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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

Retweetd From Amanda Dewinter

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

13/10/20

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Applications for 2021-22 are open!! 🥳 https://t.co/7IMqGdEk6L

07/10/20

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This amazing org initiated a crowdfunder on our behalf this summer & enabled us to gift 100s of these incredible books by black authors to & . Further books from them going to next week. We couldn't be more grateful. https://t.co/lMcujxKp81

07/10/20

See what life is like at by watching our new video: https://t.co/EI2SAEqo3n

07/10/20

📺 Visit our virtual tour page to find out what life is like at ... 🖊 Register for your place at our online open evening. https://t.co/K7VCvhZ7Tb

29/09/20

Please check our website for an important update from the Principal. https://t.co/xVnRRE1iRr https://t.co/Hl0mthrEZO

21/09/20

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In our Carbon Challenge session ways to make projects more environmentally friendly! Thank you to the from , & for giving real life examples & students about your roles! https://t.co/sEZTvIXUlG

15/09/20

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Great session on ‘Sustainable Design in Construction’ with Year 7 students at , facilitated by - thanks everyone, hope the students enjoyed hearing more about this important subject 🏗 🍃👷🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/2wgYKWCNIr

10/09/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

I have just walked round a school full of students learning supported by outstanding educators. It’s great to be back at

09/09/20

Year 11 have just beaten Year 7 into second place, with nearly 97% attendance today. What fantastic and in their GCSE year. https://t.co/9P8hU6TJmV

09/09/20

Students showing their and from Day One! https://t.co/9P8hU6TJmV

07/09/20

Proud of our new Year 7 cohort today (96% attendance), and our biggest year 12 cohort. Brilliant support from staff and understanding by students as we work together to keep our community safe.

06/09/20

It’s Year 7 and Year 12 ONLY tomorrow. Year 7 enter on Marlborough Hill and Year 12 on Finchley Road.

06/09/20

Don’t forget the arrangements for this week. Working together we can keep our Academy community safe. https://t.co/IOrecRWazY

04/09/20

Details for students next week can be found in the letter sent home yesterday. Parents should read this carefully so we can welcome our community back safely. Full letter available here: https://t.co/74fAfmTdR3 https://t.co/qA6rJLuLRl

26/08/20

We will be sending out further information about our reopening plans to parents by email next week. We can’t wait to see our students again!

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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.