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29/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for further info and a statement below. https://t.co/4U02Y6zmbG

19/03/21

What’s this! It’s our super HGA staff chosen by students as their superheroes! I couldn’t agree more! Not all heroes wear capes! https://t.co/UKG8pKSP0f

19/03/21

Of all the heroes our students have chosen to celebrate for we feel this one deserves special mention. Mason here celebrating our hero Captain Sir Tom Moore. Not all heroes wear capes. https://t.co/TiNjQbmycp

19/03/21

Today at we are celebrating our keyworker heroes! - Here Y4 send a huge thank you to our wonderful nurses, doctors and police officers. https://t.co/KaQmhKEfUS

12/03/21

The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on , with articles and poems by students in Years 8-11 and creative writing by primary students. In partnership with . Download your copy at https://t.co/npPg3qsNuX https://t.co/LaPY9ZSFr7

12/03/21

A massive thank you to our testing team. Not a single positive case and with their support HGA is safely fully open. https://t.co/DskPC8rp8b

08/03/21

We welcomed year 11, 13 and all of our primary students back today. Students in classrooms, back where they belong. https://t.co/GxkKgxy1T9

08/03/21

Creative Voice are taking the flag pole this half term. After an amazing effort from everyone at HGA, Creative Voice topped the leaderboard for online attendance! Well done all! https://t.co/C7BcBdnvQT

22/02/21

Retweetd From National Careers Week

𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘞𝘦𝘦𝘬 2021. 1st - 6th March. Take part in the 𝙗𝙞𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩 celebration of 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 across the UK! Everything you need to make a great week is available here: https://t.co/gzdACsPPT7 What are you waiting for? https://t.co/ilaKMjJ0nz

19/02/21

Our new flag delivery today. As a community we stand strongest together. Together we can achieve anything. https://t.co/zxy5ylnLUJ

08/02/21

A lovely snowy day at HGA today https://t.co/3WUyGryRuq

04/02/21

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This (1-7 Feb), help your pupils to explore the different ways they can express themselves. 🎨 🎭 ✍️ 🎵 Our free school resources can be adapted for use in school, home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. 👉 https://t.co/hIppsAFQQP https://t.co/jtFzmuJpv0

04/02/21

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., , , and have shown us some things should be done alone 😬. Dealing with our mental wellbeing isn't one of them. is here to support you with whatever you're going through. https://t.co/9dwMjoIDwj. https://t.co/0k1iS4Pxjz

29/01/21

Retweetd From The Times

Children will take more than a year to catch up with their education, Boris Johnson admitted yesterday, as he promised £300 million for extra tuition, summer schools and a “Covid premium” https://t.co/WZAb3ZSvBI

26/01/21

Need support accessing remote learning? Please email remotelearning.org.uk. We know it can be frustrating if you can't access the learning that is available, so we will do our best to help you. https://t.co/xbV5XD9goc

19/01/21

Congratulations to Active Science who take the flag pole for this half term. They the leading hub for Harris Points. Well done everyone whose hard work is earning those points, even from home! https://t.co/hl7p4FjI4k

15/01/21

“As an Academy we are here for you and as the HGA community we will stand strongest together.” See the Head of Academy’s weekly update here https://t.co/OYATFsFqDW https://t.co/d4m1tj3Lhm

14/01/21

are offering remote work experience placements to give students the chance to try out industries they are interested in. Please apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success. Find out more https://t.co/e6N9BnZlgE

12/01/21

’s first weekly Live Cook-a-long DT Lesson went well today! Join us every week at 12:00pm to see Mr Sheppard in the kitchen. We didn’t think the pancakes would turn out so well! https://t.co/FBkRFfGQyb

11/01/21

Do you need more data to help you study? The government has launched a scheme to temporarily increase data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. Find out if you could benefit, and how to apply through the school, at https://t.co/Da16NxBtWM

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Exam Results and Performance

To help fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), the government announced that all exams due to take place in schools and colleges in England in summer 2020 were cancelled.

The government will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020. The Government will also not publish any national, regional, local or constituency statistics for any primary school assessments for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

All those working with schools and colleges, such as Ofsted, Department for Education regional teams and local authorities, should use data from previous years and so we will continue to present 2019 data on this page as will be reflected in our Department for Education performance information found on the DFE website.


Exam results 2018-19

Harris Garrard Academy is delighted to announce a Progress 8 score of 0.54 for 2018-19. This is an amazing achievement in just our second year and builds on our score of 0.37 for last year, which put us in the top 18% of schools nationally for Progress 8.

This is even more remarkable when you consider the Progress 8 score of our predecessor schools (the Bexley Business Academy and Garrard Academy) which were -0.5  and -0.14 respectively.


Key statistics for Key Stage 4 (2018-19)

The following results are based on our exam results for 2018-19, announced in August 2019:

  • Our Progress 8 score is 0.54
  • Our Attainment 8 score is 4.7
  • 34% of students achieved Grade 5 or above in English and Maths
  • 59% of students achieved Grade 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 18.4% of students entered the EBacc, with 48% of entrants (8.8% of the entire cohort) achieving it. The average points score was 3.97.

View our Department for Education performance information. See how we compare with other schools in Bexley.

Read the news story about our 2019 results.


Watch a short film about our GCSE results 2019.


Here are our results from 2017-18:

  • Progress 8 score was 0.37
  • Our Attainment 8 score was 48.1
  • 47% of students achieved Grade 5 or above in English and Maths
  • 72% of students achieved Grade 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 17% of students entered the EBacc, achieving an average points score of 3.82

The destinations of our leavers (including the percentage staying in education) can be found on our careers page.

You can find out more about how we help all students achieve, including our most able students, on our Equalities and additional intervention page.


Key statistics for Key Stages 1-2 (2018-19)

The academy also achieved amazing primary results in July 2019, achieving 24% higher than the predecessor school, with 70% of students achieving the expected level in combined measure (Reading, Writing and Maths) at the end of Key Stage 2.

We are very proud of our students, staff, parents/carers and the community for working together to make these results happen. These achievements change children’s lives and open new opportunities. Working together does and will enable us to achieve great things for our students and local community.

  • Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2 - 1.8
  • Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2 - 0.5
  • Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2 - 0.3
  • Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths - 16%  
  • Pupils’ average scaled score in the reading test - 102.5
  • Pupils’ average scaled score in the maths test - 103.9

Primary performance table


Swimming: percentage of children in Year 6 who can:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres (32 out of 69) - 46%
  • use a range of strokes effectively (30 out of 69) - 43%
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations – 77%