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23/09/19

Don't miss our careers event for years 10 and 11 tonight between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. There will be a number of Post 16 educational providers exhibiting and delivering small workshops to promote their opportunities! https://t.co/UUFgHWn3Lg

20/09/19

Congratulations to the Years 12/13 sixth form team on a superb 5-0 victory against St Johns last Wednesday afternoon in their first competitive football league game this year. Throughout the game HAO were dominant, maintaining a lot of possession, creating lots of chances!

22/08/19

We are delighted to have achieved 17 of the ‘super’ Grade 9s, which are equivalent to getting an A**. A fifth of drama students achieved a Grade 9. https://t.co/RgXyWNMh6u

22/08/19

28% achieved the prestigious and challenging Ebacc qualification which means they successfully passed in Maths, English, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject. This is higher than the recent national average (24%). A significant achievement for https://t.co/4jo3KPPxeh

22/08/19

Hard work pays off as 78% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English this year and 67% did so in maths. The students could not have worked harder! https://t.co/pcJpfZR5QK

22/08/19

Fantastic GCSE results . 61% of students achieving basics. Well above National Average. So proud of the students! https://t.co/hXyVNE6P2W

18/07/19

The Summer Edition of The HAO Post has been delivered to students! Have a look inside to find out what the Academy has been doing this term: https://t.co/u5F6GqKHrn

15/07/19

This is the final week or the year. Please ensure that your child has 100% attendance as we will continue to learn until the end of the day on Friday. We hope you have a fantastic Summer!

03/07/19

So proud of our year 7 students for taking part in the annual Harris Federation Spelling Bee yesterday! They all demonstrated such an impressive level of intelligence and maturity 💪✍️ https://t.co/OeoGpMbum2

03/07/19

Good luck to all the cast and crew in our fantastic school production of Into the Woods tonight and tomorrow tonight! Tickets are available to buy on the door. https://t.co/b6N2xhUPyS

27/06/19

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Meditation through silent dough kneeding. What a perfect way to start the day. https://t.co/dvZK0gUe9X

26/06/19

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We love this photo looking down at our dining table this lunchtime at . 1 game of cards, 2 of uno and 3 of connect four. What better way to chill out with some brilliant students from https://t.co/duK2N5Gaxr

24/06/19

Don't miss our book fair starting on Friday in the library! 50% off all books and stationery! https://t.co/uP1L7u3fM6

20/06/19

We are excited to announce that our annual GCSE and A-LEVEL Art exhibition will be held next Thursday 27th June, 4.30-6.30 in the Art Block. We look forward to seeing you to celebrate the current GCSE and A-Level work. https://t.co/u4kz3Lsr8i

13/06/19

Fantastic effort from the 32 Y7 and Y8 students at the athletic event at Norman park yesterday. This competition has given the students the experience and confidence for the Harris Federation regional competition, which allows them to qualify for the finals at Crystal Palace! https://t.co/HMV8yGJhHR

13/06/19

Don't miss the Faculty Friday vortex throwing competition tomorrow! https://t.co/LqUx1XHpmF

13/06/19

Tickets available now for our school production of Into the Woods! https://t.co/uYdO3Gj4hC

13/06/19

Well done to James Cowling in Year 8 who performed with in a band competition in Stoke! Watch the performance here: https://t.co/zlZXJ3v8cf

05/06/19

Thank you and well done to the 260+ students who have taken part so far in Faculty Friday Competitions! Mark Cahill was the winner of the Kick Up Competition before half term, with an amazing 280 kick ups! Keep on attending to gain positive points for yourself and your faculty. https://t.co/q57TGi23gE

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Exam Results and Ofsted

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+)

In 2017 we achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.72, which puts us in the top 10% of schools nationally. Our other key performance statistics for 2016-17 are:

  • Attainment 8 score – 49.3 points
  • Grade 5 or above in Eng and Math – 35% 
  • Entering EBacc – 67%
  • Achieving EBacc – 18%

Sixth Form results

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)

For 2017, Sixth Form results were well above national with positive progress on all key measures:

  • A-Level – +0.22
  • Average result – C+ (31.72)
  • Applied General – +0.15
  • Average result – Distinction (36.54)
  • English and Maths progress was +0.89 (English) and +0.20 (Maths)

There is currently no data available for students staying in education or employment after Key Stage 4.

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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