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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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