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It's another hot day! Please remember hats, water bottles and sun cream today, especially years 1, 3 and 4, who have PE scheduled for today.


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135 amazing Year 7 & Year 8 students received a CREST award in recognition of their work in last term's STEM project




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Really fantastic start to our ST13 Summer School! Here are some of our students learning about how language shapes us - really fascinating!


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Fascinating discussion about organ donation at our Summer School - a room full of bright future scientists!


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Thanks to for inviting our boys over to learn how an auction house work, and examine some jewels!


Brilliant Ofsted result for - 'outstanding' in every category.


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Lovely to see so many reception parents attending the phonics session. #RWI


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Exciting times as our new school is taking shape! Also preparations for our 3rd Wordfest are in full flow!


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Click to find information on our exciting fundraiser taking place next month!


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Amazing performance from students at the


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Some amazing practical's going on in Mr Rigby's class last week with Y10.


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Today in assembly we thought about whether it is okay to always treat people the same.


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year 13 BTEC students auditioning for their Night of the Creative Arts! Final list up on Monday p5!


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Posted on: May 16th 2017

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands 'Outstanding' in First Ever Ofsted Report

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands in Bromley has been rated ‘outstanding’ in every category following its first ever Ofsted inspection.

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands is a new free school that the Harris Federation opened in 2014.  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 Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, 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.” 

Click here to read the full report.

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