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21/01/21

A fantastic number of Bedrock Vocabulary lessons were completed last week. Come on, let's see if we can hit our target for this week! https://t.co/ziafkw6VA2

20/01/21

Check out our Bedrock Superstars who went above and beyond last week with their Bedrock learning. Remember, the count begins again to find out who will take the top spot this week! https://t.co/JaTR1qWAh2

19/01/21

Our doors may be closed but creativity and learning never stops! See details of our amazing English competitions that we have running this week https://t.co/KumrRWxnMd

19/01/21

The Academy may be closed but creativity certainly hasn’t stopped! Well done to every student who entered our creative writing competition and congratulations to the winner, Olive F-H in year 10! Read a short extract from the winning entry here https://t.co/CyPATtfonN

15/01/21

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 https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

15/01/21

Some students this week have absolutely excelled and should be extremely proud of themselves. Check out the video of our Lockdown Legends: https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

12/01/21

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 https://t.co/HLsma7V1QV

12/01/21

The English department will be running the following extra-curricular competitions for students each week; Bedrock and Writing: https://t.co/qAKt5f2WqA

08/01/21

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 https://t.co/Mmfej84wMP

08/01/21

Please watch (& sing along?!) to this weekend's free online concert: MICHAEL BALL: HEROES - FULL SHOW | The Shows Must Go On https://t.co/uQsXqTIGgK via Available now until Sunday!

08/01/21

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 https://t.co/d1SWt4gaWL

07/01/21

How to upload completed work to Show My Homework / Submitting work online: https://t.co/z8BBh6Rr3G

07/01/21

Check out this fantastic work from Ms Miele's art group https://t.co/WM5xbh55Ud

31/12/20

Please see the important update regarding the Spring Term https://t.co/NIuZW2qAFc

17/12/20

Our wonderful new violin teacher's advent calendar of Christmas music is at https://t.co/hzPW08yBE8 & there is Christmas Music By Candlelight at https://t.co/ZTVGhZPD7A via https://t.co/GTLATx154t do check out all the free shows over the holidays!

16/12/20

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Christmas from all the staff and students at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/nwvfOKsX2E

14/12/20

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.

11/12/20

After school Computer aided design. Fantastic efforts from year 11 Engineers! https://t.co/c8lEZChc67

09/12/20

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: https://t.co/ihwUB1r0jh

07/12/20

Beautiful twilight sky over Harris Orpington https://t.co/tGMYepm0UZ

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Sixth Form Dress Code

You must be smartly dressed at all times, as you would be if working in a smart professional environment. You are role models for the rest of Harris Federation so should be smartly presented at all times. 

Male Dress Code

  • Formal business suit
  • Formal shirt and tie
  • Formal shoes

Female Dress Code

  • Formal business suit (skirts must be at least to the knee, no stretchy lycra material allowed)
  • Formal business dress and jacket
  • Formal blouse or shirt
  • Formal shoes
  • Formal business jacket will need to be worn
  • Girls wishing to wear the Islamic dress should wear a simple silhouette jilbab and a hijab which should not be too colourful. Both garments should not be over embellished.

    Jackets may be removed in warm conditions. No outerwear may be worn in classrooms.

    Physical Education, Performing Arts and Drama students are expected to conform to the expectations on kit.

    Students taking part in PE/ academy lessons must travel to and from the academy in their formal wear.

    The following are not permitted:

  • Brightly coloured suits
  • Casual dresses such as those with a vest style top, very thin straps or strapless style top
  • Jumpers, except for plain v neck jumpers under the blazer
  • Denim or jeans trousers, shirts, blouses or skirts
  • Studs on trousers, skirts, shirts or blouses
  • Casual trousers – combats, track suits, leggings
  • Casual tops – track suits, fleeces, T-shirts, hooded tops, vest tops
  • Shorts, cropped trousers, tight narrow-legged trousers, trousers made of stretchy legging-type material
  • Sportswear
  • Very short skirts or revealing clothes
  • Trainers, pumps, canvas shoes, Vans, Kickers trainers or leisure shoes or pumps
  • Visible boots
  • Patterns or shapes cut into hair or eyebrows and brightly coloured hair, such as Mohicans or tramlines
  • Gloves, hats, caps and bandannas
  • Overly conspicuous jewellery such as large earrings or necklaces
  • Coloured shoe laces
  • Clothing made of sheer or transparent materials

    Tattoos should not be visible.

    Students will be sent home if they do not conform to the dress code. Parents/Carers will be contacted on the first occasion a student is required to be sent home for a dress code violation. In the event of any subsequent digression from the dress code, the student will be issued with a penalty point and sent home to change, but no contact will be made with the Parent/Carer.

    Transgender students may dress consistently in accordance with their gender presentation.

    It is beyond the scope of the policy to provide guidance on every eventuality. In the event of queries, the Principal of Harris Sixth Form (or his/her personal representative), will act as the arbiter. If students fail to comply with these guidelines they will be dealt with in line with the Sixth Form Discipline Structure.

    C. Boyd

    Assistant Principal in charge of Sixth Form