Thanks All of our primary staff from Harris All-Through academies are masters of their craft! training 🙌🏼


Kung Fu punctuation! Can't wait to see this in classrooms! Not just good fun, but an excellent teaching tool!


It's important that schools give children immersive experiences. we'll get creative!


Mr Butcher is glad it's lunchtime!


Enlightening ideas about Shakespeare’s tragedies from from at the English INSET. Thank you for your words of wisdom!


A fantastic INSET on safeguarading delivered by


She's fab! We'll look after her for you!


All-through primary phase staff are raring to go! Writing focused training with


Published playwright and director inspiring the next potential generation of writers at our


I want to be... Archie and Jacob are finding out what it takes to become a paramedic with


Harris Garrard students from years 5-13 taking their future into their own hands at our


Catherine from the Ask Project giving sound advice to our students on which type of work experience will help them gain an apprenticeship!


Fantastic to see our students making inquiries into how to apply for courses


Getting ready for our Careers Fair. Thank you to all the fantastic professionals for joining us.


Year 5 are studying the length of their shadows. The children had fun drawing around their shadows and measuring their lengths during the day. At 9.20am one shadow was over 7 meters! See more examples of great learning at


Well done to all our students who graduated from the fantastic Scholars Programme this month, in a ceremony . We're proud of you all . Find out more


Our sixth formers visited the Vatican City on day one of their trip to Rome


Early start for our sixth form embarking on their 3 day trip to ! More news to follow!


Saturday morning learning for Miss Burke and Mrs Chandhoke Civic Offices!


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Posted on August 23rd 2018

GCSE Success After First Year as a Harris Academy

Harris Garrard Academy is celebrating its first set of GCSE results after opening as a Harris Federation school last September. 72% of students achieved at least a level 4 in English and Maths and 47% achieved at least level 5.

Notable successes included Hillary (pictured below with her father) whose results included three grade 9s and five grade 8s. "I put a lot of hard work in but the teachers always helped too and were available whenever I needed them," she said. "Although it was tiring it all paid off!"

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Erika (below) was also delighted with her results, which included grade 6 in English and Art and a Merit in Child Development.

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John (pictured below with Ms Bywater) topped the academy's table for progress, achieving high passes in the challenging English and Maths exams. "I worked really hard, I believed I could do well and really achieved a lot and I'm pleased," he said. "The school gives me good support and the teachers are very helpful. We can come and ask them any questions and they really help us."

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Harpinder (above left) pictured with Margaret after receiving their excellent results.

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Jakub (pictured above, first right) also achieved excellent results. "I got my usual 9 in Maths, my strongest subject, but I was really proud of my 8 in English Literature too as that was a real surprise for me. I think the general comfortable atmosphere at the school helped me do well and the teachers are really good. They can teach you what you are missing."

Head of Academy Dan Smith (above, left) said: "Our motto is Learning Changes Lives and nowhere is that motto more poignant than on results day when we see that the results the students are collecting enable them to progress on to the next stage of their lives as successful, responsible citizens. Our combination of care, support and excellent teaching ensure that the students are making the fantastic progress we're witnessing today."

Pictured below on Results Day: Bethany, Charlotte and Norbert.

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