Our building work has started! Looking forward to a great future in a great community.#inspireyourcommunity


There is still time to apply to join us and help inspire our great students on their journey - talent, fizz and energy.


Work has officially started on our brand new building - ready for September 2019.


Be a part of our exciting future. Join our team. Join our fantastic students. Go to vacancies.


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)


Students from Harris Academies -


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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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.


Students in year 7 will read and study a number of works of literature in year 7.

More details will follow but the first novel that students will study is ‘Boy’ by Roald Dahl.

This novel is a very popular novel which can be studied at primary school and in secondary school and is often used as a GCSE text later in a student’s career in some schools.

In order to get ahead, students would be advised to

1.       read the novel (and again if a student has already read it.)

2.       consider how the book makes  us feel; which parts are particularly likely to stir emotions or be remembered?

3.       ensure that he or she is familiar with the plot – what happened when?

4.       consider one or two of the most important characters; what are they like?

·         how does Roald Dahl paint a picture of the character? How much is described by the way they move, speak or act?

5.       consider one or two of the turning points in the story

·         how are they written? Why are they important?


More details will be added to this page so that parents are aware of the content for the year.

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English in year 7 25th Jul 2017 Download
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English in year 7 25th Jul 2017 Download
Science overview year 7 02nd Aug 2017 Download
Science topics year 7 25th Jul 2017 Download
Summer preparation work 06th Jul 2017 Download