We have joined the footballrebooted mission and are accepting donations of old football boots. If you have any old/unwanted football boots or astros please bring them in and drop them in the box found in the PE classroom.


The final result: 3-1 to our opposition. The team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are so proud of how far they have come! Today was not our day, but nevertheless a good game from both sides!


Opposition have scored taking the score to 1-1 ⚽️


Harry starts the game off strong with a 1-0 lead to Riverside!


It’s show time!


Warming up 🏃🏼‍♂️ ⚽️


Good luck to Mr Russell’s Year 8 football team representing Riverside at the Harris Federation Cup Final today⚽️🧡


Today our yr7s lost during extra time in the harris cup semi final. For the boys first season to reach this far already proves what a good group we have going forward. Unlucky boys, we are proud of you! ⚽️


Huge congratulations to one of our own representing Thurrock. Keep up the good work Harry 👊🏼👏🏼


We celebrated National Numeracy Day today! Staff were invited to dress up with ‘numbers’ and Food Tech baked number cakes


Our 7/8 girls had a great day out at the Essex Girls Cricket Chance to Compete tournament 🏏


Huge congratulations to our Year 7 netball team who came 2nd 🥈 in the Harris Federation Netball Rally at Crystal Palace! Well done girls 👏🏼🥈


To round off the medals from todays athletics … Well done to Oscar for coming 2nd in the 300M final 🥈 Well done to Gabriella for coming 3rd in 100m hurdles🥉 Well done to O’Zion for finishing 2nd in High Jump🥈 Proud of all competitors! 👏🏼


3rd place Hurdles 🥉 👏🏼


1st place discus 🏅👏🏼


Our first medal of the day 👏🏼 3rd place in High Jump at Districts Athletics🏃🏼‍♀️


Riverside win the league finishing 5-1 to us! 🏆


OUR YEAR 8 FOOTBALL TEAM HAVE DONE IT AGAIN! We have won the league! 🏆 Our Year 8 football team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are extremely proud of you all! 👏🏼


Our Year 8 boys are currently 3-0 up at HT in their last league game of the season. Top of table clash 🏆 Keep going boys!

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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 and 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 which 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.