Harris Academy Beckenham has been rated ‘outstanding’ across the board by Ofsted inspectors
PUBLISHED: 15:22 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:50 04 July 2017
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The school converted into an academy in 2011
A Beckenham secondary school which joined an academy trust six years ago has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas.
Harris Academy Beckenham converted from Kelsey Park Sports College in 2011.
Two years later, Ofsted rated the Harris Federation school ‘good’ in leadership, teaching, behaviour, student outcomes and its sixth form but all ratings have now risen to the highest standard, following an inspection in June.
Inspectors praised leadership at the school, as “aspirational for their pupils” adding “the school’s learning ethos of resourcefulness, reciprocity, resilience and reflectiveness has a strong impact on pupils’ personal development.”
Behaviour at the school was described as ‘exemplary’ with inspectors commenting the only area for improvement was for more students to take part in enrichment activities.
Rebecca Hickey, principal of Harris Academy Beckenham, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received the top rating of ‘outstanding’. It’s a reflection of the tremendous effort made by staff and students in every aspect of academy life. I am particularly pleased that Ofsted recognised the maturity and respectfulness of our students and their exemplary conduct.”