Open Event 2020
To follow the government's guidelines on social distancing, we have had to adjust our arrangements for Open Evening 2020. We are pleased to announce that our programme of virtual events will be launched from Sunday 11th October on our Facebook page, and are also available to watch below.
Our events include a virtual tour, a message from our Principal, the opportunity to meet some of our students and information about our pastoral system and the curriculum. https://www.facebook.com/HarrisAcademyMorden
Our School Tour
Our Senior Students
Our Pastoral Care by Mr Sparks
Our Year 8 Students
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does Parent Pay work?
Parents will be provided with details on how to set up a ParentPay account for their child, usually during the first week of term. Parents can securely top up their child’s account so that they are able to purchase food/drink at break or lunch.
What are the rules on mobiles?
Students are not permitted to bring their phones into the Academy. If they are caught with their phone, it will be placed in the school safe until a parent or guardian can come to collect it.
Detentions and rewards
Pupils are rewarded with Harris points by their teachers and tutors for excellent work and behaviour. Students with the most Harris points are given extra rewards, such as gift vouchers, every term. Students who behave poorly will receive negative points or detentions, as we have very high standards at our Academy and we aim to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.
What is your uniform and how do we order?
The Academy’s Uniform supplier is Stevenson’s, Epsom. Please see the Academy website for the Uniform Policy. Uniform can be purchased on line or in store:
· Stevensons, The Old Spread Eagle, High Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8DN (Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm)
· email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are they in sets or groups?
Students are taught in mixed ability groups in year 7, year 8 and year 9. In Year 10 and year 11 they are in sets for Maths, English and Science only. All other subjects are mixed ability, including GCSE options.
Are there entry tests?
No, there are no tests to sit to gain entry to the Academy. Year 6 students will sit reading and spelling tests as part of their induction process.
What is the SEN provision- how do I go to?
We have an SEN department at the Academy which is led by Mrs Emylene Mathieson, Assistant Principal and SENCO. She works closely with our primary schools to ensure that children with SEN have the best start. Please see the Academy website for more details.
Students who need extra support with their literacy will follow the fresh start and lexia programmes, which are designed to help them
How do I contact school?
Contact the Academy via: Telephone: 020 8687 1157
We have a huge range of activities available for our students at the Academy. Current restrictions do mean that students must stay within their year group bubbles, but there are still plenty of clubs for your child to join.
How do applications work?
The application process starts form 1st September 2020.
Parents should apply (preferably online) via their local borough’s admissions team.
The deadline for applications is 31st October 2020. National offer day in the UK is 1st March 2021.
The Academy Admissions criteria is as follows (see website for full Admissions Policy):
LAC (Looked after children)
Children of staff