: Our Year 2’s participated in a Great Fire of London workshop this week, learning about the devastation it caused and the impacts of the fire on London today. They truly enjoyed the experience and engaged well with the practical resources! Great work Year 2!


: This week, Year 1 looked at everyday materials and collaborated to create a ‘feely’ board. Using their senses and adjectives, they described the materials and some of their properties. Great work Year 1 - keep it up!


: Our Reception children have settled in well this year, learning more and more each day. ‘Out of this world’: our explorers have been learning about space and the different planets within our solar system. Great work Reception team!


Absolutely. They have got big plans!


Applications for Reception 2022! Don't forget the deadline to apply for Reception 2022 is SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY 2022! If your child was born between 1st Sep 2017 and 31st Aug 2018 you must apply asap! Parents living in Croydon:


Masked Pupils: Our after school club children have been creating masks! We wonder who might be hiding behind them!


Pupil Parliament: Our Pupil Parliament Representatives met for the first time in 2022 last week. They have decided that this year HPAHP will have a focus on being environmentally friendly. Lots of exciting plans - watch this space!


Happy New Year! We hope all our families had a restful and relaxing break. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow for the start of the Spring term. See you at 8.30am tomorrow!


Christmas Lunch! 🎅 Our wonderful catering team served up a festive feast at school today! Thanks to Jenny and her team!


Christmas Jumper Day! What do you get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo?   ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ A woolly jumper…


Christmas Jumper Day Lots of festive jumpers on show at HPAHP today! Lots of smiles and Christmas spirit in school 🎄


Christmas Post 🎄 Our sorting office has been busy this week organising and delivering cards across the school. Tomorrow is the last day for posting any cards to ensure we can deliver them before the end of term!


HPAHP Christmas Post:📨 Our Christmas post box is positioned by the front office. Remember to mark the cards clearly with the recipient's name and class. Daily collection and deliveries. Last collection - Thursday 16th December 2021


Community Champions! This month, our Community Champions focus is: Human Rights


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Adding some Christmas cheer to the residents and staff at St John's Nursing Home. We gave some Christmas treats for them to enjoy along with handmade decorations from 2 of our local primary schools


Thank you! A huge thank you to our local store for working with our PTA to provide us with these beautiful trees. The store manager was incredibly kind and offered a discount as a festive offering to our community.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄🤶 A huge thank you to our wonderful PTA for helping to make HPAHP a bit more Christmassy this week. A special mention to Julie, Tina and Sarah for taking such care to decorate our beautiful trees!


Spreading some Christmas cheer! 🎄 This week our after school club children created some decorations for our local store. Some have also been donated to a local care home. Another great initiative by !


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Some fantastic cross academy collaboration today. We are moderating writing today with keeping standards of writing high within our academies.


Pupil Parliament: In our PP session today, we learned about parliament and how laws are created and debated. They also had the opportunity to meet our local MP and ask him questions. Thank you and ! Very informative!

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Chartwells Menu

Catering at this Academy

The lunch catering service is provided by Chartwells, part of the Compass Group.  Chartwells are a well-established and experienced school caterer.  The service is provided under contract with Harris Federation.

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A typical lunch-time food offering.

This link provides details of the current lunchtime menu service which you can see runs on a three weekly menu cycle.

Don't forget, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 then they can get their lunchtime meal free of charge as part of the universal infant free school meal!

Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by accessing the ‘Eligibility Checker’ Once you have confirmation that your child is eligible for free school meals, please register for FSM using this link, The meal value is £2.24.

Here is a link to the Eatwell Guide (from Public Health England) – this provides a useful overview of what food groups make up a balanced and healthy diet.

If your child has a special diet and/or certain food intolerances, then we have a special diet procedure which contains a form for the parent/carer to complete and return – link here.