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Welcome to the Student Zone

The core purpose of Harris Academy Upper Norwood is to ensure that students achieve highly in a range of academic and vocational subjects, gaining examination success that will give students every opportunity to be successful citizens of the 21st century. There is a culture of high expectations for every student, which underpins every development at the Academy.

The ‘Student Zone’ provides a space where students can find information about everything that affects them at the Academy.

The Academy is a specialist Enterprise Academy.  This means that while offering a broad and balanced curriculum with a full range of subjects, there is a distinct emphasis on “enterprise” across the curriculum.  This will involve actively developing the skills of self presentation, initiative taking, creative problem solving, decision making, team working and interpersonal skills in a variety of contexts, so building self esteem and confidence. 

The Academy is a confident and caring community that will equip students for life in the 21st century. Students at Harris Academy Upper Norwood are given excellent opportunities to gain confidence as they grow into young adults. They are listened to and expected to listen. They are given responsibility and expected to take it. They are given excellent advice and guidance and they will be expected to pass that on to others as well as use it themselves.

Students are taught how to learn and expected to share in the responsibility for their learning, they are encouraged to think creatively and expected to complete schoolwork and homework to high standards. Students will develop versatile skills and attitudes required of lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world.

I hope you enjoy reading the information in the ‘Student Zone’ which we will be developing further during the year.

Sam Hainey
Principal