80 of our students from HGA with the most positive Harris Points were rewarded with a trip to today! Here we see Mr Carr taking on a student at air hockey...


Plant life !


Year 7 students finding out about local history and STEM in the community at


Year 8 students discovering local art and artists


Year 9 students with plant babies at RHS Wisley


Final Character Day of the year! Year 7 students enjoying the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich


Our Student Eco-Council is looking forward to taking part in the Bexley Eco Festival 2022! Read about our Eco-Council at


Araceli and Halya, Year 4, are the winners of our KS2 poster competition, inspired by the ' aim of inspiring young people to be active. With over a 100 entries, our sports leaders had a tough judging process! Read more


After their recent title win, our primary basketball team set their eyes on challenging a teacher team to put their skills to the test. After two competitive and well-spectated matches, Team Children came out on top with 12-6 and 11-9 wins!


Congratulations to our students who took part in the UKMT Challenge 2022. We had three Silver and six Bronze certificates (Intermediate) and one Gold, three Silver and 26 Bronze certificates (junior). Fantastic work! Read more


Our Outstanding Food Award goes to Jay, Year 10, for his creativity and skills in his Food Tech GCSE. Here are two of his restaurant-standard dishes: chicken katsu curry and cheesecake duo (matcha strawberry and vanilla mango). Yum!


So proud of the effort our Year 11 are putting in at present. Attendance at our intervention sessions has been outstanding and we are sure this hard work will pay off in their exams. Great work, Year 11!


Congratulations to Aleksandra, who has finished her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), culminating in a fantastic presentation delivered in front of her EPQ supervisor, Mr McCann, her EPQ peers and the Sixth Form Team. Great work! Read more


Congratulations to sixth former Lydia for winning the Jack Petchey Outstanding Achiever Award. Lydia was nominated for her all-round commitment to her education and laser-sharp focus on her dream of becoming a doctor. Amazing work, Lydia! Read more at


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Our have had the most fabulous start to their transition day at Primary. Thank you so much to the team and speakers here!


Children can pick up a free healthy packed lunch from libraries and leisure centres during the May half-term, excluding the bank holidays. There's no need to register beforehand, just come along. Locations and serving times at


This week our primary team competed in the 3v3 Bexley borough finals with the winners representing Bexley at . The team performed excellently to win the event with scores of 8-0, 16-0 and 8-0 in the final.


We're pleased to support 2022 at Harris Garrard Academy!


Students celebrate their success in the Scholars Programme, with a graduation ceremony at SOAS University of London. They studied peace, conflict & gender with a PhD scholar and wrote 1500-word essays. We are very proud of our scholars!


Harris Garrard's Tag rugby team participated in their second mini-league event. They performed excellently winning 7-3 and 5-1, and we look forward to the final event in a few weeks time

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Rewards & Behaviour

It is essential that we create an environment where all students feel they belong and are safe where they can thrive as individuals and learners.

This requires establishing appropriate learning-focused relationships where expectations are high and everyone knows the routines and the boundaries.  

Ready, Safe, Respectful 

We know that at the heart of our behaviour expectations are three concepts that must be embedded at all levels for learning to be able to take place. Our mantra, and all of our behaviour conversations with the students, focus on these three key principles:   

Rewards 1

Ready – Students are ready for learning by having good attendance, in full school uniform, determined to do their best and focused to always strive for their full potential.  

Respectful – That respect goes both ways with all our students following the instructions of their adults, listening carefully to those in their classroom, speaking respectfully to peers and adults while showing good manners and kindness to those in our school community. This also means being respectful of our school, keeping it both tidy and clean.  

Safe – We all deserve to feel safe at school. Not only by keeping our hands and feet and unkind words to ourselves but also feeling safe to be ourselves promoting equality and friendship.   

Zones of Regulation  

We understand that students require support in regulating their own behaviours to make sure they can identify the best way to be ready for learning. We therefore use the four zones of regulation to discuss how best students can regulate their feelings to prepare them for their learning time.   

Rewards 2.1

Blue Zone: sad, sick, tired or bored (low state of alertness – brain and/or body is moving slowly or sluggishly).

Green Zone: in control, calm, happy and ready to learn (regulated state of alertness).

Yellow Zone: more intense emotions and states but able to maintain control, worried, frustrated, silly, excited, scared or overwhelmed (heightened state of alertness but you still have some control).

Red Zone: elated, angry, wild, terrified (heightened state of alertness and out of control). 

Rewards 3

Hub Points  

All staff and students are included in our Hub System to help build team spirit and add a competitive nature to the students across year groups and classes. Through the in-class behaviour system, students can be awarded Hub Points for meeting our Ready, Respectful, Safe values. They can also be awarded Hub Points by members of SLT as well as for attendance and for being a Star of the Week.  

Hub Points are celebrated weekly during Celebration Assemblies and through corridor displays to keep students aware of how their hub is performing. Each hub also has a ‘Head of Hub’ who runs events and co-ordinates the hub. Students work towards receiving extra playtime as a collaborative reward. They also accumulate Hub Points on an individual basis and these lead to being entered into a raffle to win a prize each term.  

Attendance Awards 

To celebrate those students who are able to keep 100% attendance, students are able to work towards the following awards: 

  • Bronze: HGA Shield – 1 Term of 100% Attendance 
  • Silver: HGA Shield – 2 Terms of 100% Attendance 
  • Gold: HGA Shield – 3 Terms of 100% Attendance 

These can then be worn for the next term to celebrate this success and are handed out during Celebration Assemblies.   

Stars of the Week  

In Reception, certificates are awarded to Reader, Independent Learner and Mark Maker of the Week in class. These certificates are taken home with the child. 

In KS1 and KS2 during Celebration Assemblies, the time is given for teachers to select and celebrate the behaviour, work or accomplishments of one student in their class. These students receive a hand-written certificate from the leader of the Celebration Assembly and 5 Hub Points. These certificates are taken home with the student.