A huge well done to everyone who took place in the MiSST 'Play Day'!Students played a wide range of repertoire and a very short period of time culminating in an excellent performance at the end of the day.


Our second day working, alongside , with Harris Academy schools in London. Today we’re based and our day began with DPhil student Emma Slater looking at literary theory.


Thanks to today’s participating schools: Your students are so engaged and articulate! 🥰


Great to see our Sixth Formers leading the Peer Mentoring programme in the academy. A great way for some of our younger students to build confidence, optimism, and resilience!


We are marking from the moment students arrive today. Here's Mr James and some of our Year 7 volunteers distributing white ribbons and collecting student pledges, as they enter the building. "I promise to never use, excuse..."


White Ribbon Day at Invictus


Thank you to the team for the super organised and informative Year 11 Independent Learning Day today! Our Harris Experience Year 11 students loved it, especially the debates and philosophy sessions!


Today, our Safer Schools Officers have come in to talk to each year group about Harassment & Inappropriate BehaviourOverseen by Mr James, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, we share the importance of these themes within the Academy & our wider context.


Yes Tops! Thanks for having him - Best of luck for the season! 💛#SuttonUnited | 🟡🟤


A pleasure to host the brilliant Tope Fadahunsi from yesterday!He supported our fantastic Y7 Football team in their first game of the season & talked to the students about what it takes to be a pro footballer. Thank you to Mr Xavier for organising!


Students came down from as far as Newham to meet the staff and ambassadors.They spoke to Pharmacists, Nurses, Non-Clinical staff, healthcare assistants, and more on the different careers in the NHS. Fabulous crowd of students and families!


Tonight we’re the hosts of a Croydon and Sutton wide event with NHS Careers with a wide range of volunteers in healthcare. What a huge turnout this evening!


We are celebrating Diwali this week, so It’s Curry Day today! A tasty array of Curries and delicious sundries keeping the students happy and fed throughout the day! Thank you to the and the whole team! to all our celebrating families !


Well done to all the schools taking part in our KS4Boys Badminton today.🏸 Congratulations to the winners! 👏👏👏🥇A big thank you to the teachers umpiring the matches. 🙏🏸


Well done 🎉🔥⚽️


Here’s a fantastic video of our wonderful science technician, Mr Flemetakis, eagerly prepping for sixth form open evening last night! Superb physics, Mr F!


Today we had the DISCOVER Team from come in to deliver their assembly to 6F on Wellbeing.With discussions on managing stress, workload, and emotional resilience. We’re looking forward to having them back in for their workshop! Thank you Emilie & Ajua!


Our students displayed not only their football skills but our fantastic new 4G pitch for visitors tonight!


Ms Bent, our Associate Vice Principal, and Faculty Coordinators Ms Brown & Mr Barker, talked to prospective students and parents about the vast no. of opportunities offered at our Sixth Form.

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Welcome From the Head of Academy

Welcome to Harris Invictus Academy

Harris Invictus Academy is a vibrant, happy and successful school at the heart of the community. We know that our young people have incredible strengths and talents which we nurture. We encourage them to flourish and grow into excellent ambassadors for the Academy and for our community. The Academy has a roll of 1,000 students, including a thriving Sixth Form, and whilst we were only founded in 2014 we are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted [and oversubscribed by parents].

We are part of the Harris Federation which is one of the highest performing Trusts in the country.

We celebrate our differences, enjoying the benefits of having a truly diverse cohort. We support the wellbeing of our students by developing their empathy, generosity and respect for others in the community.  We take pride in our principles of equality and respect for alternative views, cultures, religions and all people regardless of their gender, disability, race, or sexual orientation.

Our students enjoy being at the Academy and choose to stay with us for their sixth form education.

We support students to achieve academically and to achieve excellent outcomes both at GCSE and at Sixth form.  We expect our students to demonstrate the characteristics and values embodied in Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley.

These are:


We are very ambitious for our students. We are traditional in our approach to the curriculum and we support students to achieve the best they can. We provide a comprehensive careers programme which drives and supports the highest aspirations. We expect students to continue in education and we personalise the advice and guidance we give to them to ensure they are on the most ambitious learning journey.


We know that learning new things can be challenging but by providing a rigorous curriculum and a strong foundation we make sure that students are ready for GCSE and beyond. By providing an extensive co-curriculum, including the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and the Jack Petchey award we develop resilience within our students. Our sports programme is extensive, and we have the Kinetic Academy Football Programme in place for our Sixth Form students. We continue to develop performing arts and we have an ambitious music programme (MiSST) through which ALL students are given a musical instrument to learn, right from Year 7. We have just invested in new theatre seating to provide the best platform to share our amazing performances.


We know our students have courage and relish challenge; we can see this not only through their academic performance but also at Sports Days, in competition between our Houses, and participating in community events for example Croydon Has Talent. It was amazing to see our students performing at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. They also have courage when it comes to learning: they know learning is hard and they have the courage to make mistakes and learn from them.  


We know that times can be challenging and we have a strong network of support in place.  There is a strong ethos and a sense of belonging to the Invictus family. We have a comprehensive pastoral team, that works with students, parents, families, and the community to ensure that our students are supported. This includes being the lead school for the Mental Health Strategy Team in Croydon.

We will not let each other fail; we will be undefeated. We know that we have to be committed and dedicated, but we can, and we will, be successful.

Learning is a journey and in partnership with parents, we are there to support, to celebrate successes and to guide our young people as they become the leaders of tomorrow.

“Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X

Mr Dougal Scott

Head of Academy