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11/12/17

Retweetd From MyKindaFuture

We're looking forward to welcoming to the Awards tomorrow at 🎉 https://t.co/YMSRSojQIM

11/12/17

HCACP Advent rolls on despite the snow. Today 10AA send their seasonal greetings. https://t.co/C5iUNlzCVj

11/12/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/xPcqQUye1U

11/12/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

09/12/17

Retweetd From STEMGirlsClub

Calling out to all Schools, both Primary and Secondary that want to join the STEM Girls Club campaign to empower our girls to pick STEM in the future. Visit https://t.co/OlJIG7tGyB today and sign up for January 2018. Do something different today! https://t.co/9NpTA0ZfUj

08/12/17

HCACP Advent continues. Today three superstars from 10SS https://t.co/KsdW8HyWx0

08/12/17

Retweetd From STEMGirlsClub

First glimpse of the STEMRoadshow footage from last month for more info visit https://t.co/HRfqyGmd3D https://t.co/tp6lHekkeg

07/12/17

Amazing performance of Macbeth at yesterday at HCACP by . Shakespeare has never been so much fun. https://t.co/BpaDr128Oh

07/12/17

HCACP advent continues. Today. The year 10 girls wish you all a happy Christmas. https://t.co/u7AquuimFW

05/12/17

Thank you to all parents who attended our assessment coffee morning with Ms Lovegrove yesterday.

05/12/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Another very busy week of school sport for students. 18 fixtures in 4 days with close to 200 students representing the Academy. Good luck to all. https://t.co/LUupvf3OlY

05/12/17

Retweetd From Mr Titterton

Massive thank you for giving up your time. My Business Studies students really enjoyed your inspiring talk. https://t.co/ANTexsCEyX

05/12/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/Me1yW4Mo6Z

04/12/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Fantastic work by the U13 boys handball team today in winning the championships against some very tough opposition. Now on to the 🤾‍♂️ https://t.co/HZa6SOXnui

04/12/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

01/12/17

Some more of our amazing award winning students from last nights HCACP Awards Evening https://t.co/1cBc8h2nIo

01/12/17

HCACP Sports Team Of The Year, Yr11 Girls rugby meet rugby star Conor Gilsenan at last nights annual HCACP Awards Evening https://t.co/p8jItUggLO

01/12/17

with Girls’ Rugby Team of the year! https://t.co/smU23NT3Q5

01/12/17

Thanks to for attending Rewards Evening

01/12/17

Retweetd From The Sporting Way

Big thanks to my ex teammate Jay Simpson of who popped in during our Resilience workshop at to talk about the challenges he faced growing up. Inspiring & a great role model for the younger generation https://t.co/P5zyjx7tJY

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.

Learning & Teaching

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace provides an exciting, personalised learning curriculum, which supports and challenges all of our students and is at the heart of our teaching and learning philosophy. We ensure that all teaching and support staff have access to the highest quality training programmes to provide the most innovative and cutting edge learning opportunities for every student.

The Academy aims to:

  • Meet the needs and aspirations of all students
  • Ensure all students can successfully access the curriculum offer, making any reasonable adjustments required where particular needs are identified
  • Recognise high achieving students and ensure they are given opportunities to stretch and challenge their learning
  • Plan opportunities for students to develop their personal potential
  • Establish an agreed range of policies and practices to guarantee a consistent approach towards learning and teaching in every classroom.
  • Involve all staff in developing and improving the quality of learning and teaching
  • Provide all staff with developmental opportunities to extend and enhance their range of teaching and repertoires
  • Develop staff to deliver skills beyond their own subject specialism and incorporate cross curricular initiatives
  • Identify students’ achievements and areas for improvement, through rigorous monitoring of progress and to plan appropriate interventions to enhance learning

British Values

Developing student awareness of British Values is important to us at HCACP.  We look for opportunities within our PSHE programme, the curriculum, thematic days, sports and enrichment provision to support the delivery of these values.

Areas include:  democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect.

High Achieving Students

At Harris City Academy Crystal Palace we provide an extensive programme of support, challenge and intervention for our most able students. Students are assessed and identified at the beginning of each academic year, and the register of most able, gifted and talented students is regularly reviewed and updated. Most able students benefit from extensive differentiation, our enrichment programme of trips and extra-curricular clubs, and regular focussed pastoral support aimed at ensuring that able students are happy and achieve their maximum potential at all stages. Exceptional students benefit from personalised education plans and regular target setting meetings with staff.

The provision continues throughout a student’s time at the Academy and students benefit from opportunities such as inter-school tournaments, trips to top universities and residential trips.

Harris Experience and Harris Experience Advanced

In Year 9, exceptionally able students have the opportunity to be selected to be a part of the prestigious Harris Experience programme (coordinated centrally by the Harris Federation) which runs from Year 9 to Year 13. This involves a range of educational and cultural trips, master classes and extended support intended to provide our students with the best possible chances of attending the very best and most prestigious universities. Further information abut these programmes can be found at  http://www.harrisfederation.org.uk/64/harris-experience and http://www.harrisfederation.org.uk/65/harris-experience-advanced