Harris Primary Free School Peckham
Southwark, United Kingdom
About Harris Primary Free School Peckham
We opened in 2012 to meet the demand for high quality primary school places in Southwark. We have two classes in every year group up to Year 3. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are experts in primary education.
By growing slowly but steadily, we are able to give every one of our 240 children a great deal of personal attention. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are experts in primary education.
As well as focusing on helping our pupils become confident readers, writers and mathematicians, we will also be ensuring that, as our pupils progress through the school there is a range of music, drama and sporting activities for them to choose from.
We are proud to be part of a vibrant and supportive international community and are keen that parents and families play an active part in our school life.
Our building is smart and modern, and we are fortunate enough to have a lovely playground and excellent equipment and facilities.
In March 2014, Ofsted judged our Academy to be outstanding, reflecting the commitment that everyone in our community has to ensure that every child fulfils their potential.
Our aim is to make sure that, from the first day of their education, our pupils have a truly happy experience of school. This means teaching them to become confident learners and nurturing each child’s personality and character.
Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Every lesson at our school is creative and there is plenty of time for children to think, to play, to discover and wonder.
Each child is taught in the way that suits them best and we step in quickly if a change is needed. For some children, this might involve one-to-one support if they are finding something difficult and for others it could mean stretching them more to keep them interested.
Our school is relaxed and comfortable but pupils know that good behaviour is expected of them and are taught to respect each other and their teachers. They are frequently praised and rewarded for trying their best and for being kind, hard-working and well-behaved.
Our school is friendly and welcoming and we always make sure that every pupil has at least one friend.