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Happy International Women's Day! Special thanks to Ms Harris and Mrs Tyson for the kind staff gift this morning.



Student briefings this week have been about kindness


Year 11s have paused during their heavy mock season and taken time to show their gratitude to staff who are going above and beyond.


REMINDER: It is Christmas jumper day tomorrow!


Some of our members of staff supporting children in need.





Odd sock day at HARI This is a national event marking the start of Anti-Bullying week. This event celebrates our differences and what makes us unique!


Lest we forgetOur Riverside cadets laid wreaths to commemorate all who lost their lives whilst fighting for freedom



Year 11 mock season begins; good luck!





All set up and ready to go for an English Walking Talking Mock with some AQA Examiners today.


Congratulations to our Class of 2023 on their results. Further details here:


That’s our Head Girl! Maria is going to University College London to study Statistics, Economics and Finance! 💶 Congratulations Maria from everyone at HARI ! 👌


Gap year for Bernardas 🥳 But those results will open a lot of doors when he’s ready! Congratulations from everyone at HARI!

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Year 6 Transition 2024

Congratulations on gaining a place at Harris Academy Riverside from September 2024.  We are delighted to welcome you and your family to our school community and are very much looking forward to meeting our new cohort of students.

We recognise that beginning life at secondary school is a huge step.  Our priority throughout the transition process is to ensure all students who will be joining us in September are fully prepared, to provide families with the information they need to support their children and to enable our new cohort of students to start a new and exciting journey at Harris Academy Riverside, to "enjoy being the best they can be".

In service of this we have created this dedicated transition section of the website which will be updated regularly with letters, documents and information for you to view and download.

Should you have any questions about the transition process that are not covered within these pages please do not hesitate to contact the academy by emailing, and our transition team will be happy to help you.


Transition Days

Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July 2024.


Expectations during transition

Wednesday & Thursday Arrive 09:15 / Depart 15:15

Friday Arrive 09:15 / Depart 13:15

Students will be allowed to make their own way home.


Students must:

  • Bring a packed lunch for all 3 days, water bottle, sun cream and hat if the weather is expected to be hot.
  • All students must wear their current primary school uniform.
  • On Friday 5th July students should bring their primary PE kit including trainers. This is not required on any other day - only Friday.



Please take the time to read our uniform policy below;

We also have a uniform pop up shop on site Tuesday 6th August 11am-3pm, where your child will be able to try uniform on and purchase uniform, if you wish to do so.

Uniform can also be purchased from Khalsa Schoolwear. Please follow link below, where you will also be able to access a discount code.


Free School Meals

To find out if your child is entitled to free school meals, and help us gain extra funding for the academy, go to the Free School Meals Eligibility Checker.



If your child needs to get the bus to school, please refer to the Ensign website for bus timetables

Ensign Bus Company - Ensignbus


First Day (September)

We look forward to welcoming our new year 7s to the academy at 9am on Wednesday 4th September 2024

  • Wednesday 4th September, 9am arrival - 08:40 every day after that.
  • Students should arrive in full school uniform and bring a packed lunch for the first week
  • PE kit does not need to be brought in on the first day (Wednesday 4th September) - please check timetable evening of Wednesday 4th July to see when your child has PE and bring kit on that day.


If you have any queries leading up to transition week or the new academic year, please contact reception on 01375 802 060. Alternatively, you can email or


Wishing you all a fantastic summer