Thank you for taking your time to find out the latest news and events at Harris Academy Beckenham.
We are now in our sixth year of conversion to a sponsored academy, and we are going from strength to strength! As you can see from our website, our ethos of Scientific Enterprise is having a significant impact on the learning experiences our students are being introduced to and is contributing to the enrichment curriculum within and beyond the classroom. By focusing on the learning attitudes of Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity, our students are developing crucial life skills which will support their journey through to University and beyond.
Our 2016 GCSE results were yet again record breaking! Against the new measure of basics (English and Maths GCSE combined) we scored 80% and our progress 8 score is 0.64. These remarkable results have placed us as the Best School in Bromley for the first year, an accolade of which we are very proud! Our Sixth Form results continue to improve, and the number of students securing university places is now above 90%, a rapidly increasing number of which are Russell Group Universities.
We are now fully co-educational, with young ladies in every year group from 7-13. Our recruitment drive proved to be exceedingly successful as we were oversubscribed for both Year 7 and Year 12.
Our OFSTED Inspection in July 2013 judged our Academy as ‘Good’, a remarkable achievement under the very challenging parameters of the new framework! The full report is available to download from our home page; however some of the key comments published note the following: ‘behaviour is transformed’; ‘outstanding progress’; ‘teaching is good and improving’; ‘every student has an equal chance to succeed’. We are very proud of these results, but are determined to raise this result to ‘Outstanding’ when we are inspected again!
The plans for our new build are developing swiftly, and we will ensure that we update the website with plans and designs as they are agreed. Harris Academy Primary opened its brand new building in January 2017 and we look forward to further collaboration with our primary colleagues and students.
We have added many new sections to our website, so please take time to investigate more about the curriculum and provision we offer. We look forward to informing you of future events and to celebrate our students’ successes.