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Posted on June 23rd 2014

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane Ofsted

Following an inspection earlier this month, Ofsted has rated Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane as a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management.

This is the first inspection since the Academy opened in September 2012, replacing a school in Special Measures.  Click here to download the report but key comments from the inspectors include:

  • “Pupils enjoy their learning because their classrooms are exciting and inspiring places to be.”
  • “Pupils feel exceptionally safe and secure.”
  • “Leadership and management, including governance, are outstanding.”
  • “Leaders and managers have worked very closely with parents, who are supportive of the academy.”
  •  “One pupil in Key Stage 2 said, ‘The teacher tells me exactly what it is I’ve got to aim for. Then, I aim for it, and I do it.’”
  • “Parents think the academy is a safe and happy place for their children to be. One parent said, ‘It is a privilege for my child to come here. They are safe, happy and love their lessons.’”
  • “Disabled pupils and those who have special needs make outstanding progress from their different starting points.”

Miss Kirstie Fulthorpe, Principal of the Academy said:

“This was our first full inspection since opening in September 2012 and we are very pleased with the inspectors’ comments.  These reflect our ambition to build a family Academy that provides exceptional education for Tottenham children. 

“This year, the Academy has also won an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for academic progress.  I have written to parents and spoken with children, staff and governors to thank and congratulate them on these achievements.

“As we approach the summer holidays, I feel this is a fantastic note for us to end the school year on.  Pupils and staff deserve a restful summer break but all of us are looking forward to seeing how much more we can achieve next year.” 

Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO of the Harris Federation, said:

“It is always a complete joy to spend time with the staff and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane.  You only have to visit for a short while see that it provides exceptional levels of education and care for its pupils. 

“The Academy has come a long way since opening and we are delighted with the progress it has made in ensuring local children get the quality of primary education they deserve. I have no doubt that the Academy will continue to go from strength to strength.”