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HCACP picked up both 1st and 2nd prize in the Harris Young Geographer of the Year awards. Gold star student Shasvn Year 10.


HCACP students taking part in this mornings anti-bullying workshops.


The HCACP collection for Lewisham Food bank


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If your child tells you they’re struggling, here’s what you can do next.


The votes are in. Congratulations to our new student council representatives


HCACP students casting votes for their student council representative.


Ballot boxes are ready for the HCACP student council elections. Swing forms 8CK and 8CB have suggested they may file a legal challenge due to counting irregularities.


The most consequential votes being cast this week.


HCACP hits the ground running after half term with STEAM CLUB. Tall tower building challenge.


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If your family usually receives free school meals and you’re struggling during half term, you can apply to our schools team for supermarket vouchers. Contact


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

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Posted on January 24th 2014

KS4 Results 2nd Place Nationally!

HCACP moves up from 4th to 2nd place against similar schools nationally for Summer 2013 Key Stage 4 results.

This year the Academy celebrated the Key Stage 4 results (Summer 2013) of our first cohort to have been admitted to the Academy under the non-selective Academy Admissions criteria having changed from the previous City Technology College (CTC) admissions criteria and procedures (Summer 2012 cohort were the last cohort to be admitted under the selective CTC admissions arrangements).

At Key Stage 4, 83% of students achieved 5A*-C grades including English and Maths and 96% gained at least 5A*- C grades. 40% of students achieved the EBacc, nearly double that of the national average. They are the result of the very hard work and efforts of the students themselves with the support of our dedicated staff.

On Thursday 23rd January 2014 the Department for Education (DfE) published the national results for all secondary schools at Key Stage 4 and we are delighted that Harris City Academy Crystal Palace remains the highest performing non-selective, co-educational state school in Croydon but also that we have moved up from 4th position in Summer 2012 to 2nd position nationally for Summer 2013 results in the DfE comparison against similar schools. The Academy’s Value Added figure also moved to a positive position showing the considerable progress students made from entry in Year 7 to getting their Key Stage 4 qualifications in Summer 2013.

The new curriculum model in place is already showing further increases in results expected for Summer 2014 with the second year of the non-selective Academy admissions criteria in place.

Further details can be found on the Department for Education website.