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How wonderful to see our Primary musicians speaking on so eloquently about music and what it means to them 🥰. We are very grateful for what turned out to be an session with uniting 50 students across our academies.— Harris Federation Music () May 9, 2024


Today HM The Queen visited to open the 50th 's Coronation Library. Pupils wrote poetry with Joseph Coelho and told stories with Alim Kamala. Two students captured the impact - albeit seeing, not reading!— Sir Kenneth Olisa () May 7, 2024


Congratulations ⁦⁩ on your new library! We hope your children and staff enjoy it as much as ours are! See if you can spot our two Year 5s in this special video with some friends from ⁦⁩ ⁦— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () May 7, 2024


⬅️🤩 Swipe for a surprise!Almost a year since Her Majesty opened the first of a series of Coronation Libraries, The Queen has officially opened the 50th reading space to be transformed by at Moreland Primary School in London.— The Royal Family () May 7, 2024


Two of our pupils got an incredible opportunity today! They met Her Majesty the Queen on a visit to open the 1,000th primary library! We were fortunate to receive funding for our own coronation library. What an experience!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () May 7, 2024


The latest dates for the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) next series of Parent/Carer Webinars. Scan the QR codes to sign up.— Harris Invictus () May 3, 2024


thank you for such an inspiring afternoon!!! Our students learned so much and had a lot of fun! strikes again with another ⚡️ opportunity for young people across London.— Harris Federation Music () May 2, 2024


I was delighted to be invited by to work with some wonderful young people, in collaboration with and .— Alexis Ffrench () May 2, 2024


Don’t forget to book your place at our family lunch!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () April 30, 2024


We are SO excited to have our students this afternoon experiencing the incredible Masterclass event with 🤩🎹! What are you doing with your afternoon? I bet it doesn’t involve a free concert and masterclass with an icon 💅.— Harris Federation Music () April 30, 2024


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories— Harris Federation () April 28, 2024


Welcome to HPAC to all our new Reception families who will be joining us in September!Welcome letters and emails have been sent out to all those who have been offered a space.We are looking forward to you joining our community!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () April 17, 2024


If you haven’t commented on the plans to close our local library at Broad Green, please do so!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 27, 2024


Have a look at the National Literacy Programme’s strategy video here. You may even catch a glimpse of our library, children and Principal at about 3mins 40secs! — Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 27, 2024


A huge well done to our PTA on their first events - our Easter bonnet parade for R/Y1/Y2 and a decorate an egg competition for Y3-6!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 27, 2024


Each week we have reading buddies from come to read with our Year 2s. This is part of our primary/secondary links and the children love meeting the older Harris children!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () March 22, 2024


It’s not too late to donate towards our sponsored run/walk for and Sports for Schools. Donate here towards our March Community Champions event for Healthy Living:


Year 4 absolutely rocked the O2 tonight!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () January 17, 2024


Year 4 have worked so hard to learn tonight’s songs! What an amazing day!— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () January 17, 2024


we are so pleased to be here again creating core memories and experiences for our entire Year 4! Also great to be here with our friends at— Harris Primary Academy Croydon () January 17, 2024

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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

Caroline Satchwell

Federation Teaching and Learning Consultant

Adriana Verrecchia

SENCO Consultant
Dawn Pritchard 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 

Lubna Talal

Year 1 – Jeffers 

Raveena Kaur 

Year 2 – Bloom 

Maria Dunn 

Year 2 – Dahl 

Claire Lassiter 

Anne Callanan 

KS1 Teaching Assistant

Tracey Adkins 

KS1 Teaching Assistant

Yaseen Ahmed KS1 Teaching Assistant



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

Jess Kelley 

Year 6

Amanda Trebilcock 

Jo Greenwood

TA in Y3/4

Marilyn Collins

ELSA Support

Rachel Smith

ELSA Support


Non Class Based Staff


Samira Mohamed

Attendance and Medical Officer

Laura Evans


Rachael Hagans 

Office Support

Hannah Green

Student and Family Support Worker

Jane Hewitt

Midday Meals Supervisor

Anthony Harris

Sports Coach

Derek Oddy

Premises Officer