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 November 8th 2018

Our New Community Code of Conduct - What Does it Mean?

Head of Academy Dan Smith on why Harris Garrard Academy is introducing a Community Code of Conduct. 

HG098We are very proud that the academy’s reputation continues to grow in the local community. I regularly receive letters of praise and commendation from local residents. These often comment on the politeness and helpfulness of our students and how smart they look in their uniforms.

We had unprecedented interest in our Open Events before half term, with over 700 people visiting the academy. Furthermore, the recently published Key Stage 4 performance tables show that Harris Garrard Academy is the highest performing non-selective academy in Bexley and outperforms other local academies by some margin.

We are always looking for ways to further improve and develop our links with the local community. This term we are launching our Community Code of Conduct. This outlines the expectations that we have of our students when they are:

  • taking part in any academy-organised or academy-related activity, or
  • travelling to or from the academy, or
  • wearing academy uniform, or
  • in some other way identifiable as a pupil at the academy.

Guidance from the Department for Education (DFE-00023-2014) makes clear that academies have the right to discipline students for misbehaviour outside of the academy whenever the above conditions apply. Furthermore, academies may discipline students for misbehaviour at any time, whether or not the conditions above apply, if it:

  • could have repercussions for the orderly running of the academy, or
  • poses a threat to another pupil or member of the public, or
  • could adversely affect the reputation of the academy.

Our Community Code of Conduct can be found below. Please take time to read it with your child and to explain its importance.  At the academy, we say that ‘Character is Key’. We already expect our students to conduct themselves exemplarily when they are in the academy, demonstrating Harris Manners and conducting themselves with courtesy and respect. I am sure that you will want to support our students in further developing their good character, by practising it in our local community.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. D Smith

Head of Academy

Our Community Code of Conduct

  • Wear your full academy uniform with pride on the way to and from the academy.
  • Be mindful of the language that you use and of the volume of your voices.
  • Cross the road safely. Always use the crossing and wait for the green man.
  • Queue in single file at bus stops and outside shops. Allow members of the public onto buses first. Give up your seat to the elderly or people who need it.
  • Walk in no more than double file. Be careful not to block the pavements. 
  • Respect the environment. Don’t drop litter.
  • Ride bicycles safely and sensibly. Do not ride them on public walkways.
  • Do not congregate in public areas before school. This includes in parks, outside shops or on estates. You should head straight to the academy from home.
  • Do not congregate in public areas after school. If you want to play out with your friends, go home first and get changed out of your academy uniform first.
  • Show your normal respect to teachers when you see them outside of the academy. Say “good morning” or “goodbye”.  Follow instructions, first time and without complaint.