Congratulations to our football team for winning 6-2 against HPAHP today. HPAHP we love your new football pitch!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () December 1, 2023


Well it’s clear HPAC parents love reading with their children! Thank you to everyone who came to our first Book Buddy Breakfast! Remember the next one is Thursday 7th March.— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () November 15, 2023


Read about our recent library opening here:— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () November 10, 2023


We were thrilled to welcome Lord Harris today. He toured the new library, visited some classes and couldn’t even leave the school without the children talking to him some more!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () November 9, 2023


Thank you and for celebrating with us today. Our Year 5 classes loved their workshops! After the whole school assembly, the buzz of children talking about becoming authors was fantastic!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () November 1, 2023


“Libraries are amazing. In a library, you sit with the genius of the world.” So says our CEO at the opening of the incredible new Coronation Library here at generously funded by— National Literacy Trust () November 1, 2023


So the pupils here at ⁦⁩ have just discovered ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ secret story ideas weapon: the Wheel of Things!!Chris and Greg use it to generate bonkers ideas for their stories. Literacy in action.— National Literacy Trust () November 1, 2023


The brilliant is here! He’s running a workshop for some of the children here at before we open the library.Rather handily, he and Kid Normal co-author are also the school’s Author of the Week! 😀 😀— National Literacy Trust () November 1, 2023


We are so excited to welcome - author extraordinaire - to meet our Year 5s today. He will also be doing an assembly with co-author later on! Thank you to for arranging!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () November 1, 2023


Such an exciting day at Harris Croydon today. It’s our launch event for the Lord Harris Library funded by and as part of the Coronation Libraries.— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () November 1, 2023


Parents and carers, help your child develop a love of reading. Read to them every day! Watch the full film and 16 others on our YouTube channel— Ruth Miskin Training () October 23, 2023


Great to see a pre-loved uniform sale in action today. We will be running one each half term. Remember to donate any uniform your child has grown out of.— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 13, 2023


Our Year 2s are loving exploring Hampton Court Palace today.— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 12, 2023


Don’t forget to come along to our book fair after school every day this week. It will also be available during parents’ evenings.— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 11, 2023


Mrs Campbell from you are phenomenal! Harris in Harmony is always the highlight of the conference! thank you!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 6, 2023


The amazing HPAC staff at Harris Conference at the Excel today— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 6, 2023


Our classrooms were a sea of different cultural dress and flag colours today for our cultural day! Plus we had a visit from the police in Reception and Year 1.— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 4, 2023


Everyone enjoyed sampling flavours from around the world!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 4, 2023


What a fantastic celebration of our amazingly diverse academy in our cultural food celebration! Thank you to everyone who cooked and brought a dish!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () October 4, 2023


Don’t forget to sign up for autumn clubs if you haven’t already done so!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () September 29, 2023

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Welcome from the Principal

Our aim for pupils at Harris Primary Academy Croydon (HPAC) is for them to develop into happy, confident and independent individuals who are motivated by a real love of learning. 

We have high expectations for every child and provide expert teaching so that our pupils make excellent progress. We place a strong emphasis on the dedicated teaching of reading, writing and maths so that our pupils have a solid foundation to build their learning in other subjects. Our curriculum is rich, varied and engaging and develops children's knowledge, understanding and skills in all subjects. We have high hopes for every pupil, regardless of their background or starting point. 

Every day our pupils, teachers and staff all contribute to making our academy a warm and welcoming place to learn. I am very proud of our pupils' positivity towards their learning and the kindness they display towards their teachers and each other.

We are very much a community school and, as well as developing local links and partnerships, we encourage our pupils to be polite, caring and outstanding members of their local community. This, we hope, will help enable our pupils to become compassionate, ambitious, global citizens of the future. We also know that a close partnership with parents and carers is vital and we do all we can to keep them informed and involved in all aspects of school life.

Harris Primary Academy Croydon joined the Harris Federation in 2020 and is part of a family of primary, secondary and all-through academies in and around London. We have many successful Harris academies nearby in the borough and, as part of a thriving community of schools, we benefit from the ability to share, learn, support and challenge each other.

We hope that this website provides a helpful introduction to our academy and while it cannot show you everything, we hope it inspires you to find out more.

If you have any questions about our academy, or if you would like to arrange a tour, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Verity Lambert-Dale