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21/05/18

Announcing the amazing HCACP Instrumental Concert. Thursday 24th of May. 17:30 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to our evening of musical magic. https://t.co/myDbstmzb8

21/05/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

19/05/18

Another successful English residential revision trip with Year 11, lots of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ revision and practice questions and a quick time out for some laser tag and aero-ball! https://t.co/9ijsA4uOlM

17/05/18

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Are you passionate about health, sport & fitness? Apply to in our family of academies! We still have a few places left for Sept'18 so there's no time to waste! Apply via UCAS 1TZ & ! https://t.co/SSF6mtD67U

17/05/18

Bushcraft 2018 - Pre breakfast briefing - 7.00am after a lovely evening https://t.co/X1SLhLaU2x

16/05/18

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Could you inspire students in ? We still have places available on our programme for Sept'18! Don't hesitate, apply via UCAS 1TZ today! &T https://t.co/W9KMI5oxCk

16/05/18

Well done! We’re very proud you.

16/05/18

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Congratulations to the Yr7 boys athletics team on winning the Athletics Championship today. Becoming the first state school to win this trophy https://t.co/WUOBlUxics

16/05/18

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The Yr9/10 boys relay https://t.co/ywnKmbiubr

16/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well to all boys who took part in the Surrey round of the ESAA track and field cup. Some excellent performances beating some very talented schools in the process. 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/Lvz7S25rva

16/05/18

Students arrived safely at Bushcraft! Shelter building this afternoon. https://t.co/9k5rOrvzO5

15/05/18

Announcing the amazing HCACP Instrumental Concert. Thursday 24th of May. 17:30 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to our evening of musical magic. https://t.co/9CaJeMfI39

14/05/18

Parents and Carers - PTFA Meeting at HCACP - Tuesday 15th May - 6pm. Hope to see many of you there

14/05/18

HCACP welcomes back the incomparably dynamic motivational node that is for today's Yr11 and P16 assemblies...stress busting was never so much fun https://t.co/mJMaHGCEB3

14/05/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

10/05/18

Retweetd From WiredForSport

Please RT: Pleased to announce the launching of our London based Athletics Academy in partnership with Open to athletes wanting to 📝📖& 🏃🏽‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏾‍♂️ with us... Info Day 1st June 12:00 https://t.co/ZoGs9QraFN

10/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all Yr7 and 8 students who participated in today’s fixture against Sutton and Wallington Grammar. Some very promising performances. https://t.co/duG5Z0bdnn

08/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all Yr9 and 10 students who took part in today’s borough athletics. Lots of medals and promising performances. Great to see so many new faces stepping in at the last minute too. 🥇 🥈 🥉 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/qcIBSZe5Gl

08/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the Yr7 girls football team on being crowned champions this year. https://t.co/Ku5jeWyzO3

08/05/18

Announcing the amazing HCACP Instrumental Concert. Thursday 24th of May. 17:30 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to our evening of musical magic. https://t.co/KRJhm6iK6A

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.

Ethos and Values

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace has a long established, distinctive and positive ethos which guides our work and the education of our students. Preparation for adult life underpins our Academy aims and the well developed culture which is established across all aspects and functions of the Academy. We are committed to the success of each of our students and this is reflected through the Academy's values and aims to deliver:

  • Exam success - we want our students to get the best possible qualifications
  • Challenge, relevance and engagement - we want our students to be fully involved in their learning
  • Appropriate skills for living, for work and for happiness
  • Active citizens
  • Self-identity and a feeling of self-worth
  • Opportunities and experiences that ignite our students
  • Healthy habits that are embedded for life

Values

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values. 

Democracy

We have our own Student Council made of up of elected Form representatives, Year 11 Prefects, a Senior Student Leadership Team who lead our Senior Prefects as well as elected Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy. Students are taught in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content about the importance of democracy.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the Academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of  life at HCACP. Students and parents/carers are taught the value and reasons behind our rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We have visits and talks from the Community Police Office/SafeerSchools team to students on the rule of law.

Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and tutorial sessions. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, our students are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is situated in an area which is culturally diverse and our Academy community reflect this diversity. We place a considerable emphasis on promoting diversity within the student and staff body. Our Religion & Philosophy lessons, Thematic Days, assemblies and tutor time sessions reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes, just as our students and staff are able to share their cultural heritage and experiences.

Curriculum

Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or beliefs:

  • To participate in PE lessons
  • Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teachers
  • All students are expected to take part in PE, Art, Music and Drama lessons
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutorial time, that uphold British values
  • To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

Radicalisation and Extremism

The Academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism).

Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values.

Our 100% commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:

  • Family tensions
  • Sense of isolation
  • Migration
  • Distance from cultural heritage
  • Experience of racism or discrimination
  • Feeling of failure

Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officers.

A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC, including British Values

  • via current affairs – via our weekly tutorial discussion sessions centred on a topic in the news such as Extremism
  • via assemblies – a 15 session once a week centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • via the Academy Thematic Days that encourage the exploration and application of British Values and being a British citizen
  • via student leadership – actively voting in Academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • via Religion & Philosophy lessons  – predominantly Christian but exploring beliefs and values of other faiths including multicultural celebrations
  • In subjects where we map how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British Values.