Harris Academy Riverside
Croydon, United Kingdom
About Harris Academy Riverside
Harris Academy Riverside is a brand new secondary school opening in September 2017. The Academy will offer education with drive and ambition, and a culture where all students are treated as individuals.
Our first 120 children will be uniquely advantaged as the only year group in the school, but they will enjoy many activities and events which will enable them to collaborate with students from other Harris academies. We will work hard to ensure that transition from primary school is as smooth as possible. When they join, they will then benefit from the focused attention of our teachers.
We will offer a wide and varied curriculum, with teaching that inspires the best in students, whether they need support or challenge. We want our students to be well-educated, and we also want them to be well-rounded individuals, ready to take on the world once they leave the academy. We will cater to a wide range of interests with our extra-curricular clubs and will encourage every student to find at least one activity they can excel in.
A new building at the heart of a regenerated Purfleet
We will have a brand new building in time for September 2019. This will be built as part of the regeneration of Purfleet town centre. As a purpose-built space, it will be modern and welcoming with specialist facilities in science, sport and the arts.
Working for Harris Federation
The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit charity. Led and run by teachers, we established our first school over 25 years ago.
There are now more than 40 happy and highly successful primary and secondary academies in our federation. All of these are in and around London. With each school that has joined us, the expectations we set ourselves have increased.
Every Harris academy so far inspected by Ofsted is rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, with three quarters of our inspected secondary academies judged ‘outstanding’. Our primary schools are newer, but almost half are ‘outstanding’, with the rest ‘good’.
To find out more about working for Harris Federation, please see our Careers Prospectus via the link below.