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20/01/20

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If you want to , we will be in on Tues 21st Jan. We can answer your questions about our course, funding, eligibility, placements, and and anything else you need to know! Book tickets here. https://t.co/Zr5Ks3cPUb https://t.co/FS9kUW67Br

16/01/20

⭐️He has done it!⭐️ Congratulations to Basit who has tonight been presented with an award for his Musicianship by the Mayor of Bexley 🥁 What a proud moment for Basit, his family and his HGA family. Well done! 👍🏽⭐️ https://t.co/2RNUFQG9Jc

16/01/20

⭐️Will Basit who has been shortlisted for an award come home with silverware? 🏆 Watch this space! ⭐️ https://t.co/XYiCM5JB92

16/01/20

A huge well down to our Key Stage 2 Netball team who won 22-0 tonight! Keep it up HGA! https://t.co/851Nv9vE2R

09/01/20

We're very proud of our six new Ambassadors, who will be work with staff on an action plan to raise . Big thanks to Pascale Berthellet, Public Health Advisor for some excellent training! https://t.co/ymOs4rwqWs

20/12/19

Happy holidays everyone. Thank you to all our amazing students, teachers and parents for their hard work this year! Don't forget school finishes at 12.30pm today and we look forward to seeing you next term on Monday 6th Jan.

25/11/19

Reception have been reading and practising their writing too. They even made their own spud superheroes! https://t.co/uCHjqpEIGK

15/11/19

A massive congratulations to our KS2 Netball steam who convincingly won their game 25-0 today! We’re all so proud of you! https://t.co/lpP3MIDTQl

15/11/19

Thank you for coming! The little ones loved your book and some years 6s have been inspired to become sports journalists! https://t.co/Yo0Cf0ldtq

14/11/19

Our Big Write has started! With Mozart in the background and a candle to help us focus, we know our writing will be super! https://t.co/qdCIoXaCg6

13/11/19

Congratulations to our boys' Year 8 football team for an amazing result and performance. Their most recent game ended 10-0. The boys played with passion, focus and determination on the back of a previous 10-1 win. That's 20 goals in two games. Well done team! https://t.co/llYaHXUqAV

09/11/19

Unfortunately it wasn’t England’s day as Germany won 2-1, but the HGA pupils had great fun https://t.co/0MMFapoqMW

09/11/19

Excited for kick off, come on England https://t.co/D57s74cVgB

08/11/19

Sixth Form Open Evening, Thurs 14 Nov - full details now online at https://t.co/0SEP5Q8250. Come along and see the impressive opportunities that our Sixth Form can offer you. We look forward to welcoming you. https://t.co/bqCv5FDge1

04/11/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 14 November, 5:00pm-7:00pm. More information to follow but save the date!

15/10/19

Year 8 team B Girls netball showed determination and resilience throughout their match today ... they lost 6-4 https://t.co/x28YBnEWhZ

15/10/19

Year 8 Girls A played extremely well against Bexley Grammar school today ... with a 6-5 win https://t.co/E8iiL6hpMV

11/10/19

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11/10/19

Congratulations to Ms Donohoe for her Transforming Lives Award! We couldn’t do it without you! https://t.co/lewOykSF2m

11/10/19

Congratulations to Mr Sheppard for winning this year’s primary Transforming Lives Award for his support and empathy with children and staff. https://t.co/DNSq88tXUz

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Uniform and Equipment

We believe that uniform is the start to good discipline at Harris Garrard Academy, across both our primary and secondary phases.

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

To purchase items of uniform (which can be bought online) please contact: Brigade Clothing Ltd, Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9US. Email: Sales@Brigade.uk.com. Tel: 0247 642 1083. Web: www.brigadeuniformdirect.uk.com.


Primary unifom

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.

Primary uniform

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 for primary students

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 (every Monday – should go home on Friday to be washed)

We do not want to see in bags:

  • food (apart from the above mentioned piece of fruit). Children who choose to bring in a piece of fruit will be expected to eat it in the lunch hall
  • sweets
  • liquids that are not water
  • pencil cases (these are not needed in primary as we provide all stationery)
  • toys of any kind

Secondary uniform

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. Please note that patent leather black shoes are not allowed.

Secondary uniform

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 for secondary students

In order to ensure that pupils are prepared to learn and valuable time is not wasted at the start of every lesson, it is vital that pupils are prepared for their learning. A simple checklist is given below and the expectation is that every pupil has the correct equipment with them at all times.

  • A strong, blue Harris rucksack suitable for school books
  • Pencil case
  • Pens (black) - minimum of two
  • Pencils/sharpener/eraser
  • Coloured pencils and highlighters
  • Ruler
  • Scientific calculator
  • Geometry set for Mathematics
  • A reading book

Have you got your Magnificent Seven?

Every morning the Form Tutor will check to see that each student has 'The Magnificent Seven':

  1. Reading book
  2. Pen
  3. Pencil
  4. Ruler
  5. Homework booklet
  6. Pencil case
  7. Harris bag

For each lesson they will need 'The Famous Five':

  1. Pen
  2. Pencil
  3. Ruler
  4. Homework booklet
  5. Pencil case

We are passionate about preparing students for the challenges of latter life. Being prepared and equipped for learning is a key lifelong skill that will enable our students to be equipped for the world of work.


PE Kit (primary and secondary)

Full details of the PE kit are contained in the uniform policy, which can be downloaded from the student welfare section of our website.

Pe kit


  • 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.