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.

Rewarding Students

Our Thirst for Learning campaign rewards students who show an exemplary attitude and take responsibility for their own learning. See our rewards news stories.

Harris Points

Students win points for arriving in lessons with the equipment they need to learn (the so called ‘Magnificent Seven’ of reading book, pen, pencil, ruler, homework booklet, pencil case and Harris bag), and showing a passion and desire for learning.

Points are exchanged for trips at the end of each half term. Trips are chosen by students and could include paintballing, rock climbing, and swimming in a giant pool with massive slides. There are three levels (bronze trips require 1400 points, silver trips require 1700 points and gold trips require 2000 points).

There is also an end of year 'Uber' trip (a four-day residential theme park extravaganza) for the students with the most Harris Points.

Student of the Week

The student of the week is voted for by teachers. The winner is given a £20 JD sports or Amazon voucher, and also a card that allows them to 'queue jump' in the canteen for the entire week. The runner up each week is entitled to a free lunch card and also to queue jump in the canteen for the entire week. The third place student will receive a free lunch card for one day the following week.

Principalship Breakfast

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Staff will also nominate around ten students each week who have shown an absolutely exemplary attitude to join a Principal's Breakfast. The breakfast is led by Mr Everritt, with each student receiving a certificate and gift voucher.

The idea is to recognise and reward the vast majority of our students who behave extremely well.  As an Academy we passionately believe in the importance of preparing our students academically, but also ensuring that they have the social skills to be able to contribute to society.

Reward… Free breakfast on Fridays, with gift voucher and certificate.

Gentleman CardGentleman Cards

Staff within the Academy each week hand out around 15 credit card sized cards to students they witness showing exemplary conduct - being polite, showing manners and respect to all.
Reward… One free dinner and access to the VIP table, with no need to queue.
Homework card



Homework Cards

Awarded for producing an outstanding piece of homework. 
Reward… One free dinner and access to the VIP table, with no need to queue.

Plant Card



Awarded for good body language in class (Posture, Lean forward, Ask questions, Nod ‘yes’ and ‘no’, Talk with teachers).
Reward… One free dinner and access to the VIP table, with no need to queue.



Golden Dinner Pass

Golden Dinner Pass

Once a week the Principal will hand out a Golden Dinner Pass to a student who he feels has been impeccable with their uniform and equipment, including while travelling to and from the Academy. This pass will give that student a free lunch for five days and VIP entry to lunch. They will also receive an invite to the Principal's breakfast, which includes a gift voucher. 

To stand a chance of getting the Golden Dinner Pass students must have:

  • shirts tucked in all the time

  • tie done up so you cannot see top button

  • five stripes showing on the tie, not including knot

  • correct shoes

  • no uniform violations for the week.

Reward… Five free dinners and access to the VIP table, with no need to queue.

Attendance Rewards

Awarded for attendance over 97%.
Reward... raffles for high value prizes (three per Learning Hub).