Harris Academy Upper Norwood

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Harris Academy Upper Norwood
Established 1958
Type Academy
Principal Mr N Soar
Location Spurgeon Road
Upper Norwood
Greater London
SE19 3UG
51°24′50″N 0°05′40″W / 51.41375°N 0.09439°W / 51.41375; -0.09439Coordinates: 51°24′50″N 0°05′40″W / 51.41375°N 0.09439°W / 51.41375; -0.09439
DfE URN 139906 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website www.harrisuppernorwood.org.uk

Harris Academy Upper Norwood (formerly Westwood High School and then Westwood Girls' College for Languages and Arts and Ingram County Secondary Girls' School) is a mixed secondary school with academy status, located in the Upper Norwood area of the London Borough of Croydon, England. The school is sponsored by the Harris Federation.[1]

The school offers GCSEs, BTECs and OCR Nationals as programmes of study for pupils. The school specialises in languages and the arts, and has additional facilities for the specialisms. The school will open a sixth form provision in September 2014, which will offer a range of A Levels and additional BTECs.[2]

The school was formerly a community school under the direct control of Croydon London Borough Council. However the school was rated as "inadequate" in its most recent Ofsted inspection report and was put into special measures in January 2013. The governors of the school decided to pursue academy status, with the school becoming part of the Harris Federation in September 2013.[3] the school was then renamed Harris Academy Upper Norwood.

In September 2014, the school amalgamated with Harris Academy South Norwood, sharing teachers and a sixth form campus. [4]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Harris Academy - Upper Norwood - Harris Academy - Upper Norwood". Harrisuppernorwood.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Sixth Form - Harris Academy - Upper Norwood". Harrisuppernorwood.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  3. ^ Andrew Levy (2013-05-17). "Teachers vow to strike after head suggests sitting in on lessons... but staff claim it puts them under 'intolerable pressure' | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Leadership Newsletter" (PDF). 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 

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