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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 5th 2020

Bergen-Belsen Visit for Year 12 History Students

Three students from Year 12 students joined our Head of History, Mr. Davidson, in participating in a one-day visit to the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in Germany earlier this month.

This was part of the UK government’s Belsen75 project commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by British troops of the 11th Armoured Division.

As part of this project, students attended a pre-event seminar in London in which they learnt about the historical context of Bergen-Belsen in relation to the Holocaust through testimony and archive material and prepared for the visit.

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At this seminar, students also heard the first-hand testimony of Renee Salt, aged 90, who survived both Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during the Holocaust. She spoke extremely movingly about the horrors she experienced in the last few months of the war at Bergen-Belsen, including witnessing the death of her own mother. This was particularly moving for one of our students, whose grandfather participated in the British liberation of the camp in April 1945.

The visit itself to Bergen-Belsen gave the students an opportunity to confront this difficult history more directly. Although little remains of the buildings which were destroyed by the British after the war for hygiene reasons, the site now houses a museum and visitors are able to walk around memorials and mass graves, under the guidance of experts. The most famous victim of the murders at Bergen-Belsen was Anne Frank whose memorial stone was one of many visited by our students.

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Besides the privilege of being able to participate in the Belsen75 project, the visit will have a direct impact on our students A level History learning. Students in Year 12 are currently preparing coursework on the intentions behind the Holocaust and asking the question how far these terrible events were the result of long-term planning on the one hand and the circumstances of the war on the other.

We very much hope that our year 12 participants will be able to share their experiences and impressions with other students throughout the school as part of our ongoing commitment to Holocaust education.

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