Welcome to Harris Academy Chafford Hundred
Welcome to Harris Academy Chafford Hundred: a school for the future.
We are not like every other school. We exist to provide our children with an education that ensures both great achievements and a good character. This combination affords our children every chance to flourish when they leave us. We are a school for the future.
We have both the great privilege and the great responsibility of working with children to help them transform their lives. This academy achieves outstanding academic results, year after year, that place us amongst the highest performing schools in the country. But we are equally proud of our pastoral care and personal development programme which gives children the chance to become a better version of themselves whilst contending with the challenges of the modern world. The HACH way means we go further than every other school to do what it takes to enable success. We are a school for the future.
We can achieve nothing without a highly skilled staff. We exist to ensure our staff become better teachers and leaders. We uphold a culture where we work hard but remain healthy so that we sustain a long-term career in education. Each day we assemble 140 adults who are already brilliant at their job and want to become event better. The HACH way means we are engaged in continuous improvement: we seek to get a little bit better every day. We are a school for the future
Our wonderful curriculum is central to our success delivering a rich and varied range of subjects including Mandarin, Latin and Ancient History. We place powerful knowledge at the heart of our curriculum as we firmly believe that all children should have access to the best of what has been thought and said. We want students to know more and remember more over time so that they become increasingly confident learners and can take the next step in their education as second to no-one.
Whilst we look to the future, we also uphold important traditions. We expect children to work hard; every lesson, every day because there are no short-cuts to achievement. We expect children to play by the rules and behave impeccably both inside and outside of the classroom so that we have disruption free classrooms and happy corridors. We have exacting standards regarding uniform, equipment and punctuality because in the urgent business of learning not a minute can be wasted. We believe in adult authority and our staff challenge children to give their all so that they can have every chance of success.
We want children to develop the content of their character and become good people. We invite children to Make their Mark through our personal development curriculum which affords them a wide variety of experiences and opportunities through clubs, societies and trips, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a Football Academy, a Netball Academy and our own Combined Cadet Force. As part of the Harris Federation, our students also benefit from inter academy events, Federation-wide sports days and the Harris Experience.
We are a radically inclusive school where we welcome children from a variety of starting points. We believe that children, regardless of their additional needs, should be included in all aspects of the academy’s work. Our dedicated pastoral and SEND teams work closely with students and families to ensure they get the right support to flourish. During their time with us we help students to develop the character traits of confidence, grit, kindness, responsibility and zest. These traits are at the centre of school life and are reflected in the awards we have received such as World Class Schools Quality Mark, Cultural Diversity Gold Award, Enhanced Healthy Schools Status and Investors in People Gold.
Mrs N Graham
Assistant Director East Quadrant