Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

Close

21/02/18

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Students meet Lord Harris and VIP visitors today at HCACP https://t.co/ZCOyVEO4hm

21/02/18

Retweeted From Harris Careers

We're looking for an . Find out more and apply today: https://t.co/VmxwJLmacd https://t.co/SJOksmaWuM

18/02/18

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Harris Westminster Sixth Form is looking for a Mathematics Teacher. Apply now https://t.co/P9NxYfohLJ https://t.co/78U0gJ8ZLS

18/02/18

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Ever thought about becoming a teacher? We are passionate about & ! ! Apply to become part of our family of teachers via code 1TZ and with in 2018! -> https://t.co/h42RroqTqv https://t.co/zDLdomqmaT

18/02/18

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Deputy Director of Science required . Apply now https://t.co/skiuCWxYUI https://t.co/LiAyeDTulq

18/02/18

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

If you are wondering how you can and , come and talk to our friendly team at Harris Academy Battersea, 14/03/18 from 4 - 6pm. We'll be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Book your place here: https://t.co/i6fWw1vxp7 https://t.co/VwDRl5baNY

13/02/18

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

The Year 10 team also picked up a big win over Bolingbroke Academy winning 55-0, here are some of the tries #🔥 https://t.co/Q4Hxv3sgPa

09/02/18

Retweeted From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day and lifetime experience for our youngsters. Pompeii a city inside a time capsule. https://t.co/8sVQNFzHEu

09/02/18

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

HABE is celebrating after being presented the prestigious SEND Inclusion Award. Representatives from Optimus Education, Prospects and HFED attended the ceremony. The hard work of students, parents and staff means we are the first school internationally to achieve this accolade. https://t.co/AEjjU9xxZv

09/02/18

Retweeted From HPACH

The choir took part, with 7000 children from across the UK, in the Young Voices event at the O2 Arena in London this week. The children represented our academy with pride and it was a truly unforgettable event. A huge well done to the staff and pupils who took part. https://t.co/q1OiOQiIvB

09/02/18

Retweeted From David Carter

Started my annual reviews of the National Sponsors I oversee. and had over 4000 year 11 between them. P8 at Ark 0.15 and Harris 0.54. Inspiring to see the MAT model at its best

09/02/18

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

In only 102 schools across England and Wales do students who are eligible for free school meals perform as well or better than other students. And we're very proud to be one of them https://t.co/qjx3YNsvz1 https://t.co/yA8BcqWBBn

09/02/18

Retweeted From Harris Fed Languages

Exciting things happening across in language learning. Here is the new club, thanks to and funding https://t.co/89rPuad2JK https://t.co/9e4yzSakVV

05/02/18

Retweeted From Harris Careers

New : tops school performance tables! Read more: https://t.co/Xn81dqgdJK https://t.co/0SFvRW1LAj

03/02/18

Retweeted From HA Chafford Hundred

Regardless of your background- we treat all our pupils the same 👍🏻 https://t.co/REYasodODz

03/02/18

Retweeted From YourThurrock

Praise for Harris Academy and the progress made with "poorer" students. https://t.co/LeZJ8NZU7R

01/02/18

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our wonderful Primary Phase Lead leading the training this evening. Our brilliant mentors do a fabulous job supporting our and . https://t.co/EDIf7WhXMV

01/02/18

Good to see ‘high achieving’ mentioned here. 25 students had Oxbridge offers last year. Admissions policy gives priority to able students who received free school meals at secondary school. https://t.co/oRt06F66Dh

