Our Sixth Form went to Thorpe Park yesterday for an adrenaline-filled day as a reward for their hard work this year. A great time had by all!


Harris officially achieved the Gold award for our school games mark 2021/22!


The stage is set and we are very excited to welcoming our new students to HGA on their transition day. A great day ahead!


HGA's Year 10 Geographers have been out to the River Darent today practising their fieldwork skills - and not afraid to get wet in the process!


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A great start by in the 3v3 Basketball having won their league they are now through to the knock-out stage Finals🏀 Good luck 👏


On Monday our Basketball team took part in the 🏀 representing Bexley after winning our regional qualifier. 27 boroughs entered their best school from their region. We finished 3rd, winning 5 games whilst only losing 1!


80 of our students from HGA with the most positive Harris Points were rewarded with a trip to today! Here we see Mr Carr taking on a student at air hockey...


Plant life !


Year 7 students finding out about local history and STEM in the community at


Year 8 students discovering local art and artists


Year 9 students with plant babies at RHS Wisley


Final Character Day of the year! Year 7 students enjoying the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich


Our Student Eco-Council is looking forward to taking part in the Bexley Eco Festival 2022! Read about our Eco-Council at


Araceli and Halya, Year 4, are the winners of our KS2 poster competition, inspired by the ' aim of inspiring young people to be active. With over a 100 entries, our sports leaders had a tough judging process! Read more


After their recent title win, our primary basketball team set their eyes on challenging a teacher team to put their skills to the test. After two competitive and well-spectated matches, Team Children came out on top with 12-6 and 11-9 wins!


Congratulations to our students who took part in the UKMT Challenge 2022. We had three Silver and six Bronze certificates (Intermediate) and one Gold, three Silver and 26 Bronze certificates (junior). Fantastic work! Read more


Our Outstanding Food Award goes to Jay, Year 10, for his creativity and skills in his Food Tech GCSE. Here are two of his restaurant-standard dishes: chicken katsu curry and cheesecake duo (matcha strawberry and vanilla mango). Yum!


So proud of the effort our Year 11 are putting in at present. Attendance at our intervention sessions has been outstanding and we are sure this hard work will pay off in their exams. Great work, Year 11!


Congratulations to Aleksandra, who has finished her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), culminating in a fantastic presentation delivered in front of her EPQ supervisor, Mr McCann, her EPQ peers and the Sixth Form Team. Great work! Read more


Congratulations to sixth former Lydia for winning the Jack Petchey Outstanding Achiever Award. Lydia was nominated for her all-round commitment to her education and laser-sharp focus on her dream of becoming a doctor. Amazing work, Lydia! Read more at

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Key Stage 4 Options

If your child/ward is in Year 9, they will be starting their GCSE options in September 2022, which is very exciting.

The process for this starts now, which can feel scary for students. We want to assure students that they will get a lot of support from their teachers and Leadership Team throughout the process.

Below we set out all the support we offer, as well as a clear timeline of events in the order they will occur. Should you have any specific questions regarding options for next year, please contact Kristen Gringeri, Vice Principal at

At Harris Garrard Academy, all students follow courses in certain core areas, but there is choice for the remaining subjects. 

Compulsory study and available options

The subjects which are compulsory to study are:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science (students can change this to Triple Science should they wish to)
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Geography or History

In addition to these, you can select three more subjects to study. You may select one subject from each option block below. We have included Spanish, History & Geography, which students must choose. We try where possible to ensure that students get their first choice, but this is not always possible.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

BTEC Business

GCSE Business


GCSE Drama

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE Spanish

GCSE Sociology

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE History

GCSE Geography

GCSE Drama

GCSE Food Technology

GCSE Art & Design

BTEC Music

GCSE Product Design

GCSE History

GCSE Geography

GCSE Spanish

Cambridge National IT

GCSE Triple (Separate) Science

BTEC Business

GCSE History

GCSE Geography

GCSE Spanish

National Curriculum PE




BTEC Sport


A timeline of events can be seen below, so you can see the types of guidance students will receive over the year.


Stage One – Assembly and Options Page on Website

In February you will have an assembly led by Miss Gringeri, Vice Principal, to explain your options. The assembly will include:

  • The subjects we offer
  • Our options for PE
  • Triple Science
  • Timeline of events
  • Support you will be given
  • How to choose your options
  • This part of the website!

Picture2Stage Two – Parents' Information Evening and Options Booklet

We will host a parents' information evening on Tuesday 15th March 2022, so that parents have an opportunity to ask questions about options and for us to explain the process. We have also created an Options Booklet to help students pick options. 

Click HERE to download our Options Booklet, created by the lead teachers for each subject.

Stage Three – Leadership Team Meetings and Final Option Letters

On Thursday 21st April 2022, we will be inviting Year 9 parents into school for one-to-one meetings with a member of our senior leadership team, who will be able to answer any questions students may have. In these meetings students will choose their options. We will follow up with parents by confirming their child's/ward’s choices by formal letter.

If you have any questions regarding options, please contact Kristen Gringeri, Vice Principal at