Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Jack Petchey Award

We are very proud to be members of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme. This allows us to present nine awards over the course of an academic year. The winners are chosen by our students, with students being chosen for a range of reasons such as their commitment to the academy, helpfulness to others, contribution made to our community and so on.

Winners receive the following:

  • A certificate signed by Jack Petchey
  • A lapel badge to be worn on their blazer
  • An invitation to one of the annual celebration events
  • The opportunity to decide how a £200 grant will be spent in the academy to benefit them and their fellow students.

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Below is a list of the awards issued during 2014:


Tutor Group

Awarded For


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For giving 100% to everything she does, regularly volunteering and giving up her own time to help others.


New table tennis bats, nets and colourful balls to replace broken ones in PE



For being a great role model, helping year 7s, and being very dedicated to her roles in the academy, especially as a Year 7 Tutor Assistant.


Dictaphones for the languages department to help students improve their spoken Spanish.



A helpful and hardworking student who is friendly and considerate of others. As a member of the Student Council he is always making great contributions and acting as a tour guide for our academy


A range of new paints and brushes for the Art Department



Always making a great contribution to the Academy; a great role model to the younger year groups


 a range of footballs, ball bags, bibs, waterbottles, ref cards and a captains armband.



A kind and helpful student who always shared her knowledge with others and gives guidance. She has a very positive attitude and is fun to be around!


Equipment for the food room including more weighing scales, new bowls and serving spoons.



She is a great representative of our academy and has offered some great ideas on how to improve our school further, for example, helping to improve the school food menu. She is very mature and a great listener.


Equipment for the new 'Earth Club' Shovels, garden forks, pots, seeds etc.