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Come along to watch our talented Year 11 BTEC Music students perform in our spectacular Winter Showcase on Monday 16th December at 3pm #​wintershowcase


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Wonderful news from this afternoon. Another award! This time awarded by his school, , for his commitment to the sport he loves so much! 📷


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Thanks to for organising a question time event for their sixth form today- excellently chaired & wide ranging set of questions from students, great to engage in the debate with , & ahead of Election Day next Thursday!


students enjoyed a trip to Christie's Auction House today with and listened to a fascinating lecture on Art History.


Last week we were delighted to invite our year 7 parents to come and meet their child’s tutor. It was great to praise the students for the excellent work they have achieved in their first half term.


Why not take part in our huge range of clubs and activities?


Congratulations to Marco, one of our students, whose passion and talent for cycling is being recognised at a national level. Full story here:


Our Year 10's and 11's had the privilege of enjoying a brilliant performance of An Inspector Calls performed by this afternoon. It really helped to embed their learning for their GCSEs!


We are very proud of Louis, Year 8, whose story 'Evil' has been selected for publication in the anthology of creative writing in schools. Read it here:


Emma, Y11, writes about a project she helped with in Uganda during August 2019, living there for two and a half weeks.


Last Monday, 33 students visited the Oval Cricket Ground to watch vs Nottinghamshire. Watching such high level cricket has inspired our students to practise their skills on the playground and they even got some signatures!


Don't miss our careers event for years 10 and 11 tonight between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. There will be a number of Post 16 educational providers exhibiting and delivering small workshops to promote their opportunities!


Congratulations to the Years 12/13 sixth form team on a superb 5-0 victory against St Johns last Wednesday afternoon in their first competitive football league game this year. Throughout the game HAO were dominant, maintaining a lot of possession, creating lots of chances!


We are delighted to have achieved 17 of the ‘super’ Grade 9s, which are equivalent to getting an A**. A fifth of drama students achieved a Grade 9.


28% achieved the prestigious and challenging Ebacc qualification which means they successfully passed in Maths, English, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject. This is higher than the recent national average (24%). A significant achievement for


Hard work pays off as 78% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English this year and 67% did so in maths. The students could not have worked harder!


Fantastic GCSE results . 61% of students achieving basics. Well above National Average. So proud of the students!


The Summer Edition of The HAO Post has been delivered to students! Have a look inside to find out what the Academy has been doing this term:


This is the final week or the year. Please ensure that your child has 100% attendance as we will continue to learn until the end of the day on Friday. We hope you have a fantastic Summer!

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Term Dates 2020-21

Autumn Term 2020

Wednesday 2 September to Friday 18 December 2020 incl.

Staggered start:            

  • Thursday 3 September 2020 - Year 7s and Year 12s only
  • Friday 4 September 2020 – All students

Half term: Monday 19 October to Friday 30 October 2020 incl.

Staff INSET days (no students to attend):

  • Wednesday 2 September 2020
  • Friday 2 October (Federation Teaching and Learning)

Christmas Break – Monday 21 December 2020 – Friday 1 January 2021 incl.

Spring Term 2021

Monday 4 January to Wednesday 31 March 2021 incl.

Half term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2021 incl.

Staff INSET days (no students to attend):

  • Monday 4 January 2021
  • Friday 12 February 2021 (Federation Post 16)

Easter Break – Thursday 1 April 2021 to Friday 16 April 2021 incl.

(Good Friday 2 April / Easter Monday 5 April 2021)

Summer Term 2021

Monday 19 April – Friday 23 July 2021 incl.

Half term: Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021 incl.

Staff INSET days (no students to attend):

  • Friday 23 July 2021 (*Split into twilights^)

Bank Holiday: Monday 3 May 2021 (Academy Closed)

Since attendance at school is key to success, parents and carers are urged not to take family holidays during term time. It is now illegal to take students out of school during term time without the Principal’s written authorisation.

^Teaching Staff Only