The Garrard Choir already in London for the festival! Come and join us- free entry at the Scoop! 1pm


Check out our extensive list of co-curricular clubs for this term. We've got something for everyone including and much more. See you at a club soon! Full list at


You can now download all this term's Knowledge Organisers from the page of our website at


The Year 6 Choir has just arrived at St George the Martyr Church for the final rehearsal for the Totally Thames Festival performance which is this Sunday!


Open evening and mornings at Harris Garrard Academy, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at First one, Tues 1 Oct, 5.30pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you!


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Congratulations to Caitlin and all staff and students at on their fantastic results


Our students are celebrating some excellent results today! “I want to congratulate our Year 11 on these fantastic results, which indicate the enormous progress they have made during their secondary education." Mr Everitt, Executive Principal. Find out more


Celebrating some fantastic results at HGA! A huge well done to all of our students we are incredibly proud of you.


Don't forget our school is OPEN to students and families tomorrow and every Weds during the holiday (9am to 1pm) if you'd like to chat to our staff about anything on your mind (tea and biscuits on offer)! Find out more


Students, parents, carers... got something on your mind? Kim and Lisa are in school today (9am to 1pm) so why not pop along and say hello. We're OPEN every Weds morning during the holidays for anyone in our community who wants a 'listening ear' (and maybe tea and biscuits!)


Want to talk someone? Need support? Don't forget the school is OPEN to all students and parents/carers tomorrow and every Weds during the holiday (9am to 1pm). Everyone welcome. Tea waiting! Find out more


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After eight years (my placement school) it’s the end of an era. Thanks for all the heartfelt cards and gifts and to everyone has helped me over the years. Of all the lovely messages in cards, this is by far my favourite.


Royal Borough of are offering free meals for children during the holidays through their Holiday Meals Mobile Kitchen. Find out more


Happy holidays everyone! But don't forget we are OPEN to students and families every Weds during the holiday (9am to 1pm) if you need to speak to someone. Come along and meet some staff for support, a chat and maybe a cup of tea! Find out more


Find out how Year 4 have been working with our secondary teachers to add depth and challenge to their and lessons in Year 4. at its best!


So much to celebrate at our secondary Academy Awards Evening!! 🎉 🏆 🎊 🥇#dontwishforitworkforit


Year 4 really enjoyed learning about historic costumes, etiquette and dance . They got to make and take home wax candles as well. A great day out and great learning too!


Congrats to our students who competed so well in the Sports Day yesterday. Fantastic day! Special mentions: Samuel (Yr 9), Samuel (Yr 10), Jefferey (Yr 7), AJ (Yr 7), Leoni (Yr 9). But all 27 of our competitors showed great maturity and


Our coaches are on their way back from sports day, but we are experiencing some delays due to traffic. Great efforts from our competitors today - well done!


Come to our 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions, every Wed (9am to 1pm), from 31st July until 28th Aug. It means we're OPEN during the Summer holidays if you need to speak to someone, meet some staff or just have a chat and a cup of tea! All our families and students very welcome!

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Co-Curricular Activities

The academy offers a wide-ranging co-curricular programme designed to nurture, develop and stretch pupils’ talents and interests.

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. Read the latest news stories about our clubs, trips and visits.

Co-curricular timetable Autumn 1 term

Key Stage 1

Clubs are for all year groups in Key Stage 1 unless indicated. ‘All through’ means clubs are open to students across primary, secondary and sixth form. Download as pdf.






Art Club

Cooking Club

Sports Zone

Homework Club

Reading Club



Musical Theatre

Gardening Club (all through)

Maths Skills



Handwriting Club

Garrard Choir (all through)

Environment Club (all through)






Languages Club (all through)


Key Stage 2

Clubs are for all year groups in Key Stage 2 unless indicated. ‘All through’ means clubs are open to students across primary, secondary and sixth form. Download as pdf.






Art Club (Year 3-4)

Sport Zone (Years 3-4)

Cooking (Years 3-4)

Cooking (Years 5-6)

Sport Zone (Years 5-6)

Handwriting (Years 5-6)

Handwriting (Years 3-4)

Art Club (Years 5-6)

Homework Club (Years 3-4)

Homework Club (Years 5-6)

Times Tables (Years 3-4)

Times Tables (Years 5-6)

Reading Comprehension

Environment Club (all through)

African Drumming


Musical Theatre

Garrard Choir (all through)

Languages Club (all through)




Gardening Club (all through)

Origami (Years 4-6)


Key Stages 3-5

Clubs are for all year groups in Key Stages 3-5 unless indicated. ‘All through’ means clubs are open to students across primary, secondary and sixth form. Download as pdf.







Before school

7:30am to 8:00am


Badminton Mixed (Years 7-11) 


Gym (6th Form) 

Badminton Mixed (Years 7-11) 

Girls Football (Years 7-11) 


Gym (6th Form) 



Must be in the Club by 1:40pm at the latest.

Extreme Chess Club (no sign up)


Chess Al Fresco (no sign up)

Extreme Chess Club (no sign up)


Chess Al Fresco (no sign up)

Extreme Chess Club (no sign up)


Chess Al Fresco (no sign up)

Extreme Chess Club (no sign up)


Chess Al Fresco (no sign up)

Extreme Chess Club (no sign up)


Chess Al Fresco (no sign up)

After school

3:15pm to 4:10pm

Boys Football (Year 8) 


Cooking (Years 7-8)

Film Club

Girls Netball (Year 7)


Girls Netball (Year 8)


Boys Basketball (Year 7-11)  


Dance (Years 7-9)


Football and Fitness (Years 10-11)


Geography (Years 7-9)


Mind Space (Year 7-10)

Trampolining Mixed (Year 7-8)


Boys Football (Year 7)


Cycling (Years 7-9)


Gardening All Through (all through)

Art (Years 7-11)

Girls Netball (Years 9-10)


Staff Badminton


Environment Club (all through)


Languages Club (all through)


STEM Club Zombie Apocalypse (Year 9-10)


Running (Year 7-13)


Origami (Year 4 to 13)


Chess (Years 7-13)

Dance (Years 10-11)


Cricket (Years 7-13)

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 pupils 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.

Other opportunities

In addition to the activities listed above, the academy hosts an annual Christmas Concert and Summer Show.  Primary phase students participate in a weekly Forest School lesson. The most able students participate in the Brilliant Club – a programme through which students are tutored by PhD students and then write a university-style essay. Sixth Form students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

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.

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.

At the end of the 2018-19, pupils completed a survey in which they told us that they really enjoyed our activities and that they wanted more, which is excellent! This year we are offering more activities in response to these results. The activity that students requested the most was football - pupils want more football teams, and so this has been carefully planned out with the PE department.

Sports clubs

As well as the clubs, our PE department runs weekly training sessions for our Harris Garrard sports teams:

  • Year 7 girls netball
  • Year 8 girls netball
  • Year 7 boys football
  • Year 8 boys football
  • Year 7 & 8 girls football