Welcome from the Principal
A warm welcome to Harris Academy Sutton, a mixed comprehensive situated at the heart of Sutton. We are both proud of and also celebrate our diverse social mix together with our breath of talents, character and backgrounds. It is an exciting time to be here and a great honour to lead our staff and students as we grow towards a full complement of students and look forward to opening a thriving Sixth Form in September 2023.
Although we are relatively new, we have set high standards for and expectations of our students from the start. We recognise that in order to access the stages in life that follow school – be that work, college, an apprenticeship or university - our students will need not only a great set of qualifications but also the character and confidence to stand toe-to-toe with whatever challenges they may face.
To this end, over the course of their time at the Academy, our students have access to a wide-ranging curriculum that is full of choice. We also provide opportunities for our students to develop their mettle and acknowledge what their contribution to society may look like.
It is our aim to provide a fulfilling education to the young boys and girls of Sutton that endures long after the exam results have been published.
We will work hard with the community we serve to ensure that all of our students:
- feel equally secure and valued
- access the challenges necessary to reach their full potential
- move out into the world with a wide range of interests to enrich their lives
- understand the roles that science and scientific thinking can play in human development
- develop the personal character traits that will see them succeed in whatever they seek to do in life
- leave our Academy ready to contribute something new to the world
As an Academy we ask that our students are open to new ideas, demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be true to themselves and always remain hungry for a deeper understanding of the world they will eventually inherit.
This Mission Statement represents a significant challenge. My work at Harris Academy Sutton is to ensure that all engaged with the Academy meet these aims in order to enable our students to stand toe-to-toe with whatever the 21st century has in store for them.