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

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.

Scholastic Reading Pro

Harris Academy Riverside understands the value of reading.  Reading ability is an important factor in the ability to learn. Students who read the most do the best. Reading ability can be improved and the academy will work hard in the early years of each student’s academic career to improve reading ability. Whatever a student’s reading ability, it can be improved immeasurably with a huge impact on future academic success.

Harris Academy Riverside has invested in an internet-based software called Scholastic Reading Pro.  This software should be worked on independently by students and can be accessed at home now.

The software

  1. Delivers a reading test to each student to assess reading ability
  2. Publishes the score (Lexile Score) and monitors it, republishing the score at regular intervals
  3. Suggests reading materials (books, short stories and articles) which are likely to improve the student’s reading ability based on each student’s
    1.  interests and
    2. current reading ability
  4. Produces quizzes on each novel, short story or article read in order to reassess progress in reading ability

How to use Scholastic Reading Pro

The software can be accessed here.

Enter your username and password. (We are currently e mailing parents and carers usernames and passwords - please allow until 15th August to receive your username and password.)

Click on the Reading Pro icon




Click on Reading Pro test

On September 11th we should like each student to bring in his or her Lexile Score which requires each student to have undertaken the Reading Pro test.

Ideally, students will read some of the suggested reading materials and taken one or two quizzes to increase their Lexile Scores and thereby their reading ability.