Y5 have been cooking up a storm in the DT room making some delicious chunky vegetable soup. Just what is needed as the weather is turning colder.


It was ‘BERRY’ nice to meet Pudsey bear today to hear all about the great charity . Some of our children got a lucky invitation to bake some delicious cupcakes with the lovely jam company, they were scrumptious!


Our Y6 artists have been taking their observational skills to the next level and started on their 1:1 scale drawings of their school bags. We will share the outcomes with you next week!


Our reception artists enjoyed a ‘Kandinsky’ art lesson of letting the music guide their lines and shapes on their paper. Lots of eyes closed so they could fully be immersed in the experience.


Y2 have been working on the visual element of line this half term and worked collaboratively to create owl feathers using different media.


Our Y6 students, as part of their DT lesson, went on a walk this afternoon to find a variety of freshly baked bread within our local community. We found Turkish Pide, sourdough, Jamaican sweet bread, Jamaican fruit bun and a delicious three cheese Colombian loaf!


Our new reception children had their first art lesson with Ms Tarr where they were learning all about the visual element line. Their skills were put to the test when designing hairstyle for their new teachers. They look fabulous!!


A trip to the park today for our holiday WRAPZters, they are a wild bunch!


Day 3 at holiday WRAPZ and still so much to do!!


A HUGE thank you to Friends of Philip Lane (FOPL) who have kindly brought some much needed games for WRAPZ holiday club. They have been thoroughly enjoyed!


Year 6 had a wonderful time at Walthamstow Wetlands, walking, bird-spotting, sketching and enjoying the peace and tranquility of nature.


What an AMAZING concert we had today showcasing the incredible steel pans for our year groups 3-6! Here is a little snippet from HPAPL steel pan club.


Chessington 2023 is over! We're on our way back to school after an outstanding day of excitement.


Year 6 are having the time of their lives at Chessington World of Adventures. Lots of bravery. Tons of fun. A mile of smiles.


Year 6 are having a blast at Chessington . We've been on lots of big rides and settled down for some lunch.


Learning basic weaving in Y1 to becoming textile artists in Y3! Amazing progression across the whole school in out art units this half term.


Our maths workshops are going down a treat with our young mathematicians.


Maths week has set off today! Don’t forget to log in and collect as many points as you can for your class and our school! Each player gets 60 minutes a day, Monday to Wednesday. Let’s go Philip Lane!


Our new reception class mates are suuuuuuper cute 🐣🐥


It’s next week and we’ll be celebrating at on Tuesday 27th June! What will you be doing outside school to celebrate!

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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At Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane, our staff team includes teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors as well as our premises team and administrators.

All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are safe and happy.

The Head of Academy is Ms Lois Longstaff. The Chair of Governors is Mrs Laura Berman.  You can get in touch with them using the contact details on this website.

 Assistant Director 

 Marie Corbett

Head of Academy 

Simone Durrant (maternity leave)

Lois Longstaff (Acting Head of Academy)

Vice Principal 

Tom Avery

Assistant Principal 

Patricia Horsnell 

Federation Curriculum Lead  

Sam French 

Reenee Bhowmick (Maths)

Year 6 - Horowitz 

Class teacher: Joe Woodward

Teaching Assistants: Karolina Kierzek

Year 6 – Shakespeare 

Class teacher - Lavinia Sandu, Zari Lewis (SD)

Teaching Assistant: Ellie Maguire 

Year 5- Morpurgo 

Class teacher: Emma Gould

Teaching Assistant: Nesrin Dede

Year 5- Bloom 

Class teacher: Jon Kernkraut

Teaching Assistant: Nesrin Dede

Year 4- Lewis 

Class teacher: Saskia Hodges

Emma Bellerby (maternity)

Teaching Assistant: Ulcan Verdu

Year 4- Dahl 

Class teacher: Lucy Bacon

Teaching Assistant: Eleni Alexandrou

Year 3- Rosen 

Class teacher: Alecia Mitchell

Teaching Assistant: Christine Gregory 

Year 3- Zephaniah 

Class teacher: Ilham Taali

Teaching Assistant: Andreia Mendez

Year 2- Brown 

Class teacher: Annabel Childs, Adam Higgins (SD)

Teaching Assistant: Jess Hartley 

Year 2- Donaldson 

Class teacher: Harriet McConnell

Teaching Assistants: Anna Athanasi, Elif Celik

Year 1- Ahlberg 

Class teacher: Ellie Palmer 

Teaching Assistant: Bibi Edoo 

Year 1-Murphy 

Class teacher: Tugba Gunaydin

Teaching Assistant: Chloe Avery 

Reception- Waddell 

Class teacher: Monika Bondara 

Teaching Assistant: Sam Robinson

Reception- Cooke 

Class teacher: Laura Novelli

Teaching Assistants: Tania Cottacoopen, Fatma Shukri 

Nursery- Carle 

Class teacher: Rita Choudhury 

Teaching Assistants: Suzan Halabi, Ceyda Sahin, Reema Ahmed 


Laura Novelli (Assitant Principal)

Laura Bairstow (HF)

Physical Education 

Lloyd Williams

Art, Design, Technology

Teacher: Hayley Tarr

Music Lizzie Hastings 
Science  Annabel Childs
Steel Pans Dan Sadler
Inclusion Team

SENCO - Patricia Horsnell 

Adriana Verrecchia (HF)


Administration Team 

Office Manager/Finance Officer - Eva Sekerova (maternity leave)

Office Manager - Monica Meszaros

Finance Administrator - Umayer Ahmed 

Welfare Officer - Barbora Bundova

Caretaker - Rob Willis

Assistant caretaker - Louis Willis