We have joined the footballrebooted mission and are accepting donations of old football boots. If you have any old/unwanted football boots or astros please bring them in and drop them in the box found in the PE classroom.


The final result: 3-1 to our opposition. The team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are so proud of how far they have come! Today was not our day, but nevertheless a good game from both sides!


Opposition have scored taking the score to 1-1 ⚽️


Harry starts the game off strong with a 1-0 lead to Riverside!


It’s show time!


Warming up 🏃🏼‍♂️ ⚽️


Good luck to Mr Russell’s Year 8 football team representing Riverside at the Harris Federation Cup Final today⚽️🧡


Today our yr7s lost during extra time in the harris cup semi final. For the boys first season to reach this far already proves what a good group we have going forward. Unlucky boys, we are proud of you! ⚽️


Huge congratulations to one of our own representing Thurrock. Keep up the good work Harry 👊🏼👏🏼


We celebrated National Numeracy Day today! Staff were invited to dress up with ‘numbers’ and Food Tech baked number cakes


Our 7/8 girls had a great day out at the Essex Girls Cricket Chance to Compete tournament 🏏


Huge congratulations to our Year 7 netball team who came 2nd 🥈 in the Harris Federation Netball Rally at Crystal Palace! Well done girls 👏🏼🥈


To round off the medals from todays athletics … Well done to Oscar for coming 2nd in the 300M final 🥈 Well done to Gabriella for coming 3rd in 100m hurdles🥉 Well done to O’Zion for finishing 2nd in High Jump🥈 Proud of all competitors! 👏🏼


3rd place Hurdles 🥉 👏🏼


1st place discus 🏅👏🏼


Our first medal of the day 👏🏼 3rd place in High Jump at Districts Athletics🏃🏼‍♀️


Riverside win the league finishing 5-1 to us! 🏆


OUR YEAR 8 FOOTBALL TEAM HAVE DONE IT AGAIN! We have won the league! 🏆 Our Year 8 football team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are extremely proud of you all! 👏🏼


Our Year 8 boys are currently 3-0 up at HT in their last league game of the season. Top of table clash 🏆 Keep going boys!

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A broad and balanced curriculum

The curriculum at key stage 3 is neither narrowed nor curtailed with every student studying a broad and balanced curriculum until the end of year 9.

The key stage 3 curriculum includes English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, languages, Design technology and Food and Nutrition, Art, Music, Drama, PE, Computing, Religious Education, PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education. Students in key stage 3 also study 'prep' which provides them with independence in learning, public speaking and healthy lifestyles. 

In Key Stage 4, all students (other than very rare instances) study the core subjects of English, Maths and Science as well as History or Geography, a language and PE. All also study Relationships and Sex Education. Students are then offered with equal access Computing, RE and Citizenship as well as many other options. 

Students commence GCSE subjects in year 10. Options offered in Key Stage 4 take account of the local context and provide the opportunity to study a wide range of academic, vocational, expressive, creative and technology subjects including Art, Design and Technology, Psychology, Business, Health and Social Care, Sport, Drama, Music, French, Spanish and Mandarin.

For subject allocations click here.

For a list of subjects available at Key Stage 4 and exam boards please click here

The academy’s first GCSE cohort will take their exams in 2022. Over 90% of this cohort is currently studying the full EBacc suite of subjects.

In KS5, the academy offer forms part of a coherent offer provided jointly by three sixth forms in the area. The academy specialises in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths ‘A’ levels. Economics and Psychology A levels are also offered to provide a full choice combination. 

To download our curriculum policy which shows how much time is allocated to each subject, please click here

Our educational experience consists of our 4 Riverside Curricula which work together to provide The Harris Academy Riverside education: