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23/05/22

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 https://t.co/yODJSl35al https://t.co/mf7naxlcZT

19/05/22

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. https://t.co/Q9ZyZiGz5X

17/05/22

We're pleased to support 2022 at Harris Garrard Academy! https://t.co/TLmeHs0kvw

11/05/22

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! https://t.co/MXb09flSML https://t.co/sbEGwdXhxb

09/05/22

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 https://t.co/qZH9MGyDCI

25/04/22

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! https://t.co/604C3oIxaW https://t.co/uInmW6vSMN

12/04/22

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! https://t.co/jbHoBhXSUb https://t.co/haVXd36kEB

28/03/22

"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! https://t.co/8HvFI7zprG

28/03/22

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! https://t.co/mBOIcXoXSI

24/03/22

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. https://t.co/3l3kmbA5B9

24/03/22

Year 9 A-Side are enjoying the sunshine and learning about plants at RHS Wisley for their 4th Character Day of the year! https://t.co/1doMnUQ0HI

23/03/22

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. https://t.co/OzvQFwWkwM

22/03/22

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. https://t.co/qiBHvsquUX

21/03/22

Retweetd From Consejería de Educación Reino Unido e Irlanda

"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! https://t.co/PL9AbR75HF

21/03/22

Year 12 students making the most of the sun, and their dedicated outside area, during their mindfulness hour last Friday. https://t.co/ukoe04wjLM

17/03/22

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! https://t.co/b3AVIkaxMW

15/03/22

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. https://t.co/O73EvP5LkJ

06/03/22

AC Slater from the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge came to HGA last week to support KS4 students in writing passionate speeches! https://t.co/C0mDFf03VX

06/03/22

We welcomed author for and he delivered some fantastic workshops for budding KS3 writers https://t.co/39oT7gx2lD

03/03/22

Retweetd From Bexley School Games

A great effort from all involved https://t.co/3l2DW2TD4O

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Uniform and Equipment

Students at Harris Garrard Academy, across both our primary and secondary phases, take pride in their education and this begins each and every day by arriving to school in full uniform and prepared with all equipment.

This page gives you a summary of the uniform and PE kit for both primary and secondary students. Full details of our uniform are in our uniform policy which can be downloaded from the student welfare section of our website.


Where to purchase

All Harris Garrard Academy uniform can be purchased from our uniform supplier: Caseys Schoolwear, 246 Blackfen Road, Blackfen, Sidcup DA15 8PW, tel 020 8850 8645.

Caseys stock all of the uniform items required for all phases at the Academy. The Academy uniform can also be purchased online from Caseys.

Please click HERE to visit Casey's online shop. See directions map below.


Primary uniform

Our primary uniform is smart, comfortable and practical. It reflects the aspirations of our academy and pupils are expected to wear it correctly at all times of the day. For full details, please see the uniform policy, which can be downloaded from the student welfare section of our website.

To prevent uniform getting lost, please make sure that each item is named using an iron-on, stick-on or sewn-in label, or by using a permanent naming pen.

Harris garrard primary academy daywear board no pantones


Equipment (primary)

Students should always bring to the Academy:

  • their reading record
  • their reading book
  • their homework
  • a water bottle (water only)
  • a piece of fruit (KS2 only – this is optional)
  • PE bag (students should bring this into school every Monday and take it home every Friday to be washed)

We do not want to see in bags:

  • food (apart from a piece of fruit)
  • sweets
  • liquids other than water
  • pencil cases (these are not needed in primary as we provide all stationery)
  • toys of any kind 

Secondary uniform

Harris garrard secondary academy daywear board no pantones

Our secondary uniform reflects the aspirations of our academy and pupils are expected to wear it correctly at all times of the day. For full details, please see the uniform policy, which can be downloaded from the student welfare section of our website.

To prevent uniform getting lost, please make sure that each item is named using an iron-on, stick-on or sewn-in label, or by using a permanent naming pen.


Equipment (secondary)

All students in the secondary phase are required to bring the equipment listed below every single day. This will be checked daily by form tutors to ensure that students are prepared and ready to learn. If a student doesn't have a piece of equipment, then they can purchase it from the school shop before school or in their break time. Reading books can be brought from home or can be borrowed from our school library. 

  • Harris Bag 
  • Pencil Case containing: 
  • Black pens (x2) 
  • Green pen 
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler 
  • Rubber 
  • Pencil sharpener 
  • Highlighter 
  • Scientific calculator 
  • Reading book 
  • Timetable  

PE Kit (primary)

Harris garrard primary academy pe board no pantones

PE Polo Shirt 

White with academy logo, as supplied by our uniform supplier or plain white polo shirt 

PE Shorts 

Plain red shorts, unbranded (no stripes or logos) 

PE Socks 

White ankle socks. 

Footwear 

Black Plimsolls or appropriate footwear. No branded trainers. 

Children may also do indoors PE in bare feet. 

PE Bag 

Academy drawstring PE bag, navy with logo, as supplied by our uniform supplier or alternatively a plain drawstring bag in blue or black (no stripes, patterns or logos) 

 

PE Tracksuit 

(optional) 

Plain navy tracksuit. 


PE Kit (secondary)

PE Polo Shirt 

White with academy logo, as supplied by our uniform supplier or alternatively a plain white polo shirt (no frills, patterns or logos)  

PE Shorts 

Plain red shorts, unbranded (no stripes or logos)  

PE Socks 

White ankle socks or white sports socks 

PE Trainers 

Laced trainer which is sturdy and supportive for physical activity 

Trainers must have non-marking soles. Plimsolls/canvas shoes must not be worn. 

PE Bag 

Academy drawstring PE bag, navy with logo, as supplied by our uniform supplier or alternatively a plain drawstring bag in blue or black (no stripes, patterns or logos) 

 

Other bags, including holdalls and carrier bags, are not permitted. 

PE Tracksuit (optional) 

Plain navy blue sweatshirt and jogging bottoms, with no logos or side-stripes. 

No full-length zipped tops 

No hoods on sweatshirts 

 

White under top (optional) 

Must be a white undertop 

PE polo shirt must be worn over the top  


  • We do not allow caps in school
  • We do not allow trainers in school
  • We do not allow hoodies in school
  • We do not allow jewellery in school including earrings
  • Children should not bring any toys into school

Mobile phones

No mobile phones, iPods, MP3/4 players. If seen or heard, items will be confiscated.


At Harris Garrard Academy we have the following core principles relating to uniform that apply across ALL phases of the Academy:

  • Shirts are always tucked in
  • Ties have a minimum of five stripes showing at ALL times
  • Ties are correctly fitted with the knot covering the top button
  • Top buttons are always fastened
  • Blazers are not negotiable and should be worn at ALL times (can be removed in classroom with permission)
  • Shoes are worn at ALL times
  • Jewellery is not permitted onsite. This includes no earrings for ALL students (except Post 16)
  • Handbags are not allowed onsite (except Post 16)
  • Hoodies are not allowed in the Academy or on site at ALL. Students should not travel to the Academy wearing them. They will be confiscated and returned at the discretion of the Academy or disposed of in line with DfE guidance on banned items.