The academy offers a wide-ranging co-curricular programme designed to nurture, develop and stretch pupils’ talents and interests.
Sadly, due to Covid-19 we can only offer enrichment clubs to Year 7 at present. Find out more about Year 7 clubs including Japanese, Debate & Mock Trials, Cricket, Maths, History, K-Club, Running, Poetry and more!
While the school was closed to most pupils due to Covid-19 we also ran an Enrichment at Home programme for 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. Read the latest news stories about our clubs, trips and visits.
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.
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.