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Fridays are busy, fun, learning! Our new lunchtime clubs started this week. Art club was a huge hit.


How exciting! We have a lovely new piano brought for us by our pta , assemblies and lessons for pupils will start next week with this fantastic new equipment.


Hedgehog class meeting Chad the African Pygmy hedgehog


Year 1 continuing their WOW day with some animal encounters.


WOW days in costume today for new term topics ‘Claws, Paws and Whiskers’ In year 1 and ‘Street Detectives’ In year 2.


Happy New Year to all of our wonderful Hpabe families! We are looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow for the start of Spring term!


Super proud of everyone who has been awarded 25+ learning leaves this term


It was great! Felix was actually crying with laughter 😂


Surprise panto this morning- we all loved it. Oh yes we did!!


Christmas Lunch is being served!


We are all ready for them!!


Nativity in full swing! Well done children and staff for a brilliant production.


Year 1 experiencing The Great Fire of London today.


A huge thank you to our amazing PTA, Happy Bees, for a fantastic Christmas Fayre today. Great to see so many people there


What a day! We are now officially open. Thank you to Lord Harris and all of the other attendees for coming today, also to the children for their amazing performances. It really was an amazing feeling seeing our Harris family celebrate our wonderful school.


Thank you to everyone who voted for our school choir. So very proud of our little singers who came second overall. Amazing!


How good were they! Please vote for us at .


Please vote for our fantastic school choir. Votes close at 6pm today! Poll can be found at


So proud of our choir performing at Beckenham Green this afternoon. Amazing singing everyone! Please vote for us on the twitter poll at:


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Vote NOW for your favourite choir! We thought all three schools were absolutely fantastic. Regardless which school receives the most votes in the end, they are all winners to us! Poll ends on Sunday 3rd Dec at 6pm🎄☃️✨

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Our Staff

At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham there are teachers, teaching assistants and support staff.

All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently happy and safe.

Our teaching and support staff are as follows:

Executive Principal Ms Sam French  

Head of Academy

Mrs Beth Rigby-Drake


Vice Principal Ms Betty Johnson  

Assistant Principals

Miss Emma Dunn and Miss Abigal McKenzie


Federation Staff  Ms Laura Bairstow   Early Years Leader
   Ms Renee Bhowmick   Maths Consultant
   Mrs Sophie Tillman   SENCO

Administration Team

Ms Jennie Harwood

Office Manager / PA to Principal

   Miss Sophie Thornton    Office Apprentice
Year 2 Team  Miss Emma Dunn   Year 2 Class Teacher
   Mrs Sarah Pearce   Year 2 Class Teacher
   Miss Molly Baxter   Teaching Assistant - Year 2
   Ms Sharon Larrier   Teaching Assistant - Year 2
   Miss Digna Steer    School Direct Trainee Teacher
   Miss Sharaine Ross   School Direct Trainee Teacher

Year 1 Team

Miss Abigail McKenzie

Year 1 Class Teacher


Mr Michael Oliveri

Year 1 Class Teacher

   Mr Nick Shimmin

   Teaching Assistant - Year 1

   Mrs Hannah Mills    Teaching Assistant - Year 1

Reception Team

Mr Tom Penny

Reception Class Teacher


Miss Heather Bellinger

Reception Class Teacher


Miss Jade Bakarey

Teaching Assistant - Reception


Miss Hannah O'Grady

Teaching Assistant - Reception

   Mrs Karen Carney    SEN 1:1

Lunchtime Supervision Team

Miss Joanne Baxter

Midday Supervisor


Miss Kelly Burrowes

Midday Supervisor


Miss Louise Clarke

Midday Supervisor

   Miss Maria Burton    Midday Supervisor