In RE, year 1 have been learning about Diwali. They have sequenced the story and then illustrated it 🕯️


Spotted around the school 👀 Some clues about something exciting that's coming to Harris Primary Academy Kent House. Can anyone find it? 🔎


Nursery have been celebrating the first day of autumn, exploring autumn treasure including conkers and pine cones 🍂


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to design your own world 🌎 Think about what it would look like, and what features it would have. We can't wait to see what you come up with!


How beautiful are our year 3 class river displays that the teachers and children have created? 🌟


Coming soon... Something very exciting is coming to Harris Primary Academy Kent House.. keep your eyes peeled in the next few days to find out more 👀


In art today, year 6 learnt about composition and had a go at drawing from a primary source, continuous line drawing and blind line drawing. They then discussed which method they preferred🎨


Year 6 have created some beautiful corridor displays based on their class rivers 🏞️


A massive congratulations is in order for this week's attendance champions! Year 4 Zambezi class with 99.2%, and Year 6 Loire class for a second week in a row with 98.3%. Can anyone take the crown from Loire Class? 🌟


Over the past week, year 2 have been learning about their class rivers. Here are some really interesting facts about the River Danube 🌊


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 Following Emma Raducanu's US grand slam win- can you draw the sport that you wish to excel in? 🎾


As part of their first topic, Marvellous Me, our new Nursery class have been creating self-portraits. How fantastic do these look? 🎨


In science last week, year 6 were investigating how a circuit works, and which materials are conductors and insulators 💡 They discovered some really interesting conductors including our pencils and our whiteboards!


A massive congratulations to year 3 Congo class and year 6 Loire class for being the KS1 and KS2 attendance Champions this week! 🎈 Make sure you are in school every day to help your class win next week's award 🌟


Year 1 have been learning about Picasso and line drawings in art this week. The children each took a turn to draw a line on the whiteboard to create a collaborative piece of art🎨


Year 6 have begun to compare their local area of Penge today with Osmington Mills in Dorset. They first discussed their first impressions, before looking at some maps of both areas 🗺️


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For our first challenge of this academic year, we would like you to try and create a new game for the playground! It could be based on an existing one, or completely new! We can't wait to hear what you come up with


E-Safety is so important to us here at Harris Primary Academy Kent House. Here are some top tips for helping you stay safe online 🖥️


In art today, year 6 were drawing a bicycle from memory, and then from a reference picture to see which method was more accurate, and which method they preferred🎨


Thank you to our wonderful PTA and the amazing Penge Men in Sheds for our beautiful new outdoor seating area and planters 🌿

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School From September 2021

Set out below will be important information, key times, documentation and procedures from Friday, 3 September 2021. You are advised to read this to ensure you are fully aware what will be happen.

Harris Primary Academy Kent House will be opening for ALL year groups.

The School Day:

Year Group

School starts at

School ends at

Nursery AM Session


11.30am (collect from 11.25am)

Nursery PM Session


3.30pm (collect from 3.25pm)

Nursery 30 Hours


3.30pm (collect from 3.25pm)




Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6



How to enter and leave the school site:

  • Years R to 6 should enter and leave through the car park wooden gates on Kent House Road. (The car drive will not be in use by cars at this time), only this entrance will be in use for Years R to 6
  • Nursery should enter and leave through the Nursery entrance on Kent House Road (near the railway bridge)
  • There will be no access through any other gate
  • ONLY Breakfast Club will use the main entrance on the High Street from 7.45am
  • We will continue to operate a reduced one-way system, which will be clearly marked
  • Reception age pupils will be dropped off and collected at the internal entry gate from the playground to the Early Years building
  • Year 1 will be dropped off and collect at the internal gate outside their building
  • Years 2 to 6 will be dropped off near the outside sinks opposite the dining hall
  • Years 2 to 6 will be collected in the main playground
  • Please do not arrive too early as anyone waiting to enter the school at drop off or collection times, will need to line up along one side of the street only 
  • Younger children MUST remain with their adult at all times
  • Once you have collected all your children please follow the one-way system to leave the site as quickly as possible 
  • Please remember – there is to be NO scootering or bicycle riding on site whatsoever


If you have more than one child at Kent House in Years R to 6, please follow these arrangements for drop off and collection:

  • At the start of the day, please arrive at the correct time for first drop off time. Siblings will be able to wait in a separate supervised area
  • At the end of the day, parents/carers should arrive at the correct time for the earliest collection time, and wait for siblings leaving the academy at a later time
  • You will be able to wait in the playground for older siblings but please try to remain distanced from others

Please note, we will keep these measures under review and make changes if we feel they are needed.

What Other Measures Are Still in Place?

  • Pupils will wash and sanitise their hands regularly at school, including when they first arrive, before and after they eat, and when returning from break
  • We will continue to have a one-way system throughout the academy
  • High contact areas will be cleaned throughout the day

Lunchtimes & Playtimes:

  • Lunch times will operate in the usual way, with a choice of school meal or packed lunch
  • All pupils will eat in the Dining Hall (except Nursery, who will have lunch in their classroom)

What will the day look like for my child?

  • All children will be taught in their class groups, however, they may also be taught across year groups some certain sessions, such as Phonics
  • Extra-Curricular after school provision will return and may include children from different year groups
  • We will continue to have a one-way system throughout the academy
  • Pupils will be required to wear full school uniform
  • Pupils will be required to change specifically for PE lessons

What Can My Child Bring to School?

  • They should bring in a book bag; books will be given for reading homework in the usual way
  • They may bring a packed lunch if required
  • All children should also bring their own, name labelled, water bottle
  • All pupils will be required to change for PE lessons - please ensure their PE kit is in school from the first day
  • For PE, pupils should be prepared to wear their full school PE kit
  • This must be – a white t-shirt; black shorts, or black joggers or black leggings in colder weather; plain trainers or plimsolls; their Kent House sweatshirt or cardigan may be worn if cold.
  • PLEASE NOTE – PE kit does NOT include branded or commercial logos on clothes or trainers – non-specified patterned or coloured clothing and footwear is NOT allowed

What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at the academy?

  • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms whilst at the academy, they will be placed in an isolated area
  • A designated first-aid trained member of staff will stay with your child
  • Parents will be contacted, advised to take the child home and organise a PCR test
  • If your child tests positive for Covid-19, we ask that you contact the school to inform us
  • Close contacts are now identified by NHS Test & Trace, who will work with a positive case, or their parents, to identify close contacts
  • NHS Test & Trace will contact individuals identified as close contacts

What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home?

  • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home please contact the school to inform us they will not be attending, as per the usual absence procedure
  • You must organise a PCR test for your child
  • Please note that individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with Covid-19, or are a close contact with Covid-19, and any of the following apply:
    • They are fully vaccinated
    • They are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
    • They have taken part in or are currently part of an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial
    • They are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Please Remember:

  • Attendance is a statutory requirement, although a small number of pupils may still be unable to attend in line with public health advice
  • Pupils will wear full school uniform
  • Pupils will change into their PE kits for a PE lesson
  • Parents can provide a packed lunch
  • Pupils should bring a book bag