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18/06/18

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is the theme of the latest issue of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, just published today! Includes fantastic about the high seas by primary students . Download your free copy now https://t.co/Uok4zmL6XL https://t.co/G7bxINueTx

18/06/18

Billie and Peter have entered our Creative Writing Competition. And you can too! Open to all students... Find out more at https://t.co/A06fuPBjAB. Closing date 29 June 2018 https://t.co/gUBEL1kSE6

18/06/18

'Life and learning should be a festival of the mind,' Socrates. Welcome to Ms Price from , pet therapy dog Monty and who are here to deliver the exciting Amazing Brains project - encompassing the wonders of comedy with the foundations of science! https://t.co/TdIzmEazGZ

15/06/18

Download this week's Primary Newsletter for parents at https://t.co/9ggrPGaLyh. Read about about our amazing Year 6 cricket team, a special Roald Dalh BFG reading, end of term reports and much more... https://t.co/7Dje2pRBAm

15/06/18

Year 1 have been using primary colours to help them discover secondary colours! https://t.co/hEfDUJzCr0

14/06/18

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Harris Garrard Academy is looking for an Innovation Leader for Spanish. Apply now https://t.co/fCN8JbhziH https://t.co/QtJVA8An7N

14/06/18

Our Year 6 team performed fantastically in a schools competition yesterday and has been named the third best Year 6 team in the whole of . After just five weeks of coaching! Great work everyone, we're proud of you https://t.co/jT21XFgi0H

13/06/18

We're really proud of you all! Students and their coach! A fantastic achievement. Do send us some pics if you have some...

13/06/18

Retweetd From Nic Taylor

congratulations to our outstanding cricket team for finishing joint second out of the 64 schools in Bexley we where very unfortunate to have only missed out on qualification for the London youth games by run difference. Good luck to both Danson Primary & old Bexley

13/06/18

A huge well done to our Year 6 team who have made it in to the semi-finals at the County Cricket Tournament. So they’re one of the top 4 teams in the borough! You’re all champs

08/06/18

We enjoyed hosting your event and meeting you all!

07/06/18

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Apply for our and today to start a career you will love in one of our amazing academies. Head to our website for more info👉🏽https://t.co/TLTxDlluVR or apply via UCAS code 1TZ! https://t.co/LCF3X6IJlQ

07/06/18

Years 4, 5 and 6 are supporting Harris Garrard Academy in strength at the Sports Day at Crystal Palace Sports Arena https://t.co/sT7VlJx2AL

25/05/18

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Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/nCpM2LEwjo https://t.co/zoZLYxIYoy

25/05/18

Is your child in Year 8? Download our options booklet here to help them choose their subjects for Year 9 https://t.co/98WmZprJhJ

23/05/18

Chair of Governors Beverley Johnston meets former students, Jack and Vince, as part of our yesterday. The two spoke with our current Year 10 about their career paths with and . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw. https://t.co/YyNRz3bTSw

23/05/18

Big thanks to barrister for a great five minute introduction to networking for our Year 10 students as part of their day in the City of London. https://t.co/QzTNugrhpd

23/05/18

Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

23/05/18

A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our annual – giving students first-hand experience of working in the City of London. “Today has helped me find out in life what I want to do." David, Year 10. Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/KCVuZuvSly

23/05/18

Thanks for your support and presentation. We’ll be Tweeting some pics later today!

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Welcome

Chris everitt 1016As Executive Principal, I'd like to welcome you to the Harris Garrard Academy website, where you can read about our primary, secondary and sixth form provision.

Harris Garrard Academy is a new school with drive and ambition. We are an all-through school, so pupils can join us in reception and stay until they have completed their sixth form education. There are also places available for pupils to join us in Years 7 and 12. Please see our admissions page for details of how to join our school. 

In September 2017, we joined the Harris Federation. This is one of England’s most successful groups of academies. All of their academies have been rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by Ofsted within three years of opening.

The best we can be

At the heart of this success is an absolute belief in the ability of every student to shine – no matter what their background, ability or character. We combine the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching, learning and technology.

We will accept no excuses for being anything but the best we can be. We focus on the development of our students as individuals, and guide them by allowing honest, trusting and equal relationships to form. We do this by regularly monitoring progress and understanding, using our developmental marking policy, class discussion, and role-modelling of expected behaviours.

Stronger as a team

When a student joins our academy some will already be high-fliers, others will be good all-rounders and some will face significant and individual challenges. Each student will already have a unique personality, gift and character that we will develop further by working together. I have made it clear to everyone at the academy that we are stronger as a team than a group of individuals, and that by pulling in the same direction we will achieve great things.

Bringing learning alive

Teachers take the time to get to know and understand each student. Whether they need to be stretched, are struggling, or are somewhere in the middle, we will always work to inspire the best in them. This means:

  • Offering a full, broad and balanced curriculum, and helping every student find something they excel at; 
  • Keeping class sizes as small as possible, and employing teachers who make learning fun and engaging; 
  • Giving support to students who need it through extra tuition in literacy and numeracy; 
  • Offering a range of specialised courses for our Most Able students; 
  • Setting regular homework - for Year 7 students this will usually be two or three subjects per night; 
  • Encouraging debate, participation, and a spirit of enquiry.

We encourage our students to be critical thinkers and promote these skills throughout the curriculum.  A student at Harris Garrard Academy will learn how to engage critically with foreign affairs, religion and society, issues of citizenship and the media, so they acquire the skills, and recognise the value of, thinking for themselves in a well-reasoned manner. This feeds into our desire to leave our students with the ability to apply these same skills to any context, for example, whether they are being subject to peer pressure, or being actively targeted by extremist ideologies.

Clear expectations

Children learn best when their school environment is safe, inclusive and welcoming. We have a culture of mutual respect between students and staff, and zero tolerance of bullying in any form.

We will work hard to get the best from all our students, reinforced by very clear expectations regarding conduct, manners, uniform and behavior which are non-negotiable and consistently enforced across the academy. We believe that success occurs in a framework of high expectations, whilst also acknowledging that mistakes provide valuable learning opportunities too.

This results in our students constructively engaging with resilience-building activities and a positive learning environment where students do not judge or discriminate against one another.  We also support our students in challenging their own preconceptions as part of being meta-cognitive learners and ‘thinking about their thinking’. 

This is a school at which everyone has the chance to find his or her own unique path to success, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities towards themselves and others. I look forward to welcoming you in person, so you can experience our academy for yourself.  

Contact us

I hope that this website gives you the information you need and a sense of the aspirations we have for the pupils we educate. Whether you are a parent, prospective parent or member of our wider community, please feel free to contact us if there is anything further you require.

Christopher Everitt

Executive Principal

c.everitt@harrisgarrard.org.uk