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💡 FREE poetry videos to support remote learning! 🙌🏻 Watch the example video below... ✅ Find more here


Please find a Whole Academy update from Mr Tom Street in regards to announcements made by Central Government last night:


Please find an update from Mr Tom Street for Year 11 and 13 regarding exam arrangements for Summer 2021, in light of gov announcements yesterday :


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Following yesterdays announcement School Space will be pausing lettings until at least the 15th February. We are utilising the furlough scheme to support our business but are still available at Let's protect each other and stay safe 👋


From tomorrow, we will be providing online lessons for ALL our students. As details become clearer following yesterday's National Lockdown announcement, we will update everyone with our plans.


Following the recent Government announcement, we are now able to confirm our latest online and home learning plans along with when students will return to the Academy for the start of the Spring term.


Happy New Year to all our HAF community! 🎉🎊🎆❗ Hoping for a wonderful 2021 for all...


We are aware of the latest announcement from the Government made today, and will update you with more information shortly.


Brilliant work Ms Hanley 👏


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Our Principal Ms Hanley out delivering food boxes to grateful families early this morning. Thank you and The Thomas Franks Foundation.


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We are incredibly proud of champion diver Andrea from who is 2020 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 👏 Read more here:


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Application sent but you need to make a change? Here’s all you need to know.


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Bexley enters new Tier 4 restrictions this morning. Residents must stay at home, with limited exemptions. Non-essential retail & indoor gyms will close. People should work from home when they can & not enter or leave Tier 4 areas. Communal worship may continue.


We are very proud of you Ms Bruff! 🥇#topteacher


Fantastic work all 🎄👏


This term saw the start of the Sixth Form Journalism Team, this group of extremely hard working Y12 students have been working on their first 'Sixth Sense' newsletter that is now ready to be read by all!


As you may have heard in the media, we will have a staggered start to the term in January.  Year 11 & 13 will start as usual from 4th January 2021.  Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12 will have online lessons and home learning for the first week. More details to follow in due course.


The end of a more unusual Autumn term, and our Academy is now closed to students for 2020. Please see the Christmas update from our Head, Mr Street...


Congratulations to Joe Farley who designed this year’s HAF Christmas card, a real example of some great art work that really is !


End of Year Letter from Mr Tom Street, Head of HAF, found here:

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Student Welfare

Catering at this Academy

The catering service is provided by Chartwells, part of the Compass Group.  Chartwells are a well-established and experienced school caterer.  The service is provided under contract with the Harris Federation.

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A typical lunchtime food offering

This link provides details of the current lunchtime menu service which you can see runs on a three weekly menu cycle.  Our menu has been created after extensive research into student preferences; it is also nutritious and compliant with all government guidelines.

The menu aims to offer more of what students want, including good food that can be eaten on the go as well as themed days to coincide with key dates such as Pancake Day, Burns Night, Diwali, etc.

The catering service includes an offering for breakfast, mid-morning break and lunch.

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A typical grab 'n' go food and drink offering

The current tariff pricing is available in this link and demonstrates the full range of food and drink which is available.  The Academy uses a cashless catering system for the food and drink purchases.

Here is a link to the Eatwell Guide (from Public Health England) – this provides a useful overview of what food groups make up a balanced and healthy diet.

If your child has a special diet and/or certain food intolerances, then we have a special diet procedure which contains a form for the parent/carer to complete and return – link here.

Free School Meals


During the Covid-19 outbreak, students are not able to use the cash loaders located around the Academy to add cash to their student cards.

Pleqase ensure that student cards are sufficiently topped up via your ParentPay online account by 10.00am in order to purchase lunch or break time refreshments from the dining hall.

If you do not know your ParentPay login or password, please email

Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by clicking here.  The free school meal value is £2.30.

Student Attendance

Excellent attendance is the expectation at the Academy.  Students should attend the Academy every day unless they are unwell, in which case parents or carers are expected to contact the Student Information Centre (SIC) before 9am on each morning of absence.

Student Information Centre (SIC): 020 8304 4916, option 2
Academy Attendance Officer: Miss Kelly Buckingham

Student Welfare

The Academy has a range of policies and procedures in place that ensure the welfare of all of our students.  Several of these policies set out expectations about good behaviour.  This means everyone feels safe and can learn, this includes good learning behaviour around the Academy and in lessons and also rules about how you communicate and behave appropriately towards other students and staff.

The Student Information Centre (SIC) provides the central provision for student welfare within the Academy and should be your first contact regarding student welfare issues, including any medical issues.  If you have any questions or specific concerns regarding the welfare of your own son/daughter, then please contact the Assistant Principal responsible for Student Welfare.

Student Information Centre (SIC): 020 8304 4916, option 3
Person Responsible for Medical Needs: Mrs Jo Cawley
Assistant Principal Responsible for Student Welfare: Mr Luke Anderson