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Close to 200 students at extra curricular clubs tonight. + rugby Academy


Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week.


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The year 11 football team continue their fine form with a 2-1 win against Tenisons tonight. #3/3


Our Extra Curricular Activities Time Table for 2017-2018 is now available


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Another Big performance from Rugby Academy today in a terrific performance to defeat Darrick Wood 47-7 today. 👏🏻


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Powerful running from Jerrie today.


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Rugby Academy put in terrific performance to defeat Darrick Wood 47-7 today. Well done boys.


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So exciting to be preparing for our & leader graduation celebration tonight!


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in all its glory at the open evening tonight


Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week.


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Very promising performance from the Yr7 football team in their first game. Thanks to for hosting.


HCACP Open Evening for prospective new Year 7 parents is on Monday 18th Sept 2017 5pm-8pm. More details at


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Yr11 football team make it 2 wins from 2 games with a 4-1 victory today. MoM Kevin


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Our trainees are really getting to grips with working safely in the workshop!


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Rugby Academy heading into 2nd round of the NatWest cup, well done lads first game, first win.


HCACP Open Evening for prospective new Year 7 parents is on Monday 18th Sept 2017 5pm-8pm. More details at


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Yr11 football get their season underway with a 4-2 victory against Thomas More today.


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Returning to teaching as a non-specialist MFL, Maths or Physics teacher? Apply for the TSST programme today !


HCACP Open Evening for prospective new Year 7 parents is on Monday 18th Sept 2017 5pm-8pm. More details at


Game 6th Form student attempts record for keeping 3 ballons in the air in todays assembly. Falls 4:30min short.

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.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and Free School Meals

Free School Meals

The Academy writes to all parent/carers whose children are entitled to free school meals or who have been entitled over the past six years outlining the support available via the Pupil Premium Grant. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of this fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. Parents/Carers can check their eligibility and apply online without having to discuss the details of their circumstances with anyone at the Academy via the My Free School Meals web site at

Barriers to Learning

HCACP strives to provide all PPG students with the resources needed to overcome any potential barriers to learning. The following list is an indication of the main barriers to educational achievement for disadvantaged students at HCACP:

  • Lack of personalised learning and ability to access the curriculum
  • Challenging behaviour and an inability to interact successfully in a school environment
  • Lack of positive role models outside of school
  • Low levels of literacy and numeracy
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Lack of personal aspirations and/or an understanding of career possibilities and further academic opportunities
  • Fewer opportunities to benefit from cultural and social events and experiences
  • Inability to fund curricular enrichment opportunities, including day and residential trips
  • Inability to purchase educational resources, including study support materials, subject resources and IT facilities
  • Poor levels of attendance and punctuality

In order to overcome the above barriers, the PPG allocation report below indicates how the PPG allocation is spent and the rationale for that allocation. 

The current EVER 6 FSM is 29%.  There are currently 23 students who are Looked after Children.


Income for 2016/17 is £268,100


Review of Provision


Planned Allocation

Focus of Work

Evaluative commentary/impact

Date of review

Evidence of Impact

Graduate Teaching Assistants / Additional Study Support


Increased in-class support from LSAs to further personalise and support learning of students.


Use of graduate TAs to provide targeted support to students in subjects and after school support classes.

  • Sustained excellent outcomes for pupil premium students including those with additional educational needs.
  • Use of graduate TAs to provide targeted support to students in subjects.
  • Management of LSAs to be improved from September 2016.
  • Maths specialist (DA) to support students and teachers in class.

Sept 2016

Provision now provided in each subject with subject specialist LSAs.


PPG P8 0.12

Non PPG 0.58


Although PPG progress is good still need to close in Academy gap.


Learning Mentors


One LM with specific focus for PP/LAC students


Behavioural intervention and tracking of targeted students who are PP who need close behaviour support and positive engagement strategies. Commonly targeted at Year 7, 8 and 9 given specific need in these year groups with CLA/more challenging students.

  • PPG as a proportion of exclusions to fall below non- PPG Detention data PPG / non PPG
  • Use of mentors (AG,JB & EO) to improve behaviour.

Sept 2016

LM worked with individuals providing students with one to one mentoring and support.


Additional Teacher in Maths


To support learning in the classroom by providing additional subject specialism in low ability sets.

  • High levels of achievement in core subjects both in terms of examination results and levels of progress.
  • 5+ A*- C (incl. Eng / Maths) 65% non PP  81% Non-PP
  • Additional Maths teacher to allow specialist where necessary for PP students.

Sept 2016

2016 PPG results:

A*C -70% PPG

80% PPG


Counsellor Support




Provide personalised emotional support for students who need this to overcome barriers to learning.

  • Improved engagement in lessons.
  • Drop in service provided by KK.
  • PPG students in needs of counselling to be identified and encouraged to attend sessions.
  • One external counsellor visits regularly

Sept 2016

Drop-in service has proved popular, especially with girls across the key stages. 

Specific Community Identity Mentors


Organisations such as Mighty Men of Valour are used by the Academy to bring specialist ethic and cultural heritage elements to those PPG students at risk of underperforming as a result of low self-confidence and/or lack of successful/positive role models.

