E-Safety Update: Dear Parents, lets work together to keep our children safe and read the Tik Top App - top tips!


We are very proud to announce that our recent Ofsted report is now public - please read here for more details


Thank you to our amazing PTA for organising The Colour Run. It was great fun!


Welcome to our first Issue of The Benson Buzz - read about what is going on at Benson and the fantastic learning!


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Continuing our story telling topic in Reception this morning through creative play outside.


Reception colour mixing with powered paints today. A lovely day for outside learning!


Watching the lifecycle of a butterlfy up close in Reception


E Safety Update - Take a look at 'What parents need to know about WhatsApp' Let's work together to keep our children safe online!


We rocked our odd socks today for World Downs Syndrome day today!


Watch this video I made with : "HPAB Science Week"


Well done to the first person to complete their new 'reading at home' bookmark! Fantastic!! Keep on reading!


It's British Science Week and we are starting the week with some science workshops today!


Our team of little pigs and the wolf


And so it begins.....#WBD2019


How are you sharing a story on World Book Day? Look out for how we will be sharing stories today at


Happy World Book Day! ❤Reading


Take a look at our amazing Year 2 student Leading the Learning and teaching her class about Islam


E Safety Update: Parents please be aware of this so called new 'craze'. Read the information below on how to keep our children safe!

Harris Academies
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Welcome from the Principal

We are an established Primary Academy for local children in Croydon which opened in 2013.  Our core belief is that any child thrives when they are consistently happy and safe at school.  We provide our children with an enriched and engaging curriculum which provides them with a vast range of engaging and challenging learning opportunities. Our children are supported to be the best they can be, by our dedicated teachers and support staff.

Mrs Forbes - Principal

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Academy Life

17 March 2019Year 6 Sensational ScienceScience Week is a big hit with Year 6 parents Explosions, paper planes and original board games were just a few of the highlights of an eventful National Science Week for Year 6's Maple Class. Our lessons focused on experiments and investigations around the theme of 'journeys'. It was midweek when the school opened its gates - during school hours - to eager parents who wanted to enjoy the scientific discoveries alongside their children. One parent said: "It's really impressive to see that they're all engaged, they clearly enjoy science - it's been a fun lesson." The task at hand was to use background information and research about the Channel Tunnel, which connects the English coast with France, and create a board game featuring the tunnel's success and challenges. The extension set to the whole class was to incorporate facts and figures about the Channel Tunnel's history within their game. Groups had 100 Square grids at their disposal, as well as dice, player counters and additional coloured paper to bring their ideas to life. There was certainly evidence of pupils utilising stop signs to miss a go or drawing tracks on their grid so that were someone to land on the track, they would have to follow its course back down the grid - similar to a snakes and ladders style of game. Another parent remarked: "It's been so nice to actually see them in school and observe what it is they're doing. The teacher involved everyone in the class and all of them looked liked they were enjoying themselves." It was an amazing week enjoyed by all!  
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