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The book fair has arrived! Do come and have a browse, it will be open from 3.15 until 3.45 in the main hall


We have a few spaces available for our Reception 2018 intake so do come along and see our amazing school! Open morning Monday 23rd April at 9.30am or by appointment


Back to Forest School sessions today with reception class out in the sunshine, nature treasure hunts, crown making and more!


Learning how to scoot safely


Looking forward to seeing all of the children tomorrow for the start of the Summer Term


Who says Easter Egg hunts are just for children! Our staff had fun solving the clues to claim their chocolate prizes.


Golden envelopes delivered to our first recruits to storytelling club


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Wow! What a treat to receive these beautiful pieces of work from our link school in Now we have to send them something excellent!


We are about to start planning a sensory garden for all the children to enjoy, can anyone help with planning, design, materials or labour? Any help or advice greatly received.


Our Spring Art exhibition is all ready! We look forward to welcoming families after school today and tomorrow


We had great fun today dressing as sports stars or sporting heroes and getting active fundraising for and trying to walk 200 miles collectively between us!


Children dressed up as their sporting heroes for sports relief and we even had a visit from one!


Year 1 are launching their rockets!


Thank you so much Happy Bees! We love our piano- hope you enjoy our singing!


Great to see so many of you at our Parent Workshop on writing in the Early Years. Let's get writing!


Forest School session this week and our little hibernating pair of newts were ready to come out for a visit. The children are in awe seeing the local wildlife up close and personal


Meeting some amazing animals at HABE. Thank you and

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 Principal

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  Mrs Johnson   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

   Mrs Rebecca Pizer    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