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.

Welcome

 

Welcome to Harris Academy Battersea

Dr D Moody

As a new school in Wandsworth, I would like to welcome you to our academy. Our aim is clear: we wish to transform the education of our students so that they can fulfil every inch of their potential and talent. I want every student to experience success, the hard-fought kind that comes after you have given everything in the pursuit of goals that you may have once doubted as out of reach.

The students in our school are outstanding. I witness, on a daily basis, a phenomenal group of students who give their all and rise to every challenge that has been put in front of them. I could not be more proud of the individuals who walk through the gates of our school every morning; each day their heads a little higher, standing a little taller because of what they achieved the day before.

During the year, there has been an incredible amount of work from both students and teachers alike and this has been justly rewarded in the Summer's examination results. Our A-level results now place us as the top state school in Wandsworth with 65% of A-level entries between A*-B and 88% of entries between A*-C, a superb effort on the part of everyone in our academy. We are also now the top performing non-selective state school in Wandsworth for GCSEs with 67% of students achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths and rank third overall. This is an increase of 23% on last year and place us as one of the most improved schools in the country. We are not complacent however, behind every percentage point lies a child's future and until all of these figures are as close to 100% as we can make them, we will never rest. We are determined that children will make as much progress as possible at our school and indeed, last year’s results place us 8th in the whole country for value added. Our Progress 8 score was +0.79 which is significantly higher than the +0.50 required by OfSTED to become an outstanding school. It is a grading which means our community at last has a school of which it can be rightfully proud; a school in which we will never tire of reaching further still.

This is the community’s school and should you ever wish to visit and see it for yourself then you are more than welcome. Equally, should you wish to apply then please do so by clicking here.

All the very best

Dr David Moody
Principal