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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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.


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😃


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!


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...


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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?

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Posted on June 29th 2017

More success for Harris primaries as Mayflower receives top Ofsted rating

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower has been rated ‘Outstanding’ across all categories in its first Ofsted report.

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower in Chafford Hundred opened in September 2014 to meet the significant need for new primary places locally. In September 2016 it moved into a new building which will allow the school to grow to eventually accommodate 1100 pupils, making it the biggest primary free school in the country.

Inspectors were impressed by the high standards and happy atmosphere of the school, describing it as “harmonious”. The report said:

  • “All staff set high expectations and share a strong determination to help pupils achieve as successfully as possible. Pupils mirror this resolve and make every effort to meet these expectations.”
  • “The inspiring curriculum is highly successful in widening pupils’ experiences and stimulating pupils’ interests and engagement.”
  • “The school has excellent systems and support in place to help pupils and their families who need extra help. This ensures that the school’s welfare and care of pupils is outstanding.”
  • “Pupils are regularly challenged to extend and deepen their thinking and, consequently, improve their learning.”
  • “Pupils are proud to be at Mayflower. They wear their uniforms with pride. They aspire to the high standards all adults set for them.”
  • “Pupils are respectful and listen very attentively to each other. Staff are excellent role models and pupils respond thoughtfully to each other and to all adults.”

Katie Hanley, Principal of Harris Primary Academy Mayflower, said:

“It is wonderful to see the hard work of our pupils, parents, governors and staff recognised – the report shows we are living up to the academy’s vision of  ‘Excellence, Every Child, Every Day’ .

I am delighted that the inspectors recognised the happy, hard-working and inclusive nature of our school. For a brand new and rapidly growing school, this is a huge achievement and I would like to thank the whole school community and the Harris Federation for their support and dedication, without which our school would not have had such an excellent start.

As we near the end of our first year on our permanent site, we are excited for all that the future holds for our school and I’m confident that we will build on the success of this report as we continue to provide an excellent education for hundreds of local families.”

Click here to read the full report. Information about admissions can be found on the Harris Primary Academy Mayflower website.