Harris Academy Wimbledon
Merton, United Kingdom
About Harris Academy Wimbledon
Harris Academy Wimbledon is a co-educational secondary school opening in September 2018. It will be run by the same experienced leaders as Harris Academy Morden. We will offer education with drive and ambition within a culture that creates independence and resilience.
There will be events and activities with other Harris academies, but our first 120 children will be uniquely advantaged as the only year group in the school. They will benefit from the highly-focused attention of our teachers and it will be the best and easiest possible transition between primary and secondary school.
Our curriculum will be well-rounded, with teaching that inspires the best in students whether they are struggling, need to be stretched or are somewhere in the middle. We want our students to be well-educated and 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.
Ready for us to move into by September 2020, our brand new building will be at the heart of the regeneration of the High Path area in London SW19. As a purpose-built space, it will be modern and welcoming with specialist facilities for all curriculum areas. We will have spaces that we’ll share with the community during holiday periods, evenings and weekends.
For the first two years, we will be located in a redeveloped adult education centre on Whatley Avenue, London SW20. This will provide us with our own building, classrooms and access to sports fields at the nearby Joseph Hood Recreation Ground.
There will be 120 places in 2018 and 180 in 2019. Like all secondary schools, children with education, health and care plans will be offered the first places. Looked-after and previously looked-after children will have next priority.
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.