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31/07/20

Dear parents, uniform orders must be placed with our uniform supplier, Brigade, by 7th Aug to ensure delivery in time for the start of term. Orders placed after the 7th Aug deadline will not delivered until mid/late September. See full ordering details https://t.co/VrBPlh7KMd. https://t.co/bDlrRvQBnb

17/07/20

A final socially distanced assembly was the right way to say a goodbye to our superb staff and students. Some moving onto new adventures and others to return in September for more exciting times at ! https://t.co/z7GcGMrWao

17/07/20

Free Young Summer Camp for young children who are eligible for free school meals. Details at https://t.co/kK3jhcC9DB https://t.co/idSJSaksLF

16/07/20

Dear students, don't forget https://t.co/98ZZ3YlIpe is available all summer. is an online service designed to support your - offering a safe and secure way to access mental health and wellbeing support. Find out more at https://t.co/XxT48AwBDO https://t.co/upwNY65P2I

13/07/20

15-17? ‘Keep Doing Good’ with this summer! Volunteering experience Make a positive impact in our local community Learn new skills Join thousands of young people who have signed up to ‘Keep Doing Good’ by pledging your time this summer at ➡ https://t.co/vEW11633xq https://t.co/CROM3jZc8A

10/07/20

How will your child travel to school in Sept? We want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing very short survey. It will take a minute or less! Thank you. https://t.co/wAqgR08Z02

09/07/20

FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. https://t.co/hM4s3QOzIN

09/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Brilliant! What a wonderful team Have a wonderful summer all and we hope to see you soon. https://t.co/JI0I6O4g5k

09/07/20

Dear HGA Students... here is a video message from your teachers to wish you a happy summer and to say how much we are looking forward to seeing you next year. We hope you enjoy it and it makes you 😃https://t.co/dZwKjwgfiP

07/07/20

Young Greenwich in partnership with have put together an excellent online summer programme of activities. Find out more here https://t.co/lL6TJR8pfJ

07/07/20

Check out the 'audiobook' file on Student SharePoint to listen to the English Department reading Elizabeth Laird's 'Oranges in No Man's Land' aloud! Here's an excerpt of Ms Hall reading Chapter 3 📚 https://t.co/jnfwMFs52E

03/07/20

KS3! A reminder that you have ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your entries to the Lockdown Creative Writing Competition! See remote learning slides for more details and get your poems into the English Department ASAP! We can't wait to read them. https://t.co/USxd2l5ips

01/07/20

A nice art idea you might like to try! https://t.co/ULS2bqUlQA

01/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it! https://t.co/CprttbnXcG https://t.co/88urcLcXOc

30/06/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

'A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter' - resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality. View and download at https://t.co/qV2guXnJgW https://t.co/pzFjcXik7C

30/06/20

You'll find thousands of online digital books at https://t.co/34vPsJq6NW - and our students have a FREE login. You'll find full details (and other reading ideas) on the Reading at Home page of our website https://t.co/XclDdfyyG6 https://t.co/Rxtp8V93ks

26/06/20

Retweetd From ThamesmeadNow

Art is a great way for kids to get creative, so why not enter our competition; 'Get Arty'. For a chance to win a £30 voucher all you have to do is take a photo, create a picture or write a poem of/or about nature.Enter here: https://t.co/DWlJO6D9d0. https://t.co/r2fDIBWGWZ

26/06/20

Retweetd From Counselling Matters Bexley

We’re pleased to launch today TALKLINE - a free telephone counselling service for anyone feeling anxious, stressed, lonely or isolated. Open 5-9pm Mon-Fri and 9-9pm Sat/Sun. Funded by to help us help you through Covid-19 https://t.co/71DwNzq5mU

23/06/20

If you need uniform for September why not order it online now? Please order by August 7th at the latest, but earlier if you can, to make sure you have what you need for September. Full details at https://t.co/VrBPlhpmaN https://t.co/1E33l7Abou

17/06/20

Retweetd From ThamesmeadNow

Are you a resident who wants to explore the beauty of nature around you? We want local residents, of any age, to create an art piece inspired by nature and enter a competition. Deadline 12pm Tue 30 June 2020. More info here: https://t.co/DWlJO6D9d0 https://t.co/54hAQM4nIx

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Uniform and Equipment

Please note that uniform orders must be placed with our uniform supplier, Brigade, by 7th August to ensure delivery in time for the start of term.


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

All branded items of clothing should be purchased from our uniform supplier, Brigade, from their website at www.brigadeuniformdirect.uk.com. Brigade have also produced a handy online ordering guide. This explains how to measure your child for sizes and also how to order online.

Orders for September 2020 must be placed by 7th August, but we recommend you do it as soon as possible to ensure delivery in time for the start of term. Purchased items are delivered directly to your home address.

For queries about purchasing, 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.