Our virtual open evening is now live!!


Our virtual open evening goes live soon!


Our virtual open evening is tomorrow! Unfortunately we are not running a face to face open evening.


The drama begins!


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Planning the end points for my new team. So excited to see the impact we can make. Watch this space!! Some big plans


Around 175 students day one of summer school today - good day !


Calm before the storm - ready for new year 7 summer school


Congratulations on NPQH!


Compare yourself to the best they say! Harris Academy Riverside students achieved the highest average A Level grades in The Harris Federation! Students at Cambridge, St Andrew’s, King’s, Queen Mary’s and many other prestigious universities. We start again - watch this space.


Off to York to do Economics!


Getting ready for summer school? here!


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A huge well done to Kacia Matthieu for achieving A* A* A* The best results ever in our school's history! We wish her every success studying Sociology at Loughborough University


Looking forward to our year 12 enrolment tomorrow! Good luck to all of our local students tomorrow, Harris and non Harris! Go here if you are interested in our 6th form.


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It’s A*A*A* who is heading off to Harvard University on a full scholarship. We are super proud of Kenny and wish him good success at Harvard!


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Chloe from had high aspirations when getting her A level grades today. No-one in her family had been to university and she dreamed of being a doctor. We followed Chloe opening her results and telling her mum.


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So proud of our A level students getting fantastic results. Also very excited that we have a student going to to study medicine. We really appreciate all our links with


Check out the amazing grades of our year 13 students and get inspired by the destinations and subjects they have chosen: what and where they will study and where they will live


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A huge well done to our post 16 students for another superb set of results this year. Our students secured incredibly exciting university places, including to study Veterinary Nursing, Law and Pharmacology, with 25% of offers from Russell Group universities

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Rationale for prep

Students read prep in advance of the lesson; they do this for a number of reasons such as;

Pedagogical reasons; students will learn better if they have an established schema by which to address new information; a frame of reference by which to consider it. Prep reading provides much of the core or hinterland knowledge in advance so that students can better understand it when it is referred to in class. Provided teachers plan suitable AfL, scaffolding and consolidation into lessons, the level of lesson challenge afforded by successful prep should be higher and therefore progress more rapid.

Access reasons; to level the playing field for disadvantaged students or first generation students who have not enjoyed the advantages of parental or adult discussion about the sort of powerful knowledge which should be included in the curriculum; for example some students will have visited Norman castles with their parents or have been told the story of Harold being shot in the eye at The Battle of Hastings; this provides a frame of reference which puts these students at an advantage before the lesson even starts. However, disadvantaged students may never have seen a castle; first generation British students are likely to have parents educated in other countries and who therefore do not know the story of The Battle of Hastings. This holds true of content, context and vocabulary. Prep levels the playing field in these respects.

Accountability reasons; the degree to which students have worked successfully on their prep is measured by prep quizzes and reported to parents; prep scores are also used daily to identify students who either cannot access, cannot do or have not attempted their prep.

Scholarship reasons; to practise the skill of reading, increase reading age, overcome resistance to reading, learn to disseminate information from articles and to practise independent study, organisation, self awareness and self regulation

Scaffold reasons; if prep provides – in advance- 6 weeks’ worth of access knowledge, vocabulary, schemata and the opportunity to prepare then it is easy to see how it can be used for scaffolding for SEND students