Friday’s special lunch menu. We hope lots of children will join us as we eat our way around the world 🍴🌍


Our term dates for 2018 - 2019 have been confirmed.


We are looking forward to our special lunch menu today🍔🍽


Our playground pals are always there to make sure that everyone has a friend to play with at lunch time.


Retweetd From Ruth Miskin Training

“The progress our children have made is staggering. Children who could not have sat the Phonics Screening Check in 2016 passed in 2017.” Read about the success of Read Write Inc. at Harris Primary Academy Merton ARP (), South West London:


Hocus Pocus I'm a Diplodocus! Launch day in Reception.


Ms Bowern, Mrs Porter, Mrs Purton and Miss Liddicoat serving our Christmas lunch today🍴


Some of our lucky hamper winners with their prizes


Today we had a special visit from Santa who delivered presents! 🎁


He's behind you!! What a great way to spend a Friday afternoon. Aladdin pantomime in the KS1 hall.


Lots of fun making gingerbread this morning


If you are coming to the KS1 Christmas performance of Whoops a Daisy Angel this morning at 9:30, please don't forget your tickets!


We are very happy to announce that we have been awarded a Ruth Miskin Training accreditation badge!


Staff getting in the Christmas spirit putting our Christmas hoops up and decorating the tree in the hall!


A sneak preview of Year 1 practicing one of their Christmas songs this afternoon 🎄


We love our new Ofsted banner!


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Are you a teacher looking for a January role at an school? Look no further than our latest vacancy !


A fantastic day in Year 5 today. Here are some photos of children taking part in a fun Ancient Greek workshop.

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.

The Governing Body


The Role of Governor

Within England, there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards it’s set aims and objectives.

Finally the role of role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

The Governing Body of Harris Primary Academy Merton

The Academy is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the Academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation, (Federation governance details and scheme of delegation can be found here), but much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body (the Governors of the Academy). Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents or guardians of students at the Academy or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Primary Academy Merton are shown below.

The Chair of the Academy Governing Body is Mr Chris Wales

The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Chris Wales

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Charlotte Porter

To contact the Chair of Governors/Safeguarding Governor or clerk to the governors, please write to Harris Primary Academy Merton, Abbotts Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JW, or telephone 0208 679 3707, or send an email via

Name Date of Appointment

Date of resignation

Term of office Appointed as Business and pecuniary interests

Full Governors Meetings Attended


Full Governors Meetings Attended


Sir Dan Moynihan September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 2 0
Mr Keith Morley September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 2
Mrs Victoria Forbes September 2014   Ex-Officio Ex-Officio None 3 2
Mr Tony Bayon September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mr Barry Elliott September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mr Chris Wales January 2015   4 years Chair of Govenors None 3 2
Mr Edward Meinert September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 0
Mr Aaron King February 2016   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1 0
Ms Sabeena Hasan September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 3 1
Mr Seymour McCloud September 2014   4 years Sponsor Governor None 1 1
Mrs Janette Clarke December 2016   4 years Staff Governor None n/a 2
Ms Rachel Bowern October 2017   4 years Ex-Officio None n/a 1

Should you wish to contact the Governing Body regarding a complaint please use the above email address.