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10/05/24

HAO Basketball is up and running. It was a great turn out for our second Basketball session with Nxt Level Coaching.All students really enjoyed the session and are looking forward to next week’s already! pic.twitter.com/PBe30TU2OK

27/04/24

Kinetic Harris Orpington ~ Bromley Cup Winners 2024 🏆🥳 https://t.co/9lTDZaq9LY | pic.twitter.com/DlUdu3WiHk

10/04/24

🎶🎵 Save the date! 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/GIydiUQuea

03/04/24

Looking for activities for your young people to do over Easter? The Roman Legion exhibition is still on! Book tickets asap!🐰🌼🥚🐣 https://t.co/4xlttE29qy

03/04/24

🎶🎵 Save the date! Lots of current and former HAO students have learned with over the years. 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/Xni0javjA0

03/04/24

Looking for activities for your young people to do over Easter? Book places asap!🐰🌼🥚🐣 https://t.co/OgwZJX4MSq

03/04/24

🎶🎵 Well done to Alisha in Year 9 who performed two pieces at the piano concert on Monday evening last week! 🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic pic.twitter.com/FXiQ0z5TSP

03/04/24

🎬Interested in how to make a movie?🎬 🎥🎞🎬📽🍿 https://t.co/KeeqyYkFEo

26/03/24

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26/03/24

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25/03/24

🎶🎵 Every penny counts! Twice! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/WDWj6OHJmJ

23/03/24

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22/03/24

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21/03/24

🎶🎵 The next online masterclass with Paa Kow is on Sunday24th March, 16:00 – 17:30 via Zoom. Details and RSVP at https://t.co/JoKSafKmR0#HAOmusic 🎵🥁

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Every penny counts! Twice! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/SaJvDY7Koi

21/03/24

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21/03/24

🎶🎵 Indulge in listening to some great music! 🎵🗣🎤 🎼 🎵 🎶Never too late to listen in.#HAOmusic https://t.co/SBxcMsYVkj

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Would you like to participate in an ensemble this year? Go to BYMT between 9-11th April in the Easter holidays and have a go! 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/sKD6AMgbmZ

03/02/24

Thank you for attending and giving our students a chance to explore more career options

31/01/24

Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9. pic.twitter.com/0evKYXQWej

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Exam Results and Ofsted

Ofsted

We are pleased to share the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection. Having looked carefully at all aspects of Harris Academy Orpington, the inspectors have upgraded our rating to Good with two areas (Personal Development and Sixth Form Provision) judged Outstanding. This is a very positive judgement and reflects the huge amount of progress underway at the school.

Inspectors were impressed with a number of areas of our school particularly the breadth of our curriculum and extracurricular programme, our focus on reading and student behaviour. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit and how courteous and polite they were to the inspectors.

Your can read the full report here.

Below are some highlights:

Harris Academy Orpington: Ofsted 2023

On our High Expectations:

· Leaders have established a culture that embodies the school’s motto, ‘Together we can’.

· Leaders have high expectations of what pupils can achieve.

On our Well-Designed Curriculum:

· Leaders have constructed a curriculum that is ambitious for all.

· Teachers have strong subject knowledge and present information clearly.

· Leaders place a high priority on reading.

On our Welcoming, Inclusive, and Safe Community:

· Pupils are safe, happy and well cared for by staff.

· Pupils develop a strong sense of community.

· Staff know pupils extremely well and as a result they are safe and happy.

· Leaders encourage pupils to respect people from different backgrounds and to challenge stereotypes.

· Leaders have developed an extremely strong culture of safeguarding in the school.

On our Students’ Personal Development:

· Leaders have developed an exceptionally high-quality personal development programme, including in the sixth form.

On our Broad Extra-Curricular Programme:

· Pupils have access to an exceptionally large range of wider opportunities which most pupils take part in.

On our Outstanding Sixth Form:

· In the sixth form, leaders provide students with excellent academic and pastoral support.

· Teachers ensure students in sixth form develop their knowledge and understanding very well.

· In sixth form, students produce work of a consistently high quality.

· Teachers support students in the sixth form extremely well to make choices about their future education and employment.

· Leaders make sure that students receive personal mentoring to help with applications to university courses.

Exam Results

In 2023 we achieved a Progress 8 score of -tbc. Our key performance statistics for 2022-3 are:

  • Progress 8: -0.58
  • Attainment 8 score: 38.08
  • % Basics: 48% (4+) and 27% (5+)
  • Entering EBacc – 73.7%
  • Achieving EBacc was 25% (4+) and 14% (5+)

In 2022 we achieved a Progress 8 score of -0.32. Our key performance statistics for 2021-2 are:

  • Progress 8: -0.32
  • Attainment 8 score: 43.9
  • % Basics: 63% (4+) and 43% (5+)
  • Entering EBacc – 61%
  • Achieving EBacc was 42% (4+) and 25% (5+)

As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, we are not required to publish exam and assessment results from the 2019-20 academic year.

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 2023, Sixth Form results:

  • A-Level APE was 27.1 (C-)
  • Applied General APE was 24.7 (Merit-)
  • A-Level VA was tbc
  • Resit English was tbc
  • Resit Maths was tbc

For 2022, Sixth Form results were in line with national averages:

  • A-Level APE was 24.44 (D+)
  • Applied General APE was 28.3 (Merit+)
  • A-Level VA was tbc
  • Applied APE was 20.0 (Pass+)
  • Resit English was tbc
  • Resit Maths was tbc

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)

Visit our academy’s Department for Education performance web page for full details of our performance, and click here for the School and College Performance data table for all schools in the Local Authority.


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