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13/01/21

Thank you. We have now cancelled our orders for food parcels and will be issuing vouchers moving forward, including this week. We will look into last week.

07/01/21

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Even better today 9️⃣0️⃣% of students attending lessons online or in school 5️⃣0️⃣ more devices given to students so they can work at home. 💻 https://t.co/FxL5yhGD4t

07/01/21

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✅ Thank you and well done to the 86% of students. attending online lessons yesterday . ✅ Thank you for parent support. 💻 If there are issues with IT access or equipment, please contact the Academy. 🆘 We are here to help.

06/01/21

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Students working hard in school and at home thanks to nearly 200 devices we’ve distributed in the last 48 hours. Herculean effort at https://t.co/oI7j8m33Mr

06/01/21

Congratulation to PC Uzun on his recognition in the New Years Honours list. Proud to have you working with us . https://t.co/fjuxutZULv

06/01/21

We are reviewing the statement from relating to vocational exams. We will communicate with those due to take exams this month later today. Thank you for patience.

30/12/20

We will contact parents and carers in the next 48 hours following today’s government announcement. Thank you for your patience and support.

11/12/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Well done to 8A and 7J for winning our first “Dedication Week” and enjoying a movie and popcorn afternoon as their reward.

04/12/20

Important update for parents from ... please take 5 minutes to watch. Parent guidance for coronavirus https://t.co/8GqHHVFPUW via

04/12/20

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Some lovely year 7 work in Art today ... Students learning about Matisse and layering. https://t.co/fAiSh2Nskf

04/12/20

We are pleased to announce that our uniform shop is now able to accept contactless payments. https://t.co/ZKDoWnwwSB

18/11/20

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Reminder that if any student at has these symptoms they should not attend school, you should inform us and book a test immediately. https://t.co/zfmxaErEOb

15/11/20

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Happy Diwali to all in the community who are celebrating. https://t.co/bdWubYml80

15/11/20

Thank you to parents for support this half term. Remember you must NOT send your child to school with symptoms of coronavirus (a persistent cough, high temperature and/or loss or change of taste or smell). Together we protect our Academy community.

10/11/20

Retweetd From Sam Johnson🌈

Great online session today on in with hope the students of enjoyed it! https://t.co/uSnzCuGORL

15/10/20

Huge thank you to our catering team who have worked together to create food from all over the world this week as part of 🇯🇲🇳🇬🇹🇿 https://t.co/HG1oYYQxy3

15/10/20

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Fantastic interviews with staff and Y11 pupils on , thoughtful, informative and very well presented! https://t.co/2x8vsVRXfu

15/10/20

If you're in Year 6 or Year 5 and missed our online open events last night, you can hear from Mr Smith and Mrs Raggett here. https://t.co/u5UBvvQZUE

15/10/20

Proud of our Year 11s discussing on last night. https://t.co/xSMFVZsgG6

14/10/20

📅 The secondary application deadline is just two weeks away. 🖥️ Sign up and join us to hear more about our fantastic Academy at our online open event later today. https://t.co/daOztwOPxS https://t.co/8g4HRj8X7A

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Ofsted

Harris Academy St. John’s Wood has been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in its first inspection since it joined the Harris Federation.

The report showcases a significant transformation at the school which, on its last inspection as Quintin Kynaston, was placed in ‘special measures’.

Of the five areas judged by Ofsted, two were found to be ‘Outstanding’ already – the behaviour and attitudes of the academy’s students, and the Sixth Form.

As well as praising the ‘well-crafted curriculum’ on offer at the academy, the report notes the exceptional education and support provided to all students.

Highlights include:

  • On behaviour, described by inspectors as “impeccable”:
    • “Pupils know that standards of behaviour are given high priority in this school. Leaders expect nothing less than excellent and that is what they get.”
  • On academic success:
    • “Whatever their background, pupils go on to achieve very well in GCSE examinations and in a wide range of courses in the sixth form.”
    • “Disadvantaged students achieve very well.”
    • “Almost all students go on to higher education, many to top universities, including disadvantaged students.”
  • On parents: “The partnership with parents is strong and they are highly supportive of the school.”

Inspectors noted just one area that needs to be addressed to make the academy an ‘Outstanding’ school. This is to ensure that Year 9 pupils continue the full range of subjects they study in Years 7 and 8, rather than focusing on their GCSE choices. As Ofsted notes, the academy is already working towards this.

Mr Graeme Smith, Principal of Harris Academy St. John’s Wood, said:

“Our report showcases the progress that has been made over the past three years to transform our school into the happy and successful place of learning it is today. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the outcome of this report and we will continue to work tirelessly on our journey towards ‘Outstanding’.”

Mr Nick Soar, Executive Principal of Harris Academy St. John’s Wood, added:

“I would like to thank and congratulate students, staff, parents and governors for their fantastic efforts in making this school thrive. The report mirrors the huge improvements in our results since opening, with the academy now in the top 10% of schools for GCSEs and the top 25 school in the country for student progress at A Level.”

Mr Rob Hewitt, Chair of Governors at Harris Academy St. John’s Wood, said:

“The result of the recent Ofsted inspection is testament to the transformation of the school over the last two and a half years into an institution that combines excellent results with the highest standards of behaviour. This reflects the tireless work of the staff, well supported by the Harris Federation and the governors, in creating an environment where children of all backgrounds and abilities can flourish.”

Our students added:

  • Hari in Year 9:  “Reading this report makes me confident going into my GCSE years and fills me with hope for the things the school can achieve and give to students. It makes me proud of the improvements the school has made and glad to be a part of the school community.”
  • Sixth former Shilan: “As a member of the Sixth Form, I’m very proud of the report. I have at the school since Year 7 and we have come a long way as a school and as a team.”

You can read the full Ofsted report by clicking on the link below.