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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Teaching & Learning

Harris Academy Riverside provides an exciting 4 strand curriculum for our students, to support and challenge all.

We ensure that teachers and support staff have access to the highest quality training to ensure they deliver lessons and learning experiences which support and challenge all our students.

We base our teaching approach around our 6 Principles

  • High expectations and active engagement
  • Quality first teaching for all
  • Challenge at all levels
  • Internalisation as key
  • Effective feedback
  • And adaptative teaching

These aim to ensure that:

  • Meet the needs and aspirations of all students, making any reasonable adjustments where necessary to ensure all students successfully access the curriculum offer.
  • High achieving students are given opportunities to stretch and challenge their learning
  • There are planned opportunities for students to develop their personal potential through our pastoral and personal development curriculums
  • We provide a consistent approach towards learning and teaching in every classroom which will help our students excel
  • We Identify students’ achievements and areas for improvement through rigorous monitoring of progress and to plan appropriate interventions to enhance learning

We provide:

  • Support for all staff in developing and improving the quality of learning and teaching
  • all staff with developmental opportunities to extend and enhance their range of teaching and repertoires
  • support and guidance for staff to deliver skills beyond their own subject specialism and incorporate cross-curricular initiatives, in particular Literacy and Numeracy

The policies below provide further details on how the academy support and progress the aims outlined above.

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