THE RIVER MAGAZINE | Spring 2019 33 Harris Academy CONTINUES TO GROW N ew government rules are restricting the ability of academies to open sixth forms and threatening the closure of others. So, parents of GCSE students in Lambeth, Southwark and Greenwich, anxiously eyeing on A-level provision next September, need look no further than Harris Academy South Norwood in neighbouring Croydon. And out-of-borough travel need not be a problem. The school has great links, with several bus routes serving the school and rail services to nearby Norwood Junction. Harris South Norwood has nearly 500 students in the sixth form which operates over two sites – South and Upper Norwood – and with its growth has maintained standards and success. On offer is a unique“triple pathway”to a bright future – an unrivalled innovation in courses comes as standard at a school whose motto is:“Excellence through enterprise”. To ensure that the course fits a student’s plans and aspirations, detailed discussions take place at a pre-entry meeting. As many parts of London see reductions to, or ending of, sixth form options, one school is bucking the trend. by norman hayden | E D U C A T I O N |