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23/09/21

Come to the Harris Garrard Academy , Thurs 30th Sept, 5-7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you. Visit our school, meet our students and teachers, and discover for yourself what makes our school so special. https://t.co/u1VzrMK0ho

23/09/21

Come to the Harris Garrard Academy , Thurs 30th Sept, 5-7.30pm, to see our school and meet our students and teachers. Discover for yourself what makes our school so special. We look forward to welcoming you https://t.co/LFMfx9B02S

23/09/21

This week's PE Challenge (press ups!) saw lots of our primary children and staff having a go. Well done to this week's winners - Mason (Year 5), Mr Green and Ms Anderson. We are all looking forward to seeing who will win next week! https://t.co/PJwh7FYpkt

21/09/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

It's great to be out & about in our today! There is some beautiful artwork on show! https://t.co/r1H7glKk0V

20/09/21

Amazing turnout today for the Year 8 boys inter-hub football competition. There was some unbelievable football, with Enterprise scoring one of the best team goals we have ever seen! Congratulations to World Studies who won all their matches.

20/09/21

Fantastic turnout today for the Year 8 girls inter-hub competition. There was lots of talent on show today, every game was amazing to watch. Congratulations to Active Science who came out on top today!

20/09/21

Our sixth form students at an assembly today about and student leadership. Fundamental British Values at HGA https://t.co/gW8AIYulWa

20/09/21

Year 12 students Lydia, Aleyna, Javier, Lujain, Yusuf and Alesandra pictured during their second Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) session. The EQP gives students the opportunity to develop their own enquiry skills https://t.co/BPag6A7tkH

15/09/21

Our Speed Bounce Challenge attracted over 150 attempts from primary children and staff! Everyone had to see how many times they could bounce over the barrier in 30 seconds. Huge well done to those who entered and we look forward to seeing more exciting PE challenges! https://t.co/smBEMSs9F8

15/09/21

Students are signing up for our exciting range of secondary co-curricular clubs, including STEAM Club, Juggling, Volleyball, Japanese, Rock Climbing and Language Club. Parents - watch out for permissions slips coming home this week! https://t.co/atYUzyj0CM https://t.co/6GJeQI4aWx

15/09/21

Retweetd From Nadia Kemal

What an inspiring and motivating day primary, spent learning more about how we can make small changes to gain bigger outcomes on a road to success! Thank you ! https://t.co/UPwqsFsEI5

13/09/21

Young people in London/Essex - the wants to see your vision of the future! Submit a creative piece exploring life in 96 years’ time– it could be art, a video, a story… anything! Shortlisted entries will be exhibited! For more info visit: https://t.co/eic4FfVITJ https://t.co/VhfySYd3WF

13/09/21

Today our primary and secondary student leadership teams met to present their vision for our academy https://t.co/vdBKplgLaQ

07/09/21

Open Mornings and Evening 2021 - come and meet our students and teachers. Full details of our open evening and mornings (including dates and times) are at https://t.co/Z8VL3DUIxi https://t.co/9ukVlTFP0v

05/09/21

Welcome Year 12! Head student, Daniella, introduces herself and her vision for the 6th form. https://t.co/M8YhiXJdRu

13/08/21

Well done to all our students celebrating their exam success this year. Kelsey, Quesser and Andy (pictured) achieved 13 grade 9s between them and an impressive collection of other top grades. . Details https://t.co/NUXoMhlzG2 https://t.co/JJULCer7or

10/08/21

Read how the Evening Standard covered the success of one of our students, Christian, after our A Level results were announced today. https://t.co/kED36DCvos https://t.co/dL9U4K7fSY

10/08/21

We are immensely proud of our A Level and vocational results and outcomes this year. Over 80% of our sixth formers are heading off to university, with a further 6+% of students having won places on competitive apprenticeship programmes. Full details https://t.co/9jIuV6Ym7P https://t.co/kzk2rTMvER

07/07/21

Harris Garrard Academy has been held up as a model of good practice by Department for Education (DfE) for the way we have adapted our curriculum to help students recover after disruption due to Covid. . Find out more https://t.co/YICtXA4M81 https://t.co/rzPHsZF6FH

07/07/21

Our Y11 Leavers did an incredible job of performing their GCSE Speaking and Listening speeches today to inspire all of Year 10 for their drop down day! Well done to all involved! https://t.co/RxKOUAzq75

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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.


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

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.

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)

PE Kit

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 Kit

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.