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Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic won 4-0 against John Fisher in the Surrey County Cup Round 1 🏆


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We are extremely grateful to for taking the time to meet students and staff for his documentary He is also generously supporting students at the academy to study robotics


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Celebrations have been underway at this week as the school celebrated its 30th anniversary 🗣 “Students have enjoyed hearing about the history of the school and about the difference it has made to the lives of generations of local children”


The HCACP October Newsletter is now available. Special 30th Anniversary edition.


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Congratulations to a truly school.


PGL day 2 - what a day!


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Terrific team performance from the Yr11 football team to win through to the next round of the National cup today.


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Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic made it 2 wins from 2 games in the ESFA Super League Group Stage with a 3-1 away win against Esher College 💪


Tune in tonight, 'THE BLACKPRINT' .... we are looking forward to this!


Find lots more 30th Anniversary pictures and news in this half term's newsletter ....


Happy 30th Anniversary to ! What a wonderful day we've had!


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Our U16 Boys and Girls Table Tennis 🏓 Competition is underway ! Good Luck 🍀 to all the schools taking part. Thank you to for hosting our event.


7.15am this morning ⁦⁩ , the year 7 football team in training


Auditions for our concert this Thursday lunchtime and after school.


Sixth Form Open Afternoon 12.10.21 This event is for Internal Students and will take place on Tuesday 12th October from 3.30pm for students. Parents are invited to attend a Sixth Form presentation at 5.00pm.


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Don’t underestimate the impact your kindness can have on someone. From sending a text to a friend to let them know how you appreciate them, to saying ‘have a nice day’ to a shop assistant, you could give someone the little boost they need.


We investigate a hypothesis and draw conclusions.


The HCACP Sixth Form Virtual Opening Evening will start today at 6pm. View the livestream at the following link

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Faculty Information & Contacts

An overview of our faculty and year leads at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. Find out who leads each faculty and read a message from the faculty director.

Mr Williams - Head of School

Mr Marillat - Vice Principal

CommunicationsCommunications (Blue)

Mr Biddiscombe - Assistant Principal/Faculty Director for Communications

Ms Lubbock - Faculty Coordinator

Ms Hilldrup - Faculty Coordinator

Alan Biddiscombe HistoryMessage from the faculty director: Mr Biddiscombe. "Communications Faculty students wear a blue tie, and we have two tutor strands in our Faculty: CK and CB tutor groups. Both tutor groups are named in recognition of aspirational individuals who led social change: CK is in memory of Dr Martin Luther King Jr who was a beacon for racial equality, CB is in memory of Louis Braille who revolutionised the lives of blind and partially sighted people with invention of the Braille system.

The Communication Faculty motto is ‘Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow,’ and this captures the essence of our Academy vision of ‘All Can Achieve’ as well as our five core values. We aspire to this because learning is not just about facts but the training of the mind to think, to adapt, to cope and to take risks that will establish your success in and outside the classroom, in the present and in the future."  

MAthsMaths and Commerce (Red)

Mr Hui - Assistant Principal/Faculty Director Maths and Commerce

Mr Kwamegah- Faculty Coordinator of Commerce

Mr Lubo - Pastoral Coordinator

Ms Kashif - Head of Maths

Aaron HuiMessage from the faculty director: Mr Hui. "Maths & Commerce Faculty students wear a red tie and we are organised into MB and MP tutor groups. In the Maths and Commerce Faculty, we adhere to both the whole Academy motto that “All Can Achieve” and also the Academy’s five Core Values. But we also have our own motto: “We are One Family”. Our red-tie students are proud of who they are as individuals, but also believe that we can achieve more if we work together and stay connected as one family. This message is particularly powerful given the challenging times that many of us have faced over the last 2 years. Maths and Commerce Faculty students are guided by this motto both in the classroom, in competitions and when they are in the wider community. We expect our students to have high levels of attendance and punctuality, to gain lots of positive points for doing the right things, and to represent the academy through their academic and extra-curricular talents."

ScienceScience and PE (Gold)

Ms Owusu - Assistant Principal/Faculty Director Science and PE

Mr Fernando – Faculty Coordinator

Venita Feilden – Pastoral Coordinator

Natalie Kellman – Pastoral Coordinator

Tabitha OwusuMessage from the faculty director: Ms Owusu. "Science and PE Faculty students wear a gold tie and we are organised into SS and SP tutor groups. These have been named after inspirational people in society:

  • SS to Helen Sharman – first Briton to go to Space
  • SP to Pele – one of the greatest professional footballers of all times.

In the Science and PE Faculty we believe that we are golden and that we rise above. We rise above hate, we rise above challenges and we rise above the ordinary to be extraordinary in all we do. We believe success is no accident, it is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all love of what we are doing or learning to do. Our belief is that through our Science and PE team we can work together to support one another in being ‘GOLDEN’ inside and outside of the classroom within the faculty. As a faculty we strive to uphold the Academy's core values, and in particular we work within our community to raise money for our faculty charity, Mind."

ArtsArts (Green)

Ms Berry - Assistant Principal/Faculty Director Arts

Ms Cox - Faculty Coordinator

Mr Ashwin - Faculty Coordinator

Debby BerryMessage from the faculty director: Ms Berry. "Arts Faculty students wear a green tie, and we are organised into AA and AP tutor groups. In the Arts Faculty we aspire to both the whole Academy aim and the Academy five core values. We also have our own motto, which is the Southern African word ‘Ubuntu.’ It does not have a direct translation into English but has its meaning based on interdependence and that, like the hands of the Arts tree, we all depend on one another to grow. (If you want to find out more about our motto click HERE."


Mr Lawrence – Director of Curriculum/ Assistant Principal


6th Form

Funmi AdewaleMs Adewale – Director of Sixth Form/ Senior Assistant Principal

Ms Prehay - Year 12 Coordinator

Ms Gatty - Year 13 Coordinator

Dr Chapman - Pastoral Coordinator

Ms Gamble - Pastoral Coordinator