Harris Academy Merton
Merton, United Kingdom
About Harris Academy Merton
Harris Academy Merton is an 11-18 co-educational Academy for 1,100 students. The Academy opened in September 2006 on the site of the predecessor school. The Academy benefits from a brand new state-of-the-art Post 16 block and high quality buildings.
The Academy achieved a grading of 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2008 and repeated this 2012 under the more challenging criteria. The Academy is set in seven acres of land and favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles. Harris Merton offers specialisms in Enterprise and Sport using its extensive playing fields and sporting facilities. It is a school at the heart of its local community.
At Harris Academy Merton we promote the ethos 'Achievement is Success’ and believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate and successful young people.
We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With these core values embedded, we develop our students into confident and capable individuals that have a desire to excel academically and personally now and in the future.
Students are rewarded for developing the right behaviours and attitudes, for trying hard and being persistent, for a courteous and considerate manner, for attending regularly and for achieving their personal best. They are taught the value of hard work and determination.
Sport and Enterprise
When I recruit, I look for professional, hardworking people who are truly committed to their students. There will always be opportunities open to those who show dedication to achieving outstanding outcomes.- Principal
To be a student at Harris Academy Merton is like winning the jackpot. It is very hard to get into this calibre of school.- Year 10 student