Excellent home learning taking place in year 1. We are loving the live lessons.


Packing breakfast boxes for our families.Thank you#Foodmatters.


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To all those staff who have given up their free time, their PPA, their leadership time, their break time, their lunchtime, their before and after school time, all to make our schools survive one more day- from the bottom of my heart and all my fellow heads - thank you.


What a great way to end the week! We say NO to bullying.


It was a lovely day at HPAD, celebrating all the incredible key workers and raising money for Children ln Need.


Year 6 bubble assembly on leadership.The future is in our hands; we are the young leaders of our academy!


What a great way to start the term! Year 2 reenacting The Gunpowder Plot! Watch the space for incredible learning in autumn 2.


So proud to be displaying children’s superpowers. We celebrated Neurodiversity week and just look at the children’s wonderful work.


What a great way to end the half term for Reception. Roll up roll up end of topic celebration.


It is has been a great week celebrating black voices in the academy. We couldn't resist the djembe session to end the celebration. .


Happy Take care of yourselves and each other parents, carers and staff


We are celebrating this week at HPAD. Let’s all work together to change perceptions


This week we celebrate at HPAD. Today the children are learning about the Superpower that is


Great staff inset learning about breathing work, chair yoga & how to set up support circles for staff. This lady knows her stuff and has worked with children & young people for many years. Get in touch to see how she can support your children and staff


It has been a great informative day on Teams, Read Write Inc, differentiation to wellbeing session. Well done to these wonderful team who always seek to improve their practice.Go Team HPAD!!


Staff having fun with Teams this morning.Our CPD offer as part of our contingency plan.We are ready to teach our children either actual or virtual!


What a great way to start the week! Dartmoor class orienteering session on the playground.


Our staff role playing the new arrangements for dismissing children at the end of the day. Go HPAD!


Year group bubble welcome back assembly. So many tips to help us deal with change. The wellbeing of our children and staff is our priority.

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    COVID-19: Information and Resources

    Welcoming All Of Our Pupils Back Safely - September 2020

    We are all really looking forward to being able to welcome our children back at the start of the 2020/2021 academic year on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

    Pupils from Years 1 to 6 will be arriving at the main academy playground entrance at the following staggered times (to allow for social distancing) and parents are asked to leave pupils at the gate and to adhere to social distancing wherever possible:

    (Siblings can be dropped off together at the earliest time). 

    1. Year 6 & Year 5: 8:30 – 8:40 

    1. Year 4 & Year 3: 8:40 – 8:50 

    2. Year 2 & Year 1: 8:50 – 9:00

    Pupils are expected to wear uniform as normal and must attend every day. If pupils are quarantining, or in rare circumstances there are other health concerns, then approval from Mrs Johnson needs to be agreed. In this case Mrs Johnson will ensure a short term online programme is available on Teams for home education, until your child can return safely to the academy.

    Classrooms have been set up with limited furniture and desk now all facing the front. This ensures that contact between pupils is limited and each child will have their own books, resources and pencil cases provided by the academy. Handwashing on entry to the academy and throughout the day will be enforced and pupils will be trained. THe academy is aware that some pupils may find the return to fulltime education a challenge and may experience some anxiety, so all staff have received trauma training and will be able to guide pupils. To facilitate this further we have set up "Feelings stations" with the Blobs in each classroom. If you need to know what the Blobs are you can find out more information here: 

    At lunchtime our pupils from Years 1 to 6 will be eating in their classrooms. A hot meal will be provided for those who have a hot meal, in a Bento box and cutlery will be provided. Pupils can also bring in packed lunch if they prefer. 

    Playtimes and lunch breaks will be staggered so that each group of pupils stays in their year group bubble, minimising further any risk of infection.

    Parents should collect pupils at the end of the day from the Main playground gate. This will be staggered and teachers willl bring their classes at the following times, to ensure as much social distancing as possible is sustained.

    Home times will be staggered. All Siblings will be collected at 3:15pm 


    Collection time:

    All sibling groups

    3:15 pm

    Reception children who have siblings further up the school

    3:15 pm

    Reception children (no siblings)


    Year 1 & Year 2 (all children)

    3:10 pm

    Year 3 & Year 4 (no siblings)

    3:20 pm

    Year 5 & Year 6 (no siblings)

    3:30 pm












    Parents would be allowed to enter the playground on a strict one-way system during their allocated pick up times at the end of the school day. It is important that parents only come at their allocated time as we do not want large groups of parents congregating. 

