Remember to collect your learning packs from the primary office! Also have a look at this free resource now available to you all...


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You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.


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😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️


A busy library today as our students ensure they have plenty of reading material to keep them busy over the closure period!


Key worker parents - please see this important information on our website. Thank you.


So proud of you...


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So so proud of the Y11s I worked with today who, despite all the uncertainty, still came in, still wanted to do the mock paper we planned, still want our feedback. You are amazing! 💪🤩🙌


Dear Parents/Carers, In the light of the dynamic and changing nature of the situation regarding coronavirus Covid-19, we have created a remote working support area on our website for secondary pupils. Find out more


Parents/Carers - Please note that any new information from the school about coronavirus, including details of possible school closures, can be found at This will always have the very latest information. Thank you.


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A-may-zing!!! LONDON Youth Games in three sports- netball, basketball and rugby; super proud of our Thamesmead Titans!!


We can’t wait!


Wowsers! We’ve done it! 3 finals won and we’re going to represent at the in 3 different disciplines!


To celebrate World Book Day, Year 8 had a fantastic time today in creative writing workshops and assemblies led by published author - well done Jake and Amy for winning a free signed copy of Reni's book! Thanks for coming in Reni!


Students raised £182 for through a Readathon earlier this term, to help buy new books for every major children’s hospital in the UK. “There are people out there who don't have books,” said Leila, Year 4. "I love reading so it was a fun way to raise money.”


Our six student Wellbeing Ambassadors visited the primary phase yesterday to talk to younger students about and . Well done to our ambassadors Kai, Amandeep, Rubie, Mia, Kimari and Sonnie. Read more


Well done Year 11 - you worked hard today in your poetry lectures and masterclasses revising the Power & Conflict poetry!


🏉 Rugby update! 🏉 The children have made it through to the next round- they will subsequently be back a little late. Estimated ETA is 5.50pm.


Year 8 enjoy an assembly by Crossness Pumping Station on and the ahead of our next Character Day. Thank you .


Thank you to you, Mrs Chandhoke and Ms Singleton for coming to watch us!


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Belmont, Harris Garrard & St Fidelis competed in the 3v3 Basketball Finals today. Some outstanding skills on display & great team work shown by all 3 teams. Congratulations to who now go to London Finals

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Key Workers - Letter to Parents

Dear Parents/Carers

Harris Garrard Academy has been contingency planning now for the last few weeks to ensure that we can support in the current situation by remaining partially open for vulnerable children, and the children of key workers on the frontline of this crisis. 

We will follow government guidance on the definitions of 'key workers' to ensure the number of students who attend is manageable in light of the skeleton staff in operation at the academy. The government has listed the following as ‘key workers’

National Health Service, Armed forces, Teachers and childcare staff, Care home workers, Social workers, Police officers, community support, civilian staff, Prison officer or other probation staff, Firefighters, Local authority planners, Environmental health officers, Highway Agency traffic officers, Supermarket delivery drivers.

The full list is set out here.

Families will be able to opt-in or opt-out on a weekly basis, providing we are notified before the start of each week.

It is important to note, that in line with social distancing guidance by government, where you have any alternative options for childcare, your children should not be in school with others.  Please do not leave your children with the elderly or other vulnerable adults.

The academy will complete a daily register and will contact you if you have opted into the provision, but your son/daughter has not attended.  If you have opted-in for the week, we will expect you to notify us by 8:30am, if they are unable to attend on a particular day (or even sooner if you can) by phoning reception or emailing . This will enable us to keep your children safe, plan for their day and make sure they have lunch.

If you would like to opt into this provision and meet the criteria for keyworkers, please could you email with confirmation documentation, to Confirmation documentation can include, for example, Work ID Card, Letter of employment, current wage slip (all details redacted except name and employer) or another appropriate piece of evidence to demonstrate you are employed in the ‘critical workers’ list. Alternatively, you can come into reception and reception staff will validate your documents.

Teachers and support staff are developing our plans to ensure a high-quality provision we hope you would expect from us. However, it should be noted that this will not be a normal academy provision. Secondary students will be supervised and supported mainly through independent and online learning. In primary, students will follow activities that are learning based.

At a time in which there is a great deal of anxiety and stress among families, we are doing our best to provide an environment that makes your roles as key workers easier to fulfil and ensures your children are well cared for and given the support they need. We will welcome children in on Monday morning and continue to develop our provision during this period. 

In secondary, please could pupils arrive in school uniform, for 9am. They will be dismissed from school at 3.10 pm. There will be lunch provision available for students.

In primary, please could pupils arrive in school uniform, for 8.30am. They will be dismissed from school at 3.30 pm. There will be lunch provision available for students.

Students who attend this provision should be in full school uniform.

With best wishes,

Chris Everitt

Assistant Director Harris Federation Secondary Education