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Head of Academy

Mark Maguire

Harris Primary Academy Benson

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Academy Information

About Harris Primary Academy Benson

Harris Primary Academy Benson opened in September 2013. We have more than 400 lively young minds at our Academy. Children are supported to be the best they can be by our dedicated teachers and support staff. All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently safe and happy.

Academy Ethos

Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Every lesson at our school is creative and there is plenty of time for children to think, to play, to discover and wonder.

Each child is taught in the way that suits them best and we step in quickly if a change is needed. For some children, this might involve one-to-one support if they are finding something difficult and for others it could mean stretching them more to keep them interested.  

Our Academy is relaxed and comfortable but pupils know that good behaviour is expected of them. They are frequently praised and rewarded for trying their best and for being kind, hard-working and well-behaved.

We want the Academy to feel friendly and welcoming and we always make sure that every pupil has at least one friend. Our children are taught to respect each other and their teachers.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Benson? 

  • Amazing, well-behaved children, who are happy at school and excited by what they are learning each day 
  • A fantastic site, including a large field and sports pitch 
  • Located just ten minutes from East Croydon mainline station on public transport, or we have a large car park 
  • A local school with all the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff 
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package