We're looking forward to welcoming our students back from the Easter break! Congrats again to the house of AMAZON - winners of last terms HARI house comp 💫 Yr 7 to sixth form! Their prize? Zorbing in the sun! 😎


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A blast from the past: A fantastic student sharing a speech he wrote himself, in the presence of special guests, on the day of the official opening of our new building! 🧡


To all of our staff, students and families who are observing Ramadan this year, RAMADAN KAREEM From HARI's Senior Leadership Team 🧡


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Good luck Miss Anderson!!


Congratulations Miss Cookson!!


Very practical advice Mr McMillan!!


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How we started vs how we ended. Over 4000 tests completed since January. don’t ask me to do anything again any time soon!😅


👏 CONGRATULATIONS to this week's Mcdonalds Monday WINNERS! Their Do Now starter tasks in lessons have been outstanding, top tier to say the least! Amazing sight, seeing their peers clap and cheer for them! We really do have wonderful students! 🧡🤗🧡


I can promise we will do our best for her!


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Looking at the website and getting excited for Bobbi to start in September, new chapter for my beautiful girl, I can already tell we made the right choice 😀😀


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There have been multiple points during this week where I have stopped and smiled, those moments where you go ‘I do really love my job’ 🥰


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It’s all about the little things❤️


A fantastic 1st day back! Students enjoyed seeing friends, playing outdoor sports and posing for the camera📸 like the two sets of twins you see in the photo. We also have a happy staff member who thinks they've won a Playstation5!


We can't wait to reveal this to our students tomorrow! Do you think our games club will be impressed?


Good morning all!!! Wishing everyone a great start to the week! We can't wait till our first student arrives!


🚨 We're so pleased for our year 13 student, Ann-Marie receiving an offer to study medicine, at the university of Exeter, with a scholarship of £1500 towards her 1st year of study!!! 🚨 CONGRATULATIONS Ann-Marie!!! 👏💫


Amazing first day of testing! Thank you so much to our parent volunteers, members of the community and hard working staff! Day 2 tomorrow!!! ✌️#edutwitter

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The Academy Year 2021/2022

The Academy Year 2021/2022 

Below are the dates of the academy year 2021/2022 

Autumn Term - first half term 

Our staff return to the academy on Wednesday 1st September 2021 for two INSET days. 
The students will return to the academy for the new academic year as follows: 

  • Year 11 – Friday 3rd September 2021 

  • Year 7 – Monday 6th September 2021 

  • Year 8, 9, 10 and 13 - Tuesday 7th September 2021 

  • Year 12 - Wednesday 8th September 

Our staff have an INSET day on Friday 8th October 2021. 

The first Autumn half term ends on Friday 15th October 2021. We have two-week holiday starting Monday 18th October to Friday 29th October 2021. 

Autumn Term - second half term 

Students return to the academy for the second Autumn half term on Monday 1st November 2021. 
Our staff have two INSET days on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 and on Wednesday 8th December 2021. 
The second Autumn half term ends on Friday 17th December 2021. We have two-week Christmas holiday from Monday 20th December 2021 to Friday 31st December 2021. 
Monday 3rd January 2022 is a National bank holiday. 

Spring Term - first half term 

The first Spring half term starts on Tuesday 4th January 2022. 
The first Spring half term ends on Friday 11th February 2022. We have one-week Spring half term holiday from Monday 14th to Friday 18th February 2021. 

Spring Term - second half term 

The second Spring half term starts on Monday 21st February 2022. 
The second Spring half term ends on Friday 1st April 2022. We have two-week Easter holiday from Monday 4th April to Friday 15th April 2022. 
Monday 18th April 2022 is a National bank holiday. 

Summer Term - first half term 

The first Summer half term starts on Tuesday 19th April 2022. 
Monday 2nd May 2022 is a National bank Holiday. 
The first Summer half term ends on Friday 27th May 2022. We have one-week Summer half term holiday from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June 2022. 

Summer Term - second half term 

The second Summer half term starts on Monday 6th June 2022. 
The end of the 2021/2022 academic year is Thursday 21st July 2022.