Welcome from the Chief Executive
The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit charity with over 25 years’ experience of education in and around London. We have built our reputation on a family of Academies that, across the board, are setting standards of excellence and fulfilling high expectations.
I first began working for the Harris Federation in 2004, as Principal of Harris City Academy Crystal Palace – or Harris CTC as it was then known. Since then, the Federation has grown to include 41 Primary and Secondary Academies (45 in September 2017) and nearly 4,000 staff.
Each year as we have grown, the expectations we’ve set ourselves have increased. More than three quarters of our inspected Secondary Academies have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and every Harris Academy inspected so far has been judged to be 'Good' or 'Outstanding'. On average they receive four applications for every place available. Improvement in our GCSE and SAT results has been substantial for every Harris Academy since opening.
Our Primary Academies are newer, yet 50% of these have been judged to be Outstanding (compared to 20% nationally) with 50% judged to be Good. Our primary results have improved dramatically over time.
The success we have had so far is down to the talented and highly dedicated support staff, teachers, leaders and governors at our Academies. We are equally grateful to our students and parents for their extensive support and commitment.
Thank you for taking the time to view our website. Any parents with further questions, or who would like to visit one of our Academies, are warmly encouraged to contact us.
Sir Daniel Moynihan
Harris Academies... are a byword for quality and excellence."Lord Adonis, Minister for Schools, 2005-08