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.

Ethos and Values

Academy Life

We maintain a happy, driven and organised environment to help our students thrive. This section of our website details what life is like at Harris Academy Orpington.

Ethos and Values

We want our students to feel happy and welcome from day one. 

Staff keep a very close eye on students, especially in the early days of their transition into secondary education. New Year 7s are guided through their first few days with fun team building activities to help them settle into life at the academy. 

Parents are encouraged to get involved with their children’s education and to visit on a regular basis, whether for special events or to hear about their son or daughter’s progress. Reports are sent home every half term.

Daily homework ensures that students continue their education outside the classroom and establishes an ongoing momentum of study that makes it much easier when the time comes to revise for exams.