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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

11/01/21

Our 'Listening Ear' service is available to all families and students from Harris Garrard Academy. We are open 11am-1pm (by appointment only) every weekday during lockdown. You are not alone during this difficult time. Find out more https://t.co/4hiyB5Pyub https://t.co/FVtwyyVILV

31/12/20

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements for Primary and Secondary students. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/rk5OIX1r12

14/12/20

We would like to wish you a restful break over this very different holiday season. Please remember there are lots of services that are open over the holidays should you or your family require additional support. Please see https://t.co/ZdDW2CVd8x

09/12/20

We're proud to publish our December 2020 newsletter, for both our primary and secondary phases, with stories from across this term. We hope you enjoy reading it! https://t.co/6GaOsar9gX https://t.co/wTHES7QhUW

07/12/20

Sydney, Year 7, has come 1st in the competition for this fabulous picture. Her art, which won the secondary school category, was inspired by a number of artists who were aiming to express diversity in their work. We're very proud of her! https://t.co/duobr5SpfC

02/12/20

Consultation opens today on our admissions arrangements for 2022-23. Please visit the link below for details and to give your views. The consultation ends on 13th January. Thank you. https://t.co/ykfqCW7T2C https://t.co/BZrJ08WV8o

01/12/20

We are consulting on our admissions arrangements for 2022-23. Your views are welcome. Please find full details at https://t.co/ykfqCW7T2C. Thank you. https://t.co/mUIS5IOEZ7

13/11/20

We loved Rukiat's poem, "I Am The Black Child", which he wrote for our Black History Month competition. Rukiat, Year 9, won first prize in the writing category. See all the winners at https://t.co/gRwk3ZziTn https://t.co/5Cl6OKVwn6

13/11/20

Well done to Judith, Year 9, for winning 1st place in the art category of our competition. Great drawing and a strong message too. See all the winners at https://t.co/gRwk3ZziTn https://t.co/uZtGzhEPNK

11/11/20

Today we were proud to stand in silence around our school's wall of poppies to remember those who gave their lives for us, and the importance of peace and unity https://t.co/DQOOA1auBH

07/11/20

The end of another wonderful week of learning at Harris Garrard at the end of the 🌈! https://t.co/ZyxaHQXAxF

05/11/20

We enjoyed seeing this today... 🌈 https://t.co/SvSrrwMETb

14/10/20

Dear students, we hope you have a restful half term from Fri. If you have any emotional concerns or worries over the holiday, remember you can get support from . It’s free, safe and easy to use. Watch the video below to find out more https://t.co/hfAVDIk4de

12/10/20

Announcement Winter PE Kit - A Quick Reminder for Parents https://t.co/Ho2vK3YWf9

01/10/20

The first of our Days this year takes place on Fri 9th Oct, for years 7-11. Activities on offer include sessions on relaxation, coping strategies, reframing negative thinking and the beauty of being unique! Find out more https://t.co/Cgc9uqTz3H https://t.co/pL0cfci24D

29/09/20

Our Virtual Open Day is now live! Meet the Head of Academy, take a tour of our school, and hear from our fantastic students too. It's all at https://t.co/sxmakcSr4T https://t.co/PGD5M1ysGs

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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

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%