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Due to a steady rise in Covid cases this week and following advice from Public Health, late this afternoon, we have reluctantly decided to close HACH on 17/12/21. An email will follow this evening detailing the independent work to be completed by all students at home via Teams.


A quiet day at HACH in store… just Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, the Year 12 Christmas fayre and the Head Student elections!


Our A Level Drama students had a fantastic time watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The Theatre Manager said how fantastically well mannered our kids were and that they were a credit to us. Thanks to Mr Waikh and Drama!


Delighted to have Thurrock School Wellbeing Service at HACH today, training our first group of student elected Mental Health Champions.


The HACH Christmas fayre is about to get underway! Thanks to all students and staff involved.


The annual Winter Show is going to be LIVE streamed this year. Our talented students will perform a variety of festive performances including dance, music, song and drama 14/12/21 18:00 - 19:30 Tickets are £3 and can be purchased by following the link:


Year 12 History students have taken part in the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. They heard from a survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The students took part in a virtual tour of Auschwitz and they have completed wider reading and research.


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

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Curriculum Overview

At Harris Academy Chafford Hundred we believe that providing a broad, rich, and deep range of learning experiences is essential for the development of the young people who study with us. A wellplanned, personalised curriculum delivered through excellent teaching will provide our students the opportunities to excel, exceed and explore in response to the challenges of a rapidly developing world.

Overall, we believe that a well-designed curriculum is essential in tackling educational disadvantage.
Our rationale is founded on the following ten principles:

i. the curriculum must assist all students in securing high quality qualifications to be best prepared for their future education, employment, and training

ii. all students must study a personalised curriculum which is wide-ranging, balanced, and rigorous

iii. the curriculum must be designed around effective understanding of the transition from primary to secondary education and the subsequent transition into further and higher education

iv. the curriculum must be engaging; learning is fun and it must be rewarding for all

v. the foundation of all learning is knowledge, so we plan and deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum

vi. learning is ‘sticky’ and generative; the more students learn, the more they can learn in the future

vii. core skills are to be mastered within and across all subjects, so the development of skills is also a keen focus of our planning

viii. enrichment, both within the curriculum and beyond, is essential in bringing learning to life, and so must be explicitly planned

ix. employability and preparedness for work must be incorporated into curriculum planning

x. the curriculum must help students to develop spiritually, morally, culturally, and socially. Alongside this, incorporating our HACH character traits of Zest, Grit, Confidence, Responsibility and Kindness into the curriculum

For further details or to discuss any element of the curriculum please contact or call 01375 484580.

The full curriculum policy can be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page 

For prospective students and parents of the 2022/23 intake, below you can see a video from Year 7's Head of Year, and some of the students talking about their experiences of the Year 7 curriculum.