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20/10/17

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Come & meet us at our open evening information day held by - serving cheese & wine! Get tickets here ~>https://t.co/wqniexKqGB https://t.co/yIfEg0qWxe

20/10/17

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Year 11 Half Term Booster Sessions are taking place - please see link for timetable. https://t.co/EETj9gjHL6

20/10/17

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Some fantastic work in progress by Year 8 developing their artistic skills by recreating the works of Austrian Artist Hundertwasser. https://t.co/JJzmMSIKfq

17/10/17

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We're in the top 4% of schools nationally for student progress, according to latest figures. And very https://t.co/0tp0e2Ruqh https://t.co/D7miTQXXOq

17/10/17

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Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

16/10/17

2017 Video Overview. “Educational Success - Every Child Every Day”. https://t.co/pdFfSjCRhj

14/10/17

9 - 13 October 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/iU3PGsHAQy

14/10/17

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Welcome to the Harris Academy Sutton twitter feed. Thank you to everyone that attended our open evenings this week! More will follow...

13/10/17

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HGABR tops the performance table for pupil progress in Bromley! https://t.co/hrSHUErSbA

13/10/17

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Two Wandsworth schools praised by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in new programme https://t.co/q4m65yq33G

13/10/17

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Proud to announce Harris Academy Rainham is now in the top 12% of schools nationally. Well done all

13/10/17

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Harris Academy Upper Norwood 2nd in - Well done to sister Croydon academies & https://t.co/kcLlYEgfFr

13/10/17

So proud of our teachers and students! https://t.co/0i3NoA7eNb

13/10/17

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Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon! https://t.co/aoNsgevg5R

13/10/17

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Very proud of our lyrical poets who are having their poems publishd in an anthology for https://t.co/qEsKKNY9hv https://t.co/Asn6eRkdlu

12/10/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

The HCACP Black History Month concert takes place October 19th, 6pm. All our welcome to this amazing celebration of cultural diversity. https://t.co/Gsac3YFsD2

12/10/17

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: 'Congratulations to Harris Academy Beckenham for its outstanding achievements and for the hard..

12/10/17

article by one of our talented teachers https://t.co/TMXOa4HZ8b

12/10/17

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New £11 million council investment in our children's education. Harris Academy primary 's Purley Way https://t.co/zGwAyYBoLn

12/10/17

Retweeted From Harris Greenwich

Top 12% in England this year. Feels very special to have such great staff leading our children to greatness! https://t.co/5LajRaZIFf

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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%  
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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.  
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