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Sam who has secured a place at Kingston University to study aerospace engineering Tamsin who has secured a place University of Kent to study classical archaeological studies Lucy who has secured a place at Canterbury Christ church to train as a primary school teacher


Ellie who gained A, B, B and intends to pursue a career in photography Amy who gained A, A, B and intends to pursue a career in fashion Lewis who successfully enrolled on the prestigious KPMG apprenticeship


Despite an unprecedented year the year 13 have received an amazing set of results. We have very happy students who are off to pursue their university and apprenticeships. We wish our sixth-formers the best as they move forward onto their next chapter.


Special congratulations to; Holly who is going to the University of Surrey to study veterinary medicine and Science having gained 3 A grades.  Thomas who has gained a place at Brunel University to study Physiotherapy having gained 3 A grades


Our leadership team have been having great fun reading during their holidays! If any of our students or parents would like to borrow a free summer reading book we would be delighted to lend you one. Visit reception next wednesday at midday to pick a book of your choice.


This is not the first pandemic (part 3)


This isn't the first pandemic (part 2)


This isn't the first Pandemic (part 1)


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Students: we know this year has been challenging. It's completely normal to feel nervous about your results – so here's some advice on managing stress while you wait >


DofE London Director, Clare Argar, has given her thanks to the DofE Managers Mr Spooner and Mr Lewis and our incredible DofE participants who have made such a positive impact on their local community.  


Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million.


We are delighted to be sharing a Duke of Edinburgh certificate of social value for 2019-20 which shows an incredible 700 hours DofE participants at Harris Academy Orpington donated to our local community.


Enjoy part 2!


Welcome to all Year 7s joining us in September 2020. We hope you enjoy part 1 of your welcome video... we are so looking forward to meeting you.


Year 10 are enjoying the sun whilst having a socially distanced learning break ☀️


Travel and Tourism day 2... keep up the great work year 10!

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Posted on March 9th 2020

WWI Visit Brings to Life History of Medicine

Earlier this month, the History department ran a one-day visit to the First World War battlefields of Belgium.

This was to support the students’ understanding of the Western Front in the First World War which is imperative to their understanding of the historic environment section of the GCSE Medicine through Time paper.

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In this part of their history GCSE, students explore in-depth the nature of injuries and medical problems suffered in the trenches, as well as the enormous progress that took place in tackling them over the course of the war.

New techniques included the Thomas splint, blood transfusions and facial reconstructive surgery which was pioneered at Sidcup by Harold Gillies. Other hospitals in Britain, also played a crucial role in treating injured soldiers and this included Orpington Hospital. This was created for Canadian troops who were serving with the British army.

Highlights of the day included our visit to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, which stands near the site of an evacuation hospital where over 10,000 soldiers are buried. We then visited the Menin Gate at Ypres which bears the names of 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient – one of the bloodiest sectors of the Western Front.IMG 7294

Our next stop was Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood. There the students were able to experience an original section of the British frontline where the trenches and tunnels have survived almost intact and go a long way to bringing to life the atmosphere of the time.

Our final stop was the Passchendaele Memorial Museum which tells the story of the war in the Ypres Salient, with a focus on the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Students were able to visit a replica of an underground dugout and recreated trenches.

We would like to thank all students who took part for being role-models of good behaviour and academic focus. This made the day highly enjoyable and worthwhile for all concerned.

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