Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.


Our curriculum is individualised, personalised and has a real focus on improving literacy across the curriculum.

In Key Stage 3 priority is given to the core skills with more lessons in English and maths, though students are also given a broad experience of other subjects.  Our options programme for Key Stage 4 runs from Year 9, with a wide range of individual choice allowing flexibility and for some students to be fast-tracked.  Year 11 is also used as a springboard to Year 12, in preparation for AS and Level 3 Btec courses. Our students are given expert guidance to choose courses which raise their aspirations and provide them with the best possible opportunities for success later in life.

At Key Stage 4 we offer the following GCSEs:

CORE: English, maths, science, PE

OPTIONS: ICT, music, drama, resistant materials, food, textiles, product design, computing, French, Spanish, geography, history, psychology, RE, sociology, dance, PE, art, triple science

We also offer the following BTEC courses:

Music, media, PE

A personalised curriculum based around our Learning Ethos


This focuses on the cognitive aspects of learning, including being inquisitive, making links, imagining, reasoning and problem solving, and making smart use of resources.


This focuses on the social aspects of learning including group work and shared respect, collaboration, listening and empathising with others.


This focuses on the emotional aspects of learning including perseverance, concentration and perceptiveness.


This focuses on the aspects of learning to do with self-awareness and self-management, which includes revising, planning and reflecting on their own learning and academic achievement.