1st round of the London Cup, saw Harris Orpington take on Harris Beckenham in a local rivalry. A good game with Harris Orpington claiming a 4-0 victory.


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Mr Stuchfield is raising awareness for - 'I am bravely sporting a truly egregious moustache in front of 800 children every day'.This is the before picture - Lets check back in at the end of the month for a progress check.To donate:


And taking the time to explore the trenches…Mr Koubaa joined in too!


Paying our respects at the Canadian memorial at Sanctuary wood


Yesterday was an early start for our avid historians! But they made it to Folkestone for the crossing over to Calais…



Thanks to those that attended this evening. It was great to see some alumni.


Fantastic display of our BTEC and Alevel Art and Design work at our Annual Art Exhibition


HAO are hosting its annual art exhibition, showcasing the amazing work of our students. This event is open to our parents and students and takes place on the 14 November, 5-7pm.


Our students are showing our visitors some of the experiments and course content they would cover in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Mr Astin is leading the Principal speech. Learn what HAO Sixth Form has to offer, what Ofsted said about us, as well as what our students think about the school.


Our Student Principals are opening up the speech part of our Open Evening.


Our Sixth Form Open Evening is tonight form 4:30pm.Entrance via Ramsden Road.


Looking forward to seeing you at our Sixth Form open evening this Thursday 2nd November!


Our Open Evening for Sixth Form is this Thursday. Come and see the school and find out about the subjects we have on offer.


We look forward to welcoming all students back today, for the new half-term.


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Thanks so much MandM for donating over 6,000 kits to our young footballers- they love football and are SO PROUD to be wearing their new kits. An incredibly generous gift.


Another goal to HAO with the last kick of the game. Final score 9-1 HAO win amazing game!

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Posted on November 11th 2021

HAO - Signing announcement!

This week saw two Harris Academy Orpington Sixth Form pupils sign contracts with professional football clubs, both of whom studied with us through our partnership with Kinetic Foundation. Tosin Olopade joined Burnley while Ralfi Hand joined Charlton Athletic becoming Kinetic’s 51st and 52nd signings to professional clubs that have been involved in their academy programme.  

Adam Flemming, Kinetic coach and Harris Orpington liaison for the academy, had this to say about the two boys: 

“Tosin settled well into school being one of the last players to join the programme. He worked hard in all lessons and constantly got positive feedback from teachers for his attitude and overall manners. In the games he played for Kinetic, he was a standout performer for defensive displays and communication to his backline. I’m ecstatic that his trial at Burnley was successful and wish him the very best on the next step of his journey”  

“Ralfi is probably one of the most technically gifted players I have worked with, but he doesn’t rest on that, he’s a hard worker too who loves a big tackle. I think that’s what separates him from most. All his qualities remind me of Steven Gerrard. He’s got a wand of a right foot; he’s a tireless runner and does both sides of the game well. He’s a lovely kid and Charlton have a hell of a character joining them. Good Luck on the next stage of the journey, and I hope to see him breaking into the first team in the future.” 

As a registered charity, Kinetic Foundation adopt a holistic approach to develop each young person as a ‘whole’ rather than from just a technical or tactical component. Alongside their excellent football provision, they deliver a volunteering programme, mentoring scheme, mental health support pillar and employability workshops on career planning. Together we’re able to offer an individualised, innovative football and education programme for 16-18 year olds. 

Tosin Signing 2021Ralfi Signing 2021

Mr Carey Said:

"Harris Academy Orpington is incredibly proud of Tosin and Ralfi’s incredible achievement.  This is testament to their hard work and the support offered by the Academy and Kinetic Foundation.  I am looking forward to tracking their future careers and wish them all the success moving forward."

We wish both Tosin and Ralfi the very best for the future and look forward to seeing how they progress on their journeys! 

You can keep up to date with what’s happening at Kinetic Foundation by following them on their social media channels: 

  • Instagram - @Kinetic_Foundation 
  • Twitter - @Kinetic_Coach  
  • Tik Tok - @kineticacademy