Tuesday, November 28, 2023

GCSEs 2011: Harris Academy Chafford Hundred: The “Usain Bolt” of education in Thurrock

HARRIS ACADEMY, Chafford Hundred achieved an astonishing result today with the 92% of students gaining 5 or more GCSEs at A* to C.

It is another remarkable landmark in the rise and rise of the school, that, only five years ago, was given notice to improve by Ofsted.

The school now stands 22% ahead of its nearest rivals, St Clere’s and William Edwards. It is the Usain Bolt of education in Thurrock.

Not only that, the school has partnered Eltham Green Foundation School and in six short months have improved their results from 27% to 46%. Unbelievable.

If there is a definition of ambition then it is the fact that next year, executive head, Chris Tomlinson wants to beat Harris Academy Crystal Palace, who achieved 95% with its 5 GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths.

YT spoke to Mr Tomlinson about the results, the system in place, the ever improving techniques and where the school go from here.

For 100 year 11 students, they will be returning to the new sixth year next month as part of a brave new chapter at the Harris Academy Chafford Hundred.


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