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17/09/20

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Camron in Year 7 collects his first book from our new pop-up on the ground floor. Our main library is currently closed to students but we are operating a Click and Collect service from our online library catalogue, because we https://t.co/yn15q3AXo6

17/09/20

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What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing https://t.co/IkhbTCFSaB

17/09/20

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Three local but internationally recognised musicians have set up the inaugural Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival which starts on Thursday night: https://t.co/tUgLIpYxmb

16/09/20

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In conversation with Graeme Holland, Malcolm Drakes discusses how we have supported the schools in our Federation during the coronavirus crisis. 👉Read the full article for magazine Primary School Management here: https://t.co/x7VZNCiGCi https://t.co/pJu7im2lsX

16/09/20

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A book for every student - our library is now out and about! https://t.co/G8lH7F8Xvx

16/09/20

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Should a manned spacecraft be sent to Mars? Our Year 5s will be arguing for and against this. What do you think? https://t.co/kHuNffQEUI

16/09/20

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Do you have a daughter in Year 6? You are warmly invited to attend our Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 24th September, 5-7pm. Meet our Principal and senior teachers and enjoy an online tour of the school. Register now at https://t.co/4r9IaqjL7S https://t.co/m7doiYZz4l

16/09/20

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CLASS DIVIDE At times of crisis, it is always the disadvantaged who are the most vulnerable. But pupils are so delighted to finally be back at school. Saturday School is just one of the many ways we and others like ⁦⁩ ⁦are closing the gap. https://t.co/kOOMJiRULS

15/09/20

CLASS DIVIDE At times of crisis, it is always the disadvantaged who are the most vulnerable. But pupils are so delighted to finally be back at school. Saturday School is just one of the many ways we and others like ⁦⁩ ⁦are closing the gap. https://t.co/kOOMJiRULS

15/09/20

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We send birthday wishes & congratulations to Lord Harris of Peckham, benefactor of the College, on the occasion of his 78th birthday. Many happy returns! 🎂🥳🎈🎉 https://t.co/BxRkpWY4Go

14/09/20

Wonderful. Thank you Miriam. Mr Wilson are you on Twitter? https://t.co/JKUaa4CwKc

14/09/20

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Serious catch up at ⁦⁩, fortunate to get £2m donation to pay for it Six-day week for academy chain pupils who lost out https://t.co/ntsu4HLLp7

11/09/20

A great insight into the very happy and successful reopening of this month. https://t.co/uyVqShmZop

10/09/20

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SAFETY on your way to school during major construction work. Please share. Message to all parents and families - please use Watermead Way and not Ashley Road to access the school from Tottenham Hale | working with builders https://t.co/hl83ECZGWi

06/09/20

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Remember all our letters are on the school website including the reopening information. You can find your year group letter here. https://t.co/XCp4NSjCRR https://t.co/bAPP05jVUV

06/09/20

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If you feel your child is showing signs of anxiety and you’d like support with this. Contact Miss Tami to get signed up to our Trailblazers parenting sessions.

04/09/20

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🎈🎈🎈We can’t wait to see all our children today! 🎈🎈🎈 https://t.co/xcw5G9Muu7

03/09/20

With Hand-Wash and Emotional Support, Pupils Return to London School https://t.co/578Yy3mIe4

21/08/20

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Great to see our fabulous students celebrated in the yesterday. It’s been a tough year, but you can now focus on your next step, whether that’s sixth form, college or an apprenticeship. We are so proud of you 💚 https://t.co/m9hgswKsD5

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Posted on: November 11th 2016

"A Community of Scholars" Harris Westminster Sixth Form 'Outstanding' in First Ever Ofsted Report

Harris Westminster Sixth Form has been rated ‘outstanding’ in every category in its first ever Ofsted report.

The academically selective sixth form opened in September 2014 as a partnership between Westminster School and the Harris Federation. It caters to the most able of London’s young people, prioritising students who receive free school meals, are in care or are from low-income backgrounds.

The Harris Federation runs over 40 academies in and around London. The vast majority of Harris academies that have been inspected by Ofsted have been rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. Westminster School is one of the country’s leading academic schools with an ethos which resides in the enduring values of the liberal tradition.

Inspectors praised the academic rigour of Harris Westminster Sixth Form and the commitment of its students, staff and leaders. The report said:

  • Westminster Harris 117“Governors and senior leaders have set a clear mission and purpose for the school, which, through the creative vision of the principal, has resulted in an environment in which students thrive within a community of scholars.”
  • “Teachers and students share a keen sense of inquiry and lessons are characterised by a mutual interest in the subjects.”
  • “Teachers frequently make links from one subject to another and, as a result, students are able to apply their learning across a range of subjects, which helps to equip them for their next steps to university.”
  • “Students receive excellent support and guidance to prepare them for university, in conjunction with staff and students at Westminster School, and very high aspirations are set to attend institutions that have very challenging entry requirements.”
  • “Leaders, managers and teachers are unrelenting in their pursuit of outstanding teaching.”
  • “Students have a profound understanding and appreciation of how their education is preparing them for future success.”

The report also commended the support of the unique educational partnership under which the school was established:

“The school receives excellent support in equal measure from its partnerships with the Harris Federation and Westminster School to promote students’ learning, and from Westminster Abbey staff to develop students’ sense of purpose and community.”

James Handscombe, Principal of Harris Westminster Sixth Form, said:

“At Harris Westminster the staff and students agree that learning is amazing. The Ofsted report recognises that together we form a “community of scholars”, a description which accurately reflects the environment and ethos of the school.

“With support and backing from the Harris Federation and Westminster School, we are ensuring that London’s brightest children – from all backgrounds – are able to achieve their potential.”

Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, said:

Harris Westminster Sixth Form is a highly ambitious institution, and one that is changing the face of selective education in this country. In the short time that it has been open, the students and staff have done everything in their power to ensure its success. It is wonderful to see their diligence and enthusiasm recognised by Ofsted in such a positive report.”

Patrick Derham, Head Master of Westminster School, said:

“The success of HWSF has been both humbling and inspiring. It is a partnership that the entire Westminster School community has embraced and it is a true partnership that has at its very heart a commitment to genuine scholarship.”

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who chairs the governing body, said:

“The governors are proud of what has been achieved, from the time when we first conceived the idea of Harris Westminster Sixth Form, through the support of the Harris Federation and the whole community of Westminster School."

“We are all happy for our Principal, staff and students that Ofsted has recognised HWSF’s outstanding quality. I am personally delighted to be offering a life-changing sixth form education to young people who might not otherwise have had that opportunity and to have involved Westminster Abbey in support of their education.”

Edward, who is studying maths at the University of Cambridge following his A Level success at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, said:

“The passion my teachers had was inspiring and they were always stretching me with questions and problems that have given me a rich appreciation for my subject.”

Nora, a former Harris Westminster student who is studying history at the University of Oxford, said:

“Harris Westminster has given me what were undoubtedly two of the best years of my life. The nexus between hard, testing work and an enchantingly scholastic and inspired teaching atmosphere gives the sixth form a uniqueness which has ultimately better prepared me for future challenges in academia and in life; I have no doubt that it will continue to inspire many generations to come.”

 

 

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