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!


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!

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Posted on April 9th 2018

Healthy Living and More - Academy Day, March 2018

Academy day march 2018 4Once a term we hold an Academy Day, when the normal timetable is suspended so that students can participate in a range of engaging, enriching and educational activities, such as workshops, competitions and visits

Our second Academy Day took place on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Here's a taste of what happened.

Year 7 – Healthy Living workshops, including one with athlete Szandra Szogedi (Olympic Judoka). "My favourite part of the day was the fitness field because everybody used co-operation. They used good skills and we all enjoyed it." "I enjoyed meeting the sport champion and seeing her Olympic medals."

Year 8 – Students visited Tate Modern. "I enjoyed going on the swings [art installation] in the art gallery because they were really fun.  I also enjoyed seeing all the cool artwork."

Year 9 – Police Education Day, including workshops on internet safety, child sexual exploitation, knives, gangs and drugs. These workshops were delivered by our Community Officer and his team from the Metropolitan Police. "I enjoyed learning about weapons with experienced officers.  Learning about their personal experiences as police officers was really interesting." "‘ I enjoyed learning how to protect yourself from going in the wrong direction to prevent bad things from happening to your family."

Year 10 – Natural History Museum Trip. Students enjoyed a walking tour of the museum and participated in a Darwin’s Theory of Evolution workshop. This is closely linked to the study of one of their key texts at English GCSE, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  

Year 11 – Revision Conference. Students had a personalised timetable to following including special booster sessions for the subjects in which they need most support.

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"It was really fun cooking for the first time, learning the way the economic world works because I didn’t know it before, and yoga was really relaxing." Student, Year 13

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Year 7 students pictured with Olympic athlete Szandra Szogedi.

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