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Extremely proud to announce we have once again been awarded the School Games Gold award. Well done to all students for your continued commitment towards physical activity and school sport.


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Dan Buss: “Everyone at is over the moon with the opportunity Victor has to continue his football development in America...”


The Academy News Letter for July 2022 is now available.


In addition to the precautions set in place Monday, we have decided to send students home at 1.15pm on Tuesday 19th July due to the severe weather warning.


In addition to the precautions sent out earlier this week, HCACP has decided to send students home at 1.45pm on Monday due to the severe weather warning in place. Students should wear either their uniform or ideally, their HCACP PE kit for the rest of this week.


Due to the unusually warm weather this week our Summer Special concert (originally scheduled for Tuesday 19th) has been postponed until September.


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What a Friday in the sun! Well done to all who took part in Sports Day 2022 🏆🤩


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Year 10 Tournament hosted by Kinetic is underway ⚽️🏆 Good luck , /, , /, , !


Amazing performance Israella!!


HCACP is delighted to announce that it has achieved the prestigious Well-Being in Schools Accreditation. The inspector noted our thorough work in embedding a culture of where people care for each other and how well-being is the opposite to tokenistic.


Y10s exploring Japanese culture - cooking mochi biscuits.


Students enjoying Diversity Day and learning about other cultures today at HCACP.


Students engaging in their future. Yr 12 Post 18 Options week.


HCACP has been awarded the prestigious Wellbeing Award for Schools. Students and teachers met with the accreditor to discuss the impact of the provision being offered at our Academy. The accreditor stated that 'the provision is multi-layered and responsive'.


Year 12 learning about interview skills from Runway Training during Post 18 Options Week.


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Congratulations Aaliyah!


👏👏 Well done Stephan!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️


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Congratulations Stephan. All of are so proud of you. Go Team !!


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We were delighted to welcome our patron HRH to celebrate the achievements of our Monmouth farm today, alongside our community of supporters and the brilliant children from . She has now visited all our farms and we are so grateful for her continued interest and support.


HCACP CSI sleuths solving a mystery in their science workshop today.

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Harris Federation Basketball Academy

Welcome to the Harris Federation Basketball Academy. We are very happy to be able to provide our students with an opportunity to excel in one of the fastest-growing and most exciting sports in the country.

We are currently in the process of recruiting players for the 2019-20 season into our academy. Register your interest for our sports programmes here.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Lee McCarthy, Basketball Head Coach, Harris City Academy Crystal Palace on

The aim of the Basketball Academy

The aim of our Basketball Academy is to provide a pathway for our student athletes that aspire to play basketball at the very highest level that they can possibly achieve. Our student athletes will be committed to their own personal development both on and off the court. They will excel in the classroom and in life as well as they do on the basketball court.

Our coaching staff have decades of professional playing and coaching experience both domestically and abroad in Europe and the USA. They have helped developed players who are now playing professionally in the BBL, professionally in Europe or at college in the USA.

Our staff have put together a comprehensive training programme that will enable every athlete at our basketball academy to push themselves to the next level. Team practices, small group sessions and one-to-one coaching will ensure we get the very best progress from all of our players.

At our basketball academy the student athlete comes first. Individual development, including opportunities on and off the court, will be at the forefront of everything we do.

Domestic competition

There is something for everyone. We will have two teams competing in domestic competitions, providing playing opportunities for all of our students. Starting in the U19 ABL this season, we aim to move up to the EABL in future years, based only on our on court performance.

For our junior players or those not yet ready for the ABL/EABL, we will also be entering the National Schools competitions. We will also be able to provide U18 National League Club basketball for our students through our partnership with the Harris Federation Knights, playing regular weekend fixtures.

European exposure

We will be entering an Academy select team annually into an U18 European tournament. This tournament features some of the top junior clubs in their respective countries, with direct links to their respective professional clubs. This is good exposure and experience for any player thinking of playing pro in Europe after leaving the basketball academy.

USA exposure

For any of our students that have the aspiration, ability and attitude (AAA) to make it to the US for College Basketball we will be able to help provide AAU playing opportunities out in the US during the critical summer NCAA recruitment period.

In addition, we will look to help place our AAA players that have successfully completed their A-Levels or vocational subjects into Post Graduate Basketball Programmes in the USA wherever possible. There will also be other opportunities, with US coaches coming to the UK on scouting trips hosted by our basketball academy.

Coaching and officiating

All of our student athletes will be given the opportunity to undergo training that will give them professional qualifications in coaching and officiating basketball. These qualifications can later be used by our students to pursue an alternative career within the game or could simply add a new dimension to a student’s CV when applying for university.

We are currently in the process of recruiting players for the 2019-20 season into our academy. Register your interest for our sports programmes here. If you would like more information about this or any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lee McCarthy

Basketball Head coach

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace