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PE Challenge for WC 25th Jan via Can you beat Miss Samuelson? 💪👟⏱️


Retweetd From Harris Federation

“The school is a really welcoming & supportive environment - they have helped me a lot, both on and off the pitch” Congratulations to Niino, a scholar from who has signed a professional contract with ⚽️👏


Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations Niino Malaki-Adom who this week signed a 2 year scholarship with becoming the 5th signing this season and 45th signing overall =signings


What is our 6th Form curriculum ? Over 120 prospective students hearing from Ms Barker tonight about our teaching & the partnerships with top universities


Where to study your A Levels? Tonight we are opening our academy to a virtual tour with over 120 prospective candidates for our 6th Form - please do watch our films


Retweetd From The South East Independent

Our new issue of is now available to download featuring & so much more Subscribe for free at To read the latest magazine just click the link below..


Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

We are very grateful to Barings for donating these lovely and nutritious Cottage Pies with root vegetables to all our Harris schools. Community spirit like this is helping our society draw closer together and support those in need🥦🧅🥕🌽🥧


The National Literacy Trust are offering an online programme of events which will run from Thurs 21st Jan-Fri 29th Jan. There are a range of free events for students, teachers, and parents to access. Please use the links in the PDF on our website to sign up for the free events.


Our BTEC Performing Arts students are very much looking forward to a talk from Peter Rice today on sound design. Thank you for making this happen! 🖥🎤🎧🎼


Thank you to you - you have lifted us all up since March & been the keynote to many an assembly or staff meeting. Thank you


Retweetd From Oak National Academy

We’re thrilled to launch the in partnership with , which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚 This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit 🙌


Retweetd From Dr Adam Rutherford

Parents, why don’t you let the one and only look after your kids at 2pm each day next week. Have a cup of tea, she’s got this.


Retweetd From Soarpoints

So many people go above and beyond to help children thrive and much thanks to who have helped so many London school provide high quality meals for families in need.


Huge thank you to the Thomas Franks Foundation and for delivering quality food to us to distribute to our families. Please get in touch if you need support.


The PE Department will be posting weekly physical challenges that can be completed at home. Check our website or click on the YouTube link below to see next week's challenge. 💪⏱️👟 PE Challenge - WC 18th Jan via


PROBLEM RESOLVED Microsoft Teams is now working. Please attend your live lessons as normal. Well done on almost full attendance at lessons.


Families should use today for any lessons if your TEAMs is down. Live lessons may suffer temporary connection problems. We are aware of an issue with some staff & students losing access to Microsoft Teams overnight. Apologies for this issue.


Remote Learning Glitch this morning. Microsoft Teams has gone down this morning at our academy. Please do be patient while we fix this technical problem.


Retweetd From NCA

'N17' a radio programme from has been shortlisted for Best Arts Project in this year's Awards. Congrats to all involved 🏅❤️


Retweetd From RoughHouse Theatre

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our audio documentary in association with has been nominated for Best Arts Project in this year's awards. Beyond proud and huge thanks to all at

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Further Update - National Lockdown 3

Dear parents and carers,

Government announcement on schools

You will have seen on the news last night that, as part of the national lockdown to bring the new variant of coronavirus under control, schools have been asked to shift to remote learning until at least the February half term.

We will be remaining open to ‘vulnerable’ children and the children of critical workers, and will offer the highest possible standard of remote learning to all other pupils.  The government has confirmed that children who are entitled to free school meals will continue to receive these. We had anticipated that there could be an extended period of remote learning and stand ready to do everything we can to support you and your children over the next half term.  

Unlike the March lockdown, the existence and rollout of the vaccine means that there is an end in sight. Until then, the lockdown is intended to save the NHS from being overwhelmed and protect the most clinically vulnerable.

The government has indicated that it will not be “possible or fair for all exams to go ahead this summer as normal”. We don’t yet know how this will be resolved but will of course be following developments very closely and communicating with exam groups accordingly.  I know this places a real strain on examination year groups and it is as frustrating to me as it is to you that we don’t have all the answers yet.

In the meantime, the DfE has confirmed that BTEC and other vocational exams scheduled for this week will be going ahead. A separate communication will follow to the students taking these exams.

I know how daunting this announcement is for many families, not just the prospect of extended school closures, but also the lockdown itself and the context of rising case numbers.  Our physical gates must remain closed to most students, but our staff are only ever a phonecall or email away; please do not hesitate to ask for our help or support if you need it – we are here to help.

In the meantime, the remote learning arrangements we have in place will continue in earnest and we will keep you updated on any further developments to the guidance being issued to schools by the government.


We will send further details tomorrow of the remote learning plan for Years 7-10 and 12, due to begin on Monday 11th January. 

Yours faithfully,


Dr Lawrence Foley                                        Nick Soar                                            

Executive Principal                                     Executive Principal (HF)