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.


It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website.

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower opened in September 2014 in order to meet the significant need locally for new places.  We started with a Reception cohort and are growing by a year group at a time, with  a move to take 4 classes in Reception from September 2016 and 5 a year beyond that. This has make our academy, which was funded under the free school programme with backing from Thurrock council, the Department for Education and the Harris Federation which sponsors the free school, the biggest primary free school in the country.

We are a sister school to Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred and Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, along with the other Academies in the Harris Federation.  We work very closely together and share the very best practice and leadership knowledge and capacity to make the education we offer outstanding.  Our shared belief is that children thrive when they feel consistently happy and safe at school and our commitment to excellence is encapsulated in our vision statement: "Excellence, Every child, Every day."

Our Core values of : Manners, Perseverance, Responsibility, Community and Achievement, underpin everything that happens at Harris Primary Academy Mayflower. They are our foundations and we have a clear expectation that all adults as well as children and staff model and respect these values both inside and outside the academy. These foundations have enabled us to build high quality, inspiring education for our children within the two years the academy has been open. This is reflected in both the exceptional day to day practice here as well as the outsanding outcomes our children have achieved in each year.


We work together to run Harris Primary Academy Mayflower with Ms Hanley, as Principal, being based here every day and Mr Britt who also leads Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred, spending some time each week here as Executive Principal. We are both visible to parents and children and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful academy.

Ms Katie Hanley                      Mr Matt Britt
Principal                                 Executive Principal