Posted on November 18th 2018
Planning Permission Granted!
I am delighted to announce that the plans for the new school in High Path were approved on Thursday evening! We can now look forward to constructing this impressive new building which will be ready for September 2020. I’d like to thank everyone who supported us, especially the parents and students who attended the planning meeting.
We started the week with our Remembrance Assembly where as a school community we reflected on the centenary of World War I and thought about the sacrifices the armed forces made for us, not only in World War 1 and World War II but in subsequent and current wars since. Special mention to Scott, Edward, Martyna, Reuben and Nadia who read poems to help us understand the emotions of the time.
Parents’ Evening was a great success on Monday. The students approached the evening with maturity setting themselves smart targets to achieve during the rest of the year. In addition, they have been busy in lessons completing assessments so they have a clear understanding of how they can improve in every subject.
The enrichment and extra-curricular programme continues to be at the heart of what we are doing. The students have started selling their first Harris Academy School magazine, the STEM club are entering a national competition and Photography club are gaining excellent skills in Photoshop. A group of students went to Wembley to see England win against USA. They had an amazing time soaking up the atmosphere and joining in the songs to cheer on England. Congratulations to 7Yellow who presented the whole school with an excellent assembly on celebrating difference.
We continue to welcome visitors who are keen to come and see our new academy in action. Everyone who comes comments on how focused, polite and engaging the students are in their approach to academy life. I am very proud of how Year 7 have settled in; they are taking every opportunity that is presented to them and are growing in confidence along the way.