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13/08/20

Sam who has secured a place at Kingston University to study aerospace engineering Tamsin who has secured a place University of Kent to study classical archaeological studies Lucy who has secured a place at Canterbury Christ church to train as a primary school teacher

13/08/20

Ellie who gained A, B, B and intends to pursue a career in photography Amy who gained A, A, B and intends to pursue a career in fashion Lewis who successfully enrolled on the prestigious KPMG apprenticeship

13/08/20

Despite an unprecedented year the year 13 have received an amazing set of results. We have very happy students who are off to pursue their university and apprenticeships. We wish our sixth-formers the best as they move forward onto their next chapter. https://t.co/9qt1KEevLI

13/08/20

Special congratulations to; Holly who is going to the University of Surrey to study veterinary medicine and Science having gained 3 A grades.  Thomas who has gained a place at Brunel University to study Physiotherapy having gained 3 A grades

07/08/20

Our leadership team have been having great fun reading during their holidays! If any of our students or parents would like to borrow a free summer reading book we would be delighted to lend you one. Visit reception next wednesday at midday to pick a book of your choice. https://t.co/YfjuRdfotV

05/08/20

This is not the first pandemic (part 3) https://t.co/DOgTyJPl5Y

04/08/20

This isn't the first pandemic (part 2) https://t.co/LNWeTQKDMI

04/08/20

This isn't the first Pandemic (part 1) https://t.co/aiZrAmOHat

31/07/20

Retweetd From AQA

Students: we know this year has been challenging. It's completely normal to feel nervous about your results – so here's some advice on managing stress while you wait > https://t.co/ydH23cHVp5 https://t.co/uCFILQbIuZ

23/07/20

DofE London Director, Clare Argar, has given her thanks to the DofE Managers Mr Spooner and Mr Lewis and our incredible DofE participants who have made such a positive impact on their local community.  

23/07/20

Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million.

23/07/20

We are delighted to be sharing a Duke of Edinburgh certificate of social value for 2019-20 which shows an incredible 700 hours DofE participants at Harris Academy Orpington donated to our local community. https://t.co/jnAD9cueXE

22/07/20

Enjoy part 2! https://t.co/APbxLPd6qB

22/07/20

Welcome to all Year 7s joining us in September 2020. We hope you enjoy part 1 of your welcome video... we are so looking forward to meeting you. https://t.co/xaRogeePNe

21/07/20

Year 10 are enjoying the sun whilst having a socially distanced learning break ☀️ https://t.co/1nYyPJOFA8

21/07/20

Travel and Tourism day 2... keep up the great work year 10! https://t.co/hcHMgMVUeF

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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.