Harris Girls Academy Bromley

Name Harris Girls Academy Bromley
Website http://www.harrisbromley.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 21 November 2017
Address Lennard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1QR
Phone Number 02087785917
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 934 (100% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.6
Academy Sponsor Harris Federation
Local Authority Bromley
Percentage Free School Meals 19%
Percentage English is Not First Language 27%
Persisitent Absence 9.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Harris Girls Academy Bromley is a member of the Harris Federation multi-academy trust. The school is an averaged-sized secondary school. The school meets the current government floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ achievement. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average. The school uses Harris Aspire, which is an alternative provision within the Harris Federation. Three pupils currently attend this provision. 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.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Through the exceptional leadership of the principal, the school has improved rapidly since the last inspection. Leadership at all levels is very strong. Governors, senior leaders, middle leaders and other staff work together to provide high-quality education for pupils. Pupils of all abilities make remarkable progress and achieve very high results across a wide range of subjects. Disadvantaged pupils make exceptional progress during their time at the school. Their rates of progress are much higher than other pupils nationally with the same starting points. Teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They inspire and sustain a love of learning in their pupils. Teachers have an absolute faith in the ability of their pupils to succeed and give their time generously to ensure that this happens. Pupils’ conduct is outstanding. They are polite and respectful, and in lessons focus with enthusiasm on their learning. The curriculum is inclusive and meets the needs of all pupils. Both the Harris and Bromley experiences provide pupils with additional opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. The sixth form provides a wide range of opportunities for pupils with different needs and abilities. Students make above-average progress in academic and, especially, vocational subjects. Attendance overall is consistently above national average, but for some pupils there have been barriers to high attendance. The school has worked with families of these pupils to secure improvements. Pupils’ personal development is outstanding. They are well informed about risks and how to keep themselves safe. The welfare of pupils is a high priority. Those who need it receive highly effective support.