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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 12th 2020

Crystal Palace Legend Wilfred Zaha Inspires Student Presentations

Crystal Palace footballers Wilfried Zaha and Leeta Rutherford (pictured centre) visited Harris City Academy Crystal Palace recently to listen to presentations from pupils on social issues.

Students had created the presentations on issues such as homelessness and mental health as part of the Premier League Inspires programme and were delighted to have the chance to present to the footballers.

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One of the pupils, Max, presented his project on ways of tackling homelessness in Croydon and was very excited to meet his idol, Zaha: “I’ve enjoyed this very much, it’s such a great opportunity to meet Wilfried, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s crazy, he’s so local and it’s shown me that he’s just one of us!”

Zaha, who went to school locally, said: “I’m glad to be able to get involved. When I was growing up we didn’t have these programmes covering so many different things so I’m happy the club is pushing to make a change in my community and trying to make a difference; it’s great to see.”

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Following the visit, one group of students will now be selected to represent the school in front of a judging panel at Selhurst Park, competing alongside other local schools for the chance to represent Crystal Palace in a national enterprise competition.

Palace for Life Foundation Community Development Officer James Harrison-Sears, who attended Harris City Academy when he was younger, said: “Being part of Crystal Palace really helps us to engage with young people in the area and get them interested in joining the programmes we run.

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“The main thing for me is encouraging them to have a plan and think about what they’re going to do next in life, I know I didn’t have that when I was younger, so if we can help instil that in them and give them some direction, then what’s we’re here to do.”

Pictures and story courtesy of Crystal Palace FC.