We're looking forward to National Careers Week, 4th-9th March 2024. We will be using the many resources available, such as a virtual careers fair, films, talks and booklets to inspire our students about their future options and pathways.


🎉 What an inspiring afternoon at our Careers Fair! Students explored a world of opportunities with leading employers, colleges, and universities. Their futures look bright! 🌟 Check out the highlights 📸


Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud


Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud


We are officially through to the Sports hall finals. We finished inside the top 3 of todays qualifier and now will be one of 12 schools in the grand finals on the 19th March! This is the first time in the 3 years we have achieved this!


We have officially arrived at for the indoor sports athletics London finals representing to team Let’s go Garrard!!


Look what arrived in the post! These adorable handmade worry monsters were ordered from over a year ago. Big thanks to the talented knitters - they will bring comfort to many. Therapeutic tools for little ones.


Love is in the air (and candy in hand!) at HGA! Y11s selling roses & lollipops to make prom dreams come true. Talk about initiative!


HGA remembered the stories of the holocaust, assembly led by Mr Mukadam.


The girls at our school are selling baked goods all week to raise money for their cheerleading competition in February. The first day was a great success, and we thank everyone for their support! Come and grab some delicious treats to support the Legacy Cheer and Dance 2024 🍰🎉


KS3 students have mastered functions and formulas, so it's time for a little light relief! They're creating pixel art using conditional formatting in Excel. It's a fun way to apply their skills and unleash their creativity. 🎨💻



Our students had a blast at exploring science in action! 🔬🚀 They dived into the latest research and innovations at Queen Mary University of London. 🌟


🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.


Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology.


🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅


🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀

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Posted on March 5th 2019

Italy - Sixth Form International Trip - Report and Pictures

In February, a group of our sixth formers embarked on a three-day trip to Rome for the annual Harris Garrard Academy sixth form international trip.

The entire city of Rome is an UNESCO site with one of the highest concentrations of art and historic monuments anywhere in the world. It made for an awe-inspiring trip.

Day 1

We spent the day touring Vatican City. The students developed a greater understanding of the religious centre of the Roman Catholic faith and admired the stunning architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica.

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They ended the day tasting authentic Italian cuisine!

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Day 2

On the second day of the trip, we took in the famous sites of Rome. From the Colosseum, they the headed to ‘gelataria’ to try some Italian ice cream (gelato), which received unanimous group approval.

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Day 3

On the final day, we explored the Jewish District with a history dating as far back as 1555. They learnt how far-reaching the Nazi regime's beliefs had been. We explored the lives of Jewish families that had been taken to Auschwitz from their homes in the roman Jewish ghetto. To commemorate the Roman Jewish victims, many cities in Europe have placed gold plaques to ensure they are never forgotten. 

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Before heading to the airport for their flight home, the students took in some art by touring an exhibit entitled ‘Inclusion’ which they found fascinating.

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What students said...

Our annual international trip is an integral part of our Sixth Form offer. We teach our students about the importance of developing a global perspective and widening their horizons. Our trip is designed to develop independence, confidence and greater understanding of the wider international community.

When asked to reflect on the trip, the students said:

  • “The trip gave me the opportunity to travel for the first time and I can’t wait to travel again!” Lily, Year 13
  • My confidence has grown so much, and I feel more independent.” John, Year 12
  • “I now want to undertake a year abroad as part of my degree so I can travel more.” Thehela, Year 13
  • “I developed new friendships and learnt more about the world outside of London.” Abisola, Year 12