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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A great effort from all involved

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Learning Resources - Primary

This area of our site is designed to support children and parents/carers should children need to study remotely.

If you need any support accessing remote learning please email Thank you.

While the school was closed we provided over four hours of tailored learning for each child through live lessons, recorded sessions, daily Purple Mash tasks and Individual Learning Packs.

On top of this, we had our daily assemblies and special art and DT sessions throughout the week.  We also ran some stand alone weekly cooking and art lessons and there were daily activities planned on Purple Mash to complete.

We are very pleased the school is open again now but would like to thank all our students, teachers and parents for their huge support with online learning over this testing period.

Mr Ben Sheppard

Head of Primary

The school day

Here is a breakdown of the remote lessons we ran while the school was closed. Download timetable as pdf.

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Recorded lessons on YouTube

While the school was closed our teachers created over 150 recorded lessons that students could watch. You can see all our recorded lessons, including for History, Science, Geography, RE and DT on our YouTube channel.

Individual learning packs

So that students could step away from their screens, we also provided them with Two Week Learning Packs which had further daily handwriting, writing, arithmetic and reading comprehension activities. 

Learning packs were also created with handwriting, maths and reading comprehension practise to help make sure our students had the option to engage with learning without a screen.

Our teachers

I also want to take this chance to thank my teachers. With little notice, they did a phenomenal job of designing and running an online programme for our students.

Mr Ben Sheppard

Head of Primary

Maths online home learning videos

Maths image 1Click HERE to watch short videos which provided primary school pupils with interactive lessons while they were self-isolating. The lessons are divided into:

  • Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
  • Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
  • Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5-6)

There is a video for each day covering a two-week period. There is also a pack for the children to use with the videos; this was in their home-learning pack.

It is important that each set of videos are completed in the set order. Most lessons are between 15-20 minutes long, each ending with suggested follow-up tasks; these tasks are intended to be completed at home using resources you find around the house.

Maths image 2Early Years Maths

Early Years Foundation Stage pupils had paper packs and were encouraged to watch Numberblocks daily.

Click HERE to see Numberblocks series 1-4.

Counting is fun with the Numberblocks - a fun-loving group of numbers who work together to solve problems big and small.


Making sure the children were read to and were reading on a daily basis was one of the most important routines for them during this time. We encouraged children to read for at least 10 minutes a day and, if possible, talk about what they read.

Links to other learning

We also encouraged children to use other online resources. Here are some of our favourites.

BBC Bitesize - daily lessons for all year groups

Effective Maths - resources you can use at home 

STEM learning - home learning support for families 

Let us read you a story...

We love reading here at Garrard and especially the opportunities to read aloud stories to the children. Click on the links below to go see our very own Mr Butcher, Miss Lee, Mr Sheppard and Miss Buchanan.


Need Support Accessing Remote Learning?

Please email Thank you.

Primary Newsletter - Friday 5th February

Click on the image to download our newsletter for week 5.

Week 5 newsletter