Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.


The safety and well-being of our students is our primary concern

The Academy takes the welfare and safety of students very seriously, working hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. We strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.

The Academy understands and is committed to the vital contribution that all Governors, staff, parents and students can make to safeguarding children. Our curriculum is designed to create awareness in students of safeguarding issues and how to deal with them. Training of all staff in identifying, reporting procedures and dealing with such issues is regular and thorough.

We will continue to ensure that all our staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.

Our procedures comply with the letter and the spirit of guidance, regulation and best practice.

Our policies which contain further details can be found below.

You can access the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre directly by visiting the CEOP website.

The two websites below provide useful further advice for parents and carers on internet safety and other safeguarding relates areas:



Email contacts are available below but if you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please make immediate contact by telephone on 020 8623 1000 and be sure to make it clear that there may be a safeguarding issue. If you believe that a child is in imminent danger please contact the police - dial 999. 

Safeguarding referrals can be made directly to Children's Social Care on the following numbers:

  • Merton        020 8545 4226 / 4227
  • Croydon      020 8426 6464
  • Sutton         020 8770 4343 / 4943
  • Lambeth      020 7926 7856 / 6583


The Academy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is Mr. A Ridge (Director of Learning Support) who can be contacted on ridgea@harrismerton.org.uk

Andy Ridge

The Deputy Lead Designated Child protection person is Ms. A Samad (Principal) who can be contacted on samada@harrismerton.org.uk

You may also contact

Mrs. C. Milton (Vice Principal) on miltonc@harrismerton.org.uk


Ms. R. Simpson (Co-ordinator of Learning Support) on simpsonr@harrismerton.org.uk

All contacts above can be reached by telephone on 0208 623 1000

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