Wow!! 18 months ago kindly started ’s ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ UK robotics challenge- today our team entered their first tournament and brought home the winner’s cup to South London!


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78 finalists, 14 schools, 3 year groups & 3 langs = our biggest yet! Merci/gracias/谢谢


Amazing fun with bottle rockets at todays HCACP thematic day


Some more photos of our fantastic VIP Yr11's strutting down the red carpet at their prom this week.


Workshop with poet Sophia Thakur. Female empowerment


A few photos of our amazing Year 11 students at their COA and Prom last night.


NLT & Lancome business immersion day at Loreal Hammersmith. Girls already excited.


Our Sixth from girls networking at the NLT & Lancome business immersion day.


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Delighted for the HEA team to have taken part in the first annual Y11 Raising Aspirations event last night, presenting to HCACP Y11s on the benefits of staying at Harris for sixth form - including the HEA. We hope to work with many of last night's attendees in September!


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Our Battle of the Band winners ‘The Valkyries’🤘. We are so proud of the brilliant young musicians across our .


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The Yr8 girls basketball team join the Yr7 team as champions after hard fought victories against and . Magnificent achievement, well done everyone!


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Well done to all students who participated in todays sports day at Croydon Arena. Some excellent performances. Yr 7 boys- 🥇 Yr 7 girls - 🥈 Yr8 boys and girls - 🥇 Yr9 girls - 🥇 Yr9 boys - 🥈 Yr10 boys and girls - 🥇 Overall Boys and Girls 🥇


Congratulations to Daniel and Jevon part of the winning team. London champions under 15s Rugby.


Brilliant achievement!


Well done!


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The winning basket with just over 1 second left from Amirah!


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Congratulations to the Yr7 girls basketball team on being crowned the London champions today. .


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The U14 boys rugby team put in a terrific performance to win the festival this week.


Last day for our Year 11. All round straight shooter Shasvn stopped in to receive the unofficial title of 'Achievement Badge King' for obvious reasons.


Over 200 students already completed their Summer rewards passport. Quick get yours in!

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Student Council

The Student Council is a group of students who act as the official voice of the the student body.

We pride ourselves on having a culture that is built upon freedom and equality, where the student voice is heard on matters of importance such as how the school is run.

The student council is spilt into two sections: Faculty Cabinets and whole academy Student Council. The Council discusses and decides on issues that matter to the students and are important to the whole Academy, giving students the chance to make a real difference to the smooth running of Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. It encourages students to be  active citizens by building self-confidence, learning how to treat others, making decisions and developing leadership responsibility on behalf of the student cohort. 

Faculty Cabinets

A huge congratulations to all our successful candidates for 2021-2022.


The Faculty Cabinets feed into the overall Student Council (see below). They meet every three weeks, chaired by the Faculty President and overseen by Ms Owusu (Assistant Principal) and their faculty coordinator/director.

To be elected to the Faculty Cabinet students must first be nominated in their tutor groups. The three top nominees are then entered into a ballot, with the election usually taking place in October.

Cabinet roles

The two winning candidates for each year group in each faculty make up the cabinet members. During the first cabinet meeting each member has the opportunity to pitch for the President role. Another round of voting takes place within the cabinet. The winner is elected as the President on a year’s term and the runner up is automatically elected the Vice-President.

The other roles within the cabinet are outlined below and each role has specific responsibilities.

  • Secretary for Teaching and Learning
  • Secretary for Personal development
  • Secretary for Culture for Learning
  • Secretary for Equality and Diversity
  • Secretary for mental health, well-being, and mentoring
  • Secretary for safeguarding
  • Secretary for Sports (x2)
  • Secretary for RAG

Click HERE to see full details of all the cabinet roles.

Members who represent their faculties in each of these roles form a sub-committee, led by senior prefects from the 6th Form and the academy leadership team. The sub-committee then presents once a year to the academy leadership team and parents forum. The faculty presidents also present once a term to their faculty to update them on their progress and the Head Students present an update to the academy leadership team once a term.

Head Boy and Head Girl 2021-22

  • Aathi
  • Joanne

Student council logoStudent Council

The faculty cabinets feed into the overall whole academy student council. The Student Council is made up of the head students, their deputies and the faculty presidents and vice-presidents. This meets every three weeks and is chaired by the head students and overseen by Ms. Owusu (Assistant Principal). The student council present their progress to the Academy Leadership Team each term.


Pictured are the senior prefects for 2021-22.


The Academy offers Year 11 students the chance to take on added responsibility as prefects. Being a prefect is seen as a prestigious role within the Academy and students take part in a highly competitive application process in order to be selected as one of the prefects from their faculty.

Students complete an application form, seek references, and take part in small group assessment tasks and finally an interview. The prefects then represent the student body on duty during break and lunch time, role modelling behaviour, peer mentoring and helping set the culture, as well as assisting during parent’s evenings, open evenings, and other external events.