Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9.


Getting ready for our Careers Fair this morning with some amazing visitors ready to speak to our students


Not for the faint hearted! Year 13 Psychology students got all practical today as they dissected sheep's brains. Why? This was to support their revision of the parts of the brain for the Biopsychology.


Crochet enrichment - just some of the amazing work being created by our students.


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Exploring the wonders of biology during a sixth form taster day yesterday – students fully engaged in the fascinating world of kidney dissection! 🧪🔬 "


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Thank you to all the parents and students who braved the not so great weather to attend our apprenticeship information evening for Years 10-13. Thank you to our guest speakers from team.


The motion argued was 'This house would ban advertising aimed at children'.The afternoon was well spent and students from both schools did well and enjoyed themselves.


Last Friday, 15 students from came to HAO for the 2nd leg of debate training and competition. The students from HAO represented themselves well against the experienced and eloquent speakers of Bromley High School.


Final game of our ESFA group saw another rivalry, with HAO taking on in a tight, tense, up and down game. Claiming the top spot with a well fought 3-2 victory is…HAO. Onward to the knockout stages!


Congratulations to Mr Stuchfield for growing what can only be described as a resplendent moustache for charity as part of “Movember”.


1st round of the London Cup, saw Harris Orpington take on Harris Beckenham in a local rivalry. A good game with Harris Orpington claiming a 4-0 victory.


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Mr Stuchfield is raising awareness for - 'I am bravely sporting a truly egregious moustache in front of 800 children every day'.This is the before picture - Lets check back in at the end of the month for a progress check.To donate:


And taking the time to explore the trenches…Mr Koubaa joined in too!


Paying our respects at the Canadian memorial at Sanctuary wood


Yesterday was an early start for our avid historians! But they made it to Folkestone for the crossing over to Calais…



Thanks to those that attended this evening. It was great to see some alumni.

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    Kinetic Foundation Football Academy: Academic Year 2023-24

    Kinetic Foundation are delighted to be able to offer an individualised, innovative football and education programme for 16-18 year olds at Harris Academy Orpington.

    As a registered charity, Kinetic Foundation adopt a holistic approach to develop each young person as a ‘whole’ rather than from just a technical or tactical component. Alongside their excellent football provision they deliver a volunteering programme, mentoring scheme, mental health support pillar and employability workshops on career planning.

    Since the beginning of our partnership, 5 Harris Academy Orpington Sixth Form pupils have signed contracts with professional football clubs, all of whom were on the football and education programme with Kinetic. Tosin Olopade (Burnley FC), Ralfi Hand (Charlton Athletic FC and Jabari Christmas (QPR FC) all signed in the 2021/22 academic year while Reggie Rose (Brentford FC) and Chuks Uzor-Greey (Ipswich Town FC) both signed in 2022/23, becoming Kinetic’s 66th and 69th signings to professional clubs that have been involved in their academy programme.

    The Kinetic Academy programme encourages every student to stay in education and complete a university recognised course, all whilst pursuing their football dreams. This education environment, partnered with a structured football programme, provides each student with an invaluable structure to help them develop and ensures there is no compromise on educational potential.

    Kinetic employ an extensive, diverse and experienced staff body which consists of UEFA qualified coaches, strength and conditioning experts, sports therapists, youth workers, mentors, life coaches and counsellors.

    Kinetic Academy scholars will train for five hours per week and play weekly matches in leagues and cups such as the SCL Youth Development League, AOC Sport/ECFA League, Tactic League as well as the opportunity to play in the prestigious FA Youth Cup and showcase games Kinetic play against professional club academies. There is also school competitions, both regional and national, that Kinetic represent Harris Orpington in.

    Kinetic is extremely proud of their track record of supporting young people to secure football contracts at professional clubs – 72 young people in ten seasons have achieved this. They’ve also supported their graduates into football coaching and the opportunity to go study/play football in the USA.

    You can keep up to date with what’s happening at Kinetic Foundation by following them on their social media channels:

    Instagram - @Kinetic_Foundation

    X (Previously Twitter) - @Kinetic_Academy

    LinkedIn - Kinetic Foundation

    Website -

    A feature piece that was done by Sky Sports about the Kinetic Foundation can be watched here


    Next steps

    When applying for our Sixth Form, please indicate you would like to join the Kinetic Academy on the online application. If you have any further questions please message them on their instagram @Kinetic_Foundation or send an email to

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