More 🎖 for our athletes 😁 Shot Put Discus 200m


Congratulations to our athletes representing and bringing home 🎖 800m High Jump ✖2️⃣ Javelin


At the Harris Regional Heats 🎖 Good luck to all of the athletes 🤞


Good luck to the Yr 7 boys who are competing in the Tape Ball Cricket competition 🏏 From us all at Riverside ◼🔶️🤞


Congratulations to yr 8s football team who take home the 🏆 We should be proud of our achievements this season 👏 2️⃣ 🏆 Finals League Winners 🥇 Big well done from us all at


Riverside Yr 8s warming up ⚽️🔶️◼


Harris Fed Cup Final Day 🏆 Location 📍 El Essexico 🆚️ ⚽️ Kick Off ⌚ 4.30pm Make sure you come down and show some support for the YR 8 Boys 👏 Come on Riverside 🔶️◼


Ready for our HARI recruitment event


Retweetd From Our Purfleet

Great to see moving forward. has a very exciting future!


Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day at the Roman baths with exemplary Harris Chafford and Riverside students.


Come and join our journey. We are looking for an addition to our pastoral team. See ‘vacancies’ on the website.


We are back to normal! Thanks for everyone's patience and support during the bad weather and with our network! Our students are now - as we tweet - going great guns in their exams!


We are closed today due to ice on our approach roads and paved areas


Due to a build up of ice on the approaches to the Academy building we have reluctantly decided to close on Friday 2nd March for our students’ safety - thanks to our amazing parents, students and staff for a really productive day today.#inspireyourcommunity


We are open today although our car park is shut - please use Harris Chafford Hundred car park.


Harris Academy Riverside intends to be open as usual tomorrow. We will tweet and publish on website in the unlikely event that anything changes


The Academy is closed today due to the snow - please check the website for tomorrow


Our building work has started! Looking forward to a great future in a great community.#inspireyourcommunity


There is still time to apply to join us and help inspire our great students on their journey - talent, fizz and energy.


Work has officially started on our brand new building - ready for September 2019.

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Transport to and from the academy

Alternatives to public transport to the academy

The academy is approaching approved transport providers in order to see what can be done to provide a cost effective transport arrangement as an alternative to public transport for students who need to travel from Purfleet to Chafford Hundred.

The academy will not be able to pay the cost of this transport; parents or carers will therefore have to pay towards the cost of the transport should a scheme take place.

There is no guarantee that we will be able to negotiate an arrangement which is cost effective in comparison to pubic transport.

Public Transport options

Ensign buses run a service (route 44) which leaves three stops in Purfleet; Uplands Estate, Garrison Estate and Purfleet Station and arrives at Mill Lane in West Thurrock (a 100 yard walk up Mill Lane to the academy.)  The bus journey takes around ten minutes.

(Alternatively the 44 service can be taken from the same stops in Purfleet arriving in the Lakeside shopping centre bus station after around ten minutes. Students can walk across the footbridge to the academy - around a ten minute walk.)

We are advised that the cost of a one month pass is around £26 although parents are advised to check with Ensign.

Financial Assistance with Transport

Parents or carers may be able to apply for some financial assistance with travel costs. Please refer to Thurrock Council website.

Parents or carers may wish to use the form below and submit it to Thurrock Council. The academy cannot advise on whether assistance is likely to be granted.