THE RIVER MAGAZINE | Autumn 2017 39 | E D U C A T I O N | Ylli Krasniqi reading Law at the University of Sheffield; Ella Penfold, reading History at Queen Mary, University of London; Andreia Oliveira, studying Accounting at the University of Surrey; Jordan Wilson, studying Fashion Design and Marketing at the University of Northampton; Bethel Ahonsi, also reading Accouting at the University of Westminster: and Jewel Ewers, studying Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton. A number of students will be entering into exciting apprenticeships at TfL and Microsoft. Nick Soar commented:“We are thrilled with this year’s results. The students have all worked with great effort and energy throughout their two years with us and it has been a pleasure to see them succeed. I look forward to following the progress of all Year 13s leaving us today – we are very proud of them.” Outside the classroom, many extra-curricular activities are on offer – including sports such as football, basketball, rugby, athletics, table tennis and trampolining. In addition, students can take various classes in music, art, films and theatre clubs and aspects of modern life such as appreciation of the environment and charity giving. is in the adjacent borough of Croydon, there are good travel links for students in the north west of Lambeth and the south part of Southwark. This means realistic travel from both boroughs. Situated in the north of Croydon, the school is only a short journey away. It is well served with bus routes: the 410, 75, 196, 312, 130, 157, 197 and 312 serve the South site, while 468, 196, 249 and 450 serve the Upper site. On rail links, trains from London Bridge and Victoria go through the nearby Norwood Junction and from East Croydon. Students starting in 2018 will be joining a highly- successful school under the overall leadership of Nick Soar who took over as Executive Principal a year ago. Nick described how the school was well-prepared for future challenges:“The benefits of having an established school of our size means we can provide a broad and balanced education, both in terms of the academic curriculum and outside it. In a world of tightened budgets we can continue to offer subjects and other areas of enrichment that other schools cannot.” “Furthermore, the two sites not only offer a‘single campus’ feel but enables us to provide small class sizes,”Nick added. A focus on science and innovation is at the heart of Harris South Norwood which in 2013 had become the“best performing”school in Croydon. This year’s A-level results form part of the wider Harris Sixth Form’s performance which show an increase on last year’s record-breaking outcomes. Some 43% of grades achieved by Harris Sixth Form’s students were A* - B, and 17% were the top grades of A*-A. Particular success stories at South Norwood will see HARRIS ACADEMY SOUTH NORWOOD Cumberlow Avenue South Norwood SE25 6AE t: 020 8405 5070 e: w: Twitter: @HASN_NEWS the evening enables parents to soak up the school’s atmosphere