About Harmonize Academy


Welcome from the Principal, Mrs Marie McConville:

We are an Outstanding Alternative Education School for students in Years 9 – 11. We have a Christian ethos based on our values of trust, respect, compassion and forgiveness which permeate every aspect of school life. It gives me great pleasure and pride to introduce you to the unique school of Harmonize Academy.

Our aim is to provide every student with a Vision for Life through a personalised curriculum enabling them to fulfil their potential in education, life and employment.

We opened in April 2013 as one of the first Alternative Provision Free Schools in the country and in March 2015 we were rated an Outstanding School by Ofsted. We are delighted that Harmonize Academy continues to be an outstanding school following an Ofsted visit on 14th and 15th January 2020. 'This school succeeds where no one else can' sums up the view of all those students who spoke with the Ofsted inspectors. 

We recognise that mainstream education is not for everyone and, through our highly innovative curriculum and caring pastoral system, we offer students the chance to thrive, achieve and improve their life chances. 'The best thing ever' is how students describe their experience at Harmonize Academy. 

Our latest Ofsted report praised our curriculum for putting 'the needs of pupils at its heart' by offering academic subjects and a wide range of options which result in significant academic achievement. We were also commended for 'a fantastic enrichment curriculum' which enables pupils to develop interests, contribute to the local community, and improve their well-being. Ofsted further reported that, 'Pupils develop into respectful, caring and considerate young people. This is because the school prioritises pupils’ personal development extremely well'.

I hope this website gives a flavour of who we are and what we offer but the best way to see the difference we make to young people’s lives at Harmonize Academy is to come and visit the school.

We look forward to seeing you,

Marie McConville