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24/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Really proud of the U15 boys and girls Volleyball teams on winning the championships last night. https://t.co/ndifnwcC4u

24/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr7 Rugby team open their season with a win against yesterday. Lots of fun had and lots of promise for the season ahead. https://t.co/Grxq9cE8pd

23/01/20

Retweetd From Croydon SSP

Amazing performance by all the schools taking part in our U15 Boys & Girls Volleyball competition!🏐 Congratulations to who won both the Boys & Girls competition and will represent Team Croydon . A big THANK YOU to for hosting! https://t.co/gkoePnrAWC

21/01/20

Members of our environmentally conscious deliver a thought provoking assembly this morning at HCACP https://t.co/pUz4VxkOoa

20/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A strong all round performance by the Yr9 basketball team against Eden Park High this afternoon. 🏀🏀 https://t.co/HSqxhi0O6M

20/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr11 football team show great fight to come back twice to defeat Riddlesdown in the Surrey Cup. Sincere with a hat trick ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/j4ITIe2bFH

20/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr7/8 basketball team opened in their season with a win and a narrow defeat. Lots of promise for the remaining games this season. https://t.co/jPxLA1YurE

20/01/20

Events taking place at HCACP this week https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/kb5MMci6Un

20/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The year 8 football team had a fantastic time at the Emirates stadium watching and this weekend. Even making it onto the giant screen! Thank you for the tickets. https://t.co/0Pubj7JUtW

16/01/20

This morning at HCACP. Yr 12 are introduced to the Hello Fresh immersion programme 2020 to Yr 12 https://t.co/x4Jqp3r9QZ

16/01/20

Science at HCACP today. Some photos of our yeast respiration experiment. Yeast converting sugar into CO2 make little buoyant bubbles which transport them to the surface in a motion similar to that of a lava lamp. https://t.co/eITWW7RCHe

16/01/20

Retweetd From Croydon SSP

What a great performance from all the Schools taking part in the Yr8 Sportshall athletics finals today. 👏Congratulations to who won both the girls and boys competitions and will represent ! Thank you for hosting us. 🎽🏆 https://t.co/sm9gaEkEDG

15/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A magnificent performance from the Yr8 Sportshall athletics team at today’s finals. Now on to the next month. 🥇🥇 https://t.co/P0ykkCoHJ0

15/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr9 Handball team get their season underway with a win against Lanfranc in the league today. 🤾‍♂️ https://t.co/bJRghgvumc

15/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to Ufuoma in Yr10 on becoming the first student to represent in their recent fixtures in Spain. We all here are very proud of your achievement. https://t.co/VScnogOuPb

15/01/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr7 boys basketball team remain undefeated after defeating today in the league. https://t.co/ADTzyE2WWa

13/01/20

Events taking place at HCACP this week https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/ZhnqNtLMZB

06/01/20

Events taking place at HCACP this week https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/extiQBFjZ0

20/12/19

We would like wish all our students and their families a very Happy Christmas. Students return on January 7th at normal time.

20/12/19

Our end of term Sixth Form Assembly and Christmas Star awards https://t.co/zUfg7MCCZL

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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.