Our Newscasters of the future displayed their reporting skills this afternoon. They used their brand new iPads whilst reporting on the 1960 Validivia earthquake in Chile as part of their geography lesson about earthquakes


Reception have started their dress rehearsal for our ‘virtual’ nativity. They sang beautifully and are ready to be filmed!! Who’s excited!? 👼 🌲


The Reception children have made their very own collage Christmas tree. Lots of ripping, tearing and team work going on today in their art lesson.


Overjoyed to see the North Pole right here in our school hall. Just to think Santa visited little old Philip Lane and did al this. You can’t buy that smile!


Worried about Covid spoiling Christmas? Not at PL: The North Pole has landed with sleigh, fireplace, and a sack full of who knows what? Thank you amazing team PL


The elves came to PL and look what they left? A hall full of Christmas joy! What amazing elves we have at HPACP.




So excited to unveil our VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOUR thanks to the phenomenal multi media skills of Ms Tarr. Watch all 25 mins of it it here


The Y2 artists took a trip over to Downhills Park for their Art lesson. Lots of leaves were gathered for our Goldsworthy radial plates.


Today’s the day! Happy to the schools who have explored Shakespeare’s words over the past few weeks. We can’t wait to be back in a theatre with an audience next year🤞🏻but until then, here’s stills of our fabulous Y4-6 pupils from their workshop performances!


Do you know what happened to Humpty Dumpty? Nursery children were shocked to discover the crime scene. They have been busy investigating footprints, asking questions and looking for clues! If you have any information please contact ! There is a reward waiting...


How close can you get to 5000? Year 4 are practising our column addition, mental arithmetic and reasoning skills in one fun game.


Y3 have been inspired by Alexander Calder and created their own ‘Glacier with coloured petals’. Lots of effort has gone into their contour lines.


Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported us with adding an extra sparkle to our Christmas this year. We can’t wait to show you the pictures! 🎄✨


Rounding in Year 3 this week - our teachers put their skills to good effect 4️⃣⬇️5️⃣⬆️💁🏾‍♀️


Year 4, 5 & 6 are filming for their productions this week. Every child is gaining first hand experience of Shakespeare and his plays and even mastering the language! Remember, we can only share the production with parents if we have all permission slips back!


Once again at school is phenomenal. Our y6 children learning about microorganisms in the middle of a pandemic. So relevant, so aspirational and so engaging. Thanks to our amazing science leader


Reading never stops! Well done to the Y6 children who read our minimum expectation of a book a week to complete the reading challenge.


Thank you to the parent who took the time to thank us for purchasing the Amazon Fire Tablets for families to purchase at £2 per week to engage in our online home-learning. It is terrific to know know we make a difference. What a great school community we have


We’re rehearsing in class to keep our performance skills top notch so we’re ready to welcome you back when it’s safe. In the meantime, here’s a rehearsal of The Last Dragon by Judith Nichols.

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Partnership with families

At HPAPL  we aim to establish a mutually supportive and respectful relationship with all our parents where trust and respect is at the heart of all we do.

We value the unique insight that parents can provide into their children’s learning and acknowledge that learning begins and continues in the home environment. By working in close partnership  we seek to nurture in the children the development of trust, respect, confidence, independence, self-esteem and the desire to learn.

We aim to keep parents and carers very well informed about their child’s learning, progress, well- being, behaviour and attendance. We work in partnership with families in order to help every pupil achieve their full potential.

Each term there are focused workshops to support parents’ understanding about our curriculum and strategies to support children at home. We run weekly parent workshops for parents of children in the Foundation Stage and open mornings for prospective parents. Details and dates are updated on our calendar of events.

Our parents are encouraged to share their views about academy life in a number of ways e.g. we undertake an annual survey, provide feedback forms at our currciculum workshops and regualrly meet with parents formally and informally across the year. We value this feedback and use it to support our continued improvement. Parents may also share their views by visiting

We also have a very dedicated team of  learning mentors who work very closely with our parents to:

  • provide pastoral support for pupils and families
  • support and monitor attendance and punctuality providing practical support for families  
  • meet with parents to discuss issues and problems, and running group sessions and workshops for parents at school;
  • advising parents on behaviour strategies and parenting skills;
  • liaising with relevant professionals and individuals, e.g. educational psychologists, the police and other social services;
  • helping with transition activities for parents and learners moving to secondary schools