“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


The end of another wonderful week of learning at Harris Garrard at the end of the 🌈!


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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


Announcement Winter PE Kit - A Quick Reminder for Parents


The first of our Days this year takes place on Fri 9th Oct, for years 7-11. Activities on offer include sessions on relaxation, coping strategies, reframing negative thinking and the beauty of being unique! Find out more


Our Virtual Open Day is now live! Meet the Head of Academy, take a tour of our school, and hear from our fantastic students too. It's all at

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Learning Resources - Secondary

This page has details of how to access learning for when students needs to study from home.

How to access lessons from home

You can download MS Teams onto your devices at home and your mobile for free. Click HERE to download a pdf guide on how to access email, OneDrive, Teams and other Office 365 apps.

Watch Mr Case's video guide to accessing your lessons from home. Click HERE to find out now to use an Xbox or PlayStation to access learning.

Student guide and expectations for live lessons

Click HERE to download our student guide to accessing MS Teams and details of expectations for live lessons.

Our planning

To ensure that students are not disadvantaged by a loss of learning due to Covid-19, the Academy will implement a plan for remote learning under any of the following scenarios, once the school reopens.

Scenario 1: An individual student is required to self-isolate or quarantine due to their, or a family member’s, onset of symptoms.

Scenario 2: A class, or larger group of students, is required to isolate due to exposure to a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Scenario 3: The academy is required to move to a rota model, with different year groups on site, combining face-to-face teaching with remote education.

Scenarios 1 and 2 - an individual or group of students needs to self-isolate

Students will be able to access their weekly lessons through PowerPoints and other resources in the Remote Learning section of Student SharePoint. These will be updated every Monday, for the coming week. Click HERE to view our Student Sharepoint remote learning folder.

Below is an example of how these resources will be saved. Students without access to IT or the internet will be sent home paper-based resources.

Virtual 3

In addition, students will be able to join their lesson “live”, according to their usual timetable, by joining the lessons on Microsoft Teams. They will be able to hear their teacher, and the lesson being delivered, and see their teacher’s screen. 

See below an example of how live lessons will appear in students’ Microsoft Teams Calendar, where they simply need to click “Join”.

Remote learning 2

Students will be marked present, as normal, and can submit their work by emailing word processed work to their teacher or sending a picture of work they have done by hand.

Scenario 3 - Year group rota

In this scenario, the school is operating within Tiers 2-4 of the DfE’s response to Covid-19, meaning year groups will be required to move to a rota model, combining face-to-face teaching and remote learning.

Should this happen, a rota for on site learning will communicated to parents and “live lessons” will be delivered by teachers, according to students’ usual timetable. Students will be expected to “Join” their live lesson at the calendarised times, as the example above shows.