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07/12/21

HCACP Academic Tutoring day is on Mon 13/12/21. 8:30-4:00pm, Years 7-10 and 12-13. Parent/guardians can choose either virtual or in person. Appointments can be made from Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 4:00 pm. Please visit https://t.co/HtkWKmfeuZ to book your appointments.

07/12/21

HCACP working with our local partners to support students with safe holiday activities’. https://t.co/FgybN3ri9O

06/12/21

Year 13 Virtual Parents Consultation Evening The Virtual Parents Evening will take place on the 9th December 2021 from 16:00 - 19:00. Please ensure that you have made your appointments before this date.

06/12/21

Just a reminder that we have Parents’ Forum tonight at 5.45pm, followed by an Online Safety Session. Please check your emails for the link which was sent on Friday.

04/12/21

This Year 7 superstar made his own circuit to explain the discovery of filament bulb https://t.co/33rzsB8Ko5

04/12/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Massive thank you to for inspiring our sixth form students at today. Claude shared his journey of entrepreneurship, pursuing professional sport and future opportunities ahead with 🙌👏 https://t.co/vy3c1N6IRF

03/12/21

Proudly presenting! Another superstar scientist. https://t.co/aUa9XFvrNK

03/12/21

One of our Year 7 superstar scientists showing off their work today https://t.co/R70QOvY7UI

03/12/21

We are so proud of the exceptional talent and knowledge shown in the Science fair by our scientists https://t.co/Zi9BWjVy3Z

03/12/21

The deadline for our Diverse Leaders programme is MONDAY 🚨❗️⏲️ , get your applications in NOW 👉https://t.co/l0PFMZYJH3 https://t.co/ntVtIRftPr

03/12/21

Thank you to for attending our Y8 thematic day assembly . https://t.co/sKxK4ZlYoZ

01/12/21

There are just ❗️5 PLACES LEFT❗️ with 5 days until the deadline on our Diverse Leaders programme (starting January 2022). Sign up NOW to secure your place on this amazing programme for and 👉https://t.co/l0PFMZYJH3 https://t.co/mJt2CTudw2

01/12/21

Its Well-being Wednesday at HCACP. The theme for today is 'Gratitude' https://t.co/EiEqX7dJln

30/11/21

Fantastic to welcome Mr Thomas Famous, Member of Parliament for Devonshire East in Bermuda to . Mr Famous took time to tour the Academy and take part in a Q&A with Sixth Form students. https://t.co/ocvc0LsyVw

30/11/21

Year 6 Testing Day - The Academy will be closed for all student in Years 7-10 and Sixth form students on Friday 10th December.

29/11/21

🚨 The application DEADLINE for our Diverse Leaders programme is only one week away! 🚨 Be sure to get your application in ASAP to avoid losing out on this amazing opportunity designed especially for 🖱️👉 https://t.co/l0PFN0gkyB https://t.co/KM1v5JqPR9

26/11/21

HCACP students ready to give back to the community https://t.co/xWJCBK9mhI

26/11/21

Congratulations to our Year 7 team- 1st Place at the Harris Federation Spelling Bee! 🏆 https://t.co/CSjrreB7s3

26/11/21

Year 10s investigating specific heat capacity for different metal blocks. They recorded the current, temperature and voltage. . https://t.co/30osrk3rHn

26/11/21

Congratulations ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️to ⁦⁩ Spelling Bee Winners!!!! https://t.co/ZV1jIUjvG0

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Palace Way - This Week's Chances and Choices

Updated: 25th November 2021

Your one-stop shop for some of the latest chances and choices for students.


This week...

Thursday 25th November - Year 8 Parents' Evening - will be held virtually

Friday 26th November - Harris Federation Spelling Bee competition


This week's assembly - Student Council on 'Raising and Giving' 

The theme of this term's assemblies is 'community'. Next week: Safeguarding - Online Safety and the 4Cs.

Raising and giving Nov 2021 Tabitha


Foodbank Poster


Other events on this term

  • Thursday 25th November - Year 8 Parents' evening
  • 6th December: Key Stage 3 Assessment Week begins

PSHE Focus for Autumn 2 – Relationships & Health

Year 7

  • How to deal with breakdown in relationships (bereavement, separation and loss) 
  • What is consent and how do withdraw consent in friendships 
  • Difference between mental and physical health 
  • Importance of self-worth/confidence 
  • Recognising when others’ need help and how to support 
  • Importance of physical activity and diet for mental health 

Year 8 

  • Symbiotic relationship between physical and mental health 
  • Effect of puberty on relationships and mental health 
  • What is consent and dealing with pressure in friendships 
  • Characteristics of positive mental/emotional health  
  • Importance of resilience and how to manage disappointments 
  • Causes/triggers for unhealthy coping strategies: eating disorders 
  • Impact of sleep on mental and physical health 
  • Creating successful balance between work and life 

Year 9 

  • Managing breakdown in relationships (romantic, friendships and digital) 
  • What is consent and how is affected by coercion? 
  • Effect of social media on mental health 
  • Language and stigma – mental health and its misconceptions 
  • Causes and triggers – self harm, alcohol and drugs 
  • How does diet affect us and what influences food decisions? 
  • Taking responsibility for our own physical well-being 

Year 10 

  • What are contraceptives? 
  • Mental health and stress 
  • Confidence and self-esteem 
  • Effect of actions on ourselves and others 
  • Pre-empting/spotting warning signs for unhealthy strategies 
  • Why is it important to look after ourselves, where to get help? 
  • Assessing risks – cosmetic and aesthetic procedures 

Year 11 

  • What are contraceptives? 
  • Differentiating between helpful/unhelpful feedback 

Safeguarding concerns

If you or anyone you know has a safeguarding concern, you can contact any of our safeguarding teachers or you can email the following address for support: safespace@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk


Your student council

Click HERE to see full details of your Student Council cabinet members, Head Girl and Boy, and Prefects. 


Your faculty

Details of the key contacts for each faculty can be found on our Faculty and Year Leads page.

CommunicationsMaths & CommerceScience & PEArts


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Mafs 2


Raising and giving

The Academy believes in RAG, raising and giving to help our local, national and international communities. The four faculties each have a charity which they work to raise money for across the year. The term totals for amounts raised are shown below.

  • Arts: £96.32
  • Communications: £151.95
  • Maths & Commerce: £146.44
  • Science & PE: £146.88

Mindfulness and well-being

Click HERE to see the HCACP Tips for Your Mental Wellbeing leaflet. To see more examples of how to support your mental health and well-being, check out our Wellbeing at Home page.

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