We're looking forward to welcoming our students back from the Easter break! Congrats again to the house of AMAZON - winners of last terms HARI house comp 💫 Yr 7 to sixth form! Their prize? Zorbing in the sun! 😎


Harris Academy Riverside facilities are available for the community & the wider public for hire. All use of facilities are subject to gov guidance & availability. For bookings, viewings or general enquiries, email:


A blast from the past: A fantastic student sharing a speech he wrote himself, in the presence of special guests, on the day of the official opening of our new building! 🧡


To all of our staff, students and families who are observing Ramadan this year, RAMADAN KAREEM From HARI's Senior Leadership Team 🧡


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Good luck Miss Anderson!!


Congratulations Miss Cookson!!


Very practical advice Mr McMillan!!


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How we started vs how we ended. Over 4000 tests completed since January. don’t ask me to do anything again any time soon!😅


👏 CONGRATULATIONS to this week's Mcdonalds Monday WINNERS! Their Do Now starter tasks in lessons have been outstanding, top tier to say the least! Amazing sight, seeing their peers clap and cheer for them! We really do have wonderful students! 🧡🤗🧡


I can promise we will do our best for her!


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Looking at the website and getting excited for Bobbi to start in September, new chapter for my beautiful girl, I can already tell we made the right choice 😀😀


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There have been multiple points during this week where I have stopped and smiled, those moments where you go ‘I do really love my job’ 🥰


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It’s all about the little things❤️


A fantastic 1st day back! Students enjoyed seeing friends, playing outdoor sports and posing for the camera📸 like the two sets of twins you see in the photo. We also have a happy staff member who thinks they've won a Playstation5!


We can't wait to reveal this to our students tomorrow! Do you think our games club will be impressed?


Good morning all!!! Wishing everyone a great start to the week! We can't wait till our first student arrives!


🚨 We're so pleased for our year 13 student, Ann-Marie receiving an offer to study medicine, at the university of Exeter, with a scholarship of £1500 towards her 1st year of study!!! 🚨 CONGRATULATIONS Ann-Marie!!! 👏💫


Amazing first day of testing! Thank you so much to our parent volunteers, members of the community and hard working staff! Day 2 tomorrow!!! ✌️#edutwitter

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The Academy Year 2020/2021

Below are the dates of the academy year 2020/2021


Autumn Term - first half term

Our staff return to the academy on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 for an INSET day.

The students will return to the academy for the new academic year as follows:

  • Year 10 - Thursday 3rd September
  • Year 7 - Friday 4th September
  • Year 9 - Tuesday 8th September
  • Year 8 - Wednesday 9th September
  • Year 13 - Thursday 10th September
  • Year 12 - Friday 11th September

Students will also have staggered arrival and departure times as indicated below. Please ensure that your child arrives as close to the time indicated below to maximise the opportunity for social distancing.

Year Group

Time (Start – Finish)

Monday to Thursday

Time (Start – Finish)

Friday only

Year 10

8:35am – 3:40pm

8:35am – 2:15pm

Year 7

8.35am – 3:20pm

8.35am – 1:40pm

Year 9

8:50am – 3:40pm

8:50am – 2:15pm

Year 8

8:20am – 3:20pm

8:20am – 1:40pm

Year 13

8:50am – 3:50pm

8:50am – 2:30pm

Year 12

8:50am – 3:45pm

8:50am – 2:15pm


Our staff have an INSET day on Friday 2nd October 2020.

The first Autumn half term ends on Friday 16th October 2020.  We have two-week holiday starting Monday 19th October to Friday 30th October.


Autumn Term - second half term

Students return to the academy for the second Autumn half term on Monday 2nd November 2020.

The second Autumn half term ends on Friday 18th December 2020.  We have two-week Christmas holiday from Monday 21st December 2020 to Friday 1st January 2021.


Spring Term - first half term

Our staff have an INSET day on Monday 4th January 2021.

The first Spring half term starts on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

The first Spring half term ends on Thursday 11th February 2021.  We have one-week Spring half term holiday from Monday 15th to Friday 19th February 2021.

Our staff have an INSET day on Friday 12th February 2021.


Spring Term - second half term

The second Spring half term starts on Monday 22nd February 2021.

The second Spring half term ends on Wednesday 31st March 2021.  We have two-week Easter holiday from Thursday 1stApril to Friday 16th April 2021.


Summer Term - first half term

The first Summer half term starts on Monday 19th April 2021.

Monday 3rd May 2021 is a Bank Holiday.

The first Summer half term ends on Friday 28th May 2021.  We have one-week Summer half term holiday from Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021.


Summer Term - second half term

The second Summer half term starts on Monday 7th June 2021.

Our staff have an INSET day on Monday 5th July 2021.

The end of the 2020/2021 academic year is Friday 23rd July 2021.