HALF - TERM
27th May 2013
Year 8 Options Evening: Early Closure 2.00pm
5th June 2013
End of year exams foundation subjects
10th June 2013
Harris Academy South Norwood
Welcome from the Principal
The Academy is for girls and boys aged 11–19 including a Sixth Form working in Federation with five other Academies. Our examination results have increased rapidly and we have achieved many accolades including “most improved school in the country between 2007 –2010” against one of the key examination indicators. We are also in the Top 1% of schools in the country for student progress. We are the Hub School for Leadership and Innovation in London, meaning we work with other schools to provide training opportunities to raise the standards of leadership, teaching and learning across London. We also host many visits from other schools keen to find out the secrets of our success. We have a 21st Century building equipped with the most up to date technology and resources that will inspire every student in the learning. The facilities are amongst the best in the world, creating a purposeful ethos of Business and Enterprise from the very first day the students arrive.
Our Academy is an active part of the community. We have a strong commitment to seeking and valuing the views of parents and carers who will be invited to join an active parent council to share in the development of the school. I believe we can further develop the work of the Academy together, as a beacon of excellence for girls and boys at the very heart of its community.
The Academy is Outstanding. Developing the very best teaching and learning alongside a culture of high expectations is essential for every student. We have excellent teachers who will inspire your child to maximise their full potential. The core purpose of the school is to ensure that every student achieves highly, gaining examination success that will give them every opportunity to be successful citizens of the 21st century.
We offer a dynamic and personalised curriculum, delivered through an ethos of enterprise. Our teachers create a learning environment that is exciting and motivating for every student. Our students are taught how to learn and are expected to share in the responsibility for their learning, they are encouraged to think creatively and they are expected to complete schoolwork and homework to the very best of their ability. We expect the highest standards of positive learning behaviour.
The Academy is a caring community. Students are given excellent opportunities to gain confidence as they grow into young adults. We want every single student to fulfill their aspirations and to go on to lead happy, thriving and successful adult lives.