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To help Y11 with mock exams preparations, Harris have put together some excellent resources:


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Brilliant assembly this morning from Students have already started their portfolios


Well done to our Year 11s for remaining focused and working hard. See the link below to the Revision Masterclasses which are taking place during the Easter break:


To reward students’ vocabulary work, Bedrock are giving away 2 Chromebook laptops& 50 £10 Amazon vouchers! Winners will be chosen at random from all students who earn 120 or more Bedrock Points this half term.Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Orpington


Some fantastic artwork from one of our aspiring artists in Year 7


Another amazing free show - this time to celebrate International Women's Day: LETTERS LIVE ft. Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Daisy Ridley | FULL SHOW. It's available until Sunday! via


Calling all HAO drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁


Calling all HAO composers, drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁📝


Take a look at these careers available in TV National Careers Week: Finding the job that fits you in television - BBC Bitesize ⁦


Calling all parents, carers, siblings and grandparents to join in on the fun and help to win your child's form group some golden tickets for our annual reading 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge'


Happy World Book Day!!! Who says you can't have fun in lockdown? Can you name the book, author, character and member of staff from the picture?


It's less than 24hrs to World Book Day & we have entries for Wonka Golden Tickets coming in thick & fast. 7B aka Augustus Gloop are leading the way to winning the chocolate banquet. There's still time to enter one of our home challenge or Oompa Loompa tasks on SMHW


With world book day coming up have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a book publicist? What's It Like To Be a Book Publicist? 📚🐧 via


Have you had a look at to investigate careers?


This week is National Careers Week. Take a look at these future proof jobs.


Our Year 10 Art students have been producing some beautiful artwork at home responding to natural forms


HAO students are still making music even if the concert venue is their living room! This week's performances are bass guitar, voice & uke, and trumpet. Check out HAO Creates Music! at


This week's writing challenge is to create a persuasive advert for your dream Candy or Chocolate bar. It can be a poster or script to a TV advert - happy writing

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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!