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15/01/21

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Fortnightly PE Newsletter providing exercise workouts, sports articles & tasks for PE lessons during the closure. The newsletter, tracker & answer sheet can be downloaded on the website & will be needed for your PE lessons https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

15/01/21

Some students this week have absolutely excelled and should be extremely proud of themselves. Check out the video of our Lockdown Legends: https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

12/01/21

We are sharing some of the comments below that we have received from the recent parent survey. The feedback is very positive and we thank parents and carers for recognising and appreciating our efforts to support their families and children https://t.co/HLsma7V1QV

12/01/21

The English department will be running the following extra-curricular competitions for students each week; Bedrock and Writing: https://t.co/qAKt5f2WqA

08/01/21

Future Talent, in partnership with Barclays Life Skills, has managed to secure astronaut Tim Peake in an exclusive FREE virtual Q&A session for young people aged 11-18 on Thurs 21st Jan from 5-6pm. Details, including how to register are here https://t.co/Mmfej84wMP

08/01/21

Please watch (& sing along?!) to this weekend's free online concert: MICHAEL BALL: HEROES - FULL SHOW | The Shows Must Go On https://t.co/uQsXqTIGgK via Available now until Sunday!

08/01/21

We are really proud of all of our Y11 Historians this week who have been learning remotely about the ways in which the Nazis persecuted minority groups in the 1930s. Here are some thoroughly detailed notes from a fantastic student https://t.co/d1SWt4gaWL

07/01/21

How to upload completed work to Show My Homework / Submitting work online: https://t.co/z8BBh6Rr3G

07/01/21

Check out this fantastic work from Ms Miele's art group https://t.co/WM5xbh55Ud

31/12/20

Please see the important update regarding the Spring Term https://t.co/NIuZW2qAFc

17/12/20

Our wonderful new violin teacher's advent calendar of Christmas music is at https://t.co/hzPW08yBE8 & there is Christmas Music By Candlelight at https://t.co/ZTVGhZPD7A via https://t.co/GTLATx154t do check out all the free shows over the holidays!

16/12/20

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Christmas from all the staff and students at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/nwvfOKsX2E

14/12/20

Our last day of term will be Thursday 17th December 2020, when we will finish at the normal time. Our return date in January will be Monday 4th January 2021 for all students and staff.

11/12/20

After school Computer aided design. Fantastic efforts from year 11 Engineers! https://t.co/c8lEZChc67

09/12/20

The Sixth Form at Harris Academy Orpington provides students with the opportunity to study in an exciting and rewarding learning environment. See the link to our Virtual Open Evening: https://t.co/ihwUB1r0jh

07/12/20

Beautiful twilight sky over Harris Orpington https://t.co/tGMYepm0UZ

02/12/20

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for entry into 2022-2023. For more information and how to respond to the consultation, please visit our website. https://t.co/bYSmRL9rgc https://t.co/yupFE1Ax7e

26/11/20

Really proud of Yr10 who have been studying forces & stresses. They've built geodesic domes using cocktail sticks & jelly sweets, then constructed their own shapes to show how triangles are used in design due to their strength, which hold the weight of several bricks! https://t.co/A8061DumDQ

25/11/20

Well done to our dedicated and amazing Yr 11’s who yet again stayed late last night for intensive coursework catch-up, with the added reward of a Domino’s feast. Same again tonight and tomorrow! 😊

24/11/20

Beautiful sky over Harris Orpington this evening! https://t.co/VZM7OQcLoS

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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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