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13/06/19

Fantastic effort from the 32 Y7 and Y8 students at the athletic event at Norman park yesterday. This competition has given the students the experience and confidence for the Harris Federation regional competition, which allows them to qualify for the finals at Crystal Palace! https://t.co/HMV8yGJhHR

13/06/19

Don't miss the Faculty Friday vortex throwing competition tomorrow! https://t.co/LqUx1XHpmF

13/06/19

Tickets available now for our school production of Into the Woods! https://t.co/uYdO3Gj4hC

13/06/19

Well done to James Cowling in Year 8 who performed with in a band competition in Stoke! Watch the performance here: https://t.co/zlZXJ3v8cf

05/06/19

Thank you and well done to the 260+ students who have taken part so far in Faculty Friday Competitions! Mark Cahill was the winner of the Kick Up Competition before half term, with an amazing 280 kick ups! Keep on attending to gain positive points for yourself and your faculty. https://t.co/q57TGi23gE

16/05/19

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

Why walk when you can run! Pupils of enjoying the amazing Sussex scenery this week https://t.co/HDQUz9BMg4

16/05/19

A huge well done to the girls who took part in an athletics competition at Norman Park on Tuesday this week. We finished a fantastic 4th out of 7 schools and faced some extremely tough competition!

16/05/19

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

What a lovely day to be feeding our stunning Aberdeen Angus cattle. Great help from pupils of https://t.co/foNJ2YVVlY

16/05/19

Don't miss Faculty Friday tomorrow! https://t.co/tHEM6QjzJ4

13/05/19

Can you solve our maths problem this week? https://t.co/1bCQLLiVSP

10/05/19

students valuating auction items and creating their own art space! The students designed two 3D outdoor bridges displaying graffiti art. Complete with viewing public and a boat! Very creative!! https://t.co/RVxr4QTn0j

09/05/19

Can you solve our countdown numbers game? https://t.co/D5rwIEXo44

03/05/19

Year 7 students had a fantastic time at an event at Norman Park today. A special mention to Derek Iorchir - 2nd in shot, Josh Picton - 1st in his 100m and 200m heat and Jack Roberts - 1st in his 200m heat! Well done all!! Many more athletics events to come...

01/05/19

Well done to Year 7 team in their first game against last night. Although it wasn't a win, it was a well fought game against good opposition. Particular mention to Sunny, Derek, Ella, Joshua, Matilda and Frankie for their performances.

29/04/19

Congratulations to Nathan Whitley in Year 7 who won the chess league! Well done as well to the 20 students who participated and took part in the challenge. https://t.co/AMUzEi7qmm

29/04/19

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Some great skills work ⁦⁩ Yr 9 student has used the B4S Club to improve the over all attitude toward hard work in the club and in school💪🥊💪 https://t.co/TGrdA0ANFc

24/04/19

Parking announcement on our website https://t.co/TKaR5EW45j

23/04/19

This week's is baleful. Students are encouraged to use it in their work. For example: 'When we approached the frightened dog, it gave us a baleful growl.' https://t.co/nd03KXLEOI

05/04/19

To celebrate our first 100 followers and all the things we have achieved this term, here is a link to our second edition of The HAO Post https://t.co/lOTttmStfe

03/04/19

Some of the fantastic submissions for our poster competition. The theme - journeys. https://t.co/eNfWa0Bb6j

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Curriculum

The curriculum at Harris Academy Orpington comprises a broad and innovative range of learning experiences planned for each student. The curriculum offer, in conjunction with excellent teaching that impacts positively on learning and progress, will enable all our students to actively respond to the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing world.

 AIMS

  • To encourage the best possible progress and the highest academic achievement for all, by setting suitable learning challenges and fully recognising the diverse learning needs of each of our students.
     
  • To provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, to encourage a love of learning and a desire for lifelong learning.
     
  • To enable all students to develop their creativity and talents to the full, using our Sport and Enterprise specialism across the academy to maximise this potential.
     
  • To personalise our curriculum ensuring it is flexible and appropriate, preparing students for the challenges of a fast-changing world, and their futures as successful citizens in the 21st century.
     
  • To promote students' self-esteem and emotional well-being through our curriculum, offering opportunities for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and different beliefs and cultures.