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Centre's Nic Wetherall was delighted to visit today to learn more about their work. Thankyou to , Mr Marshall-Hick, Mr McKenzie, students & colleagues for your warm welcome & time. Watch this space for more news soon... but a wonderful day.


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Dont they! Our Executive Principal ate the cheesecake whole


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Amazing cooking skills!


At our Open Evening Year 6 students saw our pupils showing off the chef skills with Mr Jones


What a marvellous Open Evening - 600 families and a bursting alive school


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save the date for an inaugural celebration of Chinese culture and language and the growing friendship between Harris Federation academies and Chinese schools


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Strong messages from young people on the question What is Safe?

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Posted on September 4th 2017

GCSE Results 2017 - News and Pictures

News articles 001At Harris Academy South Norwood, 39% of students achieved the EBacc suite of qualifications (A*-C or 4 and above in the core academic subjects), compared to 35% in the equivalent measure last year.

The academy achieved 81% grade 4 and above in English Literature. 72% of students gained a 4 or above in maths.

An impressive 18 English literature students achieved the new ‘super grade’ 9, while 5 students achieved a double 9 in English literature and English language. Indeed 40% of all grades in English were 7 or better. A genuinely remarkable achievement.

All students did really well and there were 19 students at the academy who gained seven or more As and A*s, but some notable individual successes included:

  • Shewana Islam – nine A*s
  • Maya Gannon – eight A*s and an A
  • Kimberley Bailey – six A*s and four As
  • Eliana O Oworu - five A*s and six As
  • Kamran Bhatti – four A*s and five As      

Student excitedly opening her gcse results

At Harris Academy Upper Norwood, 30% of students achieved the EBacc (A*-C or 4 and above in the core academic subjects).

There were some outstanding subject performances, with 42% of History students and 39% of Religious Studies students gaining A*-A.

Five students achieved seven As and A*s:

  • Samantha Murfett – five A*s and two As
  • Uzma Niazi – five A*s and five As 
  • Gopika Premkumar – six As and three A*s
  • Aila Shah – six As and four A*s
  • Ellie McEachron – seven As

News article 03Nick Soar, Executive Principal of Harris Academy South Norwood and Harris Academy Upper Norwood, said:

“Well done to all our students across Harris Academy South Norwood and Harris Academy Upper Norwood who have done themselves proud with this year’s results. I’m particularly pleased with their strong performance in light of the maths and English curriculum changes this year.

“We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead and to the merging of our two schools.”

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