Harris Primary Academy Shortlands


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Kingswood Road
4 - 11
Free school - Mainstream
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Harris Primary Academy Shortlands opened in 2014. It moved to new purpose-built accommodation in September 2016. There are currently two classes in each year group up to Year 2. Pupils attend the two Reception Year classes on a full-time basis. The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is much lower than average. The proportion of pupils entitled to the pupil premium is also much lower than average. The local governing body is managed by the Harris Federation. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Inspection report: Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, 26–27 April 2017 Page 9 of 12 The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

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Harris Primary Academy Shortlands Reviews

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“Couldn't ask for more”
"> My daughter starting in 2016 and I'm so impressed with this school! The teachers really go out of their way to create a fun environment to learn in and my daughter loves going to school everyday. I can't believe how much she has learned in the last year. The school has a lovely atmosphere and as a parent I've always felt that my concerns should I have any would be dealt with in a sensitive way. The after school clubs on offer are brilliant and we are very happy to be a part of this small, budding school.
“A brilliant school”
"> We could not be happier with this school. Our daughter started in Reception in 2016 and settled in immediately. She loves going to school every day and is excelling academically and socially, exceeding our wildest expectations. All the staff we have had contact with are friendly and conscientious. The learning activities are wonderfully varied and, by all accounts, great fun. The new school building and facilities are impressive and the portfolio of daily afterschool clubs on offer (including choir, piano, a variety of different sports clubs, cookery, jewellery and many more) seems amazing for a primary school, let alone one that only goes up to Year 2 currently (but is growing to a full primary intake year by year). There are also specialists who come in and facilitate play/activities during lunchtime in the playground, for children who are interested. The other children and fellow parents make Harris a lovely community to be part of. There is an active PTA and always lots going on. We are delighted with Harris Shortlands and would recommend it to anybody. And it is lovely for us that our youngest should be joining his sister to there in 2019.
“Great school!”
"> We couldn't be more pleased with Harris Primary Academy Shortlands. Our son is always happy to go to school. The children are all enthusiastic, engaged and well behaved. The staff are hard working and inspiring. There is a real focus on making learning fun while achieving very good results. We have been amazed at how far our son has come in the past year. The school has specialist music and PE teachers, and is just starting Forest School, again with teachers who have been specifically trained to get the most out of learning outdoors. The new school building is great and has a lot of great resources. I would recommend this school to any prospective parents.
“Amazing school”
"> My son has settled in quickly and throughly enjoys school. The staff are all very hard working and approachable. My sons learning seems to be varied and fun. He is progressing rapidly in all areas. The school offer a vast amount of free and chargeable extra curricular activities which is very helpful. The new building is amazing! It is very clean and modern. The classrooms are equipped with lots of amazing resources and equipment. I have been blown away with the effort the school make in all aspects so far. My son is extremely happy and I am so glad he joined last year. Harris was not my first choice as it was new, but I am extremely impressed in every way.
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