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A lovely trip to the Royal Albert Hall this evening with our wonderful talented music and drama students.


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Great session at the track today with


Year 9 impromptu jam session in today’s break time. Music department always open.


Q - when did you begin using dual coding in your teaching Mr Caesar? "It came about through an organic way of seeing what worked"


Brian Caesar one of our 2 Lead Practitioners in science explains memory and learning to staff in our morning staff training - learning of ovaries, glands & hormones


Looking forward to it


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TODAY: Baby Driver (15)


glad for Norwood to get a mention in such esteemed alumni


Always proud of Stormzy &


Continued community links. Our choir brightening up the morning at a local care home this morning.


10km walked, 10kgs each carried throughout and a group of very tired World Challengers. Please sponsor us for our Tanzania trip if you can:


Today we are proud to announce the names of our Golden Ticket winners for weeks 6 and 7 of the autumn term - Excellent work!


Sunset this afternoon during the Y7's remarkable comeback to beat an excellent team. Thanks for hosting #55-50


Year 10 visited Imperial College today with Ms Wendt, Lead Practitioner for Mathematics - aiming to be the best as scholar, citizen and ambassador


Schools can be the key in breaking the cycle of mental health problems that face mothers and children during pregnancy and childbirth - Professor Louise Howard explains


Executive Principal Nick Soar attending the today to hear Duchess of Cambridge speak of how to support mental health needs of young people


Student's work looking amazing at the CYAC Exhibition.


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"I'm Fine" Sensitive & upbeat chairing by as he introduces Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Chair of Psychiatry KCL at the School Leaders' Forum - representing at this important conference in mental health


Students work ready for the CYAC Exhibition. Youth Arts takeover.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Creative Voice


Our Hub vision is to create an inspirational alive community that exceeds expectations. To empower self-direction, independent thought and expression through language and visual forms

Learning Hub AIMS

  • Developing inquisitive thought that is articulated with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement.
  • Developing highly effective literacy strategies that can motivate and create confidence in the teacher and learner.
  • Developing innovative styles of learning through language, movement and media.

English and Media

English is both a practical activity needed in everyday life and an intellectual discipline that allows students to access much deeper levels of interpretation. An English education, which begins pre-school, will cover all text types, developing the craft of writing and speaking & listening. Like the other arts, it involves imagination and feelings and helps us to make sense of the world. Being a confident reader of novels filled with imagined characters and situations, and the relationships and events that they encounter helps students to develop empathy.


Through engagement in reading, writing and speaking & listening, students apply their imaginations and draw upon their own personal experiences. Their increasing knowledge and understanding of how these three different elements make up English enables them to effectively shape, express and share their ideas, feelings and responses, making use of language in a way that is clear, nuanced and perceptive. Outstanding English teaching will result in students learning about different genres and times.  English communicates through the language and conventions of both the written and spoken word. This results in all students gaining access to the greatest form of human expression in the recognised world.

The English language is international, used as the dominant way of communicating across the world. It facilitates opportunities for students to explore the world of people from other places, times and cultures, and to examine differences and similarities with their own environment.

Modern Foreign Languages


Learning a foreign language takes time and dedication. Through language learning, our students learn to commit to an intellectual and academic discipline which they can develop and explore fully over time and with regular practice. Learning a language therefore teaches students to develop high aspirations, to show courage in formulating ideas in a foreign language and to develop their self-confidence.  Achieving good grades in an MFL language can inform student perspectives on career and life opening up worldwide opportunities.