Harris academies are widely recognised as a force for social mobility. The founder, Chairman and sponsor of the Harris Federation, Lord Harris of Peckham, opened our first school in 1990. Over the past thirty years, we have implemented ideas and initiatives that have transformed the opportunities of pupils from working class and disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Harris Federation mission is to transform education in London so that every student in a Harris Academy receives an outstanding education. We now have over 5,000 staff and educate some 40,000 young people, and closing the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission.