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.

Principals' Welcome

This is a landmark year for our school.

This is an ambitious new academy at the heart of the local community.  We support our students as they develop the confidence, work ethic and motivation they will need to thrive as adults.

In September we joined the Harris Federation, one of England’s most successful groups of academies. All of their academies have been rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Harris Academy Orpington combines the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching. Our highly skilled and committed teachers inspire students to work hard and achieve their absolute best. Lessons are interesting and engaging and students are enthusiastic about learning.

Your son or daughter’s education and development is important to us. Our focus is to provide a quality learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. We promote excellence, opportunity and a ‘can do’ culture. Regardless of individual ability or background, we believe that by setting high standards, praising effort and with support and guidance, every child can excel.

We hope that this website gives you a sense of our drive and ambition. Speaking with our students and staff is the best way of finding out about what we have on offer. So, if you are considering our Academy for your son or daughter, please do come along to one of our open events.

Dr Chris Tomlinson, Harris Federation Regional Director
Mr Steve Jenner, Head of Academy
Gavin Barnett, Vice Principal
Gareth Lewis, Vice Principal