About Harris

We believe that teachers need the freedom to teach brilliantly, the development to grow as learners and the leadership and support from an organisation solely focused on education and run by people who have worked in schools and understand teaching and learning.SIR DANIEL MOYNIHANChief Executive

The Harris Federation is the leading large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Our 47 academies, all of which are in and around London, currently educate 32,000 pupils.

We established our first school nearly 30 years ago and have built an unrivalled reputation for running outstanding schools in London. We have a track record of accomplishment in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level from Beginner Teachers to Executive Leaders.

We believe we are at the forefront of training and developing some of the best practitioners and preparing the next generation of senior leaders.

At Harris, we look for talented individuals who share our vision and want to help create exceptional places of learning.

We currently have:

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Primary Education

We have 19 happy and successful primary academies, plus three all-through academies. Each of those inspected by Ofsted has been judged Good or Outstanding (67% Outstanding). Some of our academies are brand new and were established to meet the need for extra places in specific areas of London, but many were previously failing schools located in challenging areas of London.

Secondary Education

In addition to our three all-through academies, we have 23 secondary academies and 2 standalone sixth forms. 

In the years since we formed the Harris Federation, we have consistently delivered outstanding results for the young people in our academies. Our average Progress 8 score in 2016/17 was +0.57 compared to -0.03 nationally. Our secondary academies were top for pupil progress in five of the nine boroughs we operate in.

Almost all of our inspected secondary academies - 19 out of 20 - are rated outstanding by Ofsted. This track record is unmatched anywhere else in the education system. 


  • August 16, 2019 Apply for our latest roles here at Harris Federation before the closing dates!
  • August 15, 2019 At Harris Initial Teacher Education we are looking to appoint a qualified primary and or secondar...