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Year 8 student's in their singing lessons in preparation for their showcase next week! Sounds amazing!


Ms Buckles is getting the leader boards and certificates updated to celebrate the Hegarty Maths heroes this week. Three students each completed over 200 questions!


Committed ✅ Outstanding work rate ✅ Determined ✅ An absolute credit to the academy! Year 9 Boys football team came from 1-0 down to beat 2-1 this evening! Best of luck for the rest of the season


Year 10 & 12 D&T students participating in an Engineering Careers Webinar led by MottMacdonald today in the Training Hub


Calling all HAO music students! This is an incredible opportunity so do sign up for it!🎵🥁🎺📯🎷🎸🎤🎹🎼  #HFEDmusic 


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So proud of all our awesome cadets! They held themselves so well during this day of remembrance!


Yes Reggie! You can talk us through it next week!


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Established in the wake of the London Riots, we set out to give focus to young people from London using our expertise in football. But we are more than football - this is our story: .


Year 7 getting stuck into their Enrichment lesson!


We look forward to tracking their future careers and wish them all the success moving forward


Signing announcement! We are incredibly proud of Tosin and Ralfi’s incredible achievement. This is testament to their hard work and the support offered by the Academy and .


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🚨 SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 We're delighted to announce that Ralfi Hand has signed a 2 year contract with Charlton Athletic & becomes our 52nd signing to a professional club that has been on our academy programme 📝


Good Luck Ralfi! Fantastic result due to your hard work on and off the pitch!


Over £200 raised today for from the fantastic cake sale by our Students! Well done to all those involved


Student's wearing poppies with pride at HAO


Harris Academy Orpington pauses to remember


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“They went with songs into battle… …There is music in the midst of desolation…” A quite & quietly remarkable 2 minutes silence to mark Armistice Day at a brilliant school in Bromley today. Observed by all 700 children with due solemnity |


Some of our wonderful bakers pack up the treats for tomorrow!


We are all ready for our Remembrance Day charity cake sale! Bring your 50p's!

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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