Congratulations to Active Science who take the flag pole for this half term. They the leading hub for Harris Points. Well done everyone whose hard work is earning those points, even from home!


“As an Academy we are here for you and as the HGA community we will stand strongest together.” See the Head of Academy’s weekly update here


are offering remote work experience placements to give students the chance to try out industries they are interested in. Please apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success. Find out more


’s first weekly Live Cook-a-long DT Lesson went well today! Join us every week at 12:00pm to see Mr Sheppard in the kitchen. We didn’t think the pancakes would turn out so well!


Do you need more data to help you study? The government has launched a scheme to temporarily increase data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. Find out if you could benefit, and how to apply through the school, at


Our 'Listening Ear' service is available to all families and students from Harris Garrard Academy. We are open 11am-1pm (by appointment only) every weekday during lockdown. You are not alone during this difficult time. Find out more


Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements for Primary and Secondary students. Thank you as ever for your cooperation.


We would like to wish you a restful break over this very different holiday season. Please remember there are lots of services that are open over the holidays should you or your family require additional support. Please see


We're proud to publish our December 2020 newsletter, for both our primary and secondary phases, with stories from across this term. We hope you enjoy reading it!


Sydney, Year 7, has come 1st in the competition for this fabulous picture. Her art, which won the secondary school category, was inspired by a number of artists who were aiming to express diversity in their work. We're very proud of her!


Consultation opens today on our admissions arrangements for 2022-23. Please visit the link below for details and to give your views. The consultation ends on 13th January. Thank you.


We are consulting on our admissions arrangements for 2022-23. Your views are welcome. Please find full details at Thank you.


We loved Rukiat's poem, "I Am The Black Child", which he wrote for our Black History Month competition. Rukiat, Year 9, won first prize in the writing category. See all the winners at


Well done to Judith, Year 9, for winning 1st place in the art category of our competition. Great drawing and a strong message too. See all the winners at


Today we were proud to stand in silence around our school's wall of poppies to remember those who gave their lives for us, and the importance of peace and unity


The end of another wonderful week of learning at Harris Garrard at the end of the 🌈!


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Dear students, we hope you have a restful half term from Fri. If you have any emotional concerns or worries over the holiday, remember you can get support from . It’s free, safe and easy to use. Watch the video below to find out more


Announcement Winter PE Kit - A Quick Reminder for Parents


The first of our Days this year takes place on Fri 9th Oct, for years 7-11. Activities on offer include sessions on relaxation, coping strategies, reframing negative thinking and the beauty of being unique! Find out more

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Posted on January 13th 2021

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities - Apply Now

Speakers for SchoolsWe've teamed up with Speakers for Schools to offer exciting remote placements which will give Harris Garrard Academy students opportunities to try out industries they are interested in. 

You can use these remote placements to gain insights into the career pathways available in various industries. Please apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success.

NHS: Meet the people behind the masks

Dates: 11th February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to find out more about a career in the NHS.

Application Deadline: 21st January 2021

Build Yourself with Wates VWEX

Dates: 15th  - 19th  February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to find out more about a career in construction, development, and property services.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Willmott Dixon Management Careers VWEX- Future Leaders Wanted

Dates: 15th  - 19th  February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in management careers in construction.

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

Arts and Culture Exhibition VWEX with Regents Place

Date: 15th – 19th February 2021.

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in arts, creativity, and community action.

Application Deadline: 15th  January 2021

Marketing & Digital Communications VWEX with Oakridge

Dates: 1st – 5th March 2021.

Eligibility: Creative 15 – 19 year olds interested in marketing research, data collection and analysis.

Application Deadline: 18th February 2021

Tourism Insight Day with VisitBritain/VisitEngland

Dates: 15th February 2021

Eligibility: Year 10/11 students who are keen to gain insight into hospitality and tourism.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Skanska UK Insight taster day all around Social Value and Digital Tools

Dates: 18th  February 2021.

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in the use of digital tools in the construction industry.

Application Deadline: 20th January 2021

Leadership insight session run by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Dates: 15th February 2021.

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in developing confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Farrans Construction Insight Day

Dates: 24th  February 2021.

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds students interested in real industry knowledge.

Application Deadline: 22nd January 2021

For a full list of placements sign in HERE to search and apply.