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Year 12 student Bhavini is spending this week experiencing what it is like to work at a global law firm. She looks at home, we think!


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Huge congratulations to all our students at HGA for their best ever GCSE results. So proud! 🙌 Shout out to for leading an entire participant and ambassador English dept. to achieve their best results yet!


Well done to all our wonderful students for their fantastic 2018 GCSE results. "I put a lot of hard work in but the teachers were always there for us," says Hillary, who gained three grade 9s and five grade 8s. Full story


The competition is heating up in Battle of the Bookworms. Taking place NOW. May the odds be ever in your favour! Find out more...


The stage is set for our Battle of the Bookworms final after school today. £250 to the winners of our literary quiz! Come and watch... Good luck to our six finalist teams: Active Readers; Hopes and Dreams; All Tea All Shade; Les Petty’s; Homophones; and To Read or Not to Read.


So much talent at our Summer Soirée last night... Thank you to the students, teachers and parents that supported the wonderful performances.


Thank you for bringing in your instruments and showing us the different families. We love working together with to help bring music to students


Berlin travel update. Students are crossing from Calais to Dover now, estimated to arrive back at the Academy at 10.15-10.30pm. The secondary car park will be open half an hour before where parents can wait for the coaches, which will pull into the secondary car park. Thank you.


Our Year 10 Berlin trip students are now on a replacement coach and heading to Calais from Germany, following the break down of our bus. We'll give you an updated time of arrival as soon as we can. All students fine and in good spirits!


More pics from days 3 and 4 of our Year 10 to Berlin


Year 10 Berlin Trip return. Due to a mechanical fault on the bus the students are currently delayed in western Germany. We are waiting for a replacement bus but everyone is well and in fine spirits! We will message again with a revised ETA in the UK asap.


Pics from day 2 of our Year 10 Berlin trip are at The focus of today has been resistance and terror in Nazi Germany, including a moving visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.


Year 10 are on their way to Berlin! More pics and reports at


Get the latest news from Harris Garrard Academy. Our July 2018 newsletter is at


The heats of our 2018 Battle of the Competition take place after school in the drama hall, 10-12 July. 16 teams competing to answer questions on their favourite . Find out more


Read this week's Primary Newsletter, with loads of news and useful info for parents. Year 6 have been learning about Ancient Greece and making their own Grecian pots! Read this week's newsletter at


Look at our amazing catering team supporting England whilst serving St. George cakes and a tasty roast!


A fitting end to our year 12 English tour, attempting the quick crossword on the journey back to the academy. Thanks to and for their historical and literary marvels.


Our Year 12 students have just finished their -themed tour at . Thank you for having us!

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Posted on July 11th 2018

City Livery Company Supports Three Sixth Formers

WCSP logoThree sixth formers at Harris Garrard Academy have been awarded £3,000 each towards their university living expenses by the Charitable Trust of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, one of the City of London’s 110 livery companies.

The Company has a strong relationship with the academy going back well over a decade and each year selects students to receive extra financial support towards their higher education.

To apply for the Endeavour Award, which is worth £1,000 a year for the first three years of study, students had to write a personal statement about their ambitions and how they would use the money. Five shortlisted candidates were then interviewed by a trustee from the Worshipful Company and Mr Smith, Head of Academy, and selected for their "aspiration, fortitude and determination to succeed".

Championing education

“The City of London livery companies champion education and young people through their charitable trusts,” said Roy Penrose, a trustee of the Worshipful Company. “In the early days of the Company we were introduced to what is now Harris Garrard Academy. We are delighted with our association and will continue our commitment to help students in their aspirations.”

Alex, one of the three chosen students, says he plans to use the money to buy text books and also possibly put towards a Master course after his degree. “I was planning to work to earn money throughout university so this will help me focus more on my degree,” says Alex, who starts a Business Management and Economics course at Queen Mary University in the autumn.

“At our age money is a big problem. You can’t always rely on your parents, so having this support will reduce stress and help us fund university by, for example, buying a laptop or text books because they are expensive.”

Work experience

Alex says he really got interested in business in Year 9 and plans to work in property investment or stockbroking. “In Year 9, I started reading biographies about people who had been successful in business and I’ve done work experience with a property investment company and stockbroker too.”

The Worshipful Company has been supporting the academy since 2002, including funding and organising our annual Whittington Course.