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20/03/19

Retweeted From Richard Fletcher

Who would ever have imagined this many South London state school kids going to Oxbridge three decades ago under ILEA. Thousands of lives changed by Lord Harris' energy and drive and the academy system... https://t.co/nZOGoG0u6l

20/03/19

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Lord Harris rewarded our 51 Oxbridge offer holders today with a copy of his book on resilience and the importance of education. Congratulations to our students. We are really proud of their achievements and they have had a fantastic afternoon! https://t.co/DM5lirWUc3

20/03/19

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Year 12 and 13 students visiting the world famous Ravensbourne University in Greenwich at the O2. The students took part in a lecture, had a tour and a chance to experience a live studio and use equipment. https://t.co/JA9wQhvmYT

20/03/19

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Countdown numbers game this week is to reach 158 using 7 2 2 9 4 4. Check out the other challenges and see how close you can get. https://t.co/tB6zS7OnTv

20/03/19

Retweeted From Harris Garrard

Our new Club is after school every Tuesday. "It’s great seeing the children getting excited, creating fictional characters and deciding what the characters should do.” Mr Carr. Find out more https://t.co/iPdOdTj4rT. https://t.co/zuJSamA6HI

20/03/19

- Great News Daniel well done! https://t.co/PYfk0q3YK3

20/03/19

Congratulations! Well done 🏆 https://t.co/CiMteYp9rg

18/03/19

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Where does the sky start? If our skin cells renew every seven years, what makes you the same person as you were 7 years ago? Is it better play well and lose or play badly and win? Do we have free will? If I borrow a million pounds, am I a millionaire?

18/03/19

Well done! https://t.co/OWpBhktwvs

18/03/19

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

16/03/19

Thank you to our Governors for giving up your precious time to attend today’s conference. Thanks also to Colleagues that ran the sessions & to for the keynote. We appreciate you all https://t.co/zUw6lTOZrb

16/03/19

English session https://t.co/gawrje4TXO

16/03/19

Maths curriculum session for secondary governors https://t.co/NFODzSnq2g

16/03/19

Secondary Science Curriculum breakout session. https://t.co/ELWz2vkoNs

16/03/19

delivering keynote speech https://t.co/B8btBHkUZn

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17/05/2016

The Priory School to join Harris Federation

The Priory School in Orpington will join the Harris Federation of academies in September 2016. The school is already an academy, having converted in 2012.  By joining the Harris Federation it will benefit from a great deal of focused support as it seeks to transform the education on offer to students and come out of its Ofsted category of ‘serious weaknesses’.   The Harris Federation, a not-for-profit charity, runs 20 secondary academies in and around London including Harris Academy Beckenham and Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley.  Three quarters of Harris secondary academies inspected have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted with the remaining quarter judged ‘Good’. This track record is unmatched. Successive research reports by the education charity Sutton Trust  have concluded that the Harris Federation is among the top academy trusts for improving the prospects of disadvantaged students. Last month, data experts Watchsted ranked the Harris Federation first out of 26 academy sponsors for improving Ofsted outcomes in schools. Even more recently, research by PwC for The Times newspaper showed that children and teenagers in Harris academies are outperforming their peers in other academy groups. Ms Gill Lamb, Headteacher of The Priory School said: “Well before our Ofsted inspection, we judged that significant improvements needed to be made to our school. I am pleased that inspectors recognised the impact we had already begun to have. “There is huge potential in our dedicated and hard-working community of students, parents and staff. By combining with the proven and experienced Harris Federation, we will build on our strengths and address all of the areas where we need to improve.” Ms Carolyn English, the Harris Federation’s Director of Secondary Education, said: “The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit charity, led and run by teachers.  Our track record in transforming the education of children and teenagers in London is widely recognised.  We are pleased to have been selected by the Regional Schools Commissioner to support The Priory School. “Ofsted’s report recognised the impact of Ms Lamb and other senior leaders in beginning to secure the improvements needed.  We will help them in any way we can to accelerate the school’s journey to becoming outstanding. “We will consult and liaise closely with the school community to ensure a smooth transition, and are looking forward to welcoming The Priory into our family of schools.” 
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15/05/2015

Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace rated 'Good' by Ofsted

Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace has made rapid progress to be rated as a ‘Good’ school within two years of opening. The Academy joined the Harris Federation in 2013, replacing Malcolm Primary School which was in ‘Special Measures’. Ofsted inspectors visited last month and found it to be ‘Good’ overall and in each of the five individual categories they looked at: achievement, teaching, behaviour, leadership and early years education. In their report, inspectors said: “The Principal and other senior leaders have secured good improvements since the academy opened. The quality of teaching has improved. Pupils say that lessons are more interesting and that this has helped to improve their behaviour.”   “The teaching of literacy, reading and mathematics is good. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils should achieve.”   “Teaching motivates and inspires pupils. It helps them develop the skills needed to succeed in later life.”   “In national tests at the end of Year 6 in 2014, pupils’ attainment in mathematics and reading was above average. There is a similar picture of pupils working above expected standards in the current year.”   “The academy ensures that all groups of pupils do equally well. Disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs achieve well.”   “Pupils’ positive attitudes in lessons contribute to their good learning. They feel safe and behave well. They are considerate, polite and well-mannered.”   “The academy works well with parents. Most are extremely supportive of the academy. They are particularly pleased with the care shown for their children.” Inspectors also praised the school’s sponsor, saying “the Harris Federation provides excellent support to other leaders. They relentlessly pursue excellence and do not accept second best.” Aliki Constantopoulou, the Academy’s Principal, said: “We are very proud of the rapid progress that we have made as a school, and are pleased that Ofsted has recognised it in their report. I am particularly glad that they have picked out our strong relationship with parents and our success in helping all pupils achieve. We are excited to build on this feedback and go one better in our next report.” Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “Congratulations to all children and staff on this strong report. The school is a very safe, caring and supportive place, and it is great that excellent improvements in teaching are leading to higher pupil achievement. Well done everyone.”
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6/05/2015

A brand new free school 'Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form'

The Harris Federation is delighted that our application to open a brand new free school sixth form in Croydon has been given the go-ahead by the government. Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form will be housed on the site of the vacant South Norwood police station, and will offer 230 places, giving priority to local students. We will fully refurbish the site to provide a well-equipped learning environment.  We hope this will be complete by September 2018, with the school opening on a temporary site elsewhere in September 2017. The sixth form will address local need for vocational provision. Pathways will include the opportunity for students to gain the Technical Baccalaureate, which develops technical, hands-on skills as well as transferable soft skills and requires the student to continue with a Maths level 3 qualification. Students will also have the opportunity to sit GCSE retakes, with a suite of traditional GCSEs on offer. We will provide education with drive and ambition for: Students who wish to stay on in a smaller sixth form environment and have choice and diversity in the provision they opt to follow; Students who are new to the country and have not yet had the opportunity to obtain GCSE grades that allow them to progress to the next phase of education; Students who are vulnerable or require more pastoral care and progress management than an FE College can provide. In September 2013, we opened Harris Aspire, a free school offering alternative provision for 135 students from years 7-11. This was placed temporarily on its current site in Beckenham, but will be moving to the site of the South Norwood police station, along with the new sixth form. Sandra Miles, Principal of Harris Aspire, said: “We are thrilled to be offering Croydon a new and high quality sixth form that caters to its need for more vocational education. In light of the current developments in the town centre, giving students the opportunity to gain qualifications in sectors such as Business Retail and Construction will enable them to make a real difference to the local community. “Housing a conventional sixth form with an alternative provision school is an unusual arrangement, but it will allow both to benefit from a shared pool of specialist staff and facilities, and to run some joint classes. The site puts us right at the heart of the community, and we look forward to establishing the new school.” We also hope to work with Croydon Council to use the new building to meet their need for additional, high quality and aspirational alternative provision for secondary students from the borough. We will post further information about this as and when it becomes available. 
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27/05/2014

