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Excellent blog from on the Mayor's Climate Kick-Start tree planting project at Academy


Amazing turnout for Year 7 and 8 girls football today. Lots of talent on show and some unbelievable moments! It was great to see everyone playing with a smile, while still being very competitive. Congratulations to Enterprise and Creative Voice who came out on top.


Good turnout today for the Year 7 & 8 Boys' inter-hub competition. There was lots of intense games and quality on show today. Congratulations to Enterprise who came out on top today!


Dezi, Michael, Dawid and Bolu celebrate winning 'Character Trait' prizes. They were amongst 60 winners in Term 1a, who showed traits including Determined Resilience, Aspirational Work Ethic and Moral Awareness and Tolerance. Well done!


Sixth Formers Yusuf, Lydia, Aleksandra, Javier, Lujain and Pavan plan their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) projects by learning how to use Gantt charts - a popular project management tool.


Each Friday our Sixth Form students spend an hour learning about mindfulness strategies. On Friday they took some time out to colour, read and listen to music. Sometimes 'stillness' is hard to come by, but our students know how important it is.


Year 12 students took part in a rigorous interview process yesterday with and as part of a fantastic year-long employability programme - including mentoring, masterclasses and work experience


Last night, 19 A Level English Literature students were treated to a trip to to see an incredible performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet! Alas, poor Yorick!


Find out what's happening at our Sixth Form Open Evening, tomorrow 11th November, 5-7pm. Includes subject demonstrations. Come along! No registration needed. Details at


Don't miss our Sixth Form Open Evening this Thursday 11th Nov 5-7pm. Meet our students and teachers and find out what our Sixth Form has to offer. No need to register - just come along!


Students attended a star-studded ceremony at the Barbican on Fri, hosted by TV presenter, Paralympian and climate activist, Ade Adepitan MBE. They were recognised for the work they did in planting 500 trees to launch the Climate Kick Start Campaign.


Our students are very proud to have been part of this.


Delighted and proud to be involved in this!


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First tree planting of the season! It really was a pleasure to work with the students they are so switched on to the issues we face due to climate change. A very inspiring bunch and a great start to the London Schools’ Climate Kick-Start


Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening next week, Thurs 11th Nov, 5-7pm - no need to register. We look forward to showing you around!


Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening. Thursday 11th November, 5-7pm - no need to register. It has never been easier to apply for Harris Garrard Academy's Sixth Form, thanks to our new online application form. Find out more at


Come to our 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions, open to all families and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form) on Wednesdays (9am to 1pm) during the holiday. It means we're OPEN during the break if you need to speak to someone. Details at


Thank you to for excellent sessions on sexual harassment and gender-based violence at our Sixth Form yesterday. "A lot of teens do not acknowledge their actions, or the words they use, and the effects that these might have." Lydia, Year 12


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What incredibly inspiring workshops w/30 awesome kids ranging from 11-15yrs old today academy. Delighted to co-host them w/#Andree & THE KIDS REALLY ARE ALRIGHT! 500 tree whips are going to a very deserving home🌳👏🏻


We loved having you, thank you very much!

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Religious Education

Religious Education aims to teach students about the defining features of all the major world religions, as well as the major secular movements within the public sphere. It also aims to impart to students a confidence to employ ethics and critical thinking in their everyday lives.

Religious Education teaches students to attempt questions that do not have a clear or simple answer. An ability to attack questions with vigour despite the knowledge that they may not find an easy answer is something that breeds character and determination. Coupled with this is the benefit of combatting ignorance and polarised viewpoints through in-depth study of different religions and cultures.

We follow the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2021-2026 as agreed by the Bexley Standing Advisory Council of Religious Education (SACRE). In KS4 we offer a GCSE in Religious Studies, and for those students who do not choose this option, we deliver timetabled lessons in the mornings. These sessions are delivered by our subject specialist. Click HERE for a map of how we deliver the Bexley Agreed Syllabus to KS4.

For further details of the RE curriculum please contact Nahida Khatun

Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our English curriculum will be contained in our curriculum plans, downloadable from the bottom of the page.

View/download medium term plans for all subjects. These are up to date as of 1st September 2021. Plans will be refreshed every term.

You can also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge Organisers page.

Primary Curriculum - RE

RE is like an iceberg. As you unpack ideas, you come to understand a deeper meaning."

Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while challenging and exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning and to develop their own sense of identity and belonging.

It also enables them to respect the views of others that differ from their own and prepares them for living in a world and local community that is diverse in both culture and belief. (Bexley Sacre 2021)   

There is a high academic ambition for all our pupils to see themselves in their curriculum and this is an intrinsic part of how we share our beliefs and faith. In our RE curriculum, we offer plenty of opportunity for the pupils to put this into practice through visits and visitors, and through artefacts for pupils to experience aspects of each religion. Our aim is that our pupils leave the primary phases with a secure knowledge of how different religions work and how they make up the fabric of our community.  

Miss Kanu, AAP and Primary RE & Culture Lead


Religious Studies is a classical humanities subject, and is respected by universities.

Students who have an understanding of different religions and cultures are sought in the following career paths, amongst others:

  • Journalism
  • Social research
  • Armed forces
  • Charitable organisations and the third sector
  • Police force/Ambulance service
  • Teaching
  • Marketing     

Find out more about the careers programme at Harris Garrard Academy.