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Fantastic enthusiasm from our cookery enrichment group, which is part of our extended curriculum.


Another exciting start to the week for Harris Orpington and another fantastic performance from the Globe Players. A Christmas Carol was brought to life to years 10 and 11 and yet again, they were brilliant!


Delighted to see so many happy faces here this morning at Harris Orpington with our incredible year 11 students collecting their GCSE results


We are really proud of our Year 13s after such a difficult year and absolutely delighted to see so many happy faces


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BREAKING: Sebastian Vettel has been disqualified from the , losing his second place Stewards were unable to take the required amount of fuel for sampling following the race


Girls turn


Students getting ready for the year 10 200m race. HAO sports day


Year 12 and 10 attending the Spirituality Conference today


Year 7 students have created some fantastic Islamic inspired art prints


Some of our Year 8 students completed their watercolour lesson in the sunshine. They produced some fantastic work!


Including an 'in action' video!


Year 8s learned about forces and propulsion in their recent workshop, creating cars powered by balloons! Check out some of these awesome designs!


Year 10 started their virtual work experience this morning with Everyone is working hard


Year 10 engaging with Holocaust Memorial day and exploring the discrimination and atrocities


We're pleased to see another team have escaped!


I 'wonder' which Year 7 will win our reading bingo today?


More 'escape' room antics and team building from 'The Big Picture' Day


A great start to our ‘The Big Picture’ Day! So far we have had interactive timelines with Year 10. Year 9 trying to ‘escape’ the ranch from ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Year 7 completing team building. There’s more fun to come!


It was lovely to welcome the ‘Globe Players’ back to perform Macbeth to our year ten students today. Students are already looking forward to next year’s performances of An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol

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.

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Teaching & Learning


The core purpose of the Academy is to provide a high-quality learning experience that motivates our students to learn more, know more and remember more about each subject. We are committed to expanding the horizons of students by giving them the deep knowledge and fluent skills that they need to become responsible citizens who go on to lead happy and successful lives. We believe that our students should become committed to life-long learning, welcome difference and be able to adapt to economic and societal change.  High quality teaching focuses on the acquisition of deep subject knowledge and is fundamental to our students becoming great learners, who love to learn more and know more each lesson, each day, each term and each year. We know that whilst learning is designed to challenge and extend our students, it is important for them to experience success and we are committed to ensuring that all students have regular experiences of success throughout their school life. We invest in our teachers through high quality training and support and commit to continuous learning for staff to secure strong teaching in every subject in the Academy.


  • For learning to be consistently strong in every subject, in every classroom and for every student
  • Instil a love for learning and ensure that all students, especially SEND and disadvantaged students secure the deep knowledge and skills that they need to succeed in life.
  • Enable all staff to plan for and deliver lessons where knowledge is deep, skills are fluent and there is a focus on developing a strong sense of culture, justice and equality.
  • Agree and establish an agreed set of principles that underpin continuous improvements in the quality of teaching and are based on what we know works through research and practice.
  • Provide all staff with developmental opportunities to extend and enhance their classroom practice at every stage, to further impact on student learning and progress.
  • Ensure that students are well prepared to navigate through the challenges and many opportunities of life in modern Britain.
  • Ensure that the classroom environment is consistently welcoming and conducive to supporting good learning for all students.

The policies downloadable below provide further details on how the academy support and progress the aims outlined above.

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