Amazing dancing as y2 share their Africa song at our International Day. Great job folks!


Y2 share their learning about Nelson Mandela as they sing together to celebrate International Day. Amazing!


We look forward to our KS1 performances this afternoon at 2pm-3:30pm. Do not forget to bring a traditional dish to eat at the end off the performances! If you have not got your tickets yet there is still time so do not miss out!


Great job to all our KS2 performers yesterday at our international evening. Thank you so much for all the parents who attended and bought in food! We look forward to a even bigger turn out next year!


And the stage is ready...


IT IS NEARLY TIME FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL EVENING! We have some great performances lined up along with delicious foods from around the world! So don’t miss out there is still time to buy tickets!


KS2 International evening kicks off this evening. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets from the school office. We are looking forward to a great evening full off different cultures and heritages!


Fantastic netball team of mixed year 5/6 girls and boys. Great standard but sadly missed quarter finals by 1 point! Next time guys!


Morning, The Twelfth Night cast were excited to see their costumes and props arrive yesterday in time for their performance on 29th October 2019. Tickets are on sale now and available from the theatre directly.


This is where we are going folks in November! Look at that incredible view!


International evening rehearsals in full swing. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets from the school office!


First day done. Y6 are already loving their intensive swimming lesson 🏊‍♀️ 🏊‍♂️


Year 6 are having fun at Parliament today learning about the Peoples’ Parliament.


Reception had their first Art lesson today! Designing colourful wallpaper for Mrs Japal...lucky her!!


Waddell Class were blessed to have Eleyna's mummy come and read to us yesterday! We loved the Bumble Bear and Ingenious Jean! Parents, if you want to come and read to us, we'd love to have you! Speak to your class teacher.


Welcome to Costa Del WRAPZ. It's hot here but we have our sunscreen on and are enjoying the sandy beach while the pool fills up.


HPAPL WRAPZ Holiday Club has kicked off with a trip to the cinema, checking out local art and a picnic in the park!


It's the last day of the academic year and what a year it's been! Thank you to all of our brilliant parents/carers, friends, pupils and staff. Enjoy the well deserved break! We reopen on 2nd Sept for INSET and the children return to school 4th September.


Y6 performance of Matilda. Fantastic beginning of what will be an annual event to mark the continued commitment to the arts in our academy

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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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Welcome to Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane website which, we hope, allows you an insight into day to day life at our academy.

Like you, we have high aspirations and ambitions for the children at the academy. There is a driving determination to ensure that all pupils and adults reach their full potential. Our aims, visions and priorities for improvement underpin all our policy and practice and we revisit and reflect upon these aims, visions and priorities in our day to day work with the pupils and wider community.

We aim to:

- Provide a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment where children enjoy learning and playing

- Foster a love of learning within a structured, broad and balanced curriculum

- Provide high standards of teaching to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects

- Develop self - esteem so each pupil has positive belief in their individual abilities and potential

- Develop learning skills by encouraging a sense of curiosity, open-mindedness, perseverance, objectivity, reflection and critical thinking

- Nurture pupil diversity emphasising individual talents in a wide range of fields, including academic, music, sport, art and drama

- Develop values and opinions within the context of mutual respect and understanding of differing belief systems and cultures within our community

- Effectively implement the Federation equality plan and monitor progress towards meeting our equality duties

We articulate our shared vision for improvement every day through ensuring we focus on the 7 Ps:
  • Passion
  • Purpose
  • Positivity
  • Progress
  • Participation
  • Partner work
  • Pace

We are a proud member of the Harris Federation of primary, secondary and all-through academies and work closely with the central Federation team and other academies to ensure we constantly challenge, support and encourage each other to meet standards of excellence and fulfil high expectations. Despite having one of the highest proportion of pupils of disadvantaged background in Haringey, 78% of Harris Phillip Lane pupils achieved the combined RWM, one of the highest in the country and in the top 5% of schools with similar pupils (Fischer Family Trust). Progress was ranked in the top 20% nationally for Reading and top 10% for Maths and Writing. 

We are lucky to be situated at the heart of a vibrant and diverse community with direct access to Downhills Park and close to the local swimming pool, public library, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and a range of other amenities we use to enrich our children's learning.

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that you enjoy reading it but if you feel you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Mrs J K Taylor

Executive Principal