🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.


Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology.


🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅


🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀


Last Week our Indoor Athletics team took part in the Finals. The team performed excellently, winning the event and now have the opportunity to represent Bexley at the in February. Huge congratulation to the team and


Continuing the celebration of our talented students and the Christmas spirit at HGA, here are more highlights from our festive performances! 🎄🎶 Our talent show contestants truly shone, delivering heartwarming renditions of Christmas classics.


Our musicians at HGA never disappoint! Considering Christmas is approaching, a performance of Christmas songs by our music students and talent show contestants left us in awe. HGA has got the Christmas spirit!🎄❄️


Our year 11's got a special treat today - a virtual tour of , the UK's national synchrotron science facility!💡Students saw the impressive particle accelerators up close. 📸 We're so glad our students could experience this cutting-edge science, even remotely!


There were some outstanding individual performances during thefinal of our yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics competition today. Well done to all the pupils involved & sports leaders for officiating👏🥇 🥈 🥉


And the finalists!



The shortlist…



Calling all future historians! 🏰 Our Year 7B Hi1 students created incredible Motte and Bailey castles, demonstrating their understanding of King William's England. Bravo, young minds!


Heat 3 of the SHA took place with 5 schools competing for a place in next weeks final. Congratulations to who finished in 1st place & well done to all who took part👏Thank you to for officiating at the event 🙏



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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.