This is an outstanding school The high-calibre, aspirational and driven leadership of the head of academy and executive principal ensures that only the very best will do for every pupil. Governors are committed to the school.
s ethos and are closely involved in the life of the school. They provide strong support and challenge and monitor key aspects of performance. The quality of teaching is outstanding.
The ambitious and capable staff benefit considerably from a rich culture of continuing professional development. As a result of thorough planning, innovative teaching and purposeful assessment, pupils are extremely engaged in their learning and make outstandin...g progress. Phonics is exceptionally well taught and outcomes are consistently high.
Pupils quickly develop a love of books and make exceptional progress in reading. The curriculum is stimulating and challenging. Pupils develop skills in a breadth of subjects, including Mandarin.
Pupils enjoy a variety of visits and extra-curricular activities which support the curriculum. In early years, leadership is very effective. High-quality teaching, learning and assessment ensure that children make outstanding progress from their starting points within a nurturing and stimulating environment.
Behaviour around the school is exemplary. Pupils have very positive attitudes to their learning and enjoy coming to school. Rates of attendance are high.
Overwhelmingly, parents and carers are exceptionally positive about their children.s experience at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham. All agree that their children make excellent progress, and are safe and well cared for.
Information about this school
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham is a member of the Harris Federation multi-academy trust. Currently, the school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The proportion of pupils requiring support for their SEN and/or disabilities is in line with the national average.
There are no pupils currently on roll who have an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is in line with the national average.