A unique way of celebrating National Poetry Day


We are beginning a series of famous quotes from the achievers after whom our classes are named: "I like to learn. That's an art and a science." Katherine Johnson NASA mathematician and the person who inspired the film of her life "Hidden Figures" in 2016.


Our girl's football team who have won their league and now play against the other Thurrock champions. Amazing that despite a opening day defeat and mainly having a team of Year 5's our team have achieved so much. Thanks to Mr Thomas and Mr Perry plus our parent helpers


Looking forward to seeing as many of our community as possible at this Friday's Community Event. Please bring food and join our celebration of the rich diversity and warmth of our academy community.


Ms Arnell was delighted to see the inspirational writing of one of our amazing Reception writers. On our snow-delayed, World Book Day celebration, this star pupil had come dressed as a dragon and then written independently about the dragon in his story.


More great coverage of our success in this week.


Great news for HPACH!


has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data analysed by SSAT (Schools, Students and Teachers network). We have pupils’ attainment at Key Stage 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths being in the top 10% of all schools nationally


Our Dad and Male Role Model Days were a success with over 300 visitors spending a half day in class with their child. Thanks to Ms Arnell and the PTA and Staff who helped. Thanks to the men who braved our Primary Academy and who kept to all our safeguarding guidance.


An amazing end to a very positive week with one of our talented Year 5 pupils showcasing artwork she produced as part of her homework and which extends the talents we have seen her demonstrate in our academy art studio.


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Watch a rather lovely video about our teacher training and, more importantly, brilliant trainees here:


Thanks Lorna!!


looking forward to our Ofsted inspection tomorrow as a chance to showcase our amazing academy. Please take time to fill in the Ofsted Parentview Survey at:


Year 5 pupils enjoying their week as farmers


More world book day pictures from Thanks to pupils, parents and staff for making such an effort on this cold cold day!


World Book Day Pictures from our snowy celebration of literature today


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and staff for being so supportive. We apologise for any inconvenience by tomorrow's closure however we are confident that you will agree that the health and safety of our HPACH community is of paramount importance.


After battling hard for the last 2 days to keep the Academy open, we have taken the decision to close on Friday 2nd March. As you will be aware we have been constantly assessing the site during the bad weather and feel that due to health and safety concerns we need to close.


The coach returning from the Treginnis school journey is at Membury Service Station so estimated time of arrival is around 3.30 p.m.

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred Admissions information page.  Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page.  A brief summary of the application procedure follows, for Reception and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Jill Atkins is our admissions officer and her contact details are as follows:

Telephone: 01375 484490
Address: Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred, Mayflower Road, Essex RM16 6SA

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Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of  90 in Reception for September 2018.

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the Thurrock Council Admission Application Form. These are accessible on the Thurrock Council School Admissions website and should be submitted in accordance with Thurrock Council's published deadlines for applications.

You need to get your application into Thurrock by the closing date of 15 January 2018 and you can apply from 01 November 2017.

The contact details for the Thurrock admissions team are below:

Thurrock Council Admissions, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6SL. Tel: 01375652883 or via the admissions website at

In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred  because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another primary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general well-being, you are entitled to apply for a school place. 

If you wish to make an in-year application you must contact the Admissions Team at Thurrock Council who will advise you of how to apply either in person or online.

The contact details for the Thurrock admissions team are below:

Thurrock Council Admissions, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6SL. Tel: 01375652883 or via the admissions website at


For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an Appeal Form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

If you wish to appeal you must contact the Admissions Team at Thurrock Council who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at

Thurrock Council Admissions, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6SL. Tel: 01375652883 or via the admissions website at

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time, Appeals may be made in English or the Parents’/Carers’ first language.

  • Only one appeal per application is allowed.
  • Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend.

The Appeal Hearing

Thurrock Council will arrange for an Independent Appeals Panel to consider the Academy's reasons for refusal and your reasons for wanting to attend the Academy.  

The Panel will consist of 3 people (2 will have education experience and one will be an independent person with no education experience).

The Panel will consider the case put forward by you and the Academy. They must consider the admission arrangements for the Academy and the reasons why you want to attend that particular school.  The Panel must exercise its discretion by balancing the weight of your argument (for wanting to attend) against the Academy’s reasons for refusal i.e. the prejudice that one more student would cause to the education of the students already offered and the Health and Safety of all the students already attending the Academy, also taking into account the Academy's published admission arrangements.  

The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel is binding on the admissions authority and the Parents.

  • 9 June 2018 - deadline to appeal
  • 27 June 2018 - notice of hearing
  • 4 July 2018 - circulation of papers
  • 11 and 12 July 2018 - appeal hearing
  • 19 July 2018 - decision letter
  • All dates are currently provisional and may be subject to alteration.

Click here for a link to the Thurrock Council Admissions Appeal timeline.


Reception Open Days

Come and see our wonderful academy and learn about the Early Years environment into which we would wlecome your child. We are holding Open Days on the follwoign dates when prospective parents and carers are welcome to visit. For more information contact our EYFS Leader Ms Arnell on 01375 484490 or at

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Friday 12th January 2018