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.


Fantastic display of our BTEC and Alevel Art and Design work at our Annual Art Exhibition


HAO are hosting its annual art exhibition, showcasing the amazing work of our students. This event is open to our parents and students and takes place on the 14 November, 5-7pm.


Our students are showing our visitors some of the experiments and course content they would cover in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Mr Astin is leading the Principal speech. Learn what HAO Sixth Form has to offer, what Ofsted said about us, as well as what our students think about the school.


Our Student Principals are opening up the speech part of our Open Evening.


Our Sixth Form Open Evening is tonight form 4:30pm.Entrance via Ramsden Road.


Looking forward to seeing you at our Sixth Form open evening this Thursday 2nd November!


Our Open Evening for Sixth Form is this Thursday. Come and see the school and find out about the subjects we have on offer.


We look forward to welcoming all students back today, for the new half-term.


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Thanks so much MandM for donating over 6,000 kits to our young footballers- they love football and are SO PROUD to be wearing their new kits. An incredibly generous gift.


Another goal to HAO with the last kick of the game. Final score 9-1 HAO win amazing game!

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Mental Health Support

It has been a difficult transition for everyone since returning from the Coronavirus lockdowns and the ensuing apprehension the pandemic has left behind. Whilst the long-term after-effects of a global pandemic are still relatively unknown, it is evident that this has impacted our students in many ways.

However, with the increase in research and understanding surrounding mental health, and in order to try and minimise the impact that both national and global issues have on young people, we are pleased to announce the provision of further support for our students.

One of the main difficulties students are facing is anxiety and the impact that this has on day-to-day tasks, such as attending school. Feedback from parents and the students themselves have brought these issues to our attention.

Bromley Wellbeing

We are fortunate to be collaborating with Caroline Stevenson, a worker from local mental health organisation Bromley Y, who is assigned to Harris Academy Orpington. Caroline has a wealth of experience working with young people.

As part of Bromley Y's support for families and young people please find below services that are available.

  • Bromley Y calendar of webinars and events.
  • Parent consultations via referral. If you are interested in speaking to a worker regarding your son/daughter and their mental health, please email including a brief description of the difficulties, your contact details, and your hours of availability for the practitioner to call.
  • Student Sessions Face-to-Face. As an Academy we will be identifying students who would benefit from some small face-to-face workshops regarding mental health and, in particular, around managing anxiety. These workshops are planned to take place in the summer term and parents will be notified when these sessions are starting.

At Harris Academy Orpington, we understand that Mental Health and emotional wellbeing are key issues with young people, and so we are constantly looking for ways to support our students, including collaborating with local external services.

If you have any further questions regarding the services, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Paterson or Bromley Wellbeing direct.

Exam stress

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for both students and parents. At Harris Academy Orpington we teach our students about mindfulness to help cope with stress. There are also lots of other ways to cope with the stress of exams. Why not download the Childline ‘Beat Exam Stress’ guide for tips and suggestions.

Mental Health First Aid training for staff

Staff within the Academy have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to become Mental Health First Aiders, through training by MHFA England. The four key areas of the course that were covered over the two days were:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm and eating disorders