Come to the Harris Garrard Academy , Thurs 30th Sept, 5-7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you. Visit our school, meet our students and teachers, and discover for yourself what makes our school so special.


Come to the Harris Garrard Academy , Thurs 30th Sept, 5-7.30pm, to see our school and meet our students and teachers. Discover for yourself what makes our school so special. We look forward to welcoming you


This week's PE Challenge (press ups!) saw lots of our primary children and staff having a go. Well done to this week's winners - Mason (Year 5), Mr Green and Ms Anderson. We are all looking forward to seeing who will win next week!


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It's great to be out & about in our today! There is some beautiful artwork on show!


Amazing turnout today for the Year 8 boys inter-hub football competition. There was some unbelievable football, with Enterprise scoring one of the best team goals we have ever seen! Congratulations to World Studies who won all their matches.


Fantastic turnout today for the Year 8 girls inter-hub competition. There was lots of talent on show today, every game was amazing to watch. Congratulations to Active Science who came out on top today!


Our sixth form students at an assembly today about and student leadership. Fundamental British Values at HGA


Year 12 students Lydia, Aleyna, Javier, Lujain, Yusuf and Alesandra pictured during their second Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) session. The EQP gives students the opportunity to develop their own enquiry skills


Our Speed Bounce Challenge attracted over 150 attempts from primary children and staff! Everyone had to see how many times they could bounce over the barrier in 30 seconds. Huge well done to those who entered and we look forward to seeing more exciting PE challenges!


Students are signing up for our exciting range of secondary co-curricular clubs, including STEAM Club, Juggling, Volleyball, Japanese, Rock Climbing and Language Club. Parents - watch out for permissions slips coming home this week!


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What an inspiring and motivating day primary, spent learning more about how we can make small changes to gain bigger outcomes on a road to success! Thank you !


Young people in London/Essex - the wants to see your vision of the future! Submit a creative piece exploring life in 96 years’ time– it could be art, a video, a story… anything! Shortlisted entries will be exhibited! For more info visit:


Today our primary and secondary student leadership teams met to present their vision for our academy


Open Mornings and Evening 2021 - come and meet our students and teachers. Full details of our open evening and mornings (including dates and times) are at


Welcome Year 12! Head student, Daniella, introduces herself and her vision for the 6th form.


Well done to all our students celebrating their exam success this year. Kelsey, Quesser and Andy (pictured) achieved 13 grade 9s between them and an impressive collection of other top grades. . Details


Read how the Evening Standard covered the success of one of our students, Christian, after our A Level results were announced today.


We are immensely proud of our A Level and vocational results and outcomes this year. Over 80% of our sixth formers are heading off to university, with a further 6+% of students having won places on competitive apprenticeship programmes. Full details


Harris Garrard Academy has been held up as a model of good practice by Department for Education (DfE) for the way we have adapted our curriculum to help students recover after disruption due to Covid. . Find out more


Our Y11 Leavers did an incredible job of performing their GCSE Speaking and Listening speeches today to inspire all of Year 10 for their drop down day! Well done to all involved!

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Co-Curricular Activities

The academy offers a wide and rich co-curricular programme designed to nurture, develop and stretch the talents and interests of all students.

We want all pupils to be exposed to every possible opportunity that they might not have in their everyday life. Through the programme, students can gain the knowledge and cultural capital they need to become responsible, effective and active citizens.

Many of the co-curricular activities are open to students across both the primary and secondary phase. This provides a chance for students to develop social skills by communicating with pupils of all ages. In addition, Sixth Form students are encouraged to form, recruit for and run their own societies, or support staff in running clubs for younger students.

Clubs available for sign-up - secondary phase

Clubs are after school 3.10pm unless stated. Remember you will not be a member of a club until a signed permission slip is received.





Badminton (before school)

Miss F Picton


Rock climbing

Mr Rayner

Also Y11 with Mr West


Mr Mulhere



Mr Dennis

Girls Football

Mr Edaferhoro


Boxercise (also Y11)

Miss Ferran



Miss Ferran

Irish Dance

Miss Baker-Wells


Cooking Club

Miss Miller-Peart

Pure Dance  (also Y11 performing arts)

Miss Baker-Wells

K Club

Miss Khatun

Pure Musical Theatre

Miss Baker-Wells


Pure Drama

Miss Baker-Wells


Football (Y9)

Mr O’Connell

Language Club

Mr Rivo


Girls Football

Mr Edaferhoro

6th Form Performing Arts

Miss Baker-Wells


Miss Jackson


Pure Singing

Miss Baker-Wells


Coding Club

Mr Habing



Miss Presilia


(4.10pm Y11)

Mr Pexton

Football (Y8)

Mr O’Connell



Meanwhile, Elsewhere History Club

Miss PIckett


(4.10pm Y11)

Miss L Picton

Tag Rugby


Mr Rayner


HGA Business club


Miss Ogunmefun

Hand Embroidery

Miss Costa



Homework Support Club

Miss Pickett



Pampering club


Miss Ogunmefun


Miss Ali

Debate Club


Miss Hall



Music Club

Mr Dennis


(12:30pm – 1:10pm)

Mr Dennis









































Pupils are told about activities through Harris News and by their tutors. At the secondary phase we host a Co-Curriculum Fair each September. This is an opportunity for students to speak with the staff leading activities and to sign up for an activity. Permission slips are sent home so that parents are not only aware of the activities their child will attend, but also to encourage them to attend more and take an active role in this.

As a Harris Academy, we are also part of Harris Experience. This programme has been designed for the most able students from Year 9 onwards. It exposes them to a range of cultural experiences that take their learning well beyond the curriculum. Recent examples range from learning the art of auctioneering at Christie’s to a day of lectures at the University of Oxford.

Building resilience

One of the aims of our co-cuuricular programe, alongside our formal and informal curricular offer, is to develop resilience in our students to help them meet the challenges that modern day life brings.

When we devise the co-curricular offer we consider the following components that build resilience and offer development opportunities for our students outside of our core curriculum offer. These are known as the seven Cs of resilience:

  1. Competence
  2. Confidence
  3. Connection
  4. Character
  5. Contribution
  6. Coping
  7. Control

We encourage students to participate in activities that enable them to step outside of their normal comfort zone, whilst taking calculated risks and learning informally through mistsakes.

Measuring the impact

Registers are taken at every co-curricular activity so that we can track exactly who is attending which clubs, how many and how often. This is useful information for the school so that we can ensure that every pupil at HGA is given proper guidance in choosing activities and are positively reinforced; more pupils will then have access to these important activities. This information will also allow us to evaluate the co-curriculum programme regularly.

Enrichment last year

While the school was closed to most pupils due to Covid-19 we also ran an Enrichment at Home programme for all students.

Download our list of co-curricular clubs from November 2019 and January 2020.