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As stated earlier, school services to and from will still run along London Road, but no other 44's will. Please ensure your children get on the buses in the school as the station stop will NOT be served.


Great results from the Riverside Rapids tonight! Triple win tonight, with the Year 7 girls first netball game. Year 10 football team are onto the next round of the Harris Cup and the Junior basketball team take the win on home turf. Well done to all involved 👏


Year 11 Virtual Parents Evening is happening tonight 4pm-7pm Please ensure you have booked your appointments with your child's teachers 🗓


Please ensure you have informed us of your consent via the MS form. You will find the link has been sent from


*MASKS* Unless exempt, anyone attending should wear a mask inside the testing centre.


Please attend the academy on the correct day and time slot. If more than one of your children attend the academy and are in different year groups you are welcome to bring them together.


Happy New Year 🎇 We are looking forward to welcoming back our students on Thursday 6th January. Prior to this, we are inviting all students to come to the building on their designated day to take a lateral flow test on-site at the academy. Please see thread for more info


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Wow! What an amazing opportunity! Go Chelsea!


Miss Solley’s football girls are at Wembley Stadium today watching ⚽️


Every wednesday our sixth formers get together and take part in a range of recreational activities!


Our students have been busy cooking up a storm in cooking club last week 🧑‍🍳⏲🍰🍕


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Don't forget our Christmas Light turn on from 4pm on next to the Children's centre tomorrow. Complementary sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine. Bring money for hot dogs etc. Carols - a time of festive cheer!


Our Year 12 students performed very well in the Senior Maths Challenge💡 Out of 40 students who participated we were awarded with 16 Bronze and 3 Silver Certificates🤩 This happens to be one of the toughest maths competitions we have out there. Well done to all involved👏


Mr Russell and Mr Balogun's Year 8 team are at it again. Well done to the Year 8 football team for fighting back from 2-0 down, to finish with a 6-4 win. Making it through to the next round of the Harris cup👏


On Wednesday, our SEN team and PE dept combined forces for an amazing trip to lakeside. "I think this is going to be my best day ever, I had so much fun" 🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️ Thank you to the wonderful Rock Up team for making it an amazing experience 👏


On Tuesday, our Year 8 students went to see the The Lion King at the Lyceum theatre🦁 🎭🎶


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Sat near a group of students from the Harris Academy Riverside at a performance of The Lion King last night. They were great! Enthused, bouncy, well-behaved, accompanied by committed and caring staff. We were very impressed by them all.


Thank you for your kinds words. This is amazing to hear! 👏🏼


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A little Hooke's law today

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Please only use this page if you have been asked by our HR department to do so.

Since any adult working in an educational environment will be working with children, the academy follows the most rigorous pre-employment checks to satisfy our 'safer recruitment' amd safeguarding duties. These checks take time and we need to make sure that each prospective member of staff has provided us from an early stage with the information and evidence we need to be able to carry out the checks and receive the relevant confirmations in good time. Prospective staff members cannot start at the academy until checks are complete. 

To carry out our checks we need to see some original documents. Please note that we cannot accept scans, photocopies, photos or printouts from the internet. This means online bank statements or online utiility bills are no use. We can use an online bank statement which has been printed provided the bank has stamped it to show it is authentic. We cannot accept mobile telephone bills. The original documents we need are as follows

Three out of the following four; 

  • Current passport
  • Current photocard driving licence
  • Birth certificate
  • Bank, Building Society or Credit card statement dated within the last three months.
  • Utility bill dated within the last three months.

Plus; if you have ever had a different name;

  • Marriage certificate if you have married and changed your name or
  • Legal evidence if you have changed your name, for example by deed poll.

Plus; Proof of national insurance number - usually the NI card or a P45 or P60.

Plus, if you are a teacher or leader or applying for such a role;

  • your degree certificate(s)
  • your QTS certificate if you have QTS
  • your induction certificate if you have passed your induction year

Plus, for any role, proof of qualifications if you are relying on such qualifications to secure the role.

Please therefore complete, sign and bring in to us, the above evidence and the following documents as soon as possible.



Every prospective employee has to have an application form. If you have not already completed one, please use one of these forms; please note that there are three different forms and you must complete the right one;

  • Please note that if you have any breaks in your employment, we will need an explanation of the breaks or we cannot process your application.
  • Please make sure that you give us two referees. These must be professionals and one must be your last employer. References are typically the slowest check we have to do and can hold up employmnt; please contact your referees and ask them to respond quickly when we ask for a reference. You can ask that we do not contact referees until you tell us to but you should be aware that this may significantly delay employment. 

Teacher application


Non-teaching application

Criminal convictions disclosure Please complete this form and bring it to your interview in a sealed envelope and hand it to your interviewer. Criminal convictions disclosure
DBS update service - consent If you are on the update service, we will need your consent to check your status. If you are on the update service, please complete the form. If you are not sure whether you are on the update service, please complete this form and the 'Information required to conduict a DBS check' form. DBS update consent
Information required to conduct a DBS check If you are not on the update service, please complete this form. If you are unsure whether you are on the update service, please complete both this form and the 'DBS update service - consent' form. Information for DBS
Barred List form In some cases, we need to perform a barred list check. We will need this ofrm completed to allow us to do that. Barred List
Personal details  Please complete this form even though some of the information is duplicated on other forms. Personal details
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Please note that you are able to select 'prefer not to say' for many of the questions on this form if you would prefer. Equality and diversity
Photography consent Should you jon the academy, we will need to prepare an Identity card which shows your photograph.We will take the photograph but we need consenr to do so. Photo consent
HMRC starter checklist We need this form to calculate your pay properly. If we employ you and we dont have this form you are very likely to pay too much tax. HMRC
BACS form Should we employ you, we will need this form to pay you! BACS