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)


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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

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.

Summer preparation work

Students were issued with some work to do over the summer break as follows;

1. Learn by heart “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley.

2. Learn by heart the academy vision statement;

“As a Harris Academy Riverside student, I strive to be successful, confident and happy, to inspire my community and to act with kindness and compassion towards others”

Learning by heart means that you can write the whole poem and vision statement down without looking at the words – or that you can say the whole poem or vision statement without looking at the words.

Use the techniques that Miss Stevens taught you

  • Learn a couple of lines or small parts at a time
  • When you have learned this part and can say it without looking, add another small part or another couple of lines. Always repeat the first part before saying the second part.
  • Test yourself regularly by covering up the words
  • Don’t move on too quickly – getting the first bit right will help you learn the second bit.

3. Write at least two pages about the poem ‘Invictus.’

Include your own ideas and techniques you learned with Miss Johnson or Miss Mpologoma.

For example; what is the overall message? How do you know? Which words and phrases are particularly powerful for you. Explain why. What are your favourite parts of the poem and how might they help you to change and develop into the person you would like to be.

4. Read the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling and write one page about his poem.

This poem has been voted by millions of people the UK’s favourite poem for many years. Talk to adults in your family about it.

Why in your opinion is it likely to be a favourite of so many people? How does it help them lead their lives and be more successful? What are your favourite parts? What do you think about the last line? What does that really mean? Is the poem just as useful to girls? If so, how might you re-write last line?

(In September we will learn this poem by heart.)

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