We love this, well done Victor from our Year 3! You're keeping our spirits up!


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J K Rowling has surprised everyone by announcing a new book which she is publishing chapter by chapter on a new website. Completely different to Harry Potter.


"I really enjoyed the fitness workouts. And my 60 minute bike ride, three times a week with my mum." Victor, Year 3 Congrats to Victor and Jashanpreet, winners of our Fitness Diary competition!


A happy Eid Mubarak from our families to yours!


Ms Poolman and Ms Gringeri are filming a school tour for our new year 7s today, so you can have a look around. It will be on our website soon!


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Get involved with breaking a Guinness World Record! Author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, wants you to take part in the world's biggest online lesson ever. Thursday 21 May 4-4:30pm. Register today!


School nurse, Ms Ward, has put together some helpful information sheets for students on topics such as mental wellbeing, emotional and sexual health, and sleep. Read and download them at


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We love this... head to Roald Dahl's YouTube channel to see a host of film stars reading 'James and the Giant Peach' in instalments from their homes. Chris Hemsworth, Eddie Redmayne, Meryl Streep and many more.


Tune in to another wonderful story time. This week join Mrs Lee for one of her favourite picture books and help us celebrate reading!


Need mental health and wellbeing support? is a safe, confidential support service for all young people in . Counsellors available 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year


Bitesize has suggested 7 simple ways we can all show for Mental Health Awareness Week.


Harris Garrard continues its evolution into a secret garden in the heart of London. We are so lucky to have such wonderful spaces for learning.


This week join Mr Sheppard for story time as he shares one of his favourite stories!


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Don’t miss out on some career talks this week. Follow the link below to find out more:


Give a big hand to the winners of our 'Write a Biography' challenge. We asked students to interview a relative or neighbour on the phone, and then write a short biography. Read the fantastic winning entries at


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Introducing our Virtual Cyber School! Head over to to find out how you can get free access to over 200 cyber security challenges with CyberStart Game. Already playing? Your licenses have also been extended so you can keep developing your skills 🎁


today making some beautiful log badges and insect houses. That way they can also during isolation.


Join Mr Butcher for our first Storytime! Nothing beats hearing a story being read aloud and this is one of our favourites! Follow the link to watch now -


Mr Smith has a new independent learning challenge for all our students... Keep a fitness diary! Find out more at


Our and Team, including Kim and Lisa (pictured last year), is working hard to improve and refresh their skills while school is closed, so they can provide even more support to students/families when we reopen. More at

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Year 11 Students - Your Next Steps

Dear Year 11 Student,

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your patience and resilience during the last week, you have all been amazing and we are very proud of you. We recognise how challenging it has been for you, with such uncertainty about your examinations, as well as having to say ‘goodbye’ to your friends and teachers at such short notice. It has been an emotional rollercoaster.

The government has now made clear that there will be no GCSE examinations this year. I know that you will be disappointed not to be able to sit the exams that you and your teachers have been working towards with such determination. However, I want to reassure you that we will do everything in our power to ensure that you are awarded the grades that you deserve.

Predicted grades from your teachers will be submitted to the exam boards and, in many cases, will be accepted and certificated without additional evidence needing to be provided. However, in cases where the exam boards think that a grade looks inaccurate because it is not in line with other performance nationally or different to your grades in other subjects, they may not award the grade without additional evidence from the academy. For this reason, it is important that you continue to work closely with your teachers and complete the work that they set.

Now more than ever, it is important that we continue to plan your next steps. Before Easter, you will receive a phone call from a member of the Leadership Team to discuss your plans for further study next year.

For the many of you who have already applied to join Harris Garrard Sixth Form, you will have recently received your provisional offer letter. Please return the acceptance reply slip via post or email ( as soon as possible. We will then use your teachers’ predicted grades to provisionally accept you onto the courses that you have chosen. After Easter, you will be set up as a class group in Microsoft Teams and begin studying a preparatory course in each subject to prepare you for entry into Year 12. We think it will be more meaningful for you to begin preparing for sixth form study, rather than completing GCSE revision, at this point. We will review your choices with you in the middle of July, to ensure we are happy and you are happy that the correct choices have been made.

If you still wish to apply for Harris Garrard Sixth Form but have not yet done so, discuss this with a member of the Leadership Team when they telephone you, or email Ms Harrowell directly.

For the next few weeks, look to the future and carefully consider your future options. Think about which courses you want to study and what your potential career paths may be. There is lots of information available on the Harris Federation careers education website: You can find our more information about our Sixth Form at

The next few months will undoubtedly be challenging. However, they also present a great opportunity for you to get ahead in your studies and give yourself the best possible chance of success in your next step.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. D Smith
Head of Academy