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.


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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


Harris Garrard's girls rugby team competed in Kent schools' tournament recently. They were fantastic, making it all the way to the final. It was great to see over 100 primary school girls engaging in tag . Well done team!


Year 7 pick up litter in for 's campaign. Thank you to , who loaned us litter-picking equipment and removed the rubbish we collected. V proud of our students!


"Something wicked this way comes..." Today, our Year 11s were treated to a trip to The Globe to see a performance of their GCSE English Literature text, Shakespeare's Macbeth!


Our Year 1 & 2s really enjoyed taking part in the football festival. The teams had great fun, scoring lots of goals and using teamwork. Thank you to for organising and we look forward to their next event!


Today, Year 8 supported by the humanities department, enjoyed a day on the Thames, taking in London’s most famous landmarks. Staff and students enjoyed playing guess the landmark and waving to tourists.


Year 9 A-Side are enjoying the sunshine and learning about plants at RHS Wisley for their 4th Character Day of the year!


Our Easter Holiday 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions are for all HGA parents and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form). Come along on Weds 6th April (9am-1pm) and Weds 13th April (9am-1pm) if you fancy a chat with our staff or need some support. We'd love to see you.


Last Friday, we were visited by a very special member of the community, Abena Oppong-Asare, our local MP and Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. "She shared her journey into politics with us and was truly an inspiration," said Head Student, Daniella.


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"It was great to meet the students from years 5 and 6 at Primary School who participated in the Spanish Workshop “Los detectives culturales” ¡Enhorabuena chic por el gran trabajo!


Year 12 students making the most of the sun, and their dedicated outside area, during their mindfulness hour last Friday.


Harris Garrard had their first tag rugby mini-tournament this week. They put their learning from our PE lessons to good use winning both games, 5-2 and 4-2. Everyone had great fun and we look forward to the next one!


Last week our boys played a cup fixture against Fairford Academy. After a great match in wet conditions, we came out on top winning 5-2. Harris Garrard now progresses to play Danson Primary in the semi-finals.


AC Slater from the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge came to HGA last week to support KS4 students in writing passionate speeches!


We welcomed author for and he delivered some fantastic workshops for budding KS3 writers


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A great effort from all involved

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Student Leadership

At Harris Garrard Academy, all students from the primary, secondary and Sixth Form phases can exercise their democratic rights and elect a student leadership team.

Through our student leadership team, every student will have a voice in the running of the academy, and a chance to bring about positive change. In addition, representatives will form four sub-committees to guide developments and improvements within the school: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Eco-committee; Pastoral, Attendance and Behaviour; Teaching and Learning (including Digital).

Each secondary tutor group and primary class holds a mini election to choose their class representative. The positions of Head Student, Vice Head Student and Hub Captain are open to our sixth formers, who put themselves forward as candidates and must take part in hustings, before an election being held across the whole school. Candidates must also undergo an interview with the Head of Academy.

A message from our Student Leadership Team 2021-22

We, the student leadership team at Harris Garrard, want to welcome you all to the Academy. We are made up of students from the primary, secondary and sixth form.

Our vision for this academic year is to make sure that every student’s voice is heard and listened to in order to ensure the quality of our education and wellbeing resources are of an astounding standard.

So far this term we have launched many projects that create wider learning opportunities for students such as the Duke of Edinburgh and a diverse variety of clubs.

We aim to educate our fellow students about topical issues like climate change, discrimination and human rights, and promote the importance of representation and individuality within a democratic society.

We also want to prepare our students for the next step whether it be college, an apprenticeship or university. We want our students to have the best start to life.

The layout of our leadership team is structured in a democratic manner which allows us to get a taster of how the wider government works. Each member of the student leadership team has been assigned to one of the following committees: 

  • The teaching and learning committee are in charge of making sure every student gets the best education that they deserve.
  • The diversity and inclusivity committee have the job of making sure that every student feels represented within the community.
  • The behaviour and pastoral care committee oversee that behaviour in the school is maintained and all students feel supported and safe within the community.
  • The eco community regulate the carbon footprint the academy makes and how we can minimise waste as a community.

As a team, we will ensure the success of the school both academically and within the community. As the year progresses, we will keep launching more spectacular projects so please stay tuned.

HGA Student Leadership Team

A welcome from Daniella – Head Student

On behalf of the academy, I would like to welcome you all - parents, prospective students and members of the Harris Garrard community.  I am Daniella and I am the Head Student of the academy. I am studying for A Levels in Psychology, English and Childcare and aspire to study Psychology in Education at a Russell Group university. I believe that being in the academy from primary school has truly shaped my hardworking, diligent character.

My role in the academy is essentially to unite the student body to play an active role not only in the school but in the wider community. I admire how true the school’s mantra of Learning Changes Lives is as we provide students with all the resources necessary to guarantee their academic success regardless of background.

My role in the academy is to unite the student body to play an active role not only in the school but in the wider community." Daniella, Head Student

My vision as Head Student is to provide everyone with support and wide learning opportunities, so every student has the best chance of leading a happy and successful life and can embody our belief that Learning Changes Lives.

The strong sense of community and unity is prominent throughout the academy not only for staff and students but for the whole Harris Garrard community and is something that has a massive impact on everyone’s life.

Safe spaces are made available to every student through various schemes, clubs and events within the academy. Our ever-growing student leadership team strives to be the voice of the student body and celebrate the ideas and voice of every individual within the community.

Finally, I would like to express how proud I am to be part of this academy and highlight that education is the master key to success. However, this isn’t possible without the help of your community, demonstrating that Learning Changes Lives because We Row Together.

Daniella, Head Student

Sixth Form representatives

Details of our lower school representatives will follow after the elections this term.

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Tutor group representatives