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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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English is the gateway to not only learning about the past but also to expanding one’s knowledge and understanding of the world and our place within it.

The English curriculum at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace aims to equip all students with an understanding of the importance of literature and provide literacy skills that will enable all to achieve, regardless of ability or background, as this will allow students to be successful in their future endeavours.

When students arrive in Year 7, they will commence on a journey that will broaden and deepen their understanding of the wider world, and their place in it, through literature and non-fiction texts. 

The texts that they will discover will:

  • challenge their perspectives
  • enable them to explore and appreciate diversity
  • delve into a variety of issues and themes that are relevant to their lives and appreciate where we have come from
  • and allow them to understand different genres and their place within the literary timeline. 

Subsequently, students will be able to engage with controversial issues with sensitivity and connect critically as writers. They will master skills that will produce confident and effective communicators - writers who can emphatically and critically respond to texts and readers who can appreciate the value of literature as a reflection of our world but also an inspiration for life and their future careers. 

Students will have high standards of themselves and be proud of the work that they complete. They will be curious and active learners so that they can apply their learning to different texts and make links between English and other subjects.

Full details of the English curriculum intent, along with the long term curriculum plans are available to download from the bottom of the page.