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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Our Ethos

Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they leave us with the academic knowledge and social skills necessary to succeed.

As a Harris Federation primary, we believe that everybody has the right to feel safe, happy and respected. The whole community strive for Harris Primary Academy Croydon to be best it can possibly be which is encapsulated by our vision statement: “Excellence: every child, every day”. Our core values of: Perseverance, Achivement and Kindness, underpin everything that happens in our academy and we have high expectations that these are followed and modelled by all staff, parents and children.

As a result of the exceptional practice at our school every single day our children achieve outstanding outcomes each year and we are incredibly proud of them. Alongside academic achievement, we want our academy to be a safe and caring space with the children excited and happy to come to school every day to learn, grow and develop.

All children are treated fairly and we acknowledge individual needs. We expect all our children to work to the best of their abilities and to allow others to do the same. Our 'Golden Rules' underpin our academy ethos: 

  • Show Respect 
  • Take Responsibility 
  • Always Make the Right Choice

HPAC Community Champions

Our Community Champion themes are revisited each year, to ensure children leave HPAC with a clear understanding of these topics and a commitment to being champions of these areas themselves in their future lives. We feel passionate that these themes should not only be taught discretely and instead should form the foundation, rather than an ‘add on’ or tokenistic teaching approach. Although a monthly theme has been chosen, this does not mean to say these topics are not covered throughout the year, rather that we believe it is important to explore the theme in greater detail discreetly. Furthermore, we intend to add other key advocates to the overview in the document below and welcome any suggestions. We are looking forward to working with our parents and local community to support us with our challenges and events. For more information, please see the documents below.