The Take Care Fair is in full swing. Lots of students learning about how to care for themselves, their relationships and their community.


Culture Day displays ready to go! Amazing to see so many of our students wearing cultural dress today. Celebrating diversity within our Academy Community.


Our Enrichment led to some fantastic looking cakes being baked! We also saw a brilliant Knitting Class provide a group of Year 11 with a


Year 10 enjoying a performance of Macbeth this morning!


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parents and students, our careers and futures fair is now live!!! Join us between 5-8pm on the school website and don’t forget to sign in for the live webinar


Our Careers and Futures Fair is LIVE


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parents and students - Join us online tomorrow between 5-8pm for our Virtual Careers & Futures Fair 2022 via the school website


Information about our Virtual Careers Fair tomorrow. More to follow!


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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.

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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 well-planned 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.

Our curriculum will be ambitious for all children, as this will provide them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to develop into informed, knowledgeable adults who can make an impact in their chosen field. It will offer breadth and depth and ensure that they are not held back by paucity of experience or financial constraints.  

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 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.