You have been working very hard to learn your Set 1 sounds. We are sure your brother has helped to teach you 😊 Well done and see you in September


What amazing learning - well done Skylar! It's great to see children engaging in the competition and extending their knowledge.


Wow! These are amazing! Well done Florence. We cannot wait for you to come back and see our garden.


We miss you too! We miss all our children not at school but it’s lovely seeing you in virtual assemblies and online lessons. We’re looking forward to having you all back in September!


Well done Vibisan! We loved reading your work!


Celebration assembly tomorrow will be at 11am so it does not clash with online lessons! We look forward to you joining us.


Let our HPAPW garden bring a little sunshine to your day today! 🌻🌻🌻They are nearly as tall as the teachers! Thank you and to your key worker children for helping us grow these!


You’re very welcome. This is so lovely to hear. We can’t wait to hear all about what he’s learnt!


We’re loving the messages from our new Reception children being sent in to Twitter and by email. Looking forward to you joining us in September.


June's theme 'Environment' is now finished and we welcome July's theme 'Celebrations'. To link the two, Miss Arnold has collated some of our fabulous learning about the environment and to celebrate the last month and thank Mrs Howard for her videos.


Retweetd From Amna Qureshi


Our first challenge for our new Reception children! We can’t wait to see how you get on. Remember to tag us so we can see your photos and videos!


Lovely seeing how much our children are continuing to progress at home. Well done 👍


Great job girls!


Our final challenge for Day 30! Enjoy everyone!


You are so welcome! Well done Zayan! Don’t forget parents it’s celebration assembly again on Friday for more certificates and stickers!


Lovely gesture of personal letters to each of the staff thanking them for all they have done and continue to do, written by our supportive governing body.


We’re looking back at last year’s roof top picnic today. While this year’s hasn’t been quite the same, we’ve still had a great time!


Here's a video for our new Reception children joining us in September 2020. We are looking forward to meeting you all soon. Remember to keep looking at your special section on the website for our updates:

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Starting School in September 2020

Welcome to HPAPW Small


Welcome to our new cohort of Reception children and their parents due to start in September 2020. We are so pleased that you have chosen Harris Primary Academy Purley Way (HPAPW) for your child. The entire school community are very proud of our academy and we look forward to you becoming a part of it.

You will have already received a copy of your welcome letter via email and please find below important information regarding the transition to your child starting school. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the academy.

If you are interested in joining our academy for another year group, please visit our in-year admissions section.

Mrs Lambert-Dale


Note on the Current Situation

No matter when, your child starting school is an important life event. Due to the current situation with Covid-19, the way how we normally support our parents and children through the transition to Reception will have to be slightly different. Please feel free to contact us through at any point in the forthcoming months should you have any questions and we will respond to you accordingly.

Admissions Paperwork

Once you have been offered a place and prior to your child starting at HPAPW, all admissions forms listed below must be completed. We have created electronic methods of completing these for ease. If you have any issues completing these, or would prefer a paper copy of these forms, please contact us on and we will be happy to help you.

If your child is going in to Reception in September 2020, and you want them to join HPAPW, please inform your local authority. You can contact us on and we will be happy to assist you with this.

If your child is going in to Years 1, 2, 3 or 4 in September, please note that this section of the website is specifically for new Reception parents. Please refer to our in-year admissions page here.

Forms that must be completed:

Student admissions form

Free school meals form

Intimate care form

Please ensure these forms are completed by Monday 8th June at 9am.

Getting Your Child Ready for School

We are aware that this year the transition may be trickier for some children and families. Please know that we will support you and your children through this transition and will ensure that we regularly communicate with you in the coming months. Please read our 'Getting Ready for School' guide for ways to help your child transition to school life.

Also please feel free to watch our Reception story time videos. These are a great way for your child to begin to know the staff they will be learning with in September. It will also mean that they join us already familiar with the Reception core texts, which would help them greatly.

Induction Meeting

We held two virtual induction meetings for new Reception parents. Thank you to all of the parents who attended this important meeting, we hope you found it useful and informative. If you missed the meeting, or would like to refresh yourselves on the points mentioned, you can view the presentation here.


Personal Meeting

N Parris

Our EYFS lead, Miss Parris, will be holding personal meetings virtually. We will shortly be sending out details about how to book on to your preferred slot.

In this conversation, you can ask any questions that may not have been answered in the induction meeting and it is also an opportunity for Miss Parris to meet your child.

Information on your child's individual class and teacher will come at a later date.


Our uniform is purchased from a company called Brigade. Please see their flyer below. To ensure your child's uniform arrives before the start of school, please order it by Friday 7th August at the latest.

Uniform Flyer

EYFS Curriculum

You may like to take this opportunity to look at our guide for parents on the Early Learning Goals that form the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum your child will be following.

This document has been designed to give you lots of helpful ideas and practical suggestions on how to support your child. Please remember that the statements are where your child should be at the end of their time in Reception, not upon entering!



Video Challenges