Need support accessing remote learning? Please email We know it can be frustrating if you can't access the learning that is available, so we will do our best to help you.


Congratulations to Active Science who take the flag pole for this half term. They the leading hub for Harris Points. Well done everyone whose hard work is earning those points, even from home!


“As an Academy we are here for you and as the HGA community we will stand strongest together.” See the Head of Academy’s weekly update here


are offering remote work experience placements to give students the chance to try out industries they are interested in. Please apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success. Find out more


’s first weekly Live Cook-a-long DT Lesson went well today! Join us every week at 12:00pm to see Mr Sheppard in the kitchen. We didn’t think the pancakes would turn out so well!


Do you need more data to help you study? The government has launched a scheme to temporarily increase data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. Find out if you could benefit, and how to apply through the school, at


Our 'Listening Ear' service is available to all families and students from Harris Garrard Academy. We are open 11am-1pm (by appointment only) every weekday during lockdown. You are not alone during this difficult time. Find out more


Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements for Primary and Secondary students. Thank you as ever for your cooperation.


We would like to wish you a restful break over this very different holiday season. Please remember there are lots of services that are open over the holidays should you or your family require additional support. Please see


We're proud to publish our December 2020 newsletter, for both our primary and secondary phases, with stories from across this term. We hope you enjoy reading it!


Sydney, Year 7, has come 1st in the competition for this fabulous picture. Her art, which won the secondary school category, was inspired by a number of artists who were aiming to express diversity in their work. We're very proud of her!


Consultation opens today on our admissions arrangements for 2022-23. Please visit the link below for details and to give your views. The consultation ends on 13th January. Thank you.


We are consulting on our admissions arrangements for 2022-23. Your views are welcome. Please find full details at Thank you.


We loved Rukiat's poem, "I Am The Black Child", which he wrote for our Black History Month competition. Rukiat, Year 9, won first prize in the writing category. See all the winners at


Well done to Judith, Year 9, for winning 1st place in the art category of our competition. Great drawing and a strong message too. See all the winners at


Today we were proud to stand in silence around our school's wall of poppies to remember those who gave their lives for us, and the importance of peace and unity


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Dear students, we hope you have a restful half term from Fri. If you have any emotional concerns or worries over the holiday, remember you can get support from . It’s free, safe and easy to use. Watch the video below to find out more


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Term Dates 2020-21

Please see our Timings of the Day page for details of start and finish times for each year group from September 2020.

INSET                                    Wednesday 2 September 2020

Autumn Term 1                       Thursday 3 September 2020 – Friday 16 October 2020

INSET                                     Friday 2 October 2020

Half Term                              Monday 19 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Autumn Term 2                     Monday 2 November 2020 – Thursday 17 December 2020

Staff INSET day                     Friday 18th December.

Christmas Holiday                  Monday 21 December 2020 – Friday 1 January 2021

INSET                                     Monday 4 January 2021

Spring Term 1                        Tuesday 5 January 2021 – Thursday 11 February 2021

INSET                                     Friday 12 February 2021

Half Term                               Monday 15 February 2021 – Friday 19 February 2021

Spring Term 2                        Monday 22 February 2021 – Wednesday 31 March 2021

Easter Holiday                        Thursday 1 April 2021 – Friday 16 April 2021

Summer Term 1                      Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 28 May 2021

Half Term                               Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Friday 4 June 2021

Summer Term 2                      Monday 7 June 2021 – Friday 23 July 2021

INSET                                     Monday 26 July 2021

Bank Holidays

25 December 2020

26 December 2020

1 January 2021

2 April 2021

5 April 2021

3 May 2021

31 May 2021