Thursday, July 25, 2024

A hat-trick of awards for Harris Academy

STUDENTS and staff at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred are celebrating after the Academy received three awards from the SSAT. The Academy is one of only three schools in the country to win all three awards which were given to those in the top 10% in the country in each of the following categories:

Outstanding Progress – awarded to schools whose students make the most progress between Years 7 and 11. With a value added score of 28 points, Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is in the top 10% of schools in the country for helping its students make the most progress during their time at school.

Outstanding Improvement – awarded to schools who have made continuous improvement from 2008 to 2011 in the percentage of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths at GCSE. Harris Academy Chafford Hundred’s results improved year on year from 59% in 2008 to an impressive 92% in 2011 – an enormous increase of 33 percentage points.

Outstanding Attainment – awarded to the top 10% of schools in the attainment of five or more A* and A grades including English and maths. 25% of Harris Academy Chafford Hundred students achieved these grades.

A delighted Chris Tomlinson, Executive Head Teacher of the Academy, said: ‘To be one of only three schools in the country to have achieved three awards is an outstanding achievement for the Academy. We have been on an incredible journey in recent years and each year we have seen our GCSE students achieve results that outperform those of the previous year.

‘These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff who have worked tirelessly to raise attainment and provide students with an exceptional standard of education.’


  1. Congratulations to the senior team, teachers and the students who have worked closely to make this achievement possible. It’s nice to see what a school is capable of achieving if it has the will, the support and resources available.

  2. Tommo says,”each year we have seen our GCSE students achieve results that out perform those of the previous year”!

    Big deal…isn’t that because exams have become easier? Mr. Gove thinks so! That’s why he’s going to scrap GCSEs and replace them with more reputable ‘O’ level type qualifications!

    Time will tell if there’s a big dip in pass marks then! Whatever, Harris will play the game, like everyone else and teach to the test and focus on subjects that ‘matter’ to secure prominent league table status thereafter!


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