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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All students at Harris Academy Riverside study Computer Science in years 7 to 9 to ensure they have a solid grounding in the subject before they choose it for GCSE.  

In Computer Science, students learn in depth how computers work and how programming can help us create applications. For example students make interesting computer programmes using 'Python' which is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language.  Students will also learn to use 'Kodu' where students create games on the computer via a simple visual programming language. 'Kodu' can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.

Students will also be using 'AppShed' where pupils will learn to code by making games. The focus of Apshed's game maker is to teach computational thinking.

Students progress by increasing their understanding and knowledge of progamming through these programming languages by progressing from simple steps using templates to more complex scenarios.The curriculum is designed to increase student knowledge by sequencing sections of core learning over time. 

Students can progress to increasingly complex games powered by the underlying 'JavaScript' game engine.

Harris Academy Riverside has 3 brand new Computer Science suites with the latest Window 10 Software. Each student has access to a computer, a username and password to access the academy network. 

At Key Stage 4 students will be studying OCR Computer Science which includes the topics of : 

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
  • Algorithms
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation
  • Programming techniques
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing and evaluation and conclusions.