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15/05/18

Day 2 for our Y2 team - more fuel to energise the children and adults for this morning's test. Thank you Dee for the lovely breakfast! Wishing everyone the best for today! https://t.co/ElmMIv1NuW

14/05/18

Our Y6 team are enjoying their SATs week breakfast together - children and adults! Thanks to Dee for preparing toast, rolls, fruit and juice to energise everyone for the week. Wishing everyone all the best! https://t.co/IWL1URek7Q

27/03/18

Here are some of Y1 Dolphins giving their BEST efforts at their henna workshop. Good to see them concentrating really hard as they try to replicate the intricate Mehndi patterns! https://t.co/aYh2LEGKYp

27/03/18

Today is celebration of consistently good pupil behaviour. This half term's workshop explores culture, pattern and colour - using acrylic henna to decorate gift boxes. Great concentration and skill needed! Here are some proud Jellyfish children showing their work. https://t.co/ho1yLlpuGk

21/03/18

What an amazing day Y4! The trials of tackling the maze might have confused some, but not our adventurous team, who tackled it so well they all made it out for lunch! Looking forward to welcoming them back soon! https://t.co/C1DCYbbrNb

21/03/18

Our Y4 adventurers are up (if not wide-awake😄) after a good sleep. Everyone is dressed, starting to pack, tidy up, clean and then it will be time for breakfast. Lots to do before they can tackle the maze! Looking forward to seeing them at 3pm.

20/03/18

Amazing abseilers! More fun from today for Y4 Great to see fears being faced, tackled and overcome by children and staff! We loved the query about these 'unfinished' towers... with ladders inside instead of stairs/lifts😃 https://t.co/6LQpXOh77l

20/03/18

Goodnight from all Y4 adventurers - hot chocolate has been drunk and everyone's in bed. A late night swim followed tonight's delicious dinner (thanks to dinner team!) Spot the future hockey players in action earlier today. Sleep tight all! https://t.co/3TjNAJROqd

20/03/18

Huge thanks to the avid readers of who bought more than £500 of books from our Book Fair. and enjoyed selecting 48 new books for our KS2 classes - costing £250. Can't wait to start browsing... https://t.co/uRfUoUU1sj

20/03/18

A brilliant day of energetic activity for staff and children alike! Good to see the sun shining on everyone! Look at those determined faces and strong muscles... take aim! https://t.co/GgNhbOsq2o

20/03/18

Good morning! A good sleep was had by all, so staff & Y4 adventurers are ready for another day of action! Fuelled by a hearty breakfast, they even managed to fit in another game before getting ready for their morning of archery & abseiling. Great to see such energy! https://t.co/ROLjjCpFDm

19/03/18

A fun afternoon, rounded off by free time with some amazing chilly discoveries! Indoor paper plane battles were followed by dead lions, leaving everyone ready for a delicious dinner! With renewed energy, team quizzes were tackled before bedtime called. Goodnight all! https://t.co/UQY1X25UKT

19/03/18

Y4 adventurers climbing to new heights! Still looks chilly up there! Not as much snow left as we thought... Good to see them having challenging fun! https://t.co/J8eaDbKB6S

19/03/18

Here are the well-wrapped Y4 team arriving at their base, awaiting instructions! Once packing and lunch are finished, then they are off to the high ropes - a great way to stay warm! https://t.co/mgtOzyGgmN

19/03/18

The Y4 adventurers have arrived safely, abandoned their luxury coach and are settling into their log cabin. Time to unpack, sort out rooms and belongings, recovering from wobbly tummies before they make their lunch. Then it's the high ropes!

19/03/18

And they're off! 🚌 packed full of excited Y4 children, all enjoying the wonderful warmth! Cases and bags safely stashed in hold - should be unpacking by playtime in school. Great farewell from families! https://t.co/9iYZz5HiTT

13/03/18

So excited about start of our tomorrow! Can't wait to see what will be in the bookcases! parents/carers - remember your wallets for 3pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday! https://t.co/OOUvERbsyR

10/03/18

Good to see response on Friday to request to repaint double yellow & zigzag lines outside 🚸Thank you! 🙏Pedestrians will be able to walk along St George's Road and use zebra crossing safely. https://t.co/Gc3iJTzzQa

07/03/18

After a good night's sleep, the team were up early, ready for a hearty breakfast and packing up. Although it is raining, they will still be having fun on the maze challenge. Looking forward to seeing them later this afternoon! https://t.co/O6k5HYTKKa

06/03/18

Ready for a good night's sleep, after enjoying post-swimming, chilled-out hot chocolate and biscuit break. Think sleep will come quickly for some, following today's abseiling, archery, free-time games and evening of swimming! Anyone recognise this Robin Hood? https://t.co/SHT3W7wNxL

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Posted on July 26th 2017

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands 'Outstanding'

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.