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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Duke of Edinburgh Award

If you are a Harris Academy student and you are interested in takng part in a Duke of Edinburgh award, please register your interest here.

Harris Academy Riverside is currently supporting and sponsoring with an external provider more than 165 Harris Academy Riverside students towards either Silver or Bronze Awards. During the academic year 2020/2021, despite COVID restrictions, 15 students across various year groups including sixth form achieved their bronze award and 10 achieved silver. 

The academy funds for every student who expresses an interest the first three sections of the award; the physical, skills and volunteering sections. Parents and carers then have the option to fund the expedition section which completes the award. In this way, the academy opens the door to new opportunities for all students from all backgrounds, allowing students to experience and achieve new things and develop their confidence and social skills. In certain cases, where students are particularly committed but funds are scarce, the academy may fund or part fund the expedition section.

The academy will begin to recruit for Duke of Edinburgh in January 2022 with a focus on students in years 9 and 12.

To research about the Duke of Edinburgh Award go here.

If you are a Harris Academy student and you are interested in takng part in a Duke of Edinburgh award, please register your interest here.

DofE gives students opportunities to experience and explore outdoor places that are on their door steps. Students will learn life skills, how to survive in the outdoors, how to map-read and how to work in a team in order to successfully complete challenges. They will learn how to cook basic meals, keeping themselves safe and healthy in the outdoors. 

In order to complete the award our students will also have to undertake a series of challenges. They are asked to complete three sections in a set period of time. The three sections are Physical, Skill and Volunteering. 

The physical section requires students to take part in an extra-curricular sporting club whether that be in or outside of the academy. This could be anything from joining a Rugby club to doing work-outs from home.

The skill section requires students to learn a new skill. This could be anything from learning how to do calligraphy to learning a new language. 

The volunteering section requires students to volunteer their services in order to support others. This could be something as easy as helping with Year 7 prep club to volunteering for an animal shelter or joining the 'Inspire your Community' or 'Young Enterprise' club at the academy.

Once students have completed these sections in the time period chosen, they will be invited to complete their award by embarking on the expedition section of the process. Students will need to complete a practice expedition and an assessed expedition on two separate weekends. 

To find out more about DofE at Harris Academy Riverside, please email and direct your question to Miss Solley (DofE Co-ordinator.)