  • Raised levels of self-esteem and aspiration to succeed by those students identified as benefiting from this specialist form of mentoring.
  • Great Men, Generation F, E&S Training, Mindfulness
  • FTE and FTP reduced from 8.5% to 5%

Sept 2016

Successful intervention and mentoring with specific individuals.

Jamie’s Farm



Three trips to a residential farm providing students with experience of working on a farm with additional counselling.

  • Provision of experiences beyond urban setting.
  • Building a sense of responsibility and independence for students with low self-esteem and/or behavioural difficulties


Sept 2016

Inaugural trip in Summer term of 2016. Small group of Y8 boys and girls attended JF.

Expanded to one trip per term. Y10 PP students attending first trip in October 2016.

Strengthening Minds Programme


Mentoring programme to improve self-esteem for girls in Y9.

  • Reduced levels of negative behaviour events
  • Improved attainment of PP girls
  • Reduce number of FTE and FTP from 5.9% to 3%

Sept 2016

Programme introduced in September 2016 for 10 weeks. JB to attend all sessions and roll out to boys and other year groups throughout the year.

Holiday Study Programmes &  Intervention Programmes




A comprehensive programme of study support and revision classes will be offered in every school holiday except the Christmas break.

Personalised programmes of support, planned in advance and costed into the curriculum model have been offered to all Year 11 students eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant to enable them to attain the best possible examination results.

  • 100% of students eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant to attend classes.
  • Pupil Premium Grant will attend classes and achieve highly in Summer  examinations.
  • 5+ A*- C (incl. Eng / Maths) 77% non PP  83% Non-PP
  • High VA for PP across all subjects.
  • Graduate mentors and LSAs

Sept 2016

Not targeted specifically for PPG students nor was attendance monitored.

Curricular enrichment



Trips to be subsidised up to a maximum of £100 per student for all students eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant and specific opportunities to broaden the horizons of those students to be offered.

  • Pupil premium students will take part in a variety of enrichment trips all year
  • PGL trip in October for Y7 students.
  • PPG students able to take part in DofE.

Sept 2016

PPG students were able to a variety of trips including History events, Geography field trips and English and Drama theatre trips.

Additional Educational Resources

Y11 and Y10


Additional curricular resources will be purchased for Pupil Premium students up to £100 per student to enhance their learning experience.  This is a personalised approach where students will be allocated resources which are best suited to help them make progress.  Examples of resources could include, Uniform, IT equipment, revision materials, music lessons etc.

  • Students prepared for lessons, improved homework rates, quality of work improves, progress data. Excellent attitude to learning shown in lessons.
  • All PPG students to be given revision materials prior to Y11 GCSEs


Sept 2016

For 2016, Y11 students received revision materials and guides for their GCSE subjects.

Education Welfare


Attendance and welfare of PP students, monitored on a daily and weekly basis. Organises interventions and attends all PEP meetings.

  • Attendance FSM well above national average, including PA
  • Attendance, gap closed even further
  • No gaps in punctuality
  • Rewards for 100% attendance and punctuality

Sept 2016

Attendance is significantly above the national average at 96% for the Academy.

Persistent absence is low, well below national average supported by our new Attendance Officer and SWO.

121 Tuition/small group tuition

HAP PPG students


Agreed as part of PEP package, specifically tailored to meet needs of PP students at KS4, for example, weekly 1-1 Mathematics, Science and/or English.

  • Gap in EP progress Year 11 English -3, EP+ -14, Year 11 Maths -10, EP+ is -6
  • Gap also need to be closed in English, geography, history, graphics, PE and resistant materials.


Sept 2016

Cost for 2015/2016 was £21,000 for all years.

For 2017, specific cost will be monitored for Y11 and PPG and LAC.

Total Cost


Not including holiday intervention





Impact of PPG Funding

Key Indicators















5*-C inc EM












A*-C Maths












A*-C English












Progress 8
























Attainment 8













Year 7 Catch Up Grant - £5,500

The government provides £500 per pupil for any Year 7 student who has not achieved at least a Level 4 in English and Maths. This is then used to provide additional support to help students catch up and achieve accelerated progress in Year 7.  For 2015-16 the Academy will receive £5,500. This has been used to fund extra support sessions for students in addition to the taught curriculum.

Proposed Impact of Catch-Up Grant for 2015-16: 100% of the students to have made accelerated progress in English with at least 75% of the students to have made accelerated progress in Maths.

Strategy and Progress

The students for English were withdrawn from a number of subjects and received three extra periods of support for English. They were taught by an English specialist following the Read Write Inc. programme.

The students for Maths catch-up session started in November with students that came from primary below a Level 4 in Maths. The session took place after school on four days a week. Each session had three or four participants and each student also workied with an LSA to bridge the gaps in their learning using the Mathematics Framework Intervention Workbook.

End of Year Progress:

The table below shows the overall progress made until the end of the academic year.


Whole Cohort

Y7 Catch Up


Progress 8




English Element




Maths Element





Next review:  September 2017