of all abilities into our Academy and want every pupil to enjoy school and thrive. We work closely with parents and specialists to create support plans for pupils who have special learning needs and collectively review each child’s plan every half term.

To grow confident readers, writers and mathematicians, we deliver lessons that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have. This approach to teaching and learning is communicated within and beyond the expectations of the National Curriculum. The outcome is eager, confident, dedicated pupils who understand the joy of learning and are well prepared for academic success.

High standards in every classroom Every child is encouraged to stretch themselves and become the best that they can be. Our staff have high expectations for all pupils and teachers plan lessons which challenge every child. The Harris Federation Training School for teachers provides our staff with outstanding professional development, ensuring that standards are consistently high in every classroom.


Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s learning and progress with us at any time. Parents are provided with termly progress reports, and a full written report is produced at the end of the year.

An academic head start As pupils progress through school, one of our aims is to make sure we give them an outstanding ‘head start’ for the rest of their education. We are lucky to be located near to four Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Harris Secondary Academies including Harris Academy Purley. Specialist teachers will often come into our Primary Academy and, as they get older, children will be taken regularly to use facilities such as science laboratories. As well as engaging them in the excitement of the subject at hand, these experiences help prepare children for a successful transition to secondary school.

“ I love that I get to choose my learning.” Alicia, Anning Class

Happy outside the


We actively encourage pupils to learn through play, discovery and questioning. We have a dedicated approach to helping pupils become well-rounded, resilient and confident. Our children experience topical learning opportunities through excursions to various settings within and outside London and the local area. In addition, they benefit from visits by external specialists and from taking part in activities at other Harris Academies.

Healthy and tasty meals

Every pupil has a friend

Traditional standards of behaviour

Our children are taught to respect each other and their teachers. There is a zero tolerance approach to any type of bullying or unacceptable behaviour.

Our pupils know that good behaviour is expected of them at all times. When pupils try their best, are kind, and follow our ‘Golden Rules’, they are frequently praised and rewarded.

Our school lunches are healthy and tasty although pupils may choose to bring in packed lunches instead. Special dietary requirements are provided for.

Wrap-around care We provide Breakfast and After School Clubs on the Academy’s grounds, which are well organised and fun.


A Federation of Free Schools and Academies Our Academy is part of the Harris Federation. This is a not-for-profit charity with nearly thirty years of experience of education in London. The charity was created by Lord Harris of Peckham. He and his family take an active interest in our achievements and the progress of our pupils.

You can find out more about the Harris Federation and all of our sister Academies at www.harrisfederation.org.uk or by following @HarrisFed on Twitter.

Every Harris Academy is different, serving its own pupils and community, but we share an ethos that ensures children are happy, love learning and are excited to go to school. Being part of the Harris Federation means that our teachers and support staff have access to excellent training and resources from a team of experts in Primary education. All Harris Academies are located in and around London and we work very closely together. Our teachers get together to share their best ideas and develop successful ways of teaching pupils. Our children also come together for events such as the annual Battle of the Brains contest and, each summer, the Harris Federation Sports Day.

Admissions We have 90 places available starting in Reception each year. If we receive more than 90 applications, children with an Education, Health and Care Plan will be admitted first. Priority will then be given in the following order: • Looked after and previously looked after children • Children with exceptional medical or social needs • Children with siblings who currently attend the Academy • Children who live closest to the academy Further information and a copy of our admissions policy can be found on the admissions section of our website.


Brand new building We are very excited about our new building which is bright, modern and a welcoming place with all the facilities and resources we need to provide an outstanding education for our pupils. This includes the latest facilities and equipment for interactive learning and outdoor play.

Come and Visit Open Mornings: Selected Wednesday mornings at 10am, please call the office to confirm your attendance

Open Evenings: Dates and times found on the website

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