Harris Academy Tottenham


Name Harris Academy Tottenham
Website http://www.harristottenham.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 09 May 2017
Address Ashley Road, Tottenham Hale, London, N17 9LN
Phone Number 02037724243
Type Academy
Age Range 4-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 841 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.6
Academy Sponsor Harris Federation
Percentage Free School Meals 24.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 42.7%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school is part of the Harris Federation. The school opened in September 2014 and initially operated from another of the Harris Federation schools in Stratford, East London. The school relocated to its new site a year later, and a building project is due to be completed in time for the 2017/18 academic year. The school currently admits children in the Reception Year, and pupils in Years 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, as well as a small number of students in Year 12. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or who have an education, health and care plan is below average. An above-average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, including Black Caribbean and White European.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The principal and her team have an astute insight into the characteristics of a highly effective school. They are committed to ensuring that pupils thrive in an environment where learning is the business of the day. The school is exceptionally well led and managed. Governors and trustees monitor the school’s performance with rigour. Teaching is very well planned in order to meet the needs of different pupil groups, including the most able. Pupils who are disadvantaged make rapid progress and some outperform their peers. Some of the disadvantaged pupils who are also the most able have the potential to make even more rapid progress. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities achieve well from their individual starting points. Pupils behave very well, both in lessons and when moving around the school. Working relationships with teachers are strong. Pupils feel safe and arrangements to ensure their safety are robust. They are taught exceptionally well about how to keep themselves safe. Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils have high aspirations for their future. Fundamental British values are strongly embedded through a broad and balanced curriculum. The school’s middle leaders are knowledgeable and some are new to this role. They receive valuable support from the federation. The early years provision is outstanding. Children are happy and make rapid progress due to the excellent teaching they experience. The sixth-form provision is excellent. Students achieve well and aim high. The Harris Federation provides excellent support and guidance that maintains high standards in the school.