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The faculty scores so far for Arts leading the charge but we are only just over half way. Still time for the other faculties to pull it back.


This terms thematic day is all about This Friday 10th July.


Thank you to all new Year 7s who attended our Virtual Induction Sessions today! There was a great turn out and you made fantastic contributions in the sessions, well done and thank you!


The HCACP lectures series cotinues this afternoon at 3:30pm


We hope all our new Year 7s enjoy their Virtual Induction today! Welcome!


All our new Year 7 students should today have received invites to their Virtual Induction Sessions this Friday. We are so looking forward to ‘meeting’ you!


Our HCACP lecture series all about racism continues today at 3pm.


The HCACP virtual sports week is coming 6th - 10th July More details soon.


We hope our new Year 7 students are excited for their Virtual Induction Sessions! They will be taking place on Friday 3rd July, more info to follow via email!


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And we’re back! Small group sessions til the end of term for the scholars


Tune in Friday afternoon (virtual lesson) for the English departments performance of the GCSE text 'An Inspector Calls'. Don't miss it!


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The Week 9 enrichment programme is up and running. Can anyone better Mr Mulvaney’s and Mr Grants top bin challenge? Bonus points for creativity.


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Yer 10 achievement here. We can see the commitment from the photographs.


Year 12 A Level mathematicians all in and working hard!! Mechanics, core and statistics.


Great to see our year 10 separate scientists in today. Socially distanced GCSE required practicals up and running!!


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Our Parents Helpline experts share their advice for supporting a child returning to school after lockdown.


More amazing work from HCACP art students.


Some amazing art from year 9


Some excellent examples of Year 9 art


Welcome back to our first group of year 10s!!! We are so pleased to see you ⁦⁩ ⁦

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Student Toolkit - #RacismENDSWithUs

At HCACP we believe that schools should be places for the practice of fairness, for the building of understanding, and for the active engagement of all in creating pathways to freedom and justice for all people.

It is our hope that the various articles, websites, readings and podcasts will create opportunities to explore and grapple with the past and present status of racism, so everyone in our community is treated as equal to, and not secondary to, the lives of others. Let us start the conversation because #RacismENDSwithUs.

HCACP in Conversation


Express yourself. Email Ms Adewale ( your thoughts, feelings, reactions, suggestions, ideas about racism and how we will tackle it moving forward. Using #RacsimENDSWithUs, we encourage you to express yourself in a format of your choice; photo with caption, poem, art, letter, voice recording review of article or book or any other format. This project is on-going and each week we will be sharing our thoughts in the weekly assembly.

HCACP Student Book Club. This takes place with Ms Mitchell and looks at different books relating to #RacismENDSWithUs. Click here to find out the current book we are reading. Simply email Ms Mitchell on if you are interested in joining.

Knowledge is Power

HCACP Knowledge Lecture Series - 'Understanding Race, Challenging Racism'. A five-week course, starting Friday 19th June, looking at race and racism in society. 3-3.45pm, on MS Teams. An email link will be sent out before the lecture. Click on the link to join.


Educating yourself - history links

Podcasts. These both examine race in society:

Educational videos explaining key issues

Akala gives address at Oxford Union (YouTube)

The danger of a single story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Ted Talk)

The Museum of British Colonialism - a joint uk/Kenyan initiative founded to creatively communicate a more truthful account of British colonialism. Find out more.

Reading lists

Key Stage 3

Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman

Diver’s Daughter: A Tudor Story – Patrice Lawrence

Young Gifted and Black – Andrea Pippins

Key Stage 4

I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing – Maya Angelou (14+). The first of seven autobiographies of the writer Maya Angelou, describing how her love of literature and personal strength helped her face racism throughout childhood and early adolescence

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas: (14+). Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement this story follows Starr Carter and we follow her journey as she tries to speak up for the tragic death of her childhood friend, Khalil.

The Vanishing HALF – Brit Bennet

The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas

Brit-Ish – Afua Hirsh

Loud Black Girls – E. Uviebinene and Y Adegoke

Key Stage 5

Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 - Adam Fairclough

How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi

I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement – Matt Taibi

Another Country – James Baldwin

Films and documentaries

  • Hidden Figures (PG). Based on the true story of three mathematicians in the 1960s — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. This film portrays how these three women overcame race and gender obstacles and become key members of NASA.
  • Ali (15). A biography of Muhammad Ali following his heavyweight boxing career, conversion to Islam and criticism of the Vietnam War during a time of social and political upheaval following the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
  • King in the Wilderness (12A). A HBO produced biography on the last 18 months of Martin Luther King’s life. Very current, especially with the discussions of non-violence and the current discourse surrounding how to protest.
  • Chris Rock’s Good Hair (PG-13). A documentary film focusing on the issue of how African-American women have perceived their hair and historically styled it, exploring the current styling industry for black women, images of what is considered as acceptable or desirable, and their relation to African-American culture.
  • Becoming: Michelle Obama (PG) – Netflix
  • Noughts and Crosses (12) – BBC iPlayer
  • Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (15)  Netflix
  • The Hate U Give – Amazon Prime
  • The Rachel Divide (12) – Netflix

Staying positive

Should you need emotional support during this period then please reach out to a member of staff that you trust or feel comfortable speaking too, or If you wish to access the support of the Academy Welfare Manager and her team then please email

0808 800 5000 – NSPCC

0800 1111 – Childline

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