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📚✏️ Even on a Saturday, over 120 of our dedicated students showed up to hit the books! We're incredibly proud of their hard work and determination. Keep shining! 💪👏


Year 11 aced their maths walking talking mock with Mr Sadiq this Saturday! 🧠💯 They tackled high-mark questions, got expert feedback, and leveled up their exam skills. 📚✨ Couldn't be prouder of this hardworking crew - they're ready to crush the GCSE! 🙌


Year 10 students rocked their Rise workshop today with ! 🌟 They completed challenges to work collaboratively, develop problem-solving and teamwork skills, and gain work experience. 💼🧠💡


Fasten your seatbelts 🛂 Year 11, we're about to take off! 🛫 Hoping for a smooth flight ✈️ and successful departure! 🛬


🏆 Year 9 boys football team 🥅 through to Harris Cup semi-final! 🔥 Determined to retain trophy after thrilling 6-5 win! 🙌 Player of the match Chetam scores winner! 🏃‍♂️ Great team effort and resilience! 🏆


Saddle up for an unforgettable day at the British Racing School! 🏇 took us on a thrilling journey, revealing the secrets of horse care and the paths to becoming a champion jockey. 🏆 Hooves thundering, hearts racing - an experience we'll never forget! 🐎


🌟 Our amazing pupils showcased incredible 'Character (to)day' diving into a variety of topics & activities! 🚀 Year 7s showed immense Courageous Advocacy, delving into Bee habitats and acing the Big School litter pick! 🐝🗑️


Ahoy there! ⚓️ The Year 9 crew from HGA set sail today for the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. 🌊 Anchors aweigh for a character-filled adventure on the high seas! ⛵️🌟


🏐🎉 Incredible news! Our year 8 netball team has smashed their way to the Harris Cup semi-finals! 🌟👏 Big shoutout to our amazing players, especially the year 7 stars shining bright! 🌟✨ Let's cheer them on as they face ! 🙌


🚀 Kicking off Creative Careers 2024! 🎨 Students are diving into a world of possibilities, exploring diverse pathways in the creative industry. 📸#CreativeCareers2024


We are officially 8th best school in London for Indoor Athletics!This week, our primary team took part in the SHA finals. The team, who represented competed against the 11 other best boroughs in London. Huge congrats to our students and


🌟 Thrilled to share moments from the Speak Out Regional Final! 🎤 Megan Farr and May Mbabazi shone brightly, representing Harris Garrard Academy with their powerful voices. A celebration of young talent and the magic of expression. ✨


Off to the we go, with Year 8 in tow, to witness love's timeless tale in a contemporary glow. Thanks to ’s generous sponsorship, Shakespeare's words will leap and dip. 🎭💔



📚✨ The halls of HGA have transformed into a literary wonderland as our secondary staff channel their inner bookworms, dressing up as their favorite book characters! From the whimsical to the wicked, can you guess the characters? 📸🎭


The yr5/6 Netball final took place between today.Both teams have done exceptionally well to reach the final & were undefeated in their league so we knew we were in for a close game


The yr5/6 Netball final took place between today.Both teams have done exceptionally well to reach the final & were undefeated in their league so we knew we were in for a close game


Just wrapped up another fantastic week at HGA, proving that even when the skies open up, we find our pot of gold in the learning of our students. 🌈


HGA Sixth Formers' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau was a powerful reminder of history's darkest chapters. Their solemn reflections will echo in our hearts and history classes.


Excited to kick off day 1 of the Y12 Biology Residential! 🌿 Stay tuned for updates, insights, and all the fascinating discoveries we'll make together!

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Welcome to Our New Year 7

This section is for new students joining us in September and we will update our website with lots of useful information for you and your families in the summer term of 2024.

We are really delighted that your child will be joining us in September. If you have any questions, please do contact us at Don't forget to also follow us on Twitter.

To our new Year 7 students

Welcome to HGA!  We are looking forward to meeting you all in September, on your first day as HGA students. You can use this site to find out more about the Academy, your new teachers and the exciting opportunities that await you as a student at Harris Garrard Academy.

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Our term dates for 2023/24 can be viewed here. Our new Year 7 students should arrive to school at 8.25am on Monday 4th September, bringing with them their school bag, pe kit, pencil case and a reading book. Students should be in their correct uniform, as outlined here.

Harris Academy Garrard is fully committed to inclusion. All students at the academy are offered help, advice, and support regardless of whether they are identified as having ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)’. We pride ourselves in supporting all our students during the transition from Primary to Secondary Education.

We recognise that parents/carers play an important role during this period. Parents/carers who have concerns about the learning needs of their child are welcome to contact the Academy at any time. The SEND team are available during Parents’ evenings to discuss the progress of students with Special Educational Needs. There is also an opportunity for a ‘small step’ welcome on Friday 1st September with the SEND team for students who are especially anxious about their move to secondary education. If you feel this would be beneficial to your child, please contact the send team at

Our vision and values - what they mean for your child. Harris Garrard Academy combines the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline, and smart uniform with the best of modern teaching and technology. Find out more.

School meals – we are excited to announce that from September we will have a new provider for school meals who are able to offer a wide range of nutritious and tasty food for our students. We will share the new menus in the new academic year so you can view the choice on offer. Please note fizzy drinks, energy drinks and shakes are not permitted within the Academy. Water and/or flavoured water are the only drinks that are permitted. Students will have access to drinking water throughout the day. They should bring their own water bottle.

For students not in receipt of a free school meal there will be a range of competitively priced options. For those that are in receipt a letter will be sent to all families detailing how to apply. If you have any further questions, please contact

Click HERE to find out more about our Secondary Phase.

Summer activities

We are happy to share the free offer this summer for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent young people and their families during the summer holidays in Thamesmead, courtesy of Access Sport. Please click HERE for information.