“I found that attending the University of Law has helped widen my knowledge on the potential opportunities that universities have for each student," Aleyna, Year 12. Read a report on our Year 12 trip to see the University of Kent today.


Year 9 exploring questions of Equality and Diversity


Year 7’s long walk back to the academy from Lesnes Abbey


Two of our Year 7 students found a display they made in primary school at Greenwich Maritime!


Future Sea Captains from Year 7 trying out their skills in the ship simulator at the National Maritime Museum


One of our Year 7 students preparing to set sail on our Character and Mindfulness Day trip to Greenwich Maritime - Cutty Sark


Vital education for Year 8 on Sexual Harassment on Character and Mindfulness Day


Year 8 exploring careers options with Unifrog on Character and Mindfulness Day


Year 7 exploring local history at Lesnes Abbey on Character and Mindfulness Day


Our Year 9 students exploring Space and Flight at the Science Museum for Character and Mindfulness Day


Aspiring lawyer Qesser, Year 12, exploring the purpose-built court during a visit to the Univeristy of Kent today.


Students in Year 12 on a visit to The University of Kent


Some of our Year 9 coding projects for our third Character and Mindfulness Day


Congratulations to siblings Robiat and Muhammad for both reaching Reward Level 2 - an achievement to be proud of! We pride ourselves on all the academic and social successes of our students – and these siblings embody both.


Sixth Formers Javier, Ola, Lydia, Daniella, Alfie and Esther with a cheque for £250, raised by selling Christmas candy canes for the ocean conservation charity, . Great work!


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Our head student, Daniella, and Ola (head student of the future??!) sell candy canes to raise money for the ocean conservation charity, , (and some pizza for their Christmas party)


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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!

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Computer Science and IT

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. Students will be able to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.

They will understand how to evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems. Students will also learn to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

For further information about the ICT and Computing curriculum please contact Morenike Ogunmefun

Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our ICT and computing curriculum are contained in our curriculum plans, which can be downloaded below.

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 - Computing

Within the context of Harris Garrard Academy, computing is to be taught and celebrated with the use of interactive and challenging lessons to develop responsible, competent and confident learners. We have a diverse demographic who undoubtedly live in a generation where technology largely influences their culture. We wish to prepare them for a world where their future pathways in education and careers will involve computing. 

The primary goal we desire for pupils is to develop a real love for technology and become digitally literate in a more tech-savvy generation.  We at Harris Garrard Academy, are world changers and can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. We have a responsibility to have a wider understanding of how technology can be used in various contexts as opposed to just on a singular device. 

The direct impact of effective computing lessons is that pupils will use the information they know to then ground this in their own personal experiences. Pupils will understand that computing is a part of their everyday practice; it is not a separate identity. Over time, the aim is for pupils to gradually develop their own passion to create their own content and use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. Pupils will value the technology that we are privileged to have in the 21st century and the important place that it has in our lives. 

Mr Abbas, AP &  Primary Computing Lead