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The faculty scores so far for Arts leading the charge but we are only just over half way. Still time for the other faculties to pull it back.


This terms thematic day is all about This Friday 10th July.


Thank you to all new Year 7s who attended our Virtual Induction Sessions today! There was a great turn out and you made fantastic contributions in the sessions, well done and thank you!


The HCACP lectures series cotinues this afternoon at 3:30pm


We hope all our new Year 7s enjoy their Virtual Induction today! Welcome!


All our new Year 7 students should today have received invites to their Virtual Induction Sessions this Friday. We are so looking forward to ‘meeting’ you!


Our HCACP lecture series all about racism continues today at 3pm.


The HCACP virtual sports week is coming 6th - 10th July More details soon.


We hope our new Year 7 students are excited for their Virtual Induction Sessions! They will be taking place on Friday 3rd July, more info to follow via email!


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And we’re back! Small group sessions til the end of term for the scholars


Tune in Friday afternoon (virtual lesson) for the English departments performance of the GCSE text 'An Inspector Calls'. Don't miss it!


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The Week 9 enrichment programme is up and running. Can anyone better Mr Mulvaney’s and Mr Grants top bin challenge? Bonus points for creativity.


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Yer 10 achievement here. We can see the commitment from the photographs.


Year 12 A Level mathematicians all in and working hard!! Mechanics, core and statistics.


Great to see our year 10 separate scientists in today. Socially distanced GCSE required practicals up and running!!


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Our Parents Helpline experts share their advice for supporting a child returning to school after lockdown.


More amazing work from HCACP art students.


Some amazing art from year 9


Some excellent examples of Year 9 art


Welcome back to our first group of year 10s!!! We are so pleased to see you ⁦⁩ ⁦

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Posted on February 4th 2020

2019 'Apprentice' Winner Carina Inspires Sixth Formers

Former student and 2019 Apprentice winner Carina Lepore (second left) returned to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace last week to inspire our sixth formers with her story of success.

Carina was a student here from 1998 to 2004 and rose to fame when she won the 2019 Apprentice TV competition, landing a job as Lord Sugar's newest business partner and £250,000 investment too. She is now owner and founder of the Dough Artisan Bakehouse in Herne Hill.

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Carina spoke to our Year 12 students at the academy about her journey since leaving school, and how she started her first business at the age of 18. She talked about entrepreneurship and what it was like to appear on the Apprentice.

She also met two of her old teachers: Mrs Sales in Food Technology (above, second right) and Ms Gatty in Media Studies teacher.

"I feel very inspired" - Disha, Year 12

"It was so great to meet and speak to Carina about how she built her business and landed the investment from Lord Sugar,” said Disha, Year 12. "She was such a lovely person and gave us some great advice. I’m feeling very inspired.”

Katherine Cumberbatch, Principal of Harris City Academy Crystal Palace added: "Carina is a fantastic role model to our students. She is a driven, ambitious businesswoman who has shown that with hard work and a passion to succeed our students really can achieve anything they set their minds to. It was a delight to welcome Carina back to the academy.”

Carina wants to help and inspire young people to achieve their goals and offered her time and advice to any of the academy’s students who wanted to meet her.