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01/04/21

To help Y11 with mock exams preparations, Harris have put together some excellent resources: https://t.co/fBYqoT74O7

01/04/21

Should you need to communicate with Harris Academy Orpington please email: Harris.Orpington.hf.com. Please limit information to your child's name and year group only. This email is being monitored and we will contact you regarding your enquiry.

24/03/21

Brilliant assembly this morning from Students have already started their portfolios

23/03/21

Well done to our Year 11s for remaining focused and working hard. See the link below to the Revision Masterclasses which are taking place during the Easter break: https://t.co/NW1lS7Qk3a

15/03/21

To reward students’ vocabulary work, Bedrock are giving away 2 Chromebook laptops& 50 £10 Amazon vouchers! Winners will be chosen at random from all students who earn 120 or more Bedrock Points this half term.Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/WiWGw5SLop

12/03/21

Some fantastic artwork from one of our aspiring artists in Year 7 https://t.co/8ZsPJXQghQ

11/03/21

Another amazing free show - this time to celebrate International Women's Day: LETTERS LIVE ft. Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Daisy Ridley | FULL SHOW. It's available until Sunday! https://t.co/OPoENs8L21 via

05/03/21

Calling all HAO drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁 https://t.co/bnLMwmtogG https://t.co/97TJTA1kKV

05/03/21

Calling all HAO composers, drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁📝 https://t.co/1BlzQhcc3D https://t.co/YA0Od0ORM4

04/03/21

Take a look at these careers available in TV National Careers Week: Finding the job that fits you in television - BBC Bitesize ⁦https://t.co/R3HZfcoilJ

04/03/21

Calling all parents, carers, siblings and grandparents to join in on the fun and help to win your child's form group some golden tickets for our annual reading 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge' https://t.co/5Ow53LBxCF

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day!!! Who says you can't have fun in lockdown? Can you name the book, author, character and member of staff from the picture? https://t.co/jufoe3m2cP

03/03/21

It's less than 24hrs to World Book Day & we have entries for Wonka Golden Tickets coming in thick & fast. 7B aka Augustus Gloop are leading the way to winning the chocolate banquet. There's still time to enter one of our home challenge or Oompa Loompa tasks on SMHW https://t.co/BvBHOktgUi

03/03/21

With world book day coming up have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a book publicist? What's It Like To Be a Book Publicist? 📚🐧 https://t.co/KZV7HECCeI via

02/03/21

Have you had a look at https://t.co/gLocvp0Wox to investigate careers?

01/03/21

This week is National Careers Week. Take a look at these future proof jobs. https://t.co/wu7mCj1WuZ

25/02/21

Our Year 10 Art students have been producing some beautiful artwork at home responding to natural forms https://t.co/3pqyYkCZ7q

23/02/21

HAO students are still making music even if the concert venue is their living room! This week's performances are bass guitar, voice & uke, and trumpet. Check out HAO Creates Music! at https://t.co/dKrJqg5NCE

22/02/21

This week's writing challenge is to create a persuasive advert for your dream Candy or Chocolate bar. It can be a poster or script to a TV advert - happy writing https://t.co/IRvNpu6IDK

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Exam Results and Ofsted

 

Covid 19 Results and Appeals:

Due to the extraordinary circumstances experienced in summer 2020 examination series and in line with Ofqual and JCQ guidance please see attached procedures for how results and appeals will be actioned for this series. This is as an addendum to pre existing appeals procedure.


As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, we are not required to publish exam and assessment results from the 2019-20 academic year. The data below refers to 2018-19 and is not current.

In 2019 we achieved a Progress 8 score of -0.06, which puts us in line with national averages. Our key performance statistics for 2018-19 are:

  • Progress 8: -0.06
  • Attainment 8 score: 43.3
  • % Basics: 61% (4+) and 32% (5+)
  • Entering EBacc – 57%
  • Achieving EBacc was 28% (4+) and 15% (5+)

In 2018 we achieved a Progress 8 score of 0, which puts us in line with national averages. Our other key performance statistics for 2017-18 are:

  • Progress 8: 0.0
  • Attainment 8 score: 41.2
  • % Basics: 56% (4+) and 30% (5+)
  • Entering EBacc: 61%
  • Achieving EBacc: 21% (4+) and 15% (5+)

Sixth Form results

For 2019, Sixth Form results were in line with national averages:

  • A-Level APE was 22.62 (C+)
  • A-Level VA was -0.6
  • Applied APE was 20.14 (Merit+)
  • Applied General APE was -0.2
  • Resit English was +-.6
  • Resit Maths was +0.4

For 2018, Sixth Form results were in line with national averages:

  • A-Level: +0.00
  • Average result: C - (27.0)
  • Applied General: -0.2
  • Average result: Merit (24.2)
  • English and Maths progress was: +0.3 (English) and +0.60 (Maths)

96% of students stayed in education or entered employment

Visit our academy’s Department for Education performance web page for full details of our performance.


Ofsted

Ofsted inspected Harris Academy Orpington at the end of June 2019.  This was the first inspection since the academy opened three years ago. Before this, The Priory School had been judged to be failing by Ofsted, which rated it as ‘Inadequate’. 

We are pleased that Ofsted has concluded the school is no longer failing, for the first time since March 2016.

Our Sixth Form was judged to be ‘good’ but the school as a whole still requires improvement. Ofsted were clear that leaders are determined to improve the life chances of the pupils the school serves. They have made clear improvements to the quality of education provided by the predecessor school.

Inspectors were also positive about leadership decisions that have recently been made regarding the curriculum we teach and the way in which we protect the safety of pupils.   

In the report, it is particularly good to see references to our extra-curricular provision in sports and the arts, enrichment activities for gifted students and the quality of support and training for staff.

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