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.


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“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.


At Harris Primary Academy Merton we are lucky to have an Additionally Resourced Provision. For more information, please see the details below.

What does ARP stand for?
ARP stands for Aditionally Resourced Provision.

Who is the ARP for?
The ARP is for twenty, primary aged pupils diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. All of the pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan. Places in the ARP are allocated through the London Borough of Merton's Special Educational Needs Panel and a multidisciplinary admissions panel, in consultation with the Principal and ARP manager.

Where is the ARP?
The ARP is located on the ground floor in our KS2 building. The pupils are placed in one of three, small, specialist classes and each class has a teacher and two or three teaching assistants. The ARP has access to all of the school's resources and has its own stimulating outdoor play area.

What is the ARP curriculum?
All of the pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum specifically modified to meet their needs. Every lesson is taught by a fully qualified teacher and supported by ELKLAN trained teaching assistants. A story/topic based, cross-curricular approach is adopted throughout the ARP with meaningful, linked activities and experiences being planned for all. Individual pupils are included in a mainstream setting for socialisation and more advanced teaching opportunities, as appropriate for their needs.

What other agencies are involved?
A Speech and Language Therapist works with the ARP pupils and an Educational Psychologist is allocated to the ARP for regular liaison and review of pupils' progress. Specific consideration is given to reviewing the progess of pupils in Year 5, before their transfer to secondary school. Many of the pupils have Occupational Therapy programmes and ARP staff supposrt pupils to follow the recommendations in their individual programme. Therapists from The Sensory Smart Child LTD assess and manage interventions for the pupils.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile is used to access the attainemnt of the youngest ARP pupils and PIVATS (Lancashire County Council) materials are used for assessing the attainment of pupils aged from Year 1 to Year 6. This is currently under review. SEN (Special Educational Needs) Support Plans are reviewed and written each term for all of the ARP pupils.

Communication with parents
Many of the children travel to school each day on transport provided by the Local Education Authority. Home/school communication books provice an opportunity for parents and staff to communicate on a daily basis. In addition to the statutory Statement of Education, Health and Care Plan Annual Review meeting, parent review meetings are held each term to discuss each child's progress. Parents are welcome to telephone the school at any time.

The ARP is as an established, successful transition programme. Pupils and their parents are invited to the school for two, one hour long visits for informal opportunities to meet members of staff who will be working with them, to spend time in their new classrooms and see other aspecrs of the school environment. Individual transition books are prepared for each pupil between the first and second visit and entry into the school is often phased to meet individual needs, e.g. inital attendance for mornings only.

Adriana Verrecchia is Assistant Principal and responsible for the ARP.

If you would like to discuss the ARP please contact Adriana on