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📚✏️ 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! 🐝🗑️


Ahoy there! ⚓️ The Year 9 crew from HGA set sail today for the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. 🌊 Anchors aweigh for a character-filled adventure on the high seas! ⛵️🌟


🏐🎉 Incredible news! Our year 8 netball team has smashed their way to the Harris Cup semi-finals! 🌟👏 Big shoutout to our amazing players, especially the year 7 stars shining bright! 🌟✨ Let's cheer them on as they face ! 🙌


🚀 Kicking off Creative Careers 2024! 🎨 Students are diving into a world of possibilities, exploring diverse pathways in the creative industry. 📸#CreativeCareers2024


We are officially 8th best school in London for Indoor Athletics!This week, our primary team took part in the SHA finals. The team, who represented competed against the 11 other best boroughs in London. Huge congrats to our students and


🌟 Thrilled to share moments from the Speak Out Regional Final! 🎤 Megan Farr and May Mbabazi shone brightly, representing Harris Garrard Academy with their powerful voices. A celebration of young talent and the magic of expression. ✨


Off to the we go, with Year 8 in tow, to witness love's timeless tale in a contemporary glow. Thanks to ’s generous sponsorship, Shakespeare's words will leap and dip. 🎭💔



📚✨ The halls of HGA have transformed into a literary wonderland as our secondary staff channel their inner bookworms, dressing up as their favorite book characters! From the whimsical to the wicked, can you guess the characters? 📸🎭


The yr5/6 Netball final took place between today.Both teams have done exceptionally well to reach the final & were undefeated in their league so we knew we were in for a close game


The yr5/6 Netball final took place between today.Both teams have done exceptionally well to reach the final & were undefeated in their league so we knew we were in for a close game


Just wrapped up another fantastic week at HGA, proving that even when the skies open up, we find our pot of gold in the learning of our students. 🌈


HGA Sixth Formers' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau was a powerful reminder of history's darkest chapters. Their solemn reflections will echo in our hearts and history classes.


Excited to kick off day 1 of the Y12 Biology Residential! 🌿 Stay tuned for updates, insights, and all the fascinating discoveries we'll make together!

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Why Work at Harris Garrard Academy? 

Why you might enjoy working at Harris Garrard Academy

Some of the reasons we think you might enjoying working at Harris Garrard Academy.

  • We keep it simple at Harris Garrard and cut through the nonsense
  • Centralised detention system at the Secondary phase
  • Clear behaviour policy which upholds our strong values
  • We promote working smarter not harder
  • Our feedback policy is streamlined to ensure it is effective and not time-consuming for staff
  • There is a nursery on site
  • Only one break and one lunch duty per week for non-SLT staff
  • All of our Leadership Team teach
  • Two weeks holiday in the October half-term, instead of one
  • Staff are praised on their merits, not the hours worked
  • We are anti-initiatives and only do what works and is sustainable long-term
  • We are honest and upfront with regular opportunities for direct and professional feedback
  • We are a team and have supportive colleagues that make everyone feel welcome

The benefits

The benefits of working at Harris Garrard Academy include:

  • Loans for travel cards, IT and other goods
  • Harris wellbeing cash plan for ALL staff
  • £1,500 extra on top of your salary (Harris allowance) 
  • On-site school gym that staff can use with weights, mats and cardio machines

HG098Career development

Staff can expect to grow with us as we continue to innovate and evolve as an academy at the primary and secondary phases. With ample opportunity to build on CPD, your potential is limitless with us. We have a bespoke CPD programme, to effectively improve all staff.

We have a range of NPQs that we sponsor staff for. We have clear career progression routes for all and take staff’s career goals seriously to support them meeting them.

For a confidential chat about joining us, please contact:

Our location

We are based in Thamesmead, London and our school is in the Borough of Bexley.

We have a huge staff car park with enough parking available for all, as well as well as bus links from across London. 

We are a 10-minute walk from Abbey Wood Station and Belvedere Station. Abbey Wood station is on the Elizabeth line, which runs from Reading, through central London and to Essex and Kent. This makes our academy accessible across London. Elizabeth line:

We have an impressive modern building with the latest teaching screens and visualisers to ensure that technology is used to effectively improve the quality across the academy.

We have a local café and shops only a five-minute walk from school, which many of our staff use on their lunch breaks.