🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.


Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology.


🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅


🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀


Last Week our Indoor Athletics team took part in the Finals. The team performed excellently, winning the event and now have the opportunity to represent Bexley at the in February. Huge congratulation to the team and


Continuing the celebration of our talented students and the Christmas spirit at HGA, here are more highlights from our festive performances! 🎄🎶 Our talent show contestants truly shone, delivering heartwarming renditions of Christmas classics.


Our musicians at HGA never disappoint! Considering Christmas is approaching, a performance of Christmas songs by our music students and talent show contestants left us in awe. HGA has got the Christmas spirit!🎄❄️


Our year 11's got a special treat today - a virtual tour of , the UK's national synchrotron science facility!💡Students saw the impressive particle accelerators up close. 📸 We're so glad our students could experience this cutting-edge science, even remotely!


There were some outstanding individual performances during thefinal of our yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics competition today. Well done to all the pupils involved & sports leaders for officiating👏🥇 🥈 🥉


And the finalists!



The shortlist…



Calling all future historians! 🏰 Our Year 7B Hi1 students created incredible Motte and Bailey castles, demonstrating their understanding of King William's England. Bravo, young minds!


Heat 3 of the SHA took place with 5 schools competing for a place in next weeks final. Congratulations to who finished in 1st place & well done to all who took part👏Thank you to for officiating at the event 🙏



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Term Dates 2023-24

Autumn Term 2023

Monday 4th September – Thursday 21st December 2023

  • Years 7 and 12: Monday 4th September
  • Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13: Tuesday 5th September

Staff Training Days: Friday 1st September & Friday 6th October 2023. Twlight INSET (students attend school as usual on these twlight dates: Secondary (23rd Nov) and Primary (14th November).

Year 6 Testing Day: Friday 8th December 2023 (Y7-10 students do not attend)

Half Term Holiday: Monday 16th October – Friday 27th October 2023

Spring Term 2024

Monday 8th January – Thursday 28th March 2024

Staff Training Day: Friday 9th February 2024. Twlight INSET (students attend school as usual on these twlight dates: Secondary (14th March) and Primary (18th January and 7th March).

Half Term Holiday: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2024

Summer Term 2024

Monday 15th April – Friday 19th July 2024

Half Term Holiday: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May 2024

Staff Training Days 2023/2024 (students do not attend)

  • Friday 1st September 2023
  • Friday 6th October 2023
  • Friday 9th February 2024
  • Monday 22nd July 2024
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Twlight staff INSET sessions - students attend as normal on the following dates:

  • Primary (14th November)
  • Secondary (23rd November)
  • Primary (18th January and 7th March).
  • Secondary (14th March)
  • Secondary (20th June and 4th July)
  • Primary (4th July)