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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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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 2021 were cancelled.

The government did not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020. The Government also did 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 previous data 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 the previous 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%