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is the theme of the latest issue of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, just published today! Includes fantastic about the high seas by primary students . Download your free copy now


Billie and Peter have entered our Creative Writing Competition. And you can too! Open to all students... Find out more at Closing date 29 June 2018


'Life and learning should be a festival of the mind,' Socrates. Welcome to Ms Price from , pet therapy dog Monty and who are here to deliver the exciting Amazing Brains project - encompassing the wonders of comedy with the foundations of science!


Download this week's Primary Newsletter for parents at Read about about our amazing Year 6 cricket team, a special Roald Dalh BFG reading, end of term reports and much more...


Year 1 have been using primary colours to help them discover secondary colours!


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Harris Garrard Academy is looking for an Innovation Leader for Spanish. Apply now


Our Year 6 team performed fantastically in a schools competition yesterday and has been named the third best Year 6 team in the whole of . After just five weeks of coaching! Great work everyone, we're proud of you


We're really proud of you all! Students and their coach! A fantastic achievement. Do send us some pics if you have some...


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congratulations to our outstanding cricket team for finishing joint second out of the 64 schools in Bexley we where very unfortunate to have only missed out on qualification for the London youth games by run difference. Good luck to both Danson Primary & old Bexley


A huge well done to our Year 6 team who have made it in to the semi-finals at the County Cricket Tournament. So they’re one of the top 4 teams in the borough! You’re all champs


We enjoyed hosting your event and meeting you all!


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Apply for our and today to start a career you will love in one of our amazing academies. Head to our website for more info👉🏽 or apply via UCAS code 1TZ!


Years 4, 5 and 6 are supporting Harris Garrard Academy in strength at the Sports Day at Crystal Palace Sports Arena


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Teacher of Science required .Apply now


Is your child in Year 8? Download our options booklet here to help them choose their subjects for Year 9


Chair of Governors Beverley Johnston meets former students, Jack and Vince, as part of our yesterday. The two spoke with our current Year 10 about their career paths with and . Find out more


Big thanks to barrister for a great five minute introduction to networking for our Year 10 students as part of their day in the City of London.


Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more


A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our annual – giving students first-hand experience of working in the City of London. “Today has helped me find out in life what I want to do." David, Year 10. Find out more


Thanks for your support and presentation. We’ll be Tweeting some pics later today!

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Posted on May 17th 2018

Data and Privacy - Message for Parents

Dear Parent / Carer

In light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, I would like to take this opportunity to stress how important we consider the privacy of our students, their parents/carers, our staff, governors and any other person carrying out activities on behalf of the Academy. 

As I’m sure you are aware the collection, use and retention of personal data has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, most markedly with Facebook’s mishandling of some of its users’ data.  GDPR is going to go some way to ensure such scenarios don’t happen again, as the new regulation will force organisations to fundamentally change the way they process and handle data. It will have a far reaching impact and will apply to all organisations, big and small, including Academies such as ours. It is our responsibility, therefore, to ensure that the personal data we collect on your child/ward is being used fairly and lawfully, is accurate, is kept secure and is retained for no longer than is necessary.

We want to be totally transparent with you with regards how we use your child/ward’s data and as such we have updated our privacy notices, including a bespoke one for Parents and Carers.  You can access this at the following but I’m also detailing a few headlines below:

Why do we keep personal data about our students?  We collect and use your child/ward’s personal data for a range of reasons, but will only collect it where the law allows us to. The main reasons for collecting your child/ward’s personal data is to enable us to provide outstanding education, which is in the public interest, and to comply with various legal obligations - many of which are laid down by the government’s Department of Education. 

Who do we share personal data with?  We share your child/ward’s data with various organisations such as the Local Authority, Department for Education and also third parties who supply us services, such as our Academy caterers for example.  We will only do so, though, if the law or our policies allow us to; where this is not the case we will approach you or your child/ward for consent. 

How long do we keep personal data for?  We will keep personal data about your child/ward while they are attending our Academy. We will also keep it beyond their attendance if this is necessary in order to comply with our legal obligations.  There are set guidelines on how long data can be held and we will not retain it for longer than necessary.

In summary, the privacy of your child/ward is very important to us and our Academy’s aim is to:

  • Regulate - collect only what we need, use it for the purpose it was collected and not keep it for longer than necessary.
  • Restrict - limit access to those who need it and keep it secure by a combination of improved technical protection measures and personal handling behaviours.
  • Respect - be clear with staff, students, parents/carers and other key individuals how we collect, store, share and use their personal data.

I appreciate some of you may find the recent focus on personal data a bit overwhelming, but I want to reassure you that the staff at our Academy will be absolutely scrupulous when is it comes to the handling, storage and deletion of your child/wards personal.

Yours faithfully

Mr Chris Everitt

Executive Principal