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Wishing all of our staff and students a peaceful and happy holiday.


17 - 21 July 2017 Harris Academies


Congratulations Nathaniel, great work!


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Our winners of Creative Clash, y8 and 9 drama club, performing in this morning's achievement assembly


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Our End of Year letter and information about Results Days can be viewed on our website:


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A great afternoon, enjoyed by all.


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Year 6 prom! What a night! What a fantastic year it's will be SO SO missed!


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What and where is this London landmark? Just one of the questions in our Super Summer Quiz for the holidays at


Very exciting news that Harris Academy Tottenham will be partnering with


Harris Academies 10 - 14 July 2017


Huge thanks to Dan and his team for another superbly run sports day. The competitors and spectators had a fabulous day


Harris Academy Tottenham achieves 'outstanding' Ofsted: 'Endeavour, enjoy and excel.'


band entertaining the crowds


Special thanks to our guests for presenting medals to our talented students.


A really special tribute paid at sports day to Michael teacher hundreds of students fell silent and applauded him. RIP ❤️


Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190!


Staff Relay - what fantastic support from South Norwood students!


Let the games commence!


We also look forward to welcoming Hussain Manawer

The Harris Experience is a two-fold programme over five years

Harris Experience: Years 9-11 is a cultural and academic enhancement programme for our most able secondary school students across the Harris Federation from Year 9 to Year 11. The programme spans over three years for each cohort, from Year 9 to Year 11. During that time, we aim to broaden the cultural and academic experiences of some of our most able secondary students in the Harris Federation, to give them outstanding preparation for some of the country’s top university destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge. In the long term, we see the programme shaping future leaders in all walks of life. Students are exposed to a wealth of high-end cultural experiences, ranging from world class art auctioneering with Christie’s Auctioneers to a trip to the Royal Opera House; from a day of Science in Action at Imperial College, London University, to a bespoke day of lectures at Oxford University. Within their own academies, our Harris Experience students are taught to think independently, to express themselves effectively and to embrace learning for its own sake as well as to start the process of understanding their individual academic pathways. We hope that all Harris Experience students will enter the Harris Sixth Form, where they will automatically gain entry to the Harris Experience Advanced, a programme for our most academically gifted senior students. Here, students are given many opportunities to develop crucial skills needed for successful applications to top universities.

Harris Experience Advanced: Years 12-13 is a Russell Group application programme providing expert guidance and individually-tailored academic opportunities for our most able sixth formers. The programme is aimed at our most academic students who have achieved outstanding grades at GCSE or who prove themselves to be making outstanding academic progress early in Year 12 and maintain this throughout their sixth form life. The programme comprises several whole group sessions; academic tracking; trips and masterclasses; university visits; subject-specific societies to support academic stretch with subject specialist guides; an Oxbridge programme; a medical/dentistry programme; weekly bulletins and follow-up on a wealth of academic opportunities outside of school; guidance on writing very competitive applications to Russell Group universities; interview practice and advice; learning mentors for Oxbridge.

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@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 13 This week gave a comprehensive & insightful session to our Y12 applicants on how to tackle the effectively
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 12 Final lot of a fantastic Y9 art auction sold to Lord Harris and gifted to its very talented creators:
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 11 And we're off! First lots of our Y9 auction are underway.
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 11 Iman from Y9 on the rostrum practising for this afternoons auction with
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 11 Y9 students at Harris Falconwood ready for their auctioneer training from
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 11 Preparation, workshops, and public speaking training underway for our Y9s participating in today's
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@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 6 Harris Experience Gives Students Confidence to Compete for Top University Places - Latest News - Harris Federation:
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 6 Bravo, Victoria! Fantastic news that fellow student Cherif from is Yale and Harvard bound as well.
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 5 Y12 scientists now presenting their findings to conclude today's very eye-opening (and lung-busting!) meeting with .
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 5 Brilliant day discussing many aspects of studying and working in business. Many thanks to for this fantastic opportunity!

Meet Our Students

Sabah Jetha
Sabah Jetha
Year 9
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
Harris Experience has been a great opportunity for me to learn and take part in academic experiences outside of school. From art auctioneering at Christie's to science related workshops at Imperial College, I have gained insightful knowledge from these opportunities on future careers and pathways that I may wish to pursue later. I'm looking forward to taking part in many other interesting activities in the future!
Gessica Zimmerman
Gessica Zimmerman
Year 10
Harris Academy Falconwood
The Harris Experience has given me the opportunity to learn about new cultures and attend different events around London which I did not know were available. It has broadened my understanding of University life and opened up more options for my future. Throughout the Harris Experience we visited Christie’s Auction House; this was exciting as we created our own art piece and sold it in a live auction.
Kudiratu Olatoye
Kudiratu Olatoye
Year 12
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich
Harris Experience Advanced offers incredible opportunities for strengthening applications to Russell Group universities. Thanks to the help of the Harris Experience team I was able to gain a place at Villiers Park (residential trip to Cambridge for five days) where I learnt a lot about environmental chemistry. Going on trips like these helps me to have more insight as to what I want to do in University and it also means that I have a lot more to talk about on my personal statement. Harris Experience also enriches wider knowledge of subjects studied and provides the opportunity to encounter people who have similar interests, such as Professor Katherine Willis (Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) giving a talk on ' Polyploidy' and going to a café scientifique on 'Uncertainty in science' with Professor Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol). What I love most about going to Harris Experience meetings and seminars is that you get to talk to Alumni and they share their experiences with you and also give you advice which has helped me a lot in terms of looking into which university I want to go to.
George McNaughton Ellis
George McNaughton Ellis
Year 13
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
The Harris Experience Advanced (HEA) provided me with a wide range of lectures and extra curricular trips in Year 12, which helped boost my exam revision and also to appreciate academic life around my subjects. The 'History of Capitalism' series of lectures was one of the most interesting and challenged my views that I had surrounding economics and its systems. The HEA also brought in a wide range of speakers in different subjects which allowed me to engage not just with academics but also other students across Harris Sixth Form that were interested in geography, which is particularly important as it allowed better integration between the different schools comprising our Sixth Form. In Year 13 the focus was on preparation for university which included supporting me in writing my personal statement by helping me pick and choose the necessary information that would best reflect my achievements and academic potential. The HEA team also gave me lots of advice on my university choices and provided me with support for my Cambridge application process, including study days at the university, various interview practice workshops, and, currently, help with my exam revision.
Joel Kyereme
Joel Kyereme
Year 13
Harris Academy South Norwood
Harris Experience Advanced has provided me with the opportunity to take part in many activities which have enhanced my skills and confidence. The highlight of the programe was the lecture series I attended at the Legatum Institute on the 'History of Capitalism'. This experience proved useful for my personal statement and for my wider knowledge.

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World’s leading art business.
Renowned opera house and performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.
An international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity.
Outreach medicine programme and social enterprise run by recently qualified doctors.
Award-winning university selection and tracking tool.
Innovative employability tool bridging the gap between schools and employers.
Government service championing and advising on England’s heritage.
World-leading drama school and presentation skills examiners.
Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
One of the world's leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London.
Online social network designed for learning and teaching.
Acclaimed programme for generating alumni engagement in schools.
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Constituent college of the University of Cambridge
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