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19/05/24

📚✏️ Even on a Saturday, over 120 of our dedicated students showed up to hit the books! We're incredibly proud of their hard work and determination. Keep shining! 💪👏 pic.twitter.com/RyXBLgI13d

04/05/24

Year 11 aced their maths walking talking mock with Mr Sadiq this Saturday! 🧠💯 They tackled high-mark questions, got expert feedback, and leveled up their exam skills. 📚✨ Couldn't be prouder of this hardworking crew - they're ready to crush the GCSE! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/R1gSRW145B

29/04/24

Year 10 students rocked their Rise workshop today with ! 🌟 They completed challenges to work collaboratively, develop problem-solving and teamwork skills, and gain work experience. 💼🧠💡 pic.twitter.com/jIM5I55z2b

26/04/24

Fasten your seatbelts 🛂 Year 11, we're about to take off! 🛫 Hoping for a smooth flight ✈️ and successful departure! 🛬 pic.twitter.com/b5MFjEkJ3V

26/04/24

🏆 Year 9 boys football team 🥅 through to Harris Cup semi-final! 🔥 Determined to retain trophy after thrilling 6-5 win! 🙌 Player of the match Chetam scores winner! 🏃‍♂️ Great team effort and resilience! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/WD3KisjVwn

26/04/24

Saddle up for an unforgettable day at the British Racing School! 🏇 took us on a thrilling journey, revealing the secrets of horse care and the paths to becoming a champion jockey. 🏆 Hooves thundering, hearts racing - an experience we'll never forget! 🐎 pic.twitter.com/5x6w3aj6De

27/03/24

🌟 Our amazing pupils showcased incredible 'Character (to)day' diving into a variety of topics & activities! 🚀 Year 7s showed immense Courageous Advocacy, delving into Bee habitats and acing the Big School litter pick! 🐝🗑️ pic.twitter.com/zt2ebNR4ea

27/03/24

Ahoy there! ⚓️ The Year 9 crew from HGA set sail today for the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. 🌊 Anchors aweigh for a character-filled adventure on the high seas! ⛵️🌟 pic.twitter.com/yTfUrlmJjh

26/03/24

🏐🎉 Incredible news! Our year 8 netball team has smashed their way to the Harris Cup semi-finals! 🌟👏 Big shoutout to our amazing players, especially the year 7 stars shining bright! 🌟✨ Let's cheer them on as they face ! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/E4mK2T0cAT

20/03/24

🚀 Kicking off Creative Careers 2024! 🎨 Students are diving into a world of possibilities, exploring diverse pathways in the creative industry. 📸#CreativeCareers2024 pic.twitter.com/otVpl4Ua0K

20/03/24

We are officially 8th best school in London for Indoor Athletics!This week, our primary team took part in the SHA finals. The team, who represented competed against the 11 other best boroughs in London. Huge congrats to our students and pic.twitter.com/3SK9s4WLpc

19/03/24

🌟 Thrilled to share moments from the Speak Out Regional Final! 🎤 Megan Farr and May Mbabazi shone brightly, representing Harris Garrard Academy with their powerful voices. A celebration of young talent and the magic of expression. ✨ pic.twitter.com/yI8GICW9uF

15/03/24

Off to the we go, with Year 8 in tow, to witness love's timeless tale in a contemporary glow. Thanks to ’s generous sponsorship, Shakespeare's words will leap and dip. 🎭💔 pic.twitter.com/ezNpvHdema

08/03/24

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07/03/24

📚✨ The halls of HGA have transformed into a literary wonderland as our secondary staff channel their inner bookworms, dressing up as their favorite book characters! From the whimsical to the wicked, can you guess the characters? 📸🎭 pic.twitter.com/y8azMifcNq

06/03/24

The yr5/6 Netball final took place between today.Both teams have done exceptionally well to reach the final & were undefeated in their league so we knew we were in for a close game

05/03/24

The yr5/6 Netball final took place between today.Both teams have done exceptionally well to reach the final & were undefeated in their league so we knew we were in for a close game

01/03/24

Just wrapped up another fantastic week at HGA, proving that even when the skies open up, we find our pot of gold in the learning of our students. 🌈 https://t.co/jKjPQHPkQ2

01/03/24

HGA Sixth Formers' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau was a powerful reminder of history's darkest chapters. Their solemn reflections will echo in our hearts and history classes. pic.twitter.com/k1CaBME2Ns

29/02/24

Excited to kick off day 1 of the Y12 Biology Residential! 🌿 Stay tuned for updates, insights, and all the fascinating discoveries we'll make together! pic.twitter.com/6nqWUWrZBE

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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