Retweetd From Northern Heart Films

In such an uncertain time let’s celebrate our heroes and unite together | We are a Kingdom United |


Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Wow where do I start with this wonderful lady!? She is positivity in bodily form. Amazing attention to detail whilst cleaning our academy building everyday! Her constant smile would make YOU smile. Thank you so much Ellie!


Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

Absolutely amazing example of Humanity and Integrity! She never stops smiling and always ready to help! Well done Ms Bruce!


Although our school colour is orange🧡 there is one person who’s smile shines bright throughout the academy, especially through this tough period! Ms Bruce is our amazing school cleaner. Today our students presented her with a signed card & 💐 to show our appreciation!


Mrs Christie delivered a safeguarding briefing to students yesterday, encouraging all students to stay safe during these uncertain times. Do not hesitate to contact the academy if you need any support regarding your child's learning during this period.


All student work packs and prep packs are available on our Academy's website. Students left school yesterday with all resources they'll need to continue learning during this time. If your child was absent please contact us to arrange collection of their pack.


✅Remember: If you are a "Key Critical Worker" and you want your child to attend school next week, don't forget to email your proof of key worker status to


We want to thank our resilient staff & parents through what has been a turbulent week on a global level. Parents, your encouragement via emails, phone calls & support re: our decisions, has given us such a huge lift! We look forward to welcoming back our students 🌊


The academy will close temporarily tomorrow on government advice. Today, students have left with an official letter from the Principal. Parents/Carers, please check your email and ensure your child attends tomorrow if possible. We will be giving out work packs and further info.


Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Sometimes I dont think I appreciate my students enough! This is 2mins after lunch time today. The Playground is left in pristine condition everyday! Thats students choosing to use the bins, self regulating habitually. Harris Academy Riverside🧡#HomeOfTheRAPIDS 🌊


Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

Humbled this week. Such dedication and enthusiasm from staff and students. congratulations to u and , especially sports ambassadors!


Congrats to our Yr7 netball team who won in the ☀️ looking great in your new kits 🙌


Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

And to finish the week... Staff vs Sixth Form netball. Obviously staff came out as the winners🏅


Retweetd From Miriam L-U #StayHomeSaveLives

This is class. Great to see students so enthusiastic and excited about doing something for a great cause. Good on you all! Well done👍👍


Harris Riverside students contributing their money and zumba skills for sports relief. Lets just say things escalated quickly 😅💃🕺


Our Riverside students enjoying themselves with 🎾😁


Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

So amazing to see how committed our Sports Ambassadors have been this week. Even staying after school on a Friday to prep for week next week🏃🏼‍♂️👏🏼


Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

🤗 Honestly...not gonna lie...these kids make me love what I do! It's all about building relationships! Thanks Mr Balogun!


Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Students are huge lovers of science lessons! Year 9s have told me they love her occasional styled facts whilst she’s teaching 🤓


Sixth formers taking a closer look at the lungs of a Sheep during their Science lesson with 🥼🩸🥽

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The Academy Year 2019/2020

Below are the dates of the academy year 2019/2020. 

Autumn Term - first half term

At the beginning of September, our staff have a week for INSET and preparation to get our new building ready for students.

Students return to the academy for the new academic year as follows;

  • For Year 9 the first day back is Monday 9th September 2019
  • For Year 8 the first day back is Tuesday 10th September 2019
  • For Year 7 and Year 12 the first day is Wednesday 11th September 2019

We have an INSET day on Friday 11th October 2019.

  • The first Autumn half term ends on Friday 18th October 2019.

Then we have two weeks Autumn half term holidays from Saturday 19th October 2019 until Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Autumn Term - second half term

Our staff have an INSET day on Monday 11th November 2019.

The second Autumn half term starts on Monday 4th November 2019 and ends on Wednesday 18th December 2019.

Then we have two weeks' Christmas holidays from Thursday 19th December 2019 until Sunday 5th January 2020.

Spring Term - first half term

The first Spring half term starts on Monday 6th January 2020 and ends on Thursday 13th February 2020.

Our staff have an INSET day on Friday 14th February 2020

Then we have one week Spring half term holidays from Saturday 15th February 2020 until Sunday 23rd February 2020

Spring Term - second half term

The second Spring half term starts on Monday 24th February 2020 and ends on Friday 3rd April 2020.

We have two weeks Easter holidays from Saturday 4th April 2020 until Sunday 19th April 2020.

Summer Term - first half term

The first Summer half term starts on Monday 20th April 2020 and ends on Friday 22nd  May 2020.

Then we have one week summer half term holidays from Saturday 23rd May 2020 until Sunday 31st May 2020.

The second summer half term starts on Monday 1st June 2020 and ends on Wednesday 22nd July 2020.