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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Wellbeing at Home

We continue to provide guidance and emotional support to young people and their families, during term time, school holidays and periods of school closure due to Covid-19.

Harris Garrard Academy maintains strong links with local and national agencies offering practical support to families. We are able to put families in touch with a range of support agencies and networks. We also continue to offer our Listening Ear, counselling and school nurse provision to students (see below).

If you would like to speak to us or access support, please contact a member of the safeguarding team on 0208 320 4800 or email

Aretha Banton - Vice Principal

Julie McMahon - Deputy DSL

Listening Ear drop in sessions

During the school holidays and periods of school closures, our ‘Listening Ear’ service remains open every Wednesday from 9am to 1pm. The service is based in our secondary phase. 

Please call 0208 320 4800 and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team if you would like to arrange an appointment. This service is available to all students enrolled in our primary, secondary and sixth form. 

A message from School Nurse, Sarah Ward

Dear Students, 

I hope you are all safe and well? I would like to share some information to help you look after yourselves during this difficult time. I have put together some helpful numbers/email addresses that young people can access for help and support, plus some guidance sheets. You can read and download them below.

Please take care and keep safe.

Kind Regards

Sarah Ward, HGA School Nurse

Mentally Health Schools 

Mentally Health Schools have produced a free coronavirus toolkit. It includes resources for parents to use with vulnerable children or children with SEND, a resource from Stonewall for the LGBTQ+ community, and practical activities for adults and children. Download the toolkit.

Other mental health information

Harris Federation. The Harris Federation has also compiled a list of mental health information for parents and students. Download the list here.

Mind in Bexley wellbeing helpline. Are you feeling worried, stressed or down right now and you need somebody to talk to? The Mind in Bexley wellbeing helpline is open on 0203 912 0048, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. The helpline provides support to all adult residents in Bexley.