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!


The tables have turned: English teachers being the students learning about the writing and influence of Jekyll and Hyde.


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We've a new Code of Conduct for our students when they are out and about in the community. We are always looking for ways to further improve and develop our links with the local community. Let us know what you think. Read the Code of Conduct here


and are two just of our popular extra-curricular clubs this year. See a complete list at including and . Loads to enjoy!


Year 11 spent Saturday afternoon enjoying an excellent production of Blood Brothers in preparation for their GCSE. Thanks so much for having us and good luck to all our students sitting mock examinations this week!


The coach is currently en route through lots of traffic. Looking at a 5.20pm arrival. Thanks for your patience.


Year 6 residential update: looking to be back around 5pm depending on the traffic. See you all soon!


These are just tasters of their amazing time! Have a look through our weekly newsletter for more; it comes out every Friday!


Don't worry she'll be home tomorrow!


Victory! A delicious feast prepared for our evacuees for their VE party tonight!


Our year 6 evacuees exploring wartime recipes at Hooke Court!

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Posted on August 23rd 2018

GCSE Success After First Year as a Harris Academy

Harris Garrard Academy is celebrating its first set of GCSE results after opening as a Harris Federation school last September. 72% of students achieved at least a level 4 in English and Maths and 47% achieved at least level 5.

Notable successes included Hillary (pictured below with her father) whose results included three grade 9s and five grade 8s. "I put a lot of hard work in but the teachers always helped too and were available whenever I needed them," she said. "Although it was tiring it all paid off!"

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Erika (below) was also delighted with her results, which included grade 6 in English and Art and a Merit in Child Development.

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John (pictured below with Ms Bywater) topped the academy's table for progress, achieving high passes in the challenging English and Maths exams. "I worked really hard, I believed I could do well and really achieved a lot and I'm pleased," he said. "The school gives me good support and the teachers are very helpful. We can come and ask them any questions and they really help us."

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Harpinder (above left) pictured with Margaret after receiving their excellent results.

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Jakub (pictured above, first right) also achieved excellent results. "I got my usual 9 in Maths, my strongest subject, but I was really proud of my 8 in English Literature too as that was a real surprise for me. I think the general comfortable atmosphere at the school helped me do well and the teachers are really good. They can teach you what you are missing."

Head of Academy Dan Smith (above, left) said: "Our motto is Learning Changes Lives and nowhere is that motto more poignant than on results day when we see that the results the students are collecting enable them to progress on to the next stage of their lives as successful, responsible citizens. Our combination of care, support and excellent teaching ensure that the students are making the fantastic progress we're witnessing today."

Pictured below on Results Day: Bethany, Charlotte and Norbert.

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