Harris Academy South Norwood
Croydon, United Kingdom
About Harris Academy South Norwood
Harris Academy South Norwood is an 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students that opened in September 2007, located in a purpose built, state-of-the-art new building.
Harris Academy South Norwood is an outstanding Academy and has excellent facilities for teaching and learning. We have the highest standards of behaviour and expectations. We have been recognised by the DFE as being one of the best schools in England for our type of intake and one of the most effective schools in the country, with pupil progress in the top 1% nationally. Our programmes for professionally developing staff are first class.
The Academy is a happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect. It combines traditional values of discipline and good-manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a specialism in Enterprise.
Our Sixth Form has grown to be the largest in the Federation, from 43 students in 2007 to 380 in 2013. We are full in all other year groups and we believe this is a testament to the reputation and continued success of the academy.
A vision for every teacher, every student and every leader to be outstanding: the expectation is to foster a culture of academic excellence, ambition and aspiration. All students yet in particular our most vulnerable are nurtured and cared for in a holistic way.
There is a culture of high expectations for all students, which underpins every development in the Academy. Harris Academy South Norwood has developed flexible and creative approaches to teaching and learning that raises standards for all.
Using the specialism of Business and Enterprise six core principles have been established that are recognised across the Academy as promoting enterprising learning:
· Learning first
· High aspirations
· Business environment
· Celebrate success
· Growing confidence
· Spirit of enterprise
An Academy ethos of encouragement is central to the promotion of good learning. Rewards are one of the means of achieving this, playing a motivational role in helping students to realise that good behaviour and high achievement is valued.
“I settled into the academy really well. Everyone looks after me.”- Student, Year 7
“My son has made excellent progress at the academy, the teaching is very good and he feels really settled.”- Parent