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 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).