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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Posted on March 20th 2023

Equalities Award - hear from our Equalities Community

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Equalities Award from @EqualiTeach. A huge thank you to our staff and students that have helped us to achieve this. Together, We Can!

This award is testament to the school community that have worked hard to engage, discuss and provide opportunities for not only our students but also our staff, to learn from each other. The Equalities Team has shown it is passionate about working together to ensure that there is absolute equality for all!

Equaliteach - the awarding body wrote:

Congratulations on achieving your Gold Equalities Award! This demonstrates not only a commitment to equality, but that this work has been embedded, is creating a positive impact, and that your school can stand proudly as a beacon of good practice for other schools to learn from.

What our school community said...

"Receiving the achievement felt like all my hard work paid off. It has allowed a new spurt to further push me to do more and always aim further than my eyes can see. The amount of gratitude and support this award and my peers have given me will not go unrequited." - Student Shemaiah  

"I am so pleased that our work to promote Equalities has been recognised in this way. We are incredibly proud of the community that we serve and this is a fantastic way to celebrate the work that we do and also to tell everyone how important our work to promote equalities is to us. Students and staff work tirelessly to ensure that everyone is welcome and everyone is looked after. Achieving the Gold Equalities Award is such an incredible achievement for our students, our parents and our staff! Together We Can!" - David Astin, Executive Principal

"Winning this award is like the light at the end of the tunnel. The manifestations of dedication and ambition. Posing as proof that change is a choice, this award only further validates that Together We Can." - Student Joao

"After all the hard work that we have been doing as an Academy with the student and staff equalities team, it is so wonderful that we have been awarded the gold award. It is truly wonderful to see the changes that have taken place here over the past five years. The process has been hard but it was all worth it and the work shall continue on." - Miss Gonzales - Staff Equalities team

"Winning the Gold award for Equalities is a tremendous accomplishment for me and I feel very proud as all my perseverance, determination and commitment to the team has paid off. The Gold award is not just a symbol of peoples individual effort but also a reflection of the collective effort and support of our fellow teachers, peers and pupils." - Student Faoziat


For more information on our Equalities team, click the link: Equalities Team - HAO