Thank you to for our 15 year partnership award. We are looking forward to many more years working with you.


When the primary hall is in use and we get to use the secondary sports hall! Benefits of being an all-through!


Lots of interest at the secondary sign up for all of our clubs last night!


Some home made musical instruments children in Year 4 made over the Christmas holidays. Fantastic work everyone! Children played their instruments in lessons today, which they enjoyed immensely.


Years 5 and 6 are getting ready to perform in their first Carole service


Thank you to all the staff, parents and students for making tonight’s Christmas concert a roaring success! Your time, effort and support is much appreciated.


It’s a full house for the Christmas Concert !


Thank you for the parental support


Hi Hughes'! It's great to see you- you're both looking great! You're missed by your peers and teachers! Merry Christmas!


Year 6 fully supporting on We've raised over £280 so far and still counting!


at HGA! All of the primary phase staff and children are helping raise money for


We can't wait to see the Christmas Nativity shows in a few weeks' time! Got to make sure Ms Brand's voice keeps going until then!


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Day 3 of with led by Executive Principal of Chris Everitt | enjoying listening to Lohengrin in the corridors over lunch


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Mince pies and Q&A ! Monday 10th December from 4.30pm


An amazing music lesson taking place at HGA. teaching different rhythms using claps and playing new notes.


We're pleased to announce the Yr5/6 Carol Concert will be at St. Augustine's Church in Belvedere. Check the newsletter for details!


Alfie is our playground king after beating Mr Smith on our new mega board. "This was the first time I've played Mr Smith," says Alfie. "It was a bit of an achievement for me. I knew he'd be a challenge." Top work, Alfie!


Come to our Sixth Form Open Event, Weds 21 Nov, 5-7pm. At Harris Garrard Academy, Yarnton Way, Thamesmead, DA18 4DW. Discover all the the fantastic opportunities on offer. Find out more at


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Inspiring words for the students at ! It's such a privilege to be able to visit our during their !


Our KS2 netballers won their match tonight 24-0! They were aiming for 26 goals! High expectations even when winning at HGA!

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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