Delighted to welcome more than 150 Y7 students to our summer school. A brilliant way to start your new school!


Congratulations to our amazing year 13 students for their hardwork over the the last two years. We wish you the best of of luck in your future endeavours.


Full story of our recent award as a World Class School!


Congratulations to Daniel Falode who has been called up the U20 GB team at the European Champions in Tallinn


Congratulations to Daniel Falode (Yr 13) for securing a place at Harvard College.


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Did you know we teach 🤺? Fencing is an Olympic sport but not many young people get a chance to experience it, so we are pleased to be delivering fencing sessions to Year 8 students at . Get in touch to find out how your school/college can benefit.


We’re delighted to welcome students back from Monday 8th. Come along to our online presentation tomorrow night and hear about all our plans including covid testing. Invites will be text out tomorrow


Congratulations to Bisola, David, Naz, Nicholle & Soraya in Year 13 for being runners up in the group category for this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out their performance here


Congratulations to Soraya in Year 13 for winning the solo performance in this year's Battle of the Bands competition. Check out her performance here


Thanks to for hosting a 'Real News' webinar with our Year 10 students. We learnt some interesting ways to verify facts and challenge misinformation.


Check your inboxes today for our first newsletter including the lowdown on all things MS Teams, reasons to be cheerful and another chance to offer us your feedback on virtual school. Have a great day


KS3 parents: come and join us tonight at 6pm to hear about the plans for our refined virtual school. We’d also love to hear your thoughts about what we could do to improve. Invites have been texted out. See you there


We’re sorry to hear that things have been difficult today and I apologise if our communication didn’t land well. Get in touch on our info@ email and we can look at how we can help


We know there’s a lot to take in following the latest lockdown announcement. We will work through the details tomorrow and communicate to all families as soon as possible. Stay safe.


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Following the Government’s legal direction, here is an open letter to families in . My main priority has always been children & families across not a courtroom battle with the Government, and I acted based on data that shows rising cases of


Tuesday 15th December Update- We will be open to years 10,12 &13


Hi Michael - central government have made their position 100% clear: schools, nationwide, need to remain open. We are simply following that direction.


Hi Leanne - give us a ring in the morning. You are not at risk of a fine but we’d love it if your other child came in to school. I have no doubt that some parents are worried but please get in touch and we can talk it through.


Sorry to hear that Leanne - no doubt the Local Authority have made their decision in good faith. We take our lead from the Department for Education which has said schools should remain open wherever possible. We have around 95% of our staff fit and ready to work so we’re open.


Hi Allan - we are an academy and despite good relations with the Local Authority we are not bound by their recommendations. We are open and looking forward to seeing the students this week.

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Welcome to Harris Academy Greenwich Careers

Our vacancies site is an easy way to search and apply for various opportunities in our Academy.

To discuss growing your career at Harris Greenwich please contact the Executive Principal for a confidential chat:



Read Mr McMillan’s leadership philosophy in this recently published article:


We take workload so seriously the BBC made a film about it

20 reasons to work for us

Vision, Values & Culture


1Our staff are passionate about helping students `step into their greatness` and take personal responsibility for their lives.

2These words are really important for how we show up at work too.

3Our mantra of `Work hard, be nice, take responsibility` ensures students behave brilliantly...and in the rare occasions that they don't, support for teachers is instant.

4A supportive, coaching culture of high rapport, high challenge to have you teaching at the top of your game.

5A highly motivated and positive staff.



6A staff voice that is actually listened to – an open door to the Principal.

7No game-playing with results, admissions or people. Honesty is important – even when it's difficult to hear sometimes.

8Good leadership at all levels with integrity and moral purpose at the heart of all we do.

9Senior leaders you can trust, who are human and who all still teach!

10Leaders who walk the talk.

Results & Opportunities


11Actually creating social mobility and saving lives – high levels of deprivation but no gap in achievement for those on Pupil Premium.

12Amazing exam results throughout the school, with non-core subjects genuinely valued.

13Your career development taken seriously with excellent CPD and leadership development at all levels.

14Cultural Diversity Gold Award: 58 languages spoken with social harmony and great behaviour a real feature throughout the school.

15A brand new state-of-the-art building.

Salary & Perks


16Competitive inner London salary with generous Harris enhancement (not performance-related) and loyalty bonus

17Free healthcare plan; loans for season tickets, ICT, bikes; 20% off Tapi carpets

18Relocation help.

19A commitment to our '40 ways we reduce staff workload' to ensure zero burnout. Ever.

20An additional second week off in October (and the same well-deserved holidays the rest of the year).


Staff Testimonials

Kirsty Ennew
The most striking difference from other schools I have worked in, having joined HAGR in September, is the time we spend discussing development of our teaching practice to help our students. The CPD here is always thought-provoking and genuinely supports staff in striving for mastery in one’s subject area.

Kirsty Ennew

Senior LP English

Jennifer McMillan
I have never developed so quickly as a teacher as I have at this school. There are a myriad of opportunities to stretch, reflect and adapt yourself. The members of staff I’ve worked with have supported and encouraged this growth through their dedication to their own professional development and to the improvement of the school. Teaching and learning is at the heart of this school which provides the students with outstanding learning and the staff with outstanding professional development.

Jennifer McMillan

Senior LP Maths

Darren Pearce
Since joining in September 2013 I have realised that teaching and learning is an ever evolving process as opposed to a journey with a clearly defined summit. Working in a culture of high challenge with high rapport has led me to this realisation and means I am learning as much as the students I teach.

Darren Pearce

Head of Humanities

Ellie Forward
Harris Greenwich has been invaluable in terms of my professional development. My contributions were quickly acknowledged and opportunities were created for me to support in the development of teaching and learning throughout the Academy and across the Federation. This is definitely a place where clear values are underpinned by a culture of both trust and support. I have never worked in a centre so dedicated to the professional development of others.

Ellie Forward


Stephen Donovan
Working in HAGR has been the most rewarding step in my teaching career so far. Great students, fantastic staff and a clear sense of purpose. The school has helped me envision the kind of teacher I want to become, and offers me the support to get there.

Stephen Donovan

Lead Practitioner Designate, Humanities

Laura Fitzsimmons
I absolutely love working at Harris Academy Greenwich. Every day is different, yet I always laugh and smile. The pupils and teachers are incredible and both want to be challenged. The support system they have in place for new teachers and existing teachers is overwhelming. Harris academy has inspired me to become an outstanding teacher, and in turn, inspire the pupils around me.

Laura Fitzsimmons

PE teacher