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Live Q&A with Student Ambassadors from , Oxford University this week on Microsoft Teams – great questions from our students to find out what university life is actually like! Thanks to Hannah and the ambassadors for joining us


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School reopens to Year 10 on Mon 15th June, and we've made lots of changes to keep our boys and staff safe through . We can't wait to see our Year 10 boys again! Find our how we've adapted our classrooms, corridors and canteen at


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It’s all about the AIR HUGS 🤗


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Big shout out to the incredible estates teams, the site managers and cleaners: door handles and bannisters constantly wiped, sanitisers filled, desks wiped down, signage completed! Smooth running of school results from hard work behind the scenes.


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after a very successful return to school yesterday it is great to see front page recognition of the Harris teams’ hard work in getting pupils back to school as soon as possible. At home time pupils came out enthused by their first day back 👏


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‘If you believe it’ll work, you do everything to make it work’ Such a positive approach. Thank you to all the teachers around the country who are making happen. Well done ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁦


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Is it time to go back to school? The heads making extraordinary plans to open to 2 million primary school pupils today & the parents overcoming anxieties to send children in. Loved talking to for this podcast


‘Back to School for the Class of 2020’ Harris Primary Academy Purley Way on the front page of today’s Evening Standard


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We were so pleased to see some of our EYFS, Y1 and Y6 children back at the academy today. We have missed you all lots and can’t wait to see you all again tomorrow 👋🏼 We are glad our parents feel reassured that safety and happiness are our priority!


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Today we had the ITV News crew filming our reopening for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Well done to the amazing team at HPACR for all the hard work that has gone into the reopening of the Academy.


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Temperature checks, sanitiser stations and areas out of bounds: Pupils getting to grips with new school rules


The Evening Standard visited Harris Primary Academy Purley Way this morning with lots of photos at this link Thank you to the brilliant team at


Fantastic work by Harris Primary Crystal Palace staff to get their school ready for today. ITV London did some filming there this morning, when a parent told them "I'm really happy that everything is safe for my daughter to come back now."


“Most headteachers have had what reopening would look like in the back of their minds ever since the lockdown" Interview with Nicole Liddicoat, Head of Harris Primary Merton in today's Financial Times


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This afternoon, at 4pm onwards! Spreading inspiration, Science, STEM, this afternoon on the TL! 🌟Please share with any young people in your networks! ❤️


“If you start off with the mindset that this is going to work, then you just do everything to make it work.” Interview with Sam French, Exec Principal of , in The Times, about the preparation that went into reopening her school today.


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Look at our amazing Reception bubble showing us all that they know how to stay 2m apart… and everyone said it would be difficult! Not this bubble! Well done folks


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Welcome back those of you coming to school tomorrow. We’re ready for you! And we’re ready to keep you safe.


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We’re looking forward to welcoming our Reception and Year 1 children today. We’ve missed you so much!


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All ready to welcome you all back. Safe at school!

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Posted on: February 12th 2016

Pupil Premium Awards for Six Harris Academies

Three Harris secondary academies and three Harris primary academies have been recognised for the outstanding achievement of their pupils from low income backgrounds.

Each has received a local Pupil Premium Award which celebrates schools that show high attainment or significant improvement among disadvantaged pupils, particularly in English and maths. Schools are chosen for their ability to boost achievement and raise aspirations in the face of disadvantage.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding that schools receive to help them raise the achievement of disadvantaged children and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Harris academies to receive the awards are:

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

The highest performing secondary school in Thurrock picked up a national Pupil Premium Award in the 2015 edition, securing an additional £100,000 of Pupil Premium funding.

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

One of three Harris academies in Croydon to secure an award. 83% of students achieved five or more good GCSEs including English and maths last summer.

Harris Primary Academy Kenley and Harris Primary Academy Benson

Both Croydon primary schools were rated Inadequate by Ofsted when they joined the Harris Federation in 2013. In 2015 they were rated Outstanding and Good respectively.

Harris Academy Greenwich

Judged Outstanding in 2014, the academy’s sixth form celebrated a student earning a place at Oxford to study chemistry last summer.

Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

In Special Measures when it joined the Federation in 2013, Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace was rated Good in 2015.

Education and Childcare Minister, Sam Gyimah, wrote to the academies to congratulate them on their success, saying:

It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for further study, training or employment."

I would also encourage you to share your achievements with other schools so that they can learn from your strengths and experience.."

Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said:

Harris Academies are committed to helping children of all backgrounds achieve and it is wonderful that our schools’ tireless work in this area has been recognised. I am particularly pleased that our academies are delivering outstanding outcomes for children across the full 3-18 age range."

Each school will now have the opportunity to enter the national awards in May which will be presented by contemporary artist Tracey Emin. 

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