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🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: How To Be Happy. Practical actions you can take today to feel happy!


Today Reception enjoyed an ‘All About Me’ workshop delivered by . A little bit different to our usual visit with a mobile classroom, but just as fantastic and engaging. All classes from Nursery to year 6 have taken part in interactive PSHE workshops this week.


Inspiring training this evening from Hazel Forrester ‘Encouraging and Supporting Writing in the EYFS and KS1’


🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Take a look at this toolkit specifically developed to support parents and carers.


🌈Today we have taken part in to celebrate what makes us all unique. Well done to everyone who made an effort today to wear odd socks


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A great day celebrating Children in Need. We raised £300! Thank you to all who donated.


Happy Diwali to all those celebrating.


A great day celebrating Children in Need. We raised £300! Thank you to all who donated.


🌈Today is . If we all do just one act of kindness daily, we might just set the world in the right direction. What will your act of kindness be today? Have a good day everyone.


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Children in Need, this Friday! Come to school wearing something spotty for £1!


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Pupils paused to reflect today with a minute’s silence at 11am. We also learned about the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in classes today


Children in Need, this Friday! Come to school wearing something spotty for £1!


Pupils paused to reflect today with a minute’s silence at 11am. We also learned about the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in classes today


Thank you to everyone who donated! You have helped to make such a difference


🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Today is and with this in mind, we want to focus on one tip in particular: 'Try not be too hard on yourself’. Find out more about stress and ways to cope here:


🌈 ‘You never know what you can do until you try’ C.S. Lewis. Check out the new calendar for November to help find new and creative ways to keep learning and overcome frustrations.


🌈Enjoy making things? Love arts and crafts? Check out some of arts and crafts tutorials here, and make something exciting from things found around the house


🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: What do you have planned for this week? It doesn’t have to be something expensive, it doesn’t have to be grand, but try and plan an activity that makes you feel happy.


A few rainy days coming our way this week! Why not have a go at writing a poem or two? Michael Rosen has lots of fantastic tips and advice.


Something exciting for December!

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Equalities & Additional Intervention

We believe that all children should be equally valued at our Academy. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We have a range of agreed policies.

Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace is committed to inclusion and part of the Academy’s strategic planning involves developing cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways that take in to account their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, demographic group, ethnicity, additional need, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:

  • Students from families that are financially disadvantaged (PP - Pupil Premium)
  • Students who arrive with below nationally expected ability in any area (LAPs)
  • Boys or Girls
  • Students from minority faiths, ethnicities, travellers, asylum seekers, refugees
  • Students who have English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Students who have Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
  • Students who are Gifted and Talented (G&T)
  • Students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBTQ+)
  • Students who are Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Young carers, sick children, children from families under stress


Pupil Premium

At Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils, whatever their backgrounds.  We commit to the Harris Federation’s equality and diversity statement which can be seen here.

The Pupil Premium is part of our overall budget that we receive annually. We are required to account specifically about how we use this fund. It is allocated based on the number of children meeting a national criteria based on the Ever 6 Measure. That includes the total number of:

  • Pupils eligible for free school meals – within the last 6 years
  • Looked after children

We use our funding to precisely target specific teaching and learning programmes or related activities.

We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils progress well and access high quality teaching and provision - every day. We carefully track the progress of all children including children from disadvantaged backgrounds through provision maps and at pupil progress meetings every half term.  Tracking also enables us to evaluate the impact of our teaching and intervention programmes so we can adjust provision and tailor support. That way, we can make sure we are having the desired impact on pupils’ learning and progress.

Programmes are used across our Early Years, KS1 & KS2 to help identify children who need support to accelerate progress in their mathematics, reading, writing, speaking and listening.