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11/12/19

Come along to watch our talented Year 11 BTEC Music students perform in our spectacular Winter Showcase on Monday 16th December at 3pm #​wintershowcase https://t.co/C3L7AhiJlm

11/12/19

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Wonderful news from this afternoon. Another award! This time awarded by his school, , for his commitment to the sport he loves so much! 📷 https://t.co/5HqN5yxwUo

11/12/19

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Thanks to for organising a question time event for their sixth form today- excellently chaired & wide ranging set of questions from students, great to engage in the debate with , & ahead of Election Day next Thursday!

20/11/19

students enjoyed a trip to Christie's Auction House today with and listened to a fascinating lecture on Art History. https://t.co/cRcV3kvrJN

13/11/19

Last week we were delighted to invite our year 7 parents to come and meet their child’s tutor. It was great to praise the students for the excellent work they have achieved in their first half term. https://t.co/n1gNtjKb3E

09/11/19

Why not take part in our huge range of clubs and activities? https://t.co/RuThb4h3r3

09/11/19

Congratulations to Marco, one of our students, whose passion and talent for cycling is being recognised at a national level. Full story here: https://t.co/yp8Mcv5zVP https://t.co/Bjb6fN9skn

17/10/19

Our Year 10's and 11's had the privilege of enjoying a brilliant performance of An Inspector Calls performed by this afternoon. It really helped to embed their learning for their GCSEs! https://t.co/VSDAQj3PQk

15/10/19

We are very proud of Louis, Year 8, whose story 'Evil' has been selected for publication in the anthology of creative writing in schools. Read it here: https://t.co/MAAih9I7FX

07/10/19

Emma, Y11, writes about a project she helped with in Uganda during August 2019, living there for two and a half weeks. https://t.co/fU0b4RLJVA https://t.co/FeeR1NFW96

01/10/19

Last Monday, 33 students visited the Oval Cricket Ground to watch vs Nottinghamshire. Watching such high level cricket has inspired our students to practise their skills on the playground and they even got some signatures! https://t.co/c5W3Ec3jjC

23/09/19

Don't miss our careers event for years 10 and 11 tonight between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. There will be a number of Post 16 educational providers exhibiting and delivering small workshops to promote their opportunities! https://t.co/UUFgHWn3Lg

20/09/19

Congratulations to the Years 12/13 sixth form team on a superb 5-0 victory against St Johns last Wednesday afternoon in their first competitive football league game this year. Throughout the game HAO were dominant, maintaining a lot of possession, creating lots of chances!

22/08/19

We are delighted to have achieved 17 of the ‘super’ Grade 9s, which are equivalent to getting an A**. A fifth of drama students achieved a Grade 9. https://t.co/RgXyWNMh6u

22/08/19

28% achieved the prestigious and challenging Ebacc qualification which means they successfully passed in Maths, English, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject. This is higher than the recent national average (24%). A significant achievement for https://t.co/4jo3KPPxeh

22/08/19

Hard work pays off as 78% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English this year and 67% did so in maths. The students could not have worked harder! https://t.co/pcJpfZR5QK

22/08/19

Fantastic GCSE results . 61% of students achieving basics. Well above National Average. So proud of the students! https://t.co/hXyVNE6P2W

18/07/19

The Summer Edition of The HAO Post has been delivered to students! Have a look inside to find out what the Academy has been doing this term: https://t.co/u5F6GqKHrn

15/07/19

This is the final week or the year. Please ensure that your child has 100% attendance as we will continue to learn until the end of the day on Friday. We hope you have a fantastic Summer!

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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 list of sports clubs (updated November 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.