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10/06/21

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

There's always a huge range of jobs to do on the farm! https://t.co/BQ0Czb2M7Q

10/06/21

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

An epic hike to the top of Skirrid - fantastic achievement team! https://t.co/gEtLvWsU47

09/06/21

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Planting flowers for a wedding in September! We hope the bride and groom have a lovely day and enjoy seeing the flowers in bloom. https://t.co/jQUXUh5UQv

08/06/21

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Made it to the top! Aiming high and with determination and courage achieving success. Looking forward to our first full day at Jamie's Farm! https://t.co/1KdyJOKsL9

07/06/21

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Arrived at Jamie's Farm and having our welcome meeting. Preparing to be farmers for the week! https://t.co/CVgdXbZe78

05/06/21

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Great to see so many students hard at work today at the table tennis half term camp. 🏓 https://t.co/xWwS3SJwiy

28/05/21

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Ecstatic to complete our incredible DofE Bronze Practice expedition. Great effort from the three teams! 👊💪 https://t.co/lUkUIGWPTY

28/05/21

The HCACP newsletter for May 2021 is now available https://t.co/Kt7Wm74upw https://t.co/ppz8n2Ldug

28/05/21

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All smiles for another successful day on our DofE Bronze Practice Expedition https://t.co/3akRODrdvk

28/05/21

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Delighted to have the first athletics meet in nearly 2 years today. Nice to see that the sprinters have not lost it. A clean sweep in the 100m today. Well done Kacey, Ava and Gift. https://t.co/W0cVcrl0NJ

28/05/21

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Great to see our fantastic and courageous year 9 students on their DofE expedition! We are really proud of your commitment! - Ms Owusu & Ms Feilden https://t.co/ypbOhr4Ltp

27/05/21

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Made it to our campsite at Frylands Wood! https://t.co/yQVNkDuSMu

27/05/21

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All this week Croydon University Hospital are running a walk in vaccine clinic Come along for your first dose of -19 vaccine if you are: - Over 30 - A frontline health/social care worker - AND haven’t had your first vaccine dose yet 24- 31st May, 8am-7pm, Shirley House https://t.co/hfTQTBIiXW

27/05/21

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We're running a walk-in clinic at the Phoenix Community Centre on Friday 28th May from 4.00pm -7.00pm. If you're over 40, a frontline health & care worker, or in an 'at-risk' groups & haven't been vaccinated, you're welcome to attend. No appointment needed. https://t.co/VISuB6vm9v

27/05/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Another hard fought win on the road for the basketball academy against our good friends from The Norwood school. https://t.co/cOUOUacZNc

25/05/21

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Today it was the turn of the Yr8 boys football and girls rugby teams to get back to business. Thank you and for the fixtures. https://t.co/10zLLkD9Rw

25/05/21

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The year 7 girls and 8 boys basketball teams were in action tonight. 2 fantastic team performances. Thank you and for the fixtures. https://t.co/DVsqIV0qj0

25/05/21

Year 10 Updates from HCACP. Work experience and Mock exam timetable. https://t.co/MdvsT983x2

22/05/21

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Our campsite in Frylands Wood. Time to get packing away soon! https://t.co/qqZ8pUlrq2

22/05/21

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Cooking pancakes for breakfast on the trangia stoves! Getting ready for another successful (and hopefully sunny) day on our Bronze practice expedition. https://t.co/yLlWBk88kc

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Student Welfare

The Student Support Centre (SSC) which forms part of the Student Services Faculty provides the central provision for student welfare within the Academy.

  • The person responsible for medical needs is Teresa Day
  • The Health & Safety Officer is Michael Williams
  • The Academy Counsellor is Michael McCallum

Reporting a student absence

To report your child's absence, please email the Student Support Centre (SSC) at the address below.  Please include your child's name, tutor group, the reason for their absence and the anticipated date of their return.

absences@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk

For example, email something such as: "Please could you excuse Joe Bloggs in 8AP from school today as he has been feeling sick all morning. I suspect he will feel better tomorrow and will be attending school unless otherwise stated. Mrs Bloggs (Joe's mother) Mobile: 07877 877 8787."


Attendance and punctuality

The Academy's attendance target is 97%. Regular attendance and punctuality to the Academy and to lessons is essential for all of our students to make good progress, achieve their academic potential and consequently have better chances in life. Attendance is a key performance indicator within the Academy. It is the responsibility of everyone in the Academy community to ensure they achieve this. The Academy monitors the attendance and punctuality of all students and reviews and publishes it internally weekly.

  • 98% attendance = fewer than 4 days absent from school
  • 95% attendance = fewer than 10 days absent from school
  • 90% attendance = 4 weeks absent from school
  • 85% attendance = 5 ½ weeks absent from school
  • 80% attendance = 7 ½ weeks absent from school (Equivalent to one day per week absence for the whole year).

A child who misses a day of school per week throughout Years 1 – 11 misses an equivalent of over two years of their learning time in school)


Security

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace employs state of the art security technology, in closed-circuit television, which is sited both internally and externally as well as intruder detection systems and access control on its external entrances. The use of CCTV complies with current legislation as does notification signage and labelling. A copy of the Academy's CCTV Policy is available on request.

The Academy also has a modern and comprehensive fire detection system. Access to the main Academy buildings for staff, students and visitors is carefully monitored by the reception team and everyone on site is required to be identifiable at all times so that items such as face coverings (e.g. motorcycle visors, full face goggles or veils) which obscure clarity of identification of an individual must be removed for the duration of a person’s time on site.

Identification badges and lanyards are issued to visitors and photo ID cards are also worn by all staff and 6th Form students. The remainder of students in the Academy are identifiable by their Academy uniform and Faculty ties.


Medical Needs

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is an inclusive community that aims to support students with medical conditions.  Student medication is stored in the Student Support Centre (SSC).  This department is overseen by Ms Small, with Ms Day being the Medical Needs Officer, responsible for the administration of medicines. Should you have any queries about the medical needs of your child then please email Dayt@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk or alternatively call on 0208 771 2261 and press option 1. It is your responsibility to ensure that the medical needs of your child are clearly communicated to the school so we in turn can care for them appropriately. The medical needs policy and allergy awareness policy that the school adheres to are attached below for your convenience. In addition, all forms that you may need to complete and return are attached in the Medical Forms Folder:

  • Form 1 to be completed by all parents/carers
  • Form 2 to be completed if your child requires medication to be stored at the academy (consent to administer medication)
  • Students with Asthma (form to be completed if your child has Asthma)
  • Students who require the use of an Auto Injector (Jext) to be completed, please note a photo is not required
  • Students who require the use of an Auto Injector (Epi Pen) to be completed, please note a photo is not required
  • Students who require the use of an Auto injector (Emerade) to be completed, please note a photo is not required
  • Students who have allergies but do not require an Autoinjector (No Auto Injector required) to be completedplease note a photo is not required
  • If your child has an dietary needs (Special Diet Procedure form) to be completed, please note a photo is not required

Please note that it is at the discretion of the Principal to refuse your child’s attendance if we do not have life saving medication on site.

Page Downloads

Title Date  
FORM 1 Medical Information Form 31st Jan 2020 Download
FORM 5 Parental Agreement for Academy to Administer Medicine 31st Jan 2020 Download
Special Diet Procedure 2019 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who have allergies but do NOT require an Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who use a Emerade Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who use a Epi Pen Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who use a Jext Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students with Asthma 31st Jan 2020 Download

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