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13/09/19

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Heyaballe, Ibtisam and Heyabel completed the very challenging UCL Sutton Scholars programme recently - an exciting range of visits, events and opportunities that will help them achieve top university places. We're of you! Find out more https://t.co/ENORJw9Hrb https://t.co/TT1h3Kfwqj

11/09/19

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Booking for the Harris Westminster Open Evenings is now, erm, open. If you (or a Year 11 you know) is interested in being part of a vibrant community of scholars from September 2020 please sign up and come to find out more: https://t.co/oZ5UgaUG5n

11/09/19

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The HCACP open evening will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019 between 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Please note there will be no admittance to the Academy after 7.30pm. https://t.co/U51dLp9KC0

11/09/19

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A big thank you and congratulations to Lydia in Year 7, who was a winner of the the Jack Petchey Award. She donated the funds to buy new books for the schools library. https://t.co/FMvbnq6RQJ

11/09/19

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We are looking at renewing the range of literature in our library and welcome suggestions of some good novels, plays and poetry. Got some good suggestions? Please submit them to our Library Manager Mrs Short. https://t.co/DjXmO2pRbO https://t.co/XPZ3XOvyPz

10/09/19

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Harris Invictus Academy is currently looking to appoint a Library Manager to join its thriving team of specialists. https://t.co/wsgLw6GnJ8 https://t.co/KaCnlCLDS3

10/09/19

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Staff at the Harris Primary Academy, Orpington are celebrating after Ofsted rated it Good. https://t.co/LWfjIPRY4Q

10/09/19

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It's been a fantastic start to the ! Can you spot our 250+ in the crowd!? https://t.co/RzSaneGk2o

10/09/19

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Prospective Year 7 parents and students - join us at our open events to hear and see more about us and our September 2020 opening! https://t.co/paDIzhlEvi

08/09/19

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Prospective parents and carers are invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. We will be open between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Further information is on our website -> https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/w2jWemUClG

06/09/19

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A UK first, Harris Nursery Hub in Peckham is the only free nursery in the country. It offers 32 places for children where all parents in the household are working, seeking employment or studying full time. Those who live closest are given priority. https://t.co/w3iU6kKRFn https://t.co/A1dvMjmAzX

06/09/19

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Parent and carers: Have you recently moved or changed your telephone number? Then please email us your new details on info.org.uk

06/09/19

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Looking forward to getting our induction year off to a fantastic start with on Saturday. See you all tomorrow!

06/09/19

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Year 7 looking smart in their first assembly at Harris Academy Sutton. We’re so happy to have them here! https://t.co/IS7O9HIVOx

06/09/19

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Open evening and mornings at Harris Garrard Academy, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at https://t.co/UmHiNkUl8y. First one, Tues 1 Oct, 5.30pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/AUQNQvABC6

06/09/19

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Open evening and mornings at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at https://t.co/seSrHlbggm. First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/YyzUE7pbPZ

03/09/19

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Open mornings at Harris Academy Bermondsey, Sept and Oct 2019. See all seven dates at https://t.co/dtEPGOWsqA. First one, Weds 11 Sept, 10am. Come and meet our students and teachers. We look forward to showing you why we are so of our girls. https://t.co/n9ZPwitVQp

03/09/19

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We hope all of our Hpabe families have had a wonderful summer! We are looking forward to seeing all of the children back on Wednesday. Remember that tomorrow is a training day for staff so school is not open for children.

03/09/19

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Looking forward to seeing our new Year 7 and 11 tomorrow at 8.45am as well as 6th form for their meetings with tutors. Y8-10 start on Thursday at 8.55am. We know you are excited to see us too!

03/09/19

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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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