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Ambition, Achievement and Attitude
This is an ambitious 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 2016 we joined the Harris Federation, one of England’s most successful groups of academies. All of our academies have been rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by Ofsted.
In 2017, the Academy achieved its first set of results, with an estimated high Progress 8 score achieved. This means all students, no matter their starting point, make good or outstanding progress.
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 or contact the Academy.
Mr Steve Jenner, Principal
Gavin Barnett, Vice Principal