    Should any pupil display symptoms of Covid19 then a clear isolation procedure is in place and parents would be contacted and their child kept safely in isolation until they could be collected. If any child displays symptoms of Covid19 infection then they should be kept at home and a call made to the academy to report this. If a case was to be confirmed through testing then the academy will follow government guidance and will communicate this, as required, with parents via email. If any closure was enforced on a year group or locally we have an online curriculum to be provided via Teams as needed.

    If parents need to make contact with the school they can do so by phoning our office on 0203 7724573 or emailing at: 

    If for an exceptional reason the query cannot be answered by telephone or email then an appointment will be made with you and a meeting held in an allocated room at a set time, with 2 metre social distancing enforced. For obvious reasons this would only be where a problem cannot be resolved without a face to face meeting. 

    Reception children will start their first week on September 9th with a staggered start. Details for collection and drop off are different obviously for this group of pupils and parents have been informed of their own arrangements in letters. When Reception pupils begin fulltime education on the 16th September 2020, we will update the drop off and collection arrangements for Reception pupils on this page.

    We are all very excited about seeing you and your children return and we know what a huge step forward this is. Mrs Johnson and Mrs Cowmey will be on the gate to welcome you each day and pelase be patient and show understanding while we establish the new working pattern, as our primary concern is to keep all of our pupils safe. 

    July 2020 Advice:

    Home learning during academy closure

    Year group specific home learning is posted on the 'classes' page of this website by 5pm each day, ready for the following day's learning. To find it, click on 'classes' from the top menu, then on your child's year group in the list on the left hand and then on 'Academy closure- home learning'.  The relevant documents can be found by scrolling down the page.

    Over the Easter break, from Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April 2020, we won't be adding to the Home Learning daily pages, as we are doing during term time.  If you do wish to continue school work with your child, we suggest you look back over any of the activities from the previous two weeks that you didn’t manage to complete and/or try out some of the free learning resources out there, either ones you have found yourself or from the extensive list below.


    Keeping Safe

    Remind your child that if they are worried about anything or need to talk to someone while the school is closed there are places they can go for support.  For example, Childline can be contacted for free on 0800 1111, or children can get support online

    Our designated safeguarding leads are still working during usual school hours during the COVID-19 academy closure, so please do contact them on the school phone number 020 3772 4573 or if you are concerned about a child.

    If you are concerned a child is at immediate risk out of school hours, you should contact one of the following:

    Southwark Council’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

    020 7525 1921 or (core hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)

    Out of hours emergency contact: 020 7525 5000


    0808 800 5000 or

    Or by clicking the link on the NSPCC website:


    Staying safe online

    Resources to teach children about e-safety/online safety.


    Free learning resources 

    List of free online learning resources from the Government

    Art activity ideas from British Artists

    Activity ideas from the Scouts

    Draw tutorials with children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph

    Stay active with Sport England

    Free mathematics resources from Carol Vorderman

    Free maths activities by year group

    Ideas for cooking with children from Jamie Oliver

    Singing with Mylene Klass

    Dancing with Darcey Bussell

    History with Dan Snow

    Science with Dr Brian Cox

    Geography with Steve Backshall

    Free David Walliams audio books

    Free books being read, often by the author or a celebrity

    Various free activities and resources

    Various free educational games and activities

    Scholastic learning resources (20+ days)

    Virtual tour of 12 museums

    Free daily 30 minutes workout at 9am with the Body Coach, Joe Wicks

    Free educational resources from Twinkl

    To set up your account go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELP You will then be asked to set up your own log in details which will give you full access to the website.


    Resources to support children's mental health and well-being

    Information from the Children's Commissioner

    Coronavirus: Resources to support mental health and well-being from 'Heads Together'

    Young Minds: Talking to children about Coronavirus

    #Covibook - Supporting and reassuring children around the world

    Place2Be - Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children

    Advice from the mental health charity MIND

    Mental health advice and support from the NHS

    E-learning to support healthy minds

    Guidance for supporting mental health from Public Health England


    General COVID-19 related information

    The Government/Public Health England advice for Educational Settings


    The Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Opening hours:
    8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
    10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday


    Advice and support

    NHS 111:

    NHS 111 is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.




    What to do if you're not feeling okay: You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.


    Phone: 116 123




    A national helpline providing information and support for people with mental health problems and those who support them.


    Phone: 0845 767 8000


    Womens Aid:

    A grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and
    build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.

    Web: Phone:  0808 2000 247 (Freephone 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline)



    Cruse has a UK-wide network of branches that provide bereavement support to anyone who needs it.



    St Christopher’s - Candle Child Bereavement Service:

    St Christopher’s has been providing bereavement counselling to patients’ families for over 40 years. The Candle Child Bereavement Service extends this support to all children, young people and their families in the south east London area. 


    Phone: 020 8768 4533



    A national charity aiming to make a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and adults grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.