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 Staff

At Harris Primary Academy Croydon we have a fantastic team of leaders, teachers and support staff, as well as our premises, office and wrap-around care teams.

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 safe and happy.

Victoria Forbes

Assistant Director

Verity Lambert-Dale


Susan Banfield

Vice Principal, Designated Safeguarding Lead, History Lead

Jess Kelley

Assistant Principal

Sam Clarke

Federation Teaching and Learning Consultant

Leah Morgan


Adriana Verrecchia

SENCO Consultant

Samantha French

Harris Federation Curriculum Lead 



Early Years

Nursery – Carle 

Pamela Harding 

supported by Annita Yasothar 

Reception – Benjamin 

Eva Millar-Smith 

supported by Linda King 

Reception – Donaldson 

Sam Pett 

supported by Amna Shahid 



Key Stage 1

Year 1 – Ahlberg 

Chili Mitchell 

supported by Anne Callanan 

Year 1 – Jeffers 

Raveena Kaur 

supported by Lubna Talal 

Year 2 – Bloom 

Maria Dunn 

supported by Tracey Adkins 

Year 2 – Dahl 

Claire Lassiter 

supported by Rachael Hagans 



Key Stage 2

Year 3 – Harrison 

Kasha Gomez 

Year 3 – Anderson 

Mabel Danquah (Mon & Tue)

Sarah McFarlane (Wed-Fri) 

Year 4 – Zephaniah 

Francesca Moody 

Year 4 – Rosen 

Julie Hollingberry 

Year 5 – Richards 

Nalini Amichund 

Year 5 – Angelou 

Sarah Partington 

Year 6 – Blackman 

Jess Kelley 

Year 6 – Shakespeare 

Page Manning 

Year 6 – Tan 

Amanda Trebilcock 

Jo Greenwood

TA in Y3/4

Marilyn Collins

ELSA in Y6 

Rachel Smith

ELSA in Y6 

Non Class Based Staff



Avni Patel 

Office Manager

Samira Mohamed

Attendance and Medical Officer

Laura Evans


Hannah Green

Student and Family Support Worker

Jane Hewitt Midday Meals Supervisor

Anthony Harris

Sports Coach

Derek Oddy

Premises Officer