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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!

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Posted on November 6th 2019

Marco Joins British Cycling School of Racing

We'd like to congratulate Marco (pictured in orange below), one of our students whose passion and talent for cycling is being recognised at a national level.

This year was Marco's first year racing in the under 16s. Marco managed to impress coaches and riders alike and has been awarded a spot in the British Cycling Regional School of Racing. This is an amazing achievement. To be awarded a spot in the Regional School of Racing you have to show keen racing skills and also have competed in British Cycling accredited races across the country. 

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While most youngsters were sleeping late and lounge around a pool in the Summer holidays, our Marco trained and raced against some top flight bike racers in Belgium for three weeks! Marco races for the Panagua cycling team, based in Hayes.

Apart from his busy school commitments, Marco is training super hard, currently coached by a British Cycling Coach. From January, Marco will be coached and looked after by Trevor Court, a former performance coach for Team Dimension Data, a professional World Tour Team of Mark Cavendish.

Apart from training and racing this year, Marco also rode 160 miles in one day, raising £350 for Qhubeka, a charity very close to his heart. Qhubeka mobilise kids in Africa with bicycles so instead of walking 20kms to school every day, they can now ride to school. 

Ultimately Marco's ambition is to be a professional cyclist! 

Well done, Marco, for everyone at Harris Academy Orpington.

Ms Fletcher