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred rated good by Ofsted

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The school, which opened as an Academy in 2012, was judged to be a Good school overall and in every individual category inspected: achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, and leadership and management. It was previously inspected by Ofsted during its first term as an Academy in late 2012 – when inspectors rated the school as ‘Requires Improvement’ or grade 3. This was the same result the predecessor school had received two years earlier (known as ‘Satisfactory’ under the old Ofsted framework). Inspectors, who spent two days at Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred earlier this month, said in their report: “A significant proportion” of teaching is outstanding. “The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils display positive attitudes, particularly when work is challenging, and their enthusiasm for learning contributes strongly to their good progress.” “Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are supported well and make progress that compares favourably with other schools. The school constantly reviews provision to ensure that these pupils learn rapidly.” The school’s leadership was also praised by inspectors, who said “although current leaders are relatively new, they have already had a significant positive impact on teaching and achievement, and know what needs to be done to secure further improvements”. The report recognised the Harris Federation which it said “has taken decisive action, as necessary, in order to secure improvements. It has provided extensive professional support and current leaders are able to draw upon an array of expertise in order to secure improvements”. Executive Principal Matt Britt, who was described by inspectors as having “brought energy, resilience and a strong track record to the role”, said: “We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised these improvements and are now busy planning to further improve the Academy so that we become outstanding. “I want to thank parents and the Chafford community for believing in us, and in particular my staff and pupils. They are motivated, hardworking and share a love of learning. I am proud to be responsible for such a wonderful Academy and look forward to sharing many more successes with you in future." Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said: “Congratulations to Mr Britt, pupils and staff on what is a very encouraging report. I know that everyone at the Academy is keen to improve further and that, along with the new Harris Primary Academy Mayflower which opens in Chafford later this year, it will offer an excellent education to many future generations of local families.”
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24/05/2013

Opening September 2014: New Harris Free Schools

Seven new Harris Free Schools will be opening in September 2014. These are: A new Sixth Form in central London, being opened in collaboration with Westminster School Two new primary schools in the London Borough of Bromley A new primary school in Chafford Hundred A new primary school in East Dulwich A new secondary school in North Croydon An all-through school in Tottenham Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation said: “Work is now underway with preparing for these new schools to open.   We are grateful to the many parents, community groups and others who have so far supported our plans and proposals.   “Many did so because they were concerned about the shortage of high quality school places where they live, so we are very pleased that the new schools have been approved to open  “Now that the schools have the go-ahead, we will continue to involve local people as we develop our plans.  There will be an information event in each area and we are particularly looking forward to hearing from parents at these meetings so we can make sure that the new schools match their aspirations.” Councillors led by James Barber and local parents were actively involved in our bid for a new Primary Free School in East Dulwich.  Cllr Barber said: "I'm delighted that our campaign to have a desperately needed new primary school has been successful. This school will go some way to solve the primary school crisis for the East Dulwich area. “A huge thank you to the 245 families who have lent their support but also the Harris Federation, without whom this application would not have been possible.” Our bid to open a new Primary Free School in Chafford Hundred was actively supported by Jackie Doyle-Price MP and parents. Ms Doyle-Price said: "I am thrilled that the Free School application has been successful.  I would like to congratulate Harris Federation and the parents who have made this happen.   Chafford Hundred has needed additional primary school places for some time and I have been pleased to play my part in helping to make this happen.  Well done to all involved and a big thank you to the Government for approving this application." In Croydon, we worked closely with campaign group Invictus.  Their member Dr Dola Imona said: “This is an exciting opportunity to provide an environment to inspire excellence for our children in Croydon. We would like to thank the Harris Federation for unreservedly helping us drive this through and the faithful parents of Croydon for demanding excellence for their children”. The Harris Westminster Sixth Form is being opened in collaboration with Westminster School.  The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, will chair both Governing Bodies.  He said: “I am excited about this initiative to enable gifted and motivated young people from across London to fulfil their academic potential.  We have a great deal of respect for the success of the Harris Federation with its existing academies in London and are very much looking forward to working with them.”   Also commenting on the Harris Westminster Sixth Form, Lord Adonis said: “This is an immensely exciting and important venture – the first partnership to create a Sixth Form college between one of England’s leading private schools and one of its leading academy groups.  “I have long been urging top private schools to sponsor academies as a way of breaking down the Berlin Wall between private and state education, and the Harris Westminster Sixth Form is a breakthrough. With Westminster School and the Harris Federation as joint sponsors, this Sixth Form is likely to be hugely popular and a brilliant success.” Further consultation materials and dates of events for all seven new schools will be published shortly on this website.
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