Harris Academy Beckenham
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Ciara Warnock

Harris Academy Beckenham

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About Harris Academy Beckenham

Harris Academy Beckenham is a happy, energetic and all-inclusive 11-18 academy which is widely recognised as one of the most successful and highest performing schools in Bromley. We retained our ‘Outstanding’ judgement in May 2023 following our previous 'Outstanding' inspection in June 2017. We are one of 52 schools in the country to retain this judgment. 

The academy is oversubscribed with 1,500 applicants applying each year for 180 places. The academy has a reputation of excellence, high standards of discipline and behaviour and a proven track record of academic success with outcomes significantly above national averages across all measures. 

In 2019 we were designated as a ‘World Class’ school because of the amazing work we do to develop students’ skills, character and competencies which rival and compete with those students from the very best schools internationally. We have since been re-accredited in 2022, confirmation that our Academy is, and continues to be, World Class. 

I have been here 12 years and I really would not work anywhere else. Our students are amazing - they want to learn and do well which encourages all teachers to ensure high achievement is the norm. This is a really special school to work in and be a part of. 

Arron, Maths Teacher

Vision and values

Our vision is to transform educational standards by delivering an intellectually stimulating and diverse education enabling students to flourish and grow into responsible and active citizens prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.

We strive for greatness in everything we set our minds to. We endeavour to do our absolute best and excel in all aspects of Academy life.

We are proud of the superb opportunities we offer all our students to develop in a community which fosters Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness, Reciprocity and a commitment to the highest educational standards. Our co-educational Sixth Form offers excellent progression to study in a vibrant and growing Sixth Form community paving the way for university and professional future success.

Our location

We are located in the heart of Beckenham in a highly sought after area in the London Borough of Bromley.

Transport links are excellent with Beckenham Junction, Eden Park and Shortlands train stations in close proximity, making our location ideal for travel across London. 

Our academy is a state-of-the-art building which opened six years ago providing students and staff with excellent facilities to support an innovative and creative curriculum. 


Why work for us?

Professional development

We offer a plethora of programmes to support everyone's professional development

  • NPQ programmes, offering the full suite of courses through Harris Federation which are fully funded
  • Master's Programme
  • Teach First, Schools Direct, PGCE and Teacher Apprenticeship Programme 
  • Institute of Education which offers a range of programmes to support leadership development
  • In-house Professional Learning Programme which is underpinned by research and is of an exceptional quality

This is a great school. The support, professional development, and career progression is exceptional. I have never worked in a school where I have felt so supported. 

Emily, Science

Our culture

Everyone who visits the academy always states that there is a warmth and togetherness where students and staff are in harmony with each other. Our ethos is very tangible and unique, as our students and families know how invested we are in the education of each young person. Relationships are strong across all stakeholders which creates a calm and purposeful learning environment where everyone can achieve their personal best. Staff here go the extra mile because students and parents do too. 

We are a family and a community which is culturally rich and diverse, of which we are immensely proud.