Nothing like settling into the week with a good book in our wonderful new library.


A selection of our brand new DEAR books - we are so excited for students to start reading these in tutor time!


Find out more about our co-curricular clubs for Year 7 this term, including Japanese, Debate & Mock Trials, Cricket, Maths, History, K-Club, Running, Poetry and more!


We are really looking forward to welcoming all our primary and secondary students back to the academy in September. For the latest details about September reopening (including staggered start dates and times) please visit Thank you and see you soon!


We are delighted to be opening the Academy to all our students in September. For the latest details about September reopening (including staggered start times and dates for our secondary phase) please visit . We look forward to seeing you soon!


Dear parents, uniform orders must be placed with our uniform supplier, Brigade, by 7th Aug to ensure delivery in time for the start of term. Orders placed after the 7th Aug deadline will not delivered until mid/late September. See full ordering details


A final socially distanced assembly was the right way to say a goodbye to our superb staff and students. Some moving onto new adventures and others to return in September for more exciting times at !


Free Young Summer Camp for young children who are eligible for free school meals. Details at


Dear students, don't forget is available all summer. is an online service designed to support your - offering a safe and secure way to access mental health and wellbeing support. Find out more at


15-17? ‘Keep Doing Good’ with this summer! Volunteering experience Make a positive impact in our local community Learn new skills Join thousands of young people who have signed up to ‘Keep Doing Good’ by pledging your time this summer at ➡


How will your child travel to school in Sept? We want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing very short survey. It will take a minute or less! Thank you.


FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer.


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Brilliant! What a wonderful team Have a wonderful summer all and we hope to see you soon.


Dear HGA Students... here is a video message from your teachers to wish you a happy summer and to say how much we are looking forward to seeing you next year. We hope you enjoy it and it makes you 😃


Young Greenwich in partnership with have put together an excellent online summer programme of activities. Find out more here


Check out the 'audiobook' file on Student SharePoint to listen to the English Department reading Elizabeth Laird's 'Oranges in No Man's Land' aloud! Here's an excerpt of Ms Hall reading Chapter 3 📚


KS3! A reminder that you have ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your entries to the Lockdown Creative Writing Competition! See remote learning slides for more details and get your poems into the English Department ASAP! We can't wait to read them.


A nice art idea you might like to try!


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Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it!


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'A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter' - resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality. View and download at

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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