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We are looking for a Maths teacher to help shape our future. Go to vacancies.


We are looking for teachers for September 2018!


Currently Harris Academy Riverside is open tomorrow as usual. However due to the weather football training at 7.30 AM is cancelled .


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regeneration to begin


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PCRL are proud to announce Swan Housing Group as our new joint venture partners


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Fantastic news for Purfleet!


Disadvantaged students at Harris nearly a grade higher than national average (P8 0.84 better)


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Hi - yes there was! Hopefully you caught it - if not we have open mornings which are less formal where you can ask whatever you like


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A fantastic set of results yesterday, was a pleasure seeing so many young happy faces. Enjoy university guys and girls 😁 👍🏻


lots of new information on our website for parents


Open evening for 2018 intake is 2nd October


Congratulations to an amazing place - amazing staff and leadership noticeable as soon as you walk through the door


Transition week last week -what a great bunch of students - lots of character and ability - lots of fizz


The Academy opens this September at Chafford and moves to Purfleet in summer 2019


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We are looking for learning support assistants - see by Friday

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.

Transport to and from the academy

Alternatives to public transport to the academy

The academy is approaching approved transport providers in order to see what can be done to provide a cost effective transport arrangement as an alternative to public transport for students who need to travel from Purfleet to Chafford Hundred.

The academy will not be able to pay the cost of this transport; parents or carers will therefore have to pay towards the cost of the transport should a scheme take place.

There is no guarantee that we will be able to negotiate an arrangement which is cost effective in comparison to pubic transport.

Public Transport options

Ensign buses run a service (route 44) which leaves three stops in Purfleet; Uplands Estate, Garrison Estate and Purfleet Station and arrives at Mill Lane in West Thurrock (a 100 yard walk up Mill Lane to the academy.)  The bus journey takes around ten minutes.

(Alternatively the 44 service can be taken from the same stops in Purfleet arriving in the Lakeside shopping centre bus station after around ten minutes. Students can walk across the footbridge to the academy - around a ten minute walk.)

We are advised that the cost of a one month pass is around £26 although parents are advised to check with Ensign.

Financial Assistance with Transport

Parents or carers may be able to apply for some financial assistance with travel costs. Please refer to Thurrock Council website.

Parents or carers may wish to use the form below and submit it to Thurrock Council. The academy cannot advise on whether assistance is likely to be granted.