Delivering 500 prep packs and exercise books to students - thanks Miss Solley Miss Cookson and Miss Richardson - worth the new dent in the bus!


Wishing a happy Eid to all staff, students and families of our academy community


Retweetd From Department for Education

Limiting class sizes, keeping children in small, consistent groups and preventing mixing will allow more children to return to school in a phased way that reduces risk.


Retweetd From Schools Week

The boss sets out how they're getting on with the job of preparing to receive more children


Retweetd From Uptree

Yesterday, we were joined by students from for an online Business & Finance workshop! The workshop included company insights from , and . Thanks to all of the amazing students who attended!


Retweetd From Amanda Spielman

I want to thank all the teachers, heads and support staff who are stepping up to this exceptional challenge. You are helping many children in many ways during a difficult time. Thank you from all of us at Ofsted.


Hi Shanon - all the academy


This current year 7


Thank you


Briefings today for year 7 at 11 AM or 1.30 PM on Microsoft Teams! Briefings today for year 8 at 11.30 AM or 2 PM. Briefings today for year 9 at 12 PM or 2.30 PM.


Retweetd From Miss Gray PE

This brilliant idea was originally from twitter. kindly sent me the resources she had and i’ve adapted them for our PE department. Really hope the kids like them! I can upload to if people would like a copy.


Looking forward to working with you - great interview


Protect our young people. More advice for HARI and local parents and carers


Our HARI 6th form Ethos Leader won a scholarship on the Beyond Wealth Scholarship Programme providing work experience in the field of medicine and a medical doctor as a personal mentor; the panel were impressed by his self motivation and academic resilience!


Hi Emma - we messaged you


Retweetd From Schools Week

Exclusive: Gavin Williamson has promised he will 'work with the sector' to decide how schools should reopen, but only 'when the time is right'


What are our amazing students doing everyday? All the right things it seems! your community


This is a time - for those who are not lucky enough to work with them everyday - to realise the kindness and community spirit in our young people


We challenged our students - what are you doing to inspire the community? If this is a time for compassion; then this Harris Academy Riverside student is rising to the challenge

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About Us

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.

Andrew Betts