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📚 GCSE & A-Level Results Days 2024🗓️ GCSE: Thurs, Aug 22 (10am)🗓️ A-Level: Thurs, Aug 15 (8am)✅ Support available on-site✅ Help with next steps (6th form, uni, apprenticeships)✅ Staff ready to assist throughout AugustGood luck to all Year 11 & 13 students! 🍀


An evening of excellence! 🌟 Our Annual Awards Ceremony is underway, celebrating outstanding achievements across Creative Arts, Active Science, Enterprise, and World Studies. From musical performances to inspiring speeches, we're showcasing the best of our talented students.


🌟 Year 7 had an amazing trip to Crossness Pumping Station! They explored Victorian engineering marvels and learned about London’s sewage history. A memorable day of history and science! 🏛️💡


Last week, our primary took part in the sports day, with 22 Harris primary schools attending. Incredibly, our team achieved their best ever medal and point totals and were crowned overall champions! We are super proud of all the athletes who represented HGA.


🌈 Supporting & advocating for our LGBTQ+ community this month with a vibrant Pride Picnic! 🏳️‍🌈🧁


📣🌈 We’re keeping the Pride Month spirit alive with a vibrant mini Pride Picnic 🧺🍉 and a wonderful selection of Pride bookmarks in our library! 📚🏳️‍🌈 We celebrate LGBTQ stories and authors.


🚀 The latest Harris Garrard Academy Secondary Newsletter is out now! Highlights include Year 11 exam prep, Pride Month celebrations, the Year 9 boys' football team reaching the Harris Cup semi-final, and student visits to Ada College and more. 📚🎉


Year 11 students are in for their last Saturday of exam prep! 📚 From Spanish and History to Science, and a walking-talking Maths mock, they’re giving it their all. 🌟 We’re so impressed and proud of their dedication. Can’t wait to see their amazing results this summer! 🎓👏


🌈🎉 Harris Garrard Academy is decked out in vibrant bunting to celebrate Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈✨ Honoring incredible LGBTQ+ pioneers from the past and present who inspire us every day. 🌟💪 Let's keep spreading acceptance and pride! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 +


📢 Year 11 May Half Term sessions are here! 📅 Check the timetable for details. Students can attend any session, even if not directly invited. Arrive by 08:45 for AM and 12:15 for PM. All-day sessions include a lunch break from 12:00-12:30. 🎓🗓️


Students from schools, including ours, had an amazing visit to ! 🎉 They met inspiring women in AI from , , and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. 💻✨ They participated in workshops and shared their thoughts on AI 🤖


Fueling young minds with the most important meal of the day! Thanks to for helping us ensure no student starts their day hungry. 🍎📚


📚✏️ Even on a Saturday, over 120 of our dedicated students showed up to hit the books! We're incredibly proud of their hard work and determination. Keep shining! 💪👏


Year 11 aced their maths walking talking mock with Mr Sadiq this Saturday! 🧠💯 They tackled high-mark questions, got expert feedback, and leveled up their exam skills. 📚✨ Couldn't be prouder of this hardworking crew - they're ready to crush the GCSE! 🙌


Year 10 students rocked their Rise workshop today with ! 🌟 They completed challenges to work collaboratively, develop problem-solving and teamwork skills, and gain work experience. 💼🧠💡


Fasten your seatbelts 🛂 Year 11, we're about to take off! 🛫 Hoping for a smooth flight ✈️ and successful departure! 🛬


🏆 Year 9 boys football team 🥅 through to Harris Cup semi-final! 🔥 Determined to retain trophy after thrilling 6-5 win! 🙌 Player of the match Chetam scores winner! 🏃‍♂️ Great team effort and resilience! 🏆



Saddle up for an unforgettable day at the British Racing School! 🏇 took us on a thrilling journey, revealing the secrets of horse care and the paths to becoming a champion jockey. 🏆 Hooves thundering, hearts racing - an experience we'll never forget! 🐎


🌟 Our amazing pupils showcased incredible 'Character (to)day' diving into a variety of topics & activities! 🚀 Year 7s showed immense Courageous Advocacy, delving into Bee habitats and acing the Big School litter pick! 🐝🗑️

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Excellent Futures – Careers at HGA

At Harris Garrard Academy we believe that a thoughtful, well-planned and implemented careers programme is an essential pillar in building a strong foundation for our students as they prepare for their future.

