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'This has given me a second chance' - read about the amazing support for students at in today’s Times. The school, it says, is ‘proof that it is possible to take children who have failed in mainstream education and turn them around.'


The Academy is back to normal today, students are expected in by 8.30am in full uniform


Harris Aspire is OPEN until 12.30 today, Friday 2nd March


Harris Aspire is CLOSED today due to the adverse weather conditions, check website, Twitter & Facebook for updates


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Off for our Mental Health roadshow with our friends and


roll on tomorrow all students to learn CPR


British Heart Foundation - Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct whole school to learn CPR with


Students to take part in BHF Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct


- Restart a Heart Day - Tues 18th Oct students taking part in the record breaking CPR training

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Message from Principal

Welcome to Harris Aspire Academy

Andy Barr Principal

Since opening its doors in 2013, Harris Aspire Academy has been committed in its vision to provide an outstanding education to all of its students overcoming barriers that may have prevented them from engaging fully in mainstream education.  The Academy is part of the Harris Federation whose name is synonymous with setting standards of excellence and fulfilling high expectations.  I firmly believe that a strong, embedded culture of expectations of behavior, coupled with a high standard of teaching and support, work to ensure a positive, successful learning environment that keeps all students engaged in the learning process.  My ambition is to drive the accomplishments of the Academy further, enabling our young learners to develop and achieve the essential skills needed to be happy, confident and successful in order to flourish in adult life.  The curriculum offer at Harris Aspire Academy is designed to meet the social and educational needs for students at a personalized level, delivered by highly trained and fully committed staff who will not give up on them. 

The Academy admits cohorts of Year 11 and Year 12 students.  Both year groups engage in a one year programme of study achieving educational outcomes allowing them to move onto level 3 courses, an apprenticeship or a vocational career programme.

Thank you for taking the time to view the website.  If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Andrew Barr - Principal