We are excited to have you with us!


CREATE A CAREERS LOGO COMPETITION. Design your own HARI careers logo that the careers team will use. The chosen WINNER will receive a voucher!! Any questions and entries see Miss Wright (PE)


*CAREERS WEEK* Monday 27th - 1st July 2022! Create a careers logo competition, careers briefings, careers fair, careers bingo and year 10 virtual work experience. Vouchers to be won! YEARS 7 - 12!


1 WEEK TO GO! We are only a week away from our first day of transition week!


Over the last few days 180 students have visited to conduct fieldwork as part of their studies in Geography


Thank you for a great game!


Final score: Riverside 13 - 12 Opposition District champions!!!


*Year 7 basketball team* 🏀 We are at half time in the borough final. Current score Riverside 7 - 4 Opposition It is a VERY close game!


3 WEEKS TO GO! We are looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 students on Monday 4th July for transition week!📚


What a day! Our students competed against other Harris schools in the regional athletics final today. We walked away with 33 medals across the board as well as coming overall joint 1st for Year 8 Boys and Year 9 girls 👏🏼 🏆 We could not be prouder of our representatives!


We have arrived at the Harris Federation Sports Day! Good luck to all of our students who are competing today🏆


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Good luck to Bobbi and all from today at the Athletics competition 🏃‍♀️


It's so we've been out and about in our year 7 geography lessons this week collecting data to see the environmental quality of the academy 📝🌳


Harris Academy Riverside is feeling proud to be part of the Purfleet-on-Thames community, taking part in its largest gathering yesterday in 100years, and on a momentous day in history.


Our incredible students setting off to the Purfleet community flag parade!


Junior Basketball Final 🏀 Come on boys 💪🏻


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 ⚽️

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Personal Development

Education is not just about Maths and Science!

At our academy we talk about four areas which make up the HARI education;

The traditional curriculum  - students learn a broad range of academic and non academic subjects such as Maths, Science, English, Art and PE. With specific regard to personal development the timetabled traditional curriculum for all students includes Religious Education, Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), Relationships and sex education and Citizenship. Students will also learn about healthy lifestyles, public speaking and careers in timetabled lessons in key stage 3.

The pastoral curriculum -  students develop outstanding habits of behaviour by learning to be self aware and to regulate their own behaviours.

The scholarship curriculum - students develop outstanding habits of learning by practising and refining their own methods of independent reading and study. 

The wider curriculum - students enjoy opportunities which widen their experience, develop cultural capital, cultivate a sense of belonging and community and encourage personal development

Personal development

There are many ways in which the academy promotes personal development. Personal development is promoted via all four curricula above. Below are just some of the specific areas of personal development the academy encourages. 

The academy provides the following opportunities for students and provides education and information on the following
Army cadets Healthy and appropriate relationships including sex education
Duke of Edinburgh British values
Clubs and societies Careers and next steps
Trips and events Personal safety online and offline
Sports and competitions Inclusion, equality and diversity
Reading Appropriate use of technology and social media
Student leadership Healthy lifestyles
Academy production - 'We will rock you'  
UK Maths Challenge and UK Senior Maths Challenge Advanced  
Harris Experience and Harris Experience advanced  
Brilliant Club