Harris Academy Riverside is one of the four local Harris Academies run by the successful Harris Federation. As part of the Federation, the country's most successful multi academy trust, we believe in strong standards of behaviour and academic success but also in educating our students in the broader habits which are likely to allow them happy, confident and successful lives.
We opened in September 2017 in temporary accomodation but moved into our brand new building in Purfleet in September 2019. Our new purpose built, state of the art site is designed to be part of the regeneration of Purfleet and the local area. We have great facilities including 9 modern science laboratories, a floodlit all weather pitch, fitness studio, stage and music and other arts facilities.
We are very proud of our studnets who have made a great start to their secondary careers; winning many sporting achievements and performing well in academic assessments and most importantly in inspiring their local community.
Our academy is very popular with prospective parents, receiving three to four times more applications for places than there are spaces available.
We recently opened our sixth form in partnership with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred and Harris Academy Ockendon. Our sixth form site specialises particularly (though not exclusively) in Science and Maths.
To read more about our academy, please browse our website.