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01/07/22

Wow!! 18 months ago kindly started ’s ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ UK robotics challenge- today our team entered their first tournament and brought home the winner’s cup to South London! https://t.co/LcyAnuha4r

01/07/22

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78 finalists, 14 schools, 3 year groups & 3 langs = our biggest yet! Merci/gracias/谢谢 https://t.co/JDRvHszfLo

01/07/22

Amazing fun with bottle rockets at todays HCACP thematic day https://t.co/2h0GTNnzek

01/07/22

Some more photos of our fantastic VIP Yr11's strutting down the red carpet at their prom this week. https://t.co/M0NBAkYREk

30/06/22

Workshop with poet Sophia Thakur. Female empowerment https://t.co/DnLRlFYfye

30/06/22

A few photos of our amazing Year 11 students at their COA and Prom last night. https://t.co/rpfyCelMyL

30/06/22

NLT & Lancome business immersion day at Loreal Hammersmith. Girls already excited. https://t.co/iaPY1UWa7i

30/06/22

Our Sixth from girls networking at the NLT & Lancome business immersion day. https://t.co/uP6JvmSPuu

30/06/22

Retweetd From Harris Experience

Delighted for the HEA team to have taken part in the first annual Y11 Raising Aspirations event last night, presenting to HCACP Y11s on the benefits of staying at Harris for sixth form - including the HEA. We hope to work with many of last night's attendees in September! https://t.co/YV1rv77rHB

28/06/22

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Our Battle of the Band winners ‘The Valkyries’🤘. We are so proud of the brilliant young musicians across our . https://t.co/vKRVmC01ee

28/06/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr8 girls basketball team join the Yr7 team as champions after hard fought victories against and . Magnificent achievement, well done everyone! https://t.co/YU6nIgLdzv

28/06/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all students who participated in todays sports day at Croydon Arena. Some excellent performances. Yr 7 boys- 🥇 Yr 7 girls - 🥈 Yr8 boys and girls - 🥇 Yr9 girls - 🥇 Yr9 boys - 🥈 Yr10 boys and girls - 🥇 Overall Boys and Girls 🥇 https://t.co/W0wtqCV4Zg

27/06/22

Congratulations to Daniel and Jevon part of the winning team. London champions under 15s Rugby. https://t.co/tNjJAaEfEj

23/06/22

Brilliant achievement!

23/06/22

Well done!

23/06/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The winning basket with just over 1 second left from Amirah! https://t.co/IgilkvFBd9 https://t.co/7KKvlSjGGJ

23/06/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to the Yr7 girls basketball team on being crowned the London champions today. . https://t.co/aHOsSnCJI4

23/06/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U14 boys rugby team put in a terrific performance to win the festival this week. https://t.co/z1Vlkyu3QX

23/06/22

Last day for our Year 11. All round straight shooter Shasvn stopped in to receive the unofficial title of 'Achievement Badge King' for obvious reasons. https://t.co/yBzK5Tksc0

21/06/22

Over 200 students already completed their Summer rewards passport. Quick get yours in! https://t.co/H1R6GKijis

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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

Core values

Our five core values at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are:

  • Community
  • Courage
  • Courtesy
  • Co-operation
  • Contribution

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

Core 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 about the importance of democracy in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content.


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 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 about the rule of law from the Community Police Officer/SaferSchools team.


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, for example, or participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, our students are given the freedom to make choices.


Mutual respect and tolerance

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:

  • Take part in PE, art, music, dance and drama lessons
  • Participate in wider activities and discussions, for example during tutorial time, that uphold British values
  • Show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teacher.


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 (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development), including British Values. This is done via:

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