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Young Gifted And STEM a new organisation to improve engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic students with STEM. Sat 24th Oct, Harris Invictus is hosting the launch event, in collaboration with London South Bank University, aimed at 14-18 year olds.


Photos of the Chartwells Black History Month spread


Great to see our Black History Month Concert premiering virtually. Well done to all the performers!


The HCACP october newsletter is available now


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No fixtures - No problem. First Inter-faculty winners go to the Yr10 Arts Football Team. Well done Arts!


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This , the most important message we can share is talk to someone you trust if you’re struggling. You don’t have to go through this alone - and there is no shame in accepting help. Let someone support you. Things can get better.


Well done to all Yr10 students who take part in the first round of the inter Faculty football competition. Final round of fixtures next week. Current standings are Communications – 6pts Science and PE -2pts Maths and Commerce -1pt Arts -1pt


Our inter-faculty debate series starts October 14th.


We are looking forward to presenting to all Y7 families this evening at 6pm for the Virtual Y7 Parents Information Evening! The link has been emailed, please follow it to watch via Teams


HCACP Year 7 Parent Information Evening - Monday 5th October at 6pm. MTeams link will be sent via email


HCACP Virtual Open Day 2020 for prospective year 7’s 2021. Please find details here:


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Diverse Leaders this is a programme that nurtures talented teachers and leaders from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups achieve career progression.


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Congratulations Sadia from all . We wish you all the best.


Congratulations to our Year 11’s who received prefect ties today


In case you missed our year 12 virtual parent information evening last night


Year 7, we are ready for you! See you at 8am, we can’t wait to meet you


We hope our new Year 7s are looking forward to joining us next week. There is now an FAQ page on our website just for you! We are so looking forward to meeting you


Congratulations to Vanesa A* A* A and off to Cambridge University to read law can achieve


Congratulations to Leonardo A* A* A and going on to read medicine at UCL


In this unprecedented year we would like to congratulate our students on achieving so many outstanding Post 16 results!! ⁩ ⁦

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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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.