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13/06/19

Fantastic effort from the 32 Y7 and Y8 students at the athletic event at Norman park yesterday. This competition has given the students the experience and confidence for the Harris Federation regional competition, which allows them to qualify for the finals at Crystal Palace! https://t.co/HMV8yGJhHR

13/06/19

Don't miss the Faculty Friday vortex throwing competition tomorrow! https://t.co/LqUx1XHpmF

13/06/19

Tickets available now for our school production of Into the Woods! https://t.co/uYdO3Gj4hC

13/06/19

Well done to James Cowling in Year 8 who performed with in a band competition in Stoke! Watch the performance here: https://t.co/zlZXJ3v8cf

05/06/19

Thank you and well done to the 260+ students who have taken part so far in Faculty Friday Competitions! Mark Cahill was the winner of the Kick Up Competition before half term, with an amazing 280 kick ups! Keep on attending to gain positive points for yourself and your faculty. https://t.co/q57TGi23gE

16/05/19

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

Why walk when you can run! Pupils of enjoying the amazing Sussex scenery this week https://t.co/HDQUz9BMg4

16/05/19

A huge well done to the girls who took part in an athletics competition at Norman Park on Tuesday this week. We finished a fantastic 4th out of 7 schools and faced some extremely tough competition!

16/05/19

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

What a lovely day to be feeding our stunning Aberdeen Angus cattle. Great help from pupils of https://t.co/foNJ2YVVlY

16/05/19

Don't miss Faculty Friday tomorrow! https://t.co/tHEM6QjzJ4

13/05/19

Can you solve our maths problem this week? https://t.co/1bCQLLiVSP

10/05/19

students valuating auction items and creating their own art space! The students designed two 3D outdoor bridges displaying graffiti art. Complete with viewing public and a boat! Very creative!! https://t.co/RVxr4QTn0j

09/05/19

Can you solve our countdown numbers game? https://t.co/D5rwIEXo44

03/05/19

Year 7 students had a fantastic time at an event at Norman Park today. A special mention to Derek Iorchir - 2nd in shot, Josh Picton - 1st in his 100m and 200m heat and Jack Roberts - 1st in his 200m heat! Well done all!! Many more athletics events to come...

01/05/19

Well done to Year 7 team in their first game against last night. Although it wasn't a win, it was a well fought game against good opposition. Particular mention to Sunny, Derek, Ella, Joshua, Matilda and Frankie for their performances.

29/04/19

Congratulations to Nathan Whitley in Year 7 who won the chess league! Well done as well to the 20 students who participated and took part in the challenge. https://t.co/AMUzEi7qmm

29/04/19

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Some great skills work ⁦⁩ Yr 9 student has used the B4S Club to improve the over all attitude toward hard work in the club and in school💪🥊💪 https://t.co/TGrdA0ANFc

24/04/19

Parking announcement on our website https://t.co/TKaR5EW45j

23/04/19

This week's is baleful. Students are encouraged to use it in their work. For example: 'When we approached the frightened dog, it gave us a baleful growl.' https://t.co/nd03KXLEOI

05/04/19

To celebrate our first 100 followers and all the things we have achieved this term, here is a link to our second edition of The HAO Post https://t.co/lOTttmStfe

03/04/19

Some of the fantastic submissions for our poster competition. The theme - journeys. https://t.co/eNfWa0Bb6j

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Enrichment

Why not take part in our huge range of clubs and activities, including table tennis, chess, cheerleading, STEM, boxing, rounders and much besides. Download our latest enrichment timetable (updated June 2019).

Our enrichment programme offers a broad and interesting variety of activities. They aim to extend and develop what students study during the day and provide opportunities for them to make accelerated progress and learn about new, more challenging concepts.

We also offer a huge range of visits and trips as well as the opportunity to take part in performances and productions.


Harris Experience

The Harris Experience is a programme for the most able secondary school students across the Harris Federation. It broadens students’ cultural and academic experiences to give them outstanding preparation for some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Students are exposed to a wide range of cultural experiences including special events at Christie’s auctioneers, visits to the Royal Opera House, science events at Imperial College and bespoke lectures at the University of Oxford. Find out more about the Harris Experience.


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Students at Harris Academy Orpington have the opportunity to gain a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. For the past seven decades, the charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

For more information about the awards at Harris Academy Orpington contact our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award co-ordinator Alex Spooner on a.spooner@harrisorpington.org.uk.


Life coaching

As a further means of supporting our students we also offer life coaching sessions in partnership with You Life Guidance.

You Life Guidance has more than 10 years’ experience improving the lives of young people and adults. They aim to help people reach their full potential using practical self-development in order to support mental health and wellbeing. They also work closely with the adults in the academy so that we take a holistic approach to improving lives. 


Jack Petchey Foundation

Established in 1999, the Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. There are nine awards per academic year from September to June and all award winners celebrate their achievements at an awards ceremony which is held in November. Students are nominated and winners chosen by their peers.

Each winner receives £200 to spend on something for the school, for example something academic, such as books, or something to celebrate achievement, such as a special trip for a club, or an addition to the playground.

The Jack Petchey Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.