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19/06/24

Our Y12 Historians had a great taster day at yesterday. They look part in lectures and debates, and got to speak to current UCL Humanities students. pic.twitter.com/bgB3DYAupc

18/06/24

The HCACP Summer Carnival pulls into town on Tues 16th July. Join us for an afternoon of performance and celebration. Doors open 5pm. Tix £3 adult £2 concession. pic.twitter.com/zf3426xjC5

14/06/24

Motivational speaker David McQueen visited HCACP yesterday to give Year 10 students valuable advice and top tips in preparation for their upcoming mock exams. pic.twitter.com/kJXVyJyvIF

13/06/24

A real 'Who done it' for our junior detectives taking notes and forensic samples at a simulated crime scene today at HCACP with consultancy. pic.twitter.com/2K2rFPkJKO

11/06/24

Year 7 and Year 8 had the amazing BRIT school sixth form students in today leading their first dance workshop ready for the BRIT festival in July. The girls worked so hard and loved learning some new dance moves. pic.twitter.com/KSdwCXFOWJ

11/06/24

The HCACP Summer Carnival pulls into town on Tues 16th July. Join us for an afternoon of performance and celebration. Doors open 5pm. Tix £3 adult £2 concession. pic.twitter.com/67jTBDehvt

10/06/24

The fabulous Peter Long has kindly donated money raised with Beautiful Croydon calendar to purchase an upgraded set of tenor pans for the Academy. Students were so excited to play the beautiful sounding instruments. https://t.co/sXnLKHt52y pic.twitter.com/v21zF4JKZJ

09/06/24

Watch the semi final here live at approximately 15.45. Good luck to the team!!! https://t.co/8r9uETKvNQ

09/06/24

👏👏👏👏 Huge well done to our girls’ team - have made the national semi final in Nottingham! pic.twitter.com/hzOwoZAiva

08/06/24

After three days of challenging hiking and navigation in Sussex, three teams have their DofE Silver Practice Expedition completed! pic.twitter.com/YR6tuE5tns

08/06/24

Reflecting on a day's hiking around Bewl Water on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition. pic.twitter.com/1oEkAIIdFt

08/06/24

Day two scenes on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition pic.twitter.com/GONkX8Cc7G

07/06/24

Fantastic work today by the sports leaders at today’s Primary sports day. You were an absolute credit to the Academy. pic.twitter.com/QKw6RqdFvd

04/06/24

Congratulations to Thye-Lakh! Has not missed a day off school since year7! https://t.co/S6D85odvZe

29/05/24

Great half term trip to . pic.twitter.com/7N6QUOmOmr

24/05/24

The HCACP newsletter for May 2024 is now available from https://t.co/861Yfw10bR pic.twitter.com/PxSicfqNgR

22/05/24

The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen. pic.twitter.com/O2UVpDWdcL

15/05/24

Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏. https://t.co/wlQFSzKGSb

15/05/24

Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam. pic.twitter.com/0igUXmMhG9

15/05/24

HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion. pic.twitter.com/axOSiK0EcI

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Working With Parents

Our Parents' Forum and Parents, Teachers and Friends Association are an important part of school life.

Why not attend one of our social events or meetings? Details can be found in the diary pages of Harris Insight or on the PTFA notice board in the Academy reception, or on our website.


Parents, Teachers and Friends Association

Our children deserve the first rate education that Harris City Academy Crystal Palace provides, yet this high quality education requires the participation of all parties: students, top-class teaching staff and the full involvement of parents.

Secondary school brings with it a whole different set of challenges not present at primary school, not least of which is adolescence. Our students need careful nurturing and this is where the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association needs your help. From a social point of view, parents can exchange ideas and be of support to one another, and the means to do this can be via organised events, which unite us all.

We welcome ideas from all quarters, which will in turn enhance the Academy experience and encourage greater networking opportunities. We are part of a community of fun people after all, and everyone has something to offer, no matter how insignificant you might think your idea is.

Fortunate as we are to have a dedicated team in the form of teaching and support staff, led by our Principal Ms Carrie Senior, that team cannot fully function without the full support and involvement of parents. 


Parents' Forum

The Parents' Forum is an opportunity for parents of students from all key stages to meet with staff on a half-termly basis. The agenda usually includes a presentation from a member of staff informing parents of recent or forthcoming areas of interest and activity, but we also host external speakers and visitors. We also provide time for parents to raise questions and to meet with members of staff from the Academy leadership team.

The meetings are on the Academy calendar and usually take place at 6pm on the penultimate Tuesday of each term. If you would like to attend, there is no need to book.

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