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Great to see moving forward. has a very exciting future!


Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day at the Roman baths with exemplary Harris Chafford and Riverside students.


Come and join our journey. We are looking for an addition to our pastoral team. See ‘vacancies’ on the website.


We are back to normal! Thanks for everyone's patience and support during the bad weather and with our network! Our students are now - as we tweet - going great guns in their exams!


We are closed today due to ice on our approach roads and paved areas


Due to a build up of ice on the approaches to the Academy building we have reluctantly decided to close on Friday 2nd March for our students’ safety - thanks to our amazing parents, students and staff for a really productive day today.#inspireyourcommunity


We are open today although our car park is shut - please use Harris Chafford Hundred car park.


Harris Academy Riverside intends to be open as usual tomorrow. We will tweet and publish on website in the unlikely event that anything changes


The Academy is closed today due to the snow - please check the website for tomorrow


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 .


Retweetd From Thurrock Local News

regeneration to begin


Retweetd From Our Purfleet

PCRL are proud to announce Swan Housing Group as our new joint venture partners


Retweetd From Kyanite Advisers

Fantastic news for Purfleet!


Disadvantaged students at Harris nearly a grade higher than national average (P8 0.84 better)

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.

About Us

Harris Academy Riverside is a brand new secondary school opening in September 2017. We will be a sister academy to Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, where our Head of Academy Andrew Betts has worked since 2002. Nicky Graham will be joint Executive Principal across both academies.

Read our 'Head's BLOG' here to stay abreast of developments or look under the 'For parents and carers' tab.

We will have a brand new building in time for September 2019. This will be built as part of the regeneration of Purfleet town centre. As a purpose-built space, it will be modern and welcoming with specialist facilities in science, sport and the arts.

Thurrock Council and the Purfleet Centre Regeneration team are working hard to deliver the new academy as one of the first buildings at the heart of the community.

Before our permanent home is ready, we will open in a self-contained area of the newly built Harris Primary Academy Mayflower.

Our consultation on the new academy is now closed but please click here to download our Consultation Brochure for more information.