A delegation of Finnish education experts visited an academy school in Morden this week to pick up tips on how to improve exam results quickly.

The Harris Academy Morden welcomed a group of delegates from Finland education festival organisers Oppi and Microsoft's Scandinavian School Partner research group on Friday.

The group was taken on a tour of the academy by students, unaccompanied by teachers, and spoke to staff about their methods, which have helped GCSE results improve rapidly. Principal Lee Mallin said: “It is wonderful to know that educators around the world are taking notice of our dramatic improvements and recognise how good this academy has now become.

"Our Finnish colleagues were intrigued to learn about our structured, disciplined environment and how this impacts on rapid school improvement.

"The delegation was astonished to be taken on a tour of the academy by students and witnessing first hand how focused students were in their lessons”.

The Harris Academy was recently awarded £500,000 by the Lord Mayor’s London Schools Excellence Fund, to provide training for schools and teachers in traditional subjects such as English, maths, biology, physics, chemistry, history, geography, Spanish and computing.

Visit the Harris Academy website to find out more about the programme.