Come to a free NHS webinar focused on the emotional wellbeing of young people aged 11+ in . For parents and care givers. Monday 21st June, 7 - 8.30pm.


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Delighted for and so proud of our Director of Secondary Education- Carolyn English awarded an OBE today. So deserved, thank you for all you do for our students. Congratulations 🥳 👏🏽🙌🏼


There will always be challenges ahead but we all stand together knowing ‘Learning Changes Lives’. Good luck class of 2021!


Rewards week at the Academy. Congratulations to students who have won iPads for their efforts.


All students and staff at HGA thoroughly enjoyed DEAR Day today, three opportunities throughout the day to DROP EVERYTHING and just READ!


What’s this! It’s our super HGA staff chosen by students as their superheroes! I couldn’t agree more! Not all heroes wear capes!


Of all the heroes our students have chosen to celebrate for we feel this one deserves special mention. Mason here celebrating our hero Captain Sir Tom Moore. Not all heroes wear capes.


Today at we are celebrating our keyworker heroes! - Here Y4 send a huge thank you to our wonderful nurses, doctors and police officers.


The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on , with articles and poems by students in Years 8-11 and creative writing by primary students. In partnership with . Download your copy at


A massive thank you to our testing team. Not a single positive case and with their support HGA is safely fully open.


We welcomed year 11, 13 and all of our primary students back today. Students in classrooms, back where they belong.


Creative Voice are taking the flag pole this half term. After an amazing effort from everyone at HGA, Creative Voice topped the leaderboard for online attendance! Well done all!


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Our new flag delivery today. As a community we stand strongest together. Together we can achieve anything.


A lovely snowy day at HGA today


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This (1-7 Feb), help your pupils to explore the different ways they can express themselves. 🎨 🎭 ✍️ 🎵 Our free school resources can be adapted for use in school, home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. 👉


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., , , and have shown us some things should be done alone 😬. Dealing with our mental wellbeing isn't one of them. is here to support you with whatever you're going through.


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Children will take more than a year to catch up with their education, Boris Johnson admitted yesterday, as he promised £300 million for extra tuition, summer schools and a “Covid premium”


Need support accessing remote learning? Please email We know it can be frustrating if you can't access the learning that is available, so we will do our best to help you.


Congratulations to Active Science who take the flag pole for this half term. They the leading hub for Harris Points. Well done everyone whose hard work is earning those points, even from home!

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Enrichment at Home

To maintain our co-curriculum programme while the school was closed, we regularly updated this page with new enrichment activities and opportunities which can be done at home. We hope you enjoy exploring the links below.

British Science Week activity - How to keep the doghouse dry in a flood

In this experiment we are going to use material to make a barrier to protect our doghouse in the event of a flood. Click on the image below to download a pdf with full details. 

Science Co Curricular Online Flooding

LGBTQ+ History Month activity

Watch Ms Pickett's film below about how we can celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ+ people. Find out more about a special co-curricular activity for LGBTQ+ History Month.

SconesEasy drop scones recipe

Otherwise called Scotch pancakes, this recipe is an easy substitute for those who prefer fluffier British pancakes on Pancake Day.

Click here for full instructions on how to make your tasty scones.

Arts and culture

800px Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, from C2RMF retouchedNow you don’t need to battle the crowds at the Louvre to get an up-close look at the Mona Lisa.

Explorers can jet off to the Great Wall of China and learn insider facts about this amazing feat of architecture—the longest structure ever built by humans.

The Guggenheim in New York City will allow you to walk the curving halls of this hallowed institution using Street View, making for a more realistic experience. 

Google Arts Project: Street Art showcases the world’s greatest graffiti works and tells the stories behind them.

The possibilities of what you can see at London’s National Gallery are nearly endless.

The Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the British Museum.


San diego zoo topLove cuddly animals? The San Diego Zoo is live-streaming many of its animal areas, allowing viewers to virtually visit their favorite furry friends any time of the day or night.

For an extra dose of adorable, the Atlanta Zoo features a PandaCam showcasing the adventures of its giant pandas. Want to see more nature in action? You can tour five of the world’s most incredible National Parks, thanks to Google Arts & Culture and the National Park Service. 

Want to get your thrills on? Go behind the scenes at Hollywood’s Universal Studios or enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter—and more—from home via Universal Orlando’s virtual offerings.

Disney is bringing the magic of the Mouse right to you, with everything from 360-degree street panoramas to virtual theme park rides on its YouTube channel.

Head to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris without any queues.

Check out the sea life and hop on the Mako roller coaster at SeaWorld in Orlando. 


Use Duolingo or Rosetta Stone to learn a new language or develop your skills in a language you are learning at school.

Learn a new skill by learning the alphabet in British Sign Language.


Sport and fitness

WicksIt’s recommended that everyone takes part in 30 minutes of exercise a day… Why not try PE with Joe Wicks.

If 30 minutes is too long, why not try 10 minute workouts from The NHS. You could work these in to your school day. When you would usually be playing basketball on the playground give one of these a go!

Challenge yourself to complete the Couch to 5K.


800px OSIRIS Mars true colorHere’s a trip that’s out of this world—to Mars. While actual travel to the red planet is not yet possible for travelers, NASA has partnered with Google to offer a tour of a 3D replica of the Martian surface as recorded by the Curiosity rover.

Interested in the solar system? Find out all about the eight amazing planets each with their own unique atmosphere.