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Harris Primary Academy Beckenham judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

PUBLISHED: 11:51 06 September 2018

Staff and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving Ofsted’s highest rating. Picture: Harris Primary Academy

Staff and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving Ofsted’s highest rating. Picture: Harris Primary Academy

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Staff and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving Ofsted’s highest rating across all possible categories following a recent inspection.

The primary academy opened in 2015 and this judgement is recognition of the outstanding education it is delivering to its pupils.

In their report, Ofsted praised every aspect of the academy’s performance including the quality of its teaching, the outcomes for its pupils and its leadership and management.

Inspectors commented on how positive parents are about the academy, saying that “parents are exceptionally positive about the school. They say children are thriving, love their learning and come home talking enthusiastically about what they have done at school.”

The report also notes that the school is a “nurturing, caring environment,” in which every pupil is cared for.

The report states that stimulating lessons, high expectations, challenging work and highly effective feedback characterise the school’s outstanding teaching.

Beth Rigby-Drake, head of academy at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham, said: “Everybody at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham is delighted that Ofsted has acknowledged us as being an Outstanding academy.

“Our ethos is that all children can achieve, and it is fantastic that we now have the recognition from Ofsted that we are achieving this goal.

“I am particularly proud of the comments about the excellent teaching, learning and safeguarding that takes place in our school as well as their recognition of the high aspirations that we have for all of our pupils.

“This is a real credit to our children and our hard-working staff.”

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