Latest News

Filter By Categories

Archive

2 Blog Posts found

25/08/2011

Record GCSE Results 2011

The Harris Federation is recording an average improvement of 13 percentage points across its family of Academies in the proportion of students achieving five good GCSE passes including English and Maths. Significantly, and for the first year ever, all Harris Academies have scored 50% or higher for the proportion of students gaining five good passes including English and maths.  This means that they have all achieved the national floor target for 2015 four years early. The largest single improvement in the group was at Harris Academy Merton, where there has been a 26 percentage point increase in the proportion of students gaining 5 good passes including English and Maths.   The score was 75% this year, up from 49% in 2010 and 23% at the school the Academy replaced in 2006. Other highlights are: An improvement of 17 percentage points at Harris Academy Peckham, where the proportion of students gaining five good passes including English and maths has risen from 33% in 2010 to 50% this year - Ofsted 2011 'A Good School' With 61% of students gaining 5 good passes including English and maths, Harris Academy Purley has almost doubled its results within two years of opening. With 74% of students gaining 5 good passes including English and maths, Harris Academy South Norwood has almost quadrupled its results within four years of opening. Of the eight Harris Academies receiving GCSE results this year, five have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and a further two have been judged to be making “Outstanding Progress”. The Federation currently comprises nine Academies and has four new schools joining in September, bringing the group to 13 Academies in total. Commenting on the results, Dr Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation said: “I would like to congratulate all of our Principals, their staff and their students on this amazing set of results."  "By combining the best of modern teaching with an emphasis on the traditional values of hard work and good behaviour, our Academies have all come from extremely low starting points to achieve a set of results that we can all be very proud of." “Across the Harris Federation, we are proving the positive difference that academies can make. We set no ceiling for our ambition and believe that each school that we take on has the potential to be up there with the best in the country.”   ENDS The full provisional GCSE figures showing each Academy’s improvement since opening and since last summer  are as follows:     GCSE results (2011 figures are provisional) 5 A* - C 5 A*- C including English and maths Final year as LEA school 2010 2011 Final year as LEA school 2010 2011 Harris City Academy Crystal Palace  (First opened in September 1990 as a CTC) 9% 99% 100% n/a 88% 96% Harris Academy Bermondsey (opened in September 2006) 47% 83% 90% 26% 49% 64% Harris Academy Falconwood (opened in September 2008) 47% 100% 100% 17% 60% 57% Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich (opened in September 2006) 39% 90% 95% 32% 49% 66% Harris Academy Merton (opened in September 2006) 29% 100% 100% 23% 49% 75% Harris Academy Peckham (opened in September 2003) 12% 72% 81% 5% 33% 50% Harris Academy Purley (opened in September 2009) 80% 86% 92% 33% 47% 61% Harris Academy South Norwood (opened in September 2007) 29% 100% 100% 20% 61% 74%  
Read More
25/08/2011

Spectator News Article - The Schools Revolution in Action

Please click here  to view the Spectator's article: "The Schools Revolution in Action" or read below:   Published Thursday 25th August 2011 Harris Academies, one of the best-known new chains of state secondaries, have today posted an extraordinary set of results. It's worth studying because it shows how a change of management can transform education for pupils in deprived areas. Pour in money if you like, but the way a school is run is the key determinant. This is the idea behind City Academies, perhaps Labour's single best (and most rapidly-vindicated) policy. The notion is rejected by teaching unions, who loathe the idea that some teachers are better than others. Bad schools are kept bad by the idea that their performance is due to deeply-ingrained social problems, etc. Harris has produced a table showing the results of their schools when they were last run by the council, and this year's results. It speaks best for itself:                                        It's worth examining Harris Academy Merton.  The enemies of Academies (Fiona Millar's lot) tried so hard to keep what was Tamworth Manor as a council-run school that they took Harris to a judicial review. Harris fought: many organisations would have not taken the time or expense. And thank God they did: the results are up from 23 per cent to 75 per cent. Ed Howker and I revealed, in a cover story last year, the tactics the unions were using to strangle the Academy movement at birth and how they were wangling legal aid to cover their battle. They should be ashamed. It's increasingly and horribly clear that pupils are not the key concern of the unions. Nothing in the history of British education has improved schooling more than Blair and Adonis' Academies programme. It was fought and put into reverse by Ed Balls in the name of harmony between adults. The attempt to stop Harris taking over Tamworth Manor was led by Rob MacDonald, one of the few remaining members of the Socialist Party. He was able to claim an astonishing £20,000 of taxpayers' money to fund his case, and delayed by a year the transformation which Harris brought. Blair should have changed the law, to make these wrecking attempts impossible, but he was unable to confront the enemies of reform (who were backed by Brown and Balls). Gove has triumphed because has presented the unions with too many targets. It's harder than ever to oppose City Academies and something tells me you won't see Ed Miliband, Andy Burnham or Fiona Millar popping up on television to explain why the pupils at Merton Academy would have been better off under the old system. The data for all City Academies is not out yet, but last year's results already showed they are the most rapidly-vindicated social policy of recent years. Just as well, because there are more of them. Gove has allowed any school that wants Academy (ie, independent) status to take it. Here's the rollout trajectory:                                                Of course, we will not see the Harris effect in all Academies; the vast majority of which are not changing management, simply their status. But Harris is a good example of the benefits of creating a 'school chain'. Its name is synonymous with quality. I imagine similar chains (ARK etc) will expand, competing for pupils on ethos and pedagogical style, as they do in Sweden. The Harris results demonstrate beyond any doubt that it is a lie to say failing schools take a generation to turn around. It's also a libel on the pupils from these backgrounds: they don't lack brains, but were being given a poor education. The results are the most visible reminder of the lesson of the Blair/Adonis reforms: we don't have to tolerate failing schools. The cure is here, and it is transforming the prospects of thousands of pupils. Sometime soon, Ed Miliband will have to accept that the unions are wrong — and that Blair, Adonis and Gove (and Laws, Baker and Keith Joseph) were right.  
Read More

2 Blog Posts found

Academy Locations Open Close

Our Academies