Retweetd From LDNMayor Environment

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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Beautifully designed objects, fashion, buildings, cars, films, illustrations, photographs and ideas surround us. It is easy to forget that artists have carefully considered, developed and realised their creation.

Through contextual studies, students will explore historical, social, cultural, moral and political aspects of Art. We believe that Art provides an opportunity to develop expression, creativity, confidence and self-esteem.  Students are encouraged to take creative risks through experimentation with a diverse range of materials, techniques and processes.

Students learn how to solve problems creatively and how to reflect on and analyse their own and others’ work developing critical thinking skills.

For further details about the Art curriculum please contact David Rose

Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our Art curriculum are 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 - Art

Every child is an artist.” Pablo Picasso

Art and Design at Harris Garrard aims to engage, inspire and challenge children to equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, imagine and produce works of art.  

Our art provision is underpinned by several key concepts: 

  • Creativity 
  • Competence 
  • Cultural understanding  
  • Critical understanding 

At Harris Garrard, we see art as a platform through which pupils can explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. It is this self-directed nature of teaching and learning in art which provides pupils with a sense of independence in our art lessons. We strongly believe that experimentation, innovation and risk should be encouraged, but that every piece of artwork and experimentation should be reflected on and be built on a foundation of both theoretical and practical knowledge. 

Throughout our provision of Art and Design, our pupils learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across different eras and cultures and to understand the contexts in which they were made. This more theoretical understanding will feed into their making; their ideas will become more complex and well thought out, linking to more diverse meanings and ideas behind the art works. It is this balance between the development of practical skills and theoretical engagement which we believe will produce well-rounded artists who have a profound engagement with art and other artists. 

We aim to provide a systematic and progressive development of practical skills through the exploration of different techniques and materials like charcoal drawing, screen printing and clay sculpture which underpin the students’ theoretical and critical understanding of art. 

Mrs Fisher Primary Art Lead


Art and Design helps students with a wide range of future career options including:

  • Graphic designer
  • Artist
  • Photographer
  • Fashion designer
  • Computer animator
  • Architect
  • Interior designer
  • Product designer
  • Jewelry designer
  • Website designer
  • Comic book artist
  • Gallery curator
  • Illustrator

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