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In recognition of D-Day, the HAO catering team adapted their lunch menu (and venue), to some of the things people would have eaten at the time. A great display and some very yummy food.


Y13 had a fantastic cultural farewell lunch, to celebrate the end of their time at HAO, with 3 tables of homemade dishes from Jerk chicken, dumplings, pizza and baked sweet treats. Thank you to everyone who supported the whole process to ensure it was the perfect family send off.


Congratulations to our 6th form football team on winning the U19 Kent School Academies League. The second trophy of the year! A domestic double having secured the U19 Bromley league!


Last Friday saw another great session for Fitness club at Harris Orpington. This time the group were doing a little boxercise and padwork.


As draws to a close, here are 6 reminders for the hard days.Remember to prioritise your wellbeing, and give support to those who might need it.👇 Comment below your own positive reminders that help you during a tough day.


HAO Basketball is up and running. It was a great turn out for our second Basketball session with Nxt Level Coaching.All students really enjoyed the session and are looking forward to next week’s already!


Kinetic Harris Orpington ~ Bromley Cup Winners 2024 🏆🥳 |


HAO - The best sixth form team in Bromley!! For this talented group, the expectation was to bring back a trophy this year and the boys truly delivered.


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Looking for activities for your young people to do over Easter? Book places asap!🐰🌼🥚🐣


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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