Children can pick up a free healthy packed lunch from libraries and leisure centres during the May half-term, excluding the bank holidays. There's no need to register beforehand, just come along. Locations and serving times at


This week our primary team competed in the 3v3 Bexley borough finals with the winners representing Bexley at . The team performed excellently to win the event with scores of 8-0, 16-0 and 8-0 in the final.


We're pleased to support 2022 at Harris Garrard Academy!


Students celebrate their success in the Scholars Programme, with a graduation ceremony at SOAS University of London. They studied peace, conflict & gender with a PhD scholar and wrote 1500-word essays. We are very proud of our scholars!


Harris Garrard's Tag rugby team participated in their second mini-league event. They performed excellently winning 7-3 and 5-1, and we look forward to the final event in a few weeks time


Harris Garrard's girls rugby team competed in Kent schools' tournament recently. They were fantastic, making it all the way to the final. It was great to see over 100 primary school girls engaging in tag . Well done team!


Year 7 pick up litter in for 's campaign. Thank you to , who loaned us litter-picking equipment and removed the rubbish we collected. V proud of our students!


"Something wicked this way comes..." Today, our Year 11s were treated to a trip to The Globe to see a performance of their GCSE English Literature text, Shakespeare's Macbeth!


Our Year 1 & 2s really enjoyed taking part in the football festival. The teams had great fun, scoring lots of goals and using teamwork. Thank you to for organising and we look forward to their next event!


Today, Year 8 supported by the humanities department, enjoyed a day on the Thames, taking in London’s most famous landmarks. Staff and students enjoyed playing guess the landmark and waving to tourists.


Year 9 A-Side are enjoying the sunshine and learning about plants at RHS Wisley for their 4th Character Day of the year!


Our Easter Holiday 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions are for all HGA parents and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form). Come along on Weds 6th April (9am-1pm) and Weds 13th April (9am-1pm) if you fancy a chat with our staff or need some support. We'd love to see you.


Last Friday, we were visited by a very special member of the community, Abena Oppong-Asare, our local MP and Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. "She shared her journey into politics with us and was truly an inspiration," said Head Student, Daniella.


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"It was great to meet the students from years 5 and 6 at Primary School who participated in the Spanish Workshop “Los detectives culturales” ¡Enhorabuena chic por el gran trabajo!


Year 12 students making the most of the sun, and their dedicated outside area, during their mindfulness hour last Friday.


Harris Garrard had their first tag rugby mini-tournament this week. They put their learning from our PE lessons to good use winning both games, 5-2 and 4-2. Everyone had great fun and we look forward to the next one!


Last week our boys played a cup fixture against Fairford Academy. After a great match in wet conditions, we came out on top winning 5-2. Harris Garrard now progresses to play Danson Primary in the semi-finals.


AC Slater from the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge came to HGA last week to support KS4 students in writing passionate speeches!


We welcomed author for and he delivered some fantastic workshops for budding KS3 writers


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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

Sarah Donnelly - Vice Principal

Kim Rigby - Secondary Phase/Senior DDSL

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.