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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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