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Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See for further info and a statement below.


What’s this! It’s our super HGA staff chosen by students as their superheroes! I couldn’t agree more! Not all heroes wear capes!


Of all the heroes our students have chosen to celebrate for we feel this one deserves special mention. Mason here celebrating our hero Captain Sir Tom Moore. Not all heroes wear capes.


Today at we are celebrating our keyworker heroes! - Here Y4 send a huge thank you to our wonderful nurses, doctors and police officers.


The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on , with articles and poems by students in Years 8-11 and creative writing by primary students. In partnership with . Download your copy at


A massive thank you to our testing team. Not a single positive case and with their support HGA is safely fully open.


We welcomed year 11, 13 and all of our primary students back today. Students in classrooms, back where they belong.


Creative Voice are taking the flag pole this half term. After an amazing effort from everyone at HGA, Creative Voice topped the leaderboard for online attendance! Well done all!


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Our new flag delivery today. As a community we stand strongest together. Together we can achieve anything.


A lovely snowy day at HGA today


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This (1-7 Feb), help your pupils to explore the different ways they can express themselves. 🎨 🎭 ✍️ 🎵 Our free school resources can be adapted for use in school, home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. 👉


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Children will take more than a year to catch up with their education, Boris Johnson admitted yesterday, as he promised £300 million for extra tuition, summer schools and a “Covid premium”


Need support accessing remote learning? Please email We know it can be frustrating if you can't access the learning that is available, so we will do our best to help you.


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

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Posted on March 16th 2021

Legal Work Experience Opportunity - Year 12

Despite the on-going challenges students are facing, international law firm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) are still committed to offer work experience to Year 12 students as part of their commitment to improve access to the legal profession. 

LogoBCLP hope that by the summer, face-to-face work experience will be possible and have devised a schedule that combines both skill development and real-life experiences of how law firms interact with a range of sectors. This programme will be delivered virtually if offices remain shut. Please note applications shut on Monday 10th May 2021.

Phase 1

4th, 5th & 6th August 2021 – Three days at BCLP gaining a real insight into what lawyers do on a daily basis as well as information on the different routes in to the profession, a number of skills sessions to help prepare students  for the world of work and the opportunity to take part in a challenge to win a £500 charity donation.

9th-13th August 2021 – A week visiting different organisation each day in a variety of sectors. During the week students will learn how law firms interact with their clients and the different roles for lawyers in these organisations. There will be plenty of opportunities to build your personal network and speak to people from all of the different organisations involved.

Phase 2

On completion of the two weeks, students will progress onto BCLP’s alumni programme where they will be able to get continued support from BCLP representatives including work shadowing opportunities, mentoring and further skills workshops.

Work experience for Year 12 students is an extremely important part of a student’s sixth form/college experience. As well as giving students the chance to learn more about the legal sector, the work experience programme often helps to demystify certain industries to a diverse group of young people.

For further information on the application process and student eligibility, please visit BCLP’s Connectr Platform. Upon sign-up additional information about Career Kick Start can be found in the About section of the website. A downloadable brochure providing further information about the programme can be found here.