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18/06/18

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

is the theme of the latest issue of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, just published today! Includes fantastic about the high seas by primary students . Download your free copy now https://t.co/Uok4zmL6XL https://t.co/G7bxINueTx

18/06/18

Billie and Peter have entered our Creative Writing Competition. And you can too! Open to all students... Find out more at https://t.co/A06fuPBjAB. Closing date 29 June 2018 https://t.co/gUBEL1kSE6

18/06/18

'Life and learning should be a festival of the mind,' Socrates. Welcome to Ms Price from , pet therapy dog Monty and who are here to deliver the exciting Amazing Brains project - encompassing the wonders of comedy with the foundations of science! https://t.co/TdIzmEazGZ

15/06/18

Download this week's Primary Newsletter for parents at https://t.co/9ggrPGaLyh. Read about about our amazing Year 6 cricket team, a special Roald Dalh BFG reading, end of term reports and much more... https://t.co/7Dje2pRBAm

15/06/18

Year 1 have been using primary colours to help them discover secondary colours! https://t.co/hEfDUJzCr0

14/06/18

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Harris Garrard Academy is looking for an Innovation Leader for Spanish. Apply now https://t.co/fCN8JbhziH https://t.co/QtJVA8An7N

14/06/18

Our Year 6 team performed fantastically in a schools competition yesterday and has been named the third best Year 6 team in the whole of . After just five weeks of coaching! Great work everyone, we're proud of you https://t.co/jT21XFgi0H

13/06/18

We're really proud of you all! Students and their coach! A fantastic achievement. Do send us some pics if you have some...

13/06/18

Retweetd From Nic Taylor

congratulations to our outstanding cricket team for finishing joint second out of the 64 schools in Bexley we where very unfortunate to have only missed out on qualification for the London youth games by run difference. Good luck to both Danson Primary & old Bexley

13/06/18

A huge well done to our Year 6 team who have made it in to the semi-finals at the County Cricket Tournament. So they’re one of the top 4 teams in the borough! You’re all champs

08/06/18

We enjoyed hosting your event and meeting you all!

07/06/18

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Apply for our and today to start a career you will love in one of our amazing academies. Head to our website for more info👉🏽https://t.co/TLTxDlluVR or apply via UCAS code 1TZ! https://t.co/LCF3X6IJlQ

07/06/18

Years 4, 5 and 6 are supporting Harris Garrard Academy in strength at the Sports Day at Crystal Palace Sports Arena https://t.co/sT7VlJx2AL

25/05/18

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Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/nCpM2LEwjo https://t.co/zoZLYxIYoy

25/05/18

Is your child in Year 8? Download our options booklet here to help them choose their subjects for Year 9 https://t.co/98WmZprJhJ

23/05/18

Chair of Governors Beverley Johnston meets former students, Jack and Vince, as part of our yesterday. The two spoke with our current Year 10 about their career paths with and . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw. https://t.co/YyNRz3bTSw

23/05/18

Big thanks to barrister for a great five minute introduction to networking for our Year 10 students as part of their day in the City of London. https://t.co/QzTNugrhpd

23/05/18

Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

23/05/18

A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our annual – giving students first-hand experience of working in the City of London. “Today has helped me find out in life what I want to do." David, Year 10. Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/KCVuZuvSly

23/05/18

Thanks for your support and presentation. We’ll be Tweeting some pics later today!

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Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at Harris Garrard Academy is designed to ensure that each student is educated and supported to succeed in the world today, in line with the latest educational research.


Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception, children are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning. Learning is based around themes such as Ourselves, Animals and Transport, with the emphasis on areas such as 'finding and exploring' and 'self-confidence and awareness' as well as reading, writing and numbers. Download our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum overview.


Key Stages 1 and 2 - Years 1-6

At Harris Garrard Academy, we help children to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to move on to the next stage of their learning. In addition to following the National Curriculum, our children focus on a different topic each term which they explore through, for example, science, art, PE, history, geography or religious studies. 

Topic-based learning helps children to develop a better understanding of the world around them, make connections and apply skills in different disciplines. Download a complete list of topics for 2017-18.

We also have Mandarin as our Modern Foreign Language in Key Stage 2.


Key Stage 3 - Years 7-8

Key Stage 3 is the bedrock and the foundation for our students to be successful when they leave Harris Garrard Academy. All students have a broad weekly curriculum offer of English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, French, Religious Studies, ICT skills, Physical Education, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Art, Drama, and Music.

Our intention is to give students a ‘taste’ of as many subjects as possible, whilst preparing them for, and informing them about, their GCSE options. Literacy and numeracy skills are developed in every subject and across the curriculum. We apply the following principles when devising and constructing our Key Stage 3 curriculum.

  • Key stages 3 and 4 are equally important and we do not devote staff resources to one at the expense of the other.
  • We try avoid spilt classes (ie classes with two teachers) at all costs.
  • We liaise with our feeder primary schools to identify what students have already learned, to ensure we do not repeat unnecessary content and keep the curriculum challenging and engaging.
  • To challenge students and measure achievement in Key Stage 3, we have robust, standardised, externally set and moderated half-termly tests.
  • We place equal emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
  • Intervention (ie extra teaching for students who need it) is as important for Key Stage 3 as for Key Stage 4. We track each student and each class for progress and all the Learning Hubs have Key Stage 3 intervention nights.
  • We have subject specialists teaching in all classes at both key stages.

Details of the wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer in Key Stage 3 can be viewed on our Subjects pages


Key Stage 4 - Years 9-11

In order to help prepare our students for success in an ever-changing world, we have developed a Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) Programme of Study that offers each student a focused Curriculum Pathway, as well as an option to incorporate personal interest into their studies.  

All students follow a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Double Science, either Geography or History and BTEC First Sport. 90% of our students will also have a Modern Foreign Language as part of their core curriculum. Our students then select their additional subjects to make up their curriculum. This selection is made up of vocational courses and other academic subjects. The list of optional subjects is extensive and will give the students a real opportunity to experience a subject that they may then want to go off and study at university.  The Curriculum Pathway will ensure each student is academically challenged and engaged in their learning, resulting in the best chance of success across all their subjects.

Details of the wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer in Key Stage 4 can be viewed on our Subjects pages. You can also download our options booklet.


Key Stage 5 - Years 12-13

At Key Stage 5 we are part of the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form. Find out more about the courses on offer in the Sixth Form, from Art to English, Engineering to Chemisty. Further details of the Key Stage 5 curriculum for each subject can also be found on our Subjects pages