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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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


Watch the semi final here live at approximately 15.45. Good luck to the team!!!


👏👏👏👏 Huge well done to our girls’ team - have made the national semi final in Nottingham!


After three days of challenging hiking and navigation in Sussex, three teams have their DofE Silver Practice Expedition completed!


Reflecting on a day's hiking around Bewl Water on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition.


Day two scenes on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition


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


Congratulations to Thye-Lakh! Has not missed a day off school since year7!


Great half term trip to .


The HCACP newsletter for May 2024 is now available from


The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen.


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 👏.


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.


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.

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At HCACP, our wellbeing vision statement is that we are committed to promoting positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body, as well as our wider community.

We achieve this aim using a whole-academy strategy for all and specialised, targeted strategies for students and staff who need additional support. We ensure a safe and supportive environment for all, particularly those affected, both directly and indirectly, by issues around mental health.

We are aware that everyone experiences a range of day-to-day and unforeseen challenges which can make any of us feel vulnerable at one time or another. We work to ensure that everyone knows where they can find additional support and when they should ask for it. We take the view that positive mental health is everyone’s responsibility and that we all have a role to play. We believe that good mental health is vital to ensuring we can achieve our overall aim, that ‘All Can Achieve’.

Why not use the resources below to help you check in with how you are feeling and use the suggested apps and organisations for support too.

The email will also be checked by the HCACP safeguarding team between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm during term time if you are worried and need to speak with us.

Some things to try…

Now, more than ever, is the time to think about YOUR mental health. Here are some things that you could try. Do let us know what works for you, or if you have other suggestions.

Gratitude list. Whilst drinking your morning hot or cold drink, note down 10 things you’re grateful for. This only takes a minute but will energise you for much longer.

Routine. Without the need to get up and leave the house to go to school, sometimes our daily routine can be become imbalanced (in other words, we might stay in our PJs all day and eat cereal for dinner!). However, a solid routine should not be underestimated and has been scientifically proven to alleviate anxiety and stress. Find out more.

Exercise. There are lots of things we can do to release our endorphins to feel great and stay fit. There are loads of home workouts on YouTube that require no kit and can be done in your front room. The Body Coach has some great beginner low-impact workouts, advanced HIIT, and routines to do as a family.

Talk. Even if we can’t get out to see our friends and loved ones face-to-face, there are lots of opportunities to stay connected virtually.

Parents. Amazon are doing free audible books for children. Amazon has cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed. You can instantly stream a very wide collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children continue dreaming, learning, and just being themselves. All stories are free to stream on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using this link.

Finally, think carefully about your news consumption. It's easy to reach for your phone as soon as you wake up and be inundated with overwhelming global updates throughout the day. So, do consider how much news/social media/internet you consume throughout the day. Consider structuring it into your day (e.g. 10 minutes after breakfast to catch up on the daily events) and then turning it off for the rest of the working day.

Coping with anxiety

Zara Long, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, on how to cope with anxiety in this uncertain time.



Other sources of support

If you are feeling anxious, stressed, alone or overwhelmed there are safe, confidential places you can get support. - chat to friendly counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the Kooth community.

Mee TwoMeeTwo app - whether you are worried about exams, climate change, global pandemics, or falling out with your best friend, don’t bottle it up. MeeTwo is a safe space where you can talk about your anxieties with people who are just like you. Free, safe, and anonymous, the MeeTwo app helps young people to help themselves, by helping other people. Join a community of 25,000 young people and stay social, in isolation.


BikeCycling - read our safety guide

With all of us looking to change our habits in getting around, and in particular to and from school, please see our HCACP road safety guide to cycling. If you have any questions please contact Ms Mills on

Click here to read our HCACP Cycling Safety Guide.

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