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!


Dilcy, Year 8, did this fantastic about and and different models of our solar system. She even included her own research sources. Well done, Dilcy! See more examples of out students' great homework at


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. once again had some brilliant results: , Harris St Johns Wood, and had great P8 scores of 0.34, 0.58, 0.89 and 1.27 respectively.


Good morning from Hooke Court! We really enjoyed our woodland walk and code breaking last night.


Year 6 have arrived safe and sound! They saw Stonehenge and lots of sheep on the way! Looking forward to code breaking tonight!


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Our provisional Progress 8 score for 2017-18 is 0.81, which is likely to put us in the top 2% of schools nationally. Amazing! Huge congrats to all our students and teachers ! Read more at

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Posted on October 16th 2018

Character Day - Special Workshops, Activities and Visits

The first of our Character Days took place on Tuesday 9 October, with every year in the school taking part.

On Character Days, the normal timetable is suspend for one day so that students can take part in activities, experiences and excursions that complement the academic curriculum and foster the development of character and 'cultural capital'.

In our Early Years stage, for example, children explored where their families come from, while Year 6 took part in activities that explored what we mean by 'human rights'. Year 8 had a police safety day while Year 9 went to the Science Museum (pictured below). In the Sixth Form, for example, Year 12 looked at the topic of consent and healthy relationships.

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A complete list of topics covered in our first Character Day.


Where are my family from?

Year 1

Great Britain - international evening

Year 2

Africa - fight for freedom

Year 3

India - history, song and dance

Year 4

American history

Year 5

Global citizenship

Year 6

Human rights

Year 7

Model United Nations day

Year 8

Police safety day

Year 9

Trip to Science Museum

Year 10

Sex education

Year 11

BTEC Booster day with one-hour breakout session (movie of their choice )

Year 12

Consent and healthy relationships

Year 13

Preparation for adult life

There will be six Character Days across the academic year involving every year of the school (primary, secondary and sixth form).