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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Curriculum aims

All our subject curricula at Harris Academy Riverside are planned with 4 principles in mind;

First; that students should grow a passion and curiosity for the subject. Our planning model challenges teachers to choose the most powerful and inspiring knowledge, engaging teaching methods and a variety of immersive activities, experiences and environments in order to switch students on and provide stimulus at every turn.

Secondly; that subject curricula comply with national expectations including the National Curriculum in years 7, 8 and 9, the local SACRE guidelines in Religious Education, the guidance of The PSHE Association and relevant specifications for subjects as published by national examining boards.

Thirdly; that subject curricula prepare students for the next stage of their educational or lifelong career by ensuring that relevant content and skills are covered to prepare students for examinations where relevant and for further education and careers, as well as equipping students with life empowering skills and knowledge.

Finally, that subject curricula support and are supported by scholarship attributes such as reading, the practice of recall, appropriate writing skills.

In planning which content is taught and in which order, our teachers select core knowledge and sequence it carefully so that students improve in each subject by knowing and remembering progressively more about it. Earlier topics in each subject form the basis of learning for later topics. Such sequencing is important within subjects but also between subjects so that students benefit from building complementary knowledge across subjects.

Teachers ensure that end points or 'stepping stones' are defined whch coincide with core knowledge and time is allocated in the curriculum for assessing, revisiting,  and consolidating these end points such that students remember core knowledge securely for the long term.