🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.


Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology.


🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅


🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀


Last Week our Indoor Athletics team took part in the Finals. The team performed excellently, winning the event and now have the opportunity to represent Bexley at the in February. Huge congratulation to the team and


Continuing the celebration of our talented students and the Christmas spirit at HGA, here are more highlights from our festive performances! 🎄🎶 Our talent show contestants truly shone, delivering heartwarming renditions of Christmas classics.


Our musicians at HGA never disappoint! Considering Christmas is approaching, a performance of Christmas songs by our music students and talent show contestants left us in awe. HGA has got the Christmas spirit!🎄❄️


Our year 11's got a special treat today - a virtual tour of , the UK's national synchrotron science facility!💡Students saw the impressive particle accelerators up close. 📸 We're so glad our students could experience this cutting-edge science, even remotely!


There were some outstanding individual performances during thefinal of our yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics competition today. Well done to all the pupils involved & sports leaders for officiating👏🥇 🥈 🥉


And the finalists!



The shortlist…



Calling all future historians! 🏰 Our Year 7B Hi1 students created incredible Motte and Bailey castles, demonstrating their understanding of King William's England. Bravo, young minds!


Heat 3 of the SHA took place with 5 schools competing for a place in next weeks final. Congratulations to who finished in 1st place & well done to all who took part👏Thank you to for officiating at the event 🙏



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Exam Results and Performance

Harris Garrard Academy is delighted to announce a Progress 8 score of +0.29 for 2022-2023. This is an amazing achievement following the disruption to education that students nationally suffered during Covid 19, and puts us well above the national average. 

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 Stage 4 (2022-23)

The following results are based on our exam results for 2022-23, announced in August 2023:

  • Our Progress 8 score is +0.29
  • Our Attainment 8 score is 4.6
  • 34% of students achieved Grade 5 or above in English and Maths
  • 71% of students entered the EBacc, with 32% of the entire cohort achieving it. The average points score was 3.98.

View our Department for Education performance information.

16-19 results (2022-23)

The following results are based on our exam results for 2022-23, announced in August 2023:

  • A Level average grade is C-
  • BTEC & Vocational average grade is Distinction
  • A* - A grades - 11%
  • A* - B grades - 35%
  • A* - E grades - 94%

View our Department for Education performance information.

Key Stages 1-2 (2022-23)

The academy also achieved amazing primary results in this academic year, achieving well above national across the school, with 60% of students achieving the expected level in combined measure (reading, writing and maths) at the end of Key Stage 2 when national results fell to only 59%. There were some amazing individual results which you can see below.

  • 71% of pupils achieved expected in reading compared to 73% nationally
  • 85% of pupils achieved expected in maths compared to just 73% nationally
  • 81% of pupils achieved expected in writing compared to just 71% nationally
  • Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2 – 0.03
  • Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2 – 2.1
  • Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2 – 0.9
  • Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a higher standard in reading and maths was 10%, 12% and 22% in writing.

In our KS1 Phonics Check 90% of pupils passed this important bench mark compared to 81% nationally.

In our Multiplication Check for Year 4 82% of students scored 20+/25 compared to 69% nationally.

Finally, our Key Stage 1 students, beat national scores in reading 73% and writing with 73%. In maths they scored 77% compared to a national of 72%.

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.

Swimming attainment 2022-23

  • 68% are swimming confidently and proficiently over at least 25m
  • 59% can use a range of strokes effectively
  • 72% can perform a safe self-rescue in water based situations