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23/01/20

Top work staff 💪 https://t.co/iYkAe4gSmk

16/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 Big well done to our Yr7 netball team 👏🏐 They represented our school for the first time and put in a great shift. Despite the loss could not fault the girls attitude and commitment who was singing all the way back home 😁👍 https://t.co/BqovGrLsm2

15/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 RIVERSIDE YR9 BOYS 6 GATEWAY ACADEMY 2 Well done to the boys, winning their first game of 2020 😁👍 🌊 https://t.co/facYxeZSuO

13/01/20

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13/01/20

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We took inspiration from the strong colours of uniform to articulate particular aspects of the of their £23M new academy building. https://t.co/Ahq8zPfkVp

07/01/20

We are pleased to announce the school will be re-opened tomorrow! We look forward to welcoming students into the new year 😁👍

07/01/20

SCHOOL CLOSED ⚠️ Due to a chemical spill in the Thurrock area, the school has been closed.

22/12/19

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21/12/19

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Best secondary school in the world. Thankyou

20/12/19

Pleased to have you with us Josh 🙌 https://t.co/QSPoEM9ULq

18/12/19

Enjoy the break both staff and students, see you in 2020 🎉🙌

12/12/19

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Come join Riverside Academy on the 13th December 2019 4pm - 8pm for their first Winter Fayre, with an abundance of stalls that include cupcakes, waffles, mulled wine, beauty products, candles xmas decorations and more! https://t.co/864veOHL5k

12/12/19

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12/12/19

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10/12/19

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05/12/19

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05/12/19

Sports Update 🔊 Riverside Yr7 Boys win first basketball fixture in our new sports hall ✅ Riverside 30 v 0 Gateway 🏀 Well done boys, first of many wins 🤞 https://t.co/LUPq1rnZA0

05/12/19

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29/11/19

❄ Winter Fayre ❄ Please come and visit us on the 13th December from 4pm - 8pm 🗓 Lots of stalls and games 🎄 Everyone welcome 😄 https://t.co/kziBizn10K

28/11/19

SPORTS NEWS 📢 Yr9 Boys Football ⚽️ Riverside 3 v 4 Westcliff ❌ Essex Cup 🏆 Great game between the two sides.. Our boys done well to come back but couldn't find the equaliser... unlucky boys we go again 👊 🌊

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Posted on April 5th 2017

Harris Federation - Education Performance

Harris academies are widely recognised for the consistently high standard of education they provide.
 
We have summarised the latest data below – if you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to get in touch. 
 

Secondary

Harris avg.

National avg.

Progress 8

+0.46

-0.03

Attainment 8

5.38

4.85

Proportion of students achieving Basics

70%

59%

Proportion of students achieving EBacc

35%

23%

Primary

Harris avg.

National avg.

Proportion of pupils at expected standard

71%

53%

Proportion of pupils at high standard

7%

5%

 

The majority of Harris academies inspected by Ofsted are ‘outstanding’ and the others are all ‘good’: 

  • 19 of our inspected academies are ‘outstanding’ and 10 are ‘good’.
  • Our academies are three times more likely to be ‘outstanding’ than schools nationally.
  • Of 20 academies that joined us because they had previously been considered to be failing, 12 have become ‘outstanding’ and the other eight are ‘good’. 

 

In their 2016 performance measures for Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), the Department for Education said that: 

  • At secondary, our Progress 8 score was the third highest of any MAT, with the trusts in first and second place running just five and three academies each (compared to 16 Harris academies considered by DfE analysts). 
  • Our primary academies were ‘significantly above average’ in all three performance measures: we are one of just six out of 95 MATs to have achieved this.  

 

Closing the gap between groups of pupils is part of the core mission of the Harris Federation:

  • Consecutive reports by academic researchers at social mobility charity the Sutton Trust have concluded that we are among the top academy trusts for improving the prospects of disadvantaged pupils. 
  • Nationally, Progress 8 for disadvantaged pupils was -0.38 in 2016. This compares with +0.41 at Harris, showing that our disadvantaged pupils achieved more than a grade higher in six of their GCSEs than they would have done on average elsewhere.
  • Lower ability pupils are five times more likely to achieve the English Baccalaureate with the Harris Federation than they are nationally.
  • Not only do disadvantaged children in Harris primary academies outperform disadvantaged children nationally, they also outperform non-disadvantaged children: 64% of our Year 6 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds met expected standards in reading, writing and maths in 2016. This compares to 60% of all non-disadvantaged children in the country and just 39% of disadvantaged children. 

 

Of 11 Harris primary academies with Key Stage 2 results in 2016, eight had been placed in Ofsted failure categories before joining our Federation. But:

  • Every Harris primary academy outperformed its local authority average for the percentage of pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing and maths. 
  • 71% of Harris primary children met expected standards overall (this compares to a national average of 53%). 

 

In 2016, all 17 Harris secondary academies achieved positive Progress 8 scores:

  • Progress 8 at Harris was +0.46, compared to the national average of -0.03. Put into context, this means that every Harris pupil achieved about a grade higher in four GCSEs than they would have done on average elsewhere.
  • Locally, Harris academies topped the Progress 8 league tables in five of the nine boroughs we had schools in.
  • Four Harris academies were in the top 1% of schools nationally.
  • Progress 8 at Harris Academy Battersea was 1.14, the highest of any school in London and the fourth highest in the country. 

 

Harris secondary pupils are achieving success based on a core curriculum of academic subjects: 

  • In 2010, the average English Baccalaureate score for the secondary schools (including predecessor schools) that now make up the Harris Federation was just 7%.  This was five times higher in 2016, at 35%. The national average is 23%. 
  • 15% of Harris sixth formers won places at Russell Group universities in 2016. Increasing numbers are also winning places on the most competitive apprenticeship programmes: last summer, these included KPMG and Bain. 
  • At Harris Westminster, 23 sixth formers – 10% of the year group sitting A Levels in summer 2017 –have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge.