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09/05/24

24 Y12 Chemists ventured to Imperial College and carried out practical techniques, calculations, identified common method mistakes and accurately observed then recorded results. The students were described "as role model students" by the university staff! pic.twitter.com/v97xKpLeiK

25/04/24

I found a king in me and now I love you I found a king in you and now I love me'On Monday some of students saw the play 'For Black Boys...' at the Garrick Theatre. The group roared with laughter, sang along and (almost) cried during the emotional performance! pic.twitter.com/4ZOqpBAPwW

25/04/24

Well done to all students who took part in Wandsworth Schools Athletics Champs. Congratulations to Tom Radford-Silver in the Shot Putt, Kymarley Morrison-Silver in the Triple Jump, Samuel Mireku-Kwasi-Silver in 100m Hurdles and Ajdin Sabic-Bronze in the Shot Putt. pic.twitter.com/wM54NhxfYW

19/04/24

14 Y11 students visited Oxford University for a taster day on Wednesday and left inspired that with hard work and commitment to their study a future place is a realistic aspiration! pic.twitter.com/DDyNCdY9Jv

19/04/24

What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project! pic.twitter.com/XjFnensWQx

28/03/24

Well done to our Student Leadership Team who go above and beyond in their meetings to ensure collaboration across KS3. Their innovative ideas to amplify student voice within the school, whilst also providing a direct channel of communication are greatly appreciated. pic.twitter.com/i8NipfuDD3

28/03/24

Some of our female students attended a panel discussion and Q+A from seven inspirational female leaders from a variety of industries. Louise in Y10 was braved to preform some of her poems in front of everyone. pic.twitter.com/NeOF6zczrA

28/03/24

30 Year 10 pupils went to the Apple head offices in Battersea Power Station to learn all about how Apple Books are published and created and to get an insight into the digital publishing world on 6.03.24. pic.twitter.com/Y2igxHdSMd

28/03/24

10 of our 6th Form students went to open their fast in Battersea Art Centre as part of London's first Open Iftar event this year! It stands as the UK’s largest and acclaimed community event during Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/slqX02mJNe

28/03/24

Our Y9 Debate Mate Club achieved fantastic success in their Pitch Project. They showed a fantastic growth in confidence, and presented with clarity and composure, sharing a range of thoughtful ideas. This was part of a large national competition, and they were placed fourth! pic.twitter.com/7P63Jn3v9X

08/02/24

Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!

20/12/23

Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

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Ofsted

Ofsted Outstanding OP Colour

In 2023, Ofsted visited the Academy and judged us as remaining "Outstanding".

 

 

Since opening in 2014 and our first full inspection in 2018 during which the Academy was judged to be Outstanding in all areas, Harris Academy Battersea has sought to provide an outstanding, truly comprehensive and inclusive education in the heart of London.

We are therefore delighted to share the result of our most recent Ofsted report.

The inspectors have given our school an extremely positive report in which they have praised many aspects of our provision.  They have highlighted the ‘exceptionally high quality of education’ provided at Harris Academy Battersea and recognise that ‘all pupils achieve very highly’. They praised the quality of our curriculum as well as the many extracurricular opportunities available to pupils.

Most pleasingly, the inspectors were highly impressed by our pupils themselves, who they found to be ‘articulate, kind and enthusiastic to learn’.  They emphasised that ‘Behaviour in the school is very strong’. As always, I was incredibly proud of how our pupils conducted themselves during the inspection and this judgement is testament to their exemplary behaviour, positive attitudes and high aspirations for themselves.

Overall, we are thrilled that inspectors got the chance to see the aspirational young people ready to thrive in a changing world that we seek to develop here at HABS.

You can read the full report here, and some highlights are provided below.

The Academy's page on Ofsted's website, where the report is also published, can be found here.

Curriculum

  • Leaders have developed a highly ambitious curriculum for all pupils.

  • Leaders ensure that all pupils in the school can excel by providing an exceptionally high quality of education.

 

Students

  • Pupils work hard during lessons and contribute positively to the school community.

  • They are articulate, kind and enthusiastic to learn.

  • Behaviour in the school is very strong.

  • Pupils have extremely positive attitudes to learning during lessons.

  • They contribute to a calm and purposeful atmosphere around the school site.

  • They can clearly articulate what they are learning and use subject specific vocabulary confidently.

  • Pupils are prepared well for the next stage of their education and move on to aspirational and well suited destinations.

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  • Leaders have planned a comprehensive personal development programme.

  • Leaders make sure that pupils have regular and high quality enrichment experiences.

  • All pupils can attend a range of trips each year to develop their cultural experiences.

  • Pupils can choose from a range of activities including sports and music clubs, sewing and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

  • Pupils can develop leadership skills by taking part in the school council and student working parties.

  • Pupils learn how to stay safe and healthy.

 

Teachers

  • Staff know the pupils extremely well.

  • Teachers have high expectations of the work that pupils produce.

  • Teachers consistently demonstrate strong subject knowledge.

  • Teachers are highly skilled at checking for and addressing misconceptions. They assess pupils understanding regularly and intervene swiftly if they require further support.


We were thrilled to recieve our letter of congratulations from Amanda Spielman, HMCI, recognising that to retain an Outstanding judgment in the current conext is an exceptional achievement. You can see this letter below:

Ofsted letter

 

 


Share your views through Parent View

Parents and carers can give their views of our Academy at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

When our Academy is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about us to inspectors using the Parent View online facility. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

Please register with an email address using the following link http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects of the Academy such as the quality of teaching and level of homework.

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our Academy, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into the Academy and ask at reception.

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