Our Aims & Ethos - Dedication, Determination and Destiny
At Harris Academy St. John’s Wood, we are determined to meet local parents’ need for truly excellent secondary education which develops and challenges every student.
We want our students to develop into well-educated and well-rounded individuals, ready to take on the world once they leave this academy. Over the course of their education, we support them as they develop the skills, confidence and motivation they will need to thrive as adults.
In line with the Harris Federation’s guiding principles, our academy combines traditional values of good manners, excellent behaviour and respect for one another, along with the best of modern teaching methods and technology.
With consistent and outstanding teaching, we inspire the best in each student, whether they need to be stretched, are struggling, or are somewhere in the middle. Where students need extra help on a particular topic or skill, we coach them in small groups and even one-to-one. Special educational needs are catered for with care and expertise.
In our academy, learning does not begin and end at the classroom door. Our students regularly participate in after-school enrichment classes, activity days and educational visits, including inter-academy opportunities within the Federation, which help to bring learning alive.
Students will be outstanding global ambassadors ready for all the challenges of the modern world. If they are dedicated to their studies and determined to succeed, all will achieve their destiny.