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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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Riverside admissions page.

Applying to the 6th form

You can find out about how to apply to the sixth form here

Applying to the secondary academy

The deadline for applications to year 7 for the academic year commencing September 2021 has passed. Please refer to the local authority if you wish to submit a late application.

Parents will have received confirmation of places from the local authority on 1st March 2021.

If you have received notification that you have a place at Harris Academy Riverside, we will contact you with various information and to arrange to meet you.

Information about the admissions process - including for September 2022 - can be found on the local authority website by clicking here

Information about important dates for admissions can be found on the local authority website by clicking here.

Forms and documents can be downloaded from the local authority website by clicking here. See below to download an appeals form. If you are unsuccessful you may appeal; the deadline for appeals is detailed below.


Please note that the academy does not have any authority or influence over the offer of places which are determined in accordance with our oversubscriptions criteria which can be found in our admissions policy. The offer of places is administered by the local authority.

If you have been unlucky and have not secured a place at the academy despite applying to the local authority for one, and feel that you have grounds, then you are entitled to appeal.

A parent or carer who wishes to appeal against the decisions of the local authority in offering places should give notice that they intend to appeal by e mailing the academy at

Parents or carers appealing will then be asked to complete an appeals form and submit it to the academy with any supporting evidence or documents. The appeals form can be downloaded from this page (below) or the academy can provide one.

The deadline for appeals for the academic year commencing September 2021 was 4pm on 30th April 2021. 

Appeals were during June 2021.

Appeals are heard by an independent panel. The appeals panel should take into account your arguments, any arguments put forward by the academy and the academy's admissions policy and oversubscription criteria.

Decisions of the appeal panel are binding on all parties. Only one appeal is allowed per applicant.

Consultations process for 2022/2023

The academy has completed a consultations process on its admissions policy for the academic year commencing September 2022 and has now published the policy which can be found below.

In year admissions

If you would like to apply for a place at the academy for a child who is not at the usual age for admissions into year 7, this is called an 'in year' application. In year applications are covered by our admissions policy which can be read and downloaded below. Parents or carers who wish to apply for an 'in year' place will need to complete two forms which can be downloaded below; 

'in year admission application form 2021-2022' and 

'Request for admission outside normal age group'


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