HGA Excellent Futures is a comprehensive careers education programme that includes networking experiences, community engagement, and knowledge of local, regional, and national workplaces to support students in realising their potential and shaping their futures.

Our careers vision

Our careers provision raises aspirations, instils ambition, and promotes achievement for our students. We engage, support, and empower our students to build confidence, resilience, and motivation. Students aim high, develop their skills and talents, and achieve their goals.

At an early age, children are exposed to careers and work-related information that develops their sense of enquiry not only about careers and higher/further education but also about their individual skills and aptitudes. Click HERE (coming soon) to download our Careers Plan Overview 2022-23.

We work to promote careers in a wide range of fields with multiple pathways to success that challenge stereotypes and discrimination, including further education, training, and apprenticeships. You can download our Careers Education Policy and Providers Access Policy/Baker Clause from the documents at the bottom of our Teaching & Learning page.

Harris Garrard provides accurate and focussed careers information, advice, and guidance to meet our students’ individual needs ensuring informed choices. Our Careers Lead, Kimberley Ferran, can be reached by email at

Our careers team

Many pupils have high aspirations but are unaware of how to plan for reaching them. Our quality careers guidance will broaden horizons and build cultural capital for our students whatever their background, allowing them the opportunity to find their path to a rewarding career.

Our Careers Advisor is John Milne ( from our Harris Federation Careers Team. Students can contact them at any time or drop-in for advice and guidance on Thursdays in the Careers Corner. Click HERE to visit the Harris Federation Careers Education website.

The world is changing rapidly and it is important to recognise the exciting new opportunities that are available. To prepare our students for this dynamic labour market, we provide information, guidance and explicit teaching of: 

  • employability skills, career pathways and progression routes in the local labour market 
  • job applications and interviews 
  • educational institutions, courses, qualifications, entry requirements and costs 
  • employment sectors, employers, jobs, salaries and employment trends 
  • jobs, training and apprenticeships 
  • financial planning 

Labour market information

When considering exciting opportunities for future careers, it’s important to have a good understanding of employment prospects within different industries, ie. is it a growing or declining sector?

Please use our Labour Market Information for All widget below to explore which careers are projected to grow to help guide your decisions.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

We believe that young people need access to up-to-date careers and labour market information. Click HERE to view the Education Development Trust London LMI Bulletin - February 2022.

Our Careers Programme 2022-23

Our careers programme is comprehensive and tailored to our students needs. This means our careers education is:

  • embedded into the tutorial programme across all years
  • embedded into the assembly programme across all years
  • embedded into academy days across all years.
  • including Higher Education, Further Education, training and apprenticeship talks throughout the year
  • promoting Green Careers Week 7th – 11th November 2022
  • promoting Careers week 6th-11th March 2023
  • promoting Enterprise Week and links with business
  • promoting National Apprenticeship Week – February 2022
  • meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • ensuring access to quality information about apprenticeships and other non-academic routes

An example of our careers programme for Year 7 can be seen below. Click HERE (coming soon) to view the Careers Plan Overview 2022-23.


Sixth Form careers

Our Sixth Form students receive extensive opportunities to broaden their experiences in the world of work. We offer:

  • Weekly personal development days with dedicated computer time including sign posted resources for online and in person work experiences, university taster courses, industry offers for apprenticeships and insight days.
  • Industry mentoring programmes to prepare the students for the world of work from providers such as Career Ready, the Social Mobility Foundation, M&G Skills for Life, and the Talent Foundry.
  • Careers focused academy days with speakers from industry and post-18 options providers, and trips to universities.
  • Support in gaining a relevant industry placement for a dedicated 2 week work experience in summer term.
  • A dedicated Careers resources folder on the student SharePoint.

Signposted resources for wider opportunities include:

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Sixth Form retention

Percentage of last year's Year 11s that are now in our Year 12 in 2023-24 – 25.85%

Percentage of last year's Year 12s that continued to study with us into Year 13 in 2023-24 – 100%