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READ ALL ABOUT IT: Fortnightly PE Newsletter providing exercise workouts, sports articles & tasks for PE lessons during the closure. The newsletter, tracker & answer sheet can be downloaded on the website & will be needed for your PE lessons


Some students this week have absolutely excelled and should be extremely proud of themselves. Check out the video of our Lockdown Legends:


We are sharing some of the comments below that we have received from the recent parent survey. The feedback is very positive and we thank parents and carers for recognising and appreciating our efforts to support their families and children


The English department will be running the following extra-curricular competitions for students each week; Bedrock and Writing:


Future Talent, in partnership with Barclays Life Skills, has managed to secure astronaut Tim Peake in an exclusive FREE virtual Q&A session for young people aged 11-18 on Thurs 21st Jan from 5-6pm. Details, including how to register are here


Please watch (& sing along?!) to this weekend's free online concert: MICHAEL BALL: HEROES - FULL SHOW | The Shows Must Go On via Available now until Sunday!


We are really proud of all of our Y11 Historians this week who have been learning remotely about the ways in which the Nazis persecuted minority groups in the 1930s. Here are some thoroughly detailed notes from a fantastic student


How to upload completed work to Show My Homework / Submitting work online:


Check out this fantastic work from Ms Miele's art group


Please see the important update regarding the Spring Term


Our wonderful new violin teacher's advent calendar of Christmas music is at & there is Christmas Music By Candlelight at via do check out all the free shows over the holidays!


Wishing you a Happy and Safe Christmas from all the staff and students at Harris Academy Orpington


Our last day of term will be Thursday 17th December 2020, when we will finish at the normal time. Our return date in January will be Monday 4th January 2021 for all students and staff.


After school Computer aided design. Fantastic efforts from year 11 Engineers!


The Sixth Form at Harris Academy Orpington provides students with the opportunity to study in an exciting and rewarding learning environment. See the link to our Virtual Open Evening:


Beautiful twilight sky over Harris Orpington


We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for entry into 2022-2023. For more information and how to respond to the consultation, please visit our website.


Really proud of Yr10 who have been studying forces & stresses. They've built geodesic domes using cocktail sticks & jelly sweets, then constructed their own shapes to show how triangles are used in design due to their strength, which hold the weight of several bricks!


Well done to our dedicated and amazing Yr 11’s who yet again stayed late last night for intensive coursework catch-up, with the added reward of a Domino’s feast. Same again tonight and tomorrow! 😊


Beautiful sky over Harris Orpington this evening!

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Posted on July 16th 2020

Head Boy and Head Girl appointments for 2020-21

Congratulations to Year 12 pupils, Luke and Deya who have been appointed the prestigious titles of Head Boy and Head Girl for the next academic year. 

Luke comments: “I am really looking forward to setting up student voice and making sure there is a permanent place where students can raise concerns and have their ideas about school life heard. I am also looking forward to helping create many new clubs within the academy, along with helping out members of the school community in any way I can. I applied for the role because I have always tried to help out around school wherever I can and I enjoy being involved in school.  Being a passionate member of past student councils, I have always wanted to make sure that student voice would be a central part of the school community".

Deya comments: "I am looking forward to supporting the younger students through our Student Council. This would allow myself and the Head Boy to be the connection between the leadership team and the pupils. I am eager to help our school in any way possible, as it continues to help me improve and succeed. In applying for the role of Head Girl, I hope that I am able to show and develop my personal skills, while supporting the school and its student body".

This year we had such strong candidates who each have unprecedented talent so to reflect this we have also made the decision to appoint a Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. Congratulations to William and Jona.

Jona comments: "As deputy, I am looking forward to working with the senior leaders of this school and especially the head girl and boy as together we will work together to show how important this academy is to us." Will adds: "I am looking forward to being a part of the leadership group next year, and hopefully to make a difference in the school with the help of all our students."

All four pupils were awarded their roles after undergoing a rigorous application process, including virtual hustings and interviews with Mr Astin, Mr Carey, Mr Lewis and Mrs Harrison. All students performed amazingly throughout the entire process. 

We are confident that they will ensure that the positive changes which they spoke so passionately about in their applications and in the interview, process will be implemented. Well done to you all!