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Good luck with the continuation of your RRSA journey!


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Well done to those Year 8/9 students who took part in Lee Valley Athletics tonight. Thank you for giving up your afternoon/evening on an INSET day to compete for the academy 👏🙌🤛


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We are very excited to announce that will be the very first Harris Academy to be introducing A level Ancient History course next academic year. This is due to the great support received by


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So well deserved; students have a sophisticated understanding of their peers' rights.


Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening is now live.


We are delighted to announce that thanks to the “Action Planning” of our Student Leaders; we have been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools: Bronze Award “Rights Committed”


The Academy will be utilising one of our allocated days for INSET next Wednesday 24th November.


Attention Music Lovers! Totally RAD Music is coming to HACH to offer music lessons. All lessons are taught on-site, during lesson times and by professional musicians at competitive prices. If you want to sign up for lessons, please click the link here:


On Wednesday Year 12 historians took part in a Zoom workshop with ⁦⁩, Kew. The Education Officer Jen spoke to us about the building and what is contained in the archives.


Students enjoying an After School Screening of Hidden Figures as part of our Black History Month celebrations.


Just a sample of the many kindness posters created by the students for their Pillar Day, that are now proudly displayed around the school atrium.


KS3 are enjoying their Kindness Pillar Day today.


Debate Club will be launching on 5/10/21! Debate club is open to students from all year groups and will take place weekly. Each week we will be discussing a different topic relating to UK politics. If you are interested in joining our debate club, please speak to Miss Hollingbery


Friday After School Chess Club is a full house!


Hopefully it is working for you now, the page has gone live and contains a range of videos covering curriculum, transition, subjects and our Principal’s speech.


Sorry about that, there was a slight technical delay. The page is now live.


AND IT’S LIVE… Our Virtual Open Evening is now available via


Our Virtual Open Evening will be live via our website and linked from 16:30 on Thursday 23rd September. Join us to find out more about our Academy.


Express yourself, gain confidence! Drama Club starts next Thursday at 4:30pm. See Mr Waikh for more details.


Get active this Half Term! Our PE department are running the following student clubs.

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Latin, for two thousand years the language of many of the greatest thinkers and writers of the western world, remains a living and intellectually stimulating language which is the key to understanding many central aspects of western thought and culture.

Years 7 and 8

Latin is studied from Year 7 aiming for a more well-rounded and immersive experience of the classical world. In Years 7 and 8, we follow the Cambridge Latin Course which introduces the language through passages about different aspects of life in the Roman Empire.

There are interactive DVDs to support Books I and II and the Cambridge Latin Course website provides a wealth of additional activities and resources. We visit the Roman Baths and the Museum of London in Year 7.

The Classics department also offers an annual trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum and bi-annual trip to Greece. The ethos behind all these extra-curricular activities is to advance our students' understanding and enjoyment of the classical world.

Year 9

In Year 9, in addition to continuing language studies, we give pupils an introduction to some original sources, particularly the story of Ovid in the chariot races, including a few lines of the other original Latin poems, in order to give them a taster of GCSE set text study.

By the end of Year 9 pupils will have acquired a sound basis for further study to GCSE and will also have tasted some of the richness of Roman civilisation. Pupils who choose not to study GCSE have the option of taking the WJEC Level 1 / 2 certificates at the end of Year 10.

Latin GCSE (Eduqas C990PB)

Students continue to practice comprehension and translation skills, extending their understanding to include more complex grammatical structures such as relative clauses, participles and the subjunctive.

Students will begin to study their literature prescription in the summer term of Year 10, which currently focuses on Ovid's A Day at the Races. In Year 11, students continue to study language via Book IV of the Cambridge Latin Course alongside their literature prescription. In the spring term, students study the last part of their GCSE, which is a civilisation unit focusing on Roman entertainment.

Long term plans for each year group can be downloaded below.