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13/12/18

Proceeds will go back to the Art and DT department https://t.co/HB2XMieb0X

13/12/18

The Christmas stalls are open for purchasing your trinkets, before our Carol Concert. https://t.co/pbK36nC8GQ

11/12/18

Reflections this week is about the use of advertising to promote political messages. Students will explore the recent supermarket chains 'banned' advert, the petitions and awareness of the campaign behind the advert and whether this is the correct way to get the message across. https://t.co/FQbzlVElWy

10/12/18

An amazing trip that took place last year. Sign up for next year is now under way. https://t.co/ENUx0HCnLU

10/12/18

Countdown this week continues with the challenge of reaching 401. How close can you get? https://t.co/uLVYfUVhBy

10/12/18

Once again we aim to raise awareness for the homeless. Homelessness can effect anyone & HGABR is trying to do its part by collecting donations of clothing & food, in conjunction with Holy Trinity Church. Please drop off your donations to the school. https://t.co/hofrPadGZS https://t.co/la7WgCLQLI

10/12/18

As part of our continued literacy programme, students will explore a group read and discussion session on the topic of 'grandparents - key to tackling youth anxiety epidemic'. KS4 will continue a further discussion on the pay gap within ethnic minority academics. https://t.co/ZaKPWZteON

10/12/18

This weeks book of the week is in line with the current Christmas theme. https://t.co/kVdsErBdxE

10/12/18

Help support Miss Bellinger's coffee morning, in raising awareness for the charity Whizz Kids - Tuesday 11th December 2018. Recommended donations of between 50p and £1 per cake/slice. The stools will be open at break and lunch time in the main hall. https://t.co/0lvMiqgVUV

10/12/18

School breaks up at 12:40pm on Friday 21 December 2018 https://t.co/c3pEzo1aY7

04/12/18

Numeracy challenges this week continue with our countdown game (the magic number is 258), followed by a couple of other style quizzes, to get your brains working. https://t.co/08s7rPgeaN

03/12/18

This weeks Must Read book is Jacqueline Hyde, by Robert Swindells. What seems fun at first, soon takes over. How can you go back when the bad side wont let you? https://t.co/RWz0EkQ6cw

03/12/18

Reflections this week is all about feminism. Students will explore what they already know and what the definition of feminism actually stands for. https://t.co/TpiMZKbYbA

03/12/18

This weeks puzzle is: Just one positive integer (whole number) has exactly 8 factors including 6 and 15. What is the integer?

03/12/18

As part of our group literacy discussion, students will read up on the attached article, looking at the key points of the article, the issues raised and there own thoughts on these topics. https://t.co/gx973fohY4

03/12/18

Word of the week is propaganda. This word is often found within the subject of History, but students should explore how they can use this word in their work this week. https://t.co/chSbIaSsTO

01/12/18

Parent and carers: Have you recently moved or changed your telephone number? Then please email us your new details on info.org.uk

01/12/18

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Interesting opportunities for applicants. https://t.co/VDxJuBJzSu

30/11/18

Banding Day is 14th December 2018. Letters inviting students to their test session will be posted out in due course. https://t.co/Riu5E86Ue3

30/11/18

HGABR is holding a silent auction for some of its amazing prints. Check out the link for photos of the work up for auction and details on how to bid and where the money is going back to. https://t.co/uiYgTbILX3 https://t.co/0s2ruMykFF

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FAQ and Answers

Q: What makes HGABR special?

At Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley, we aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve her personal best in a creative and enterprising culture where learning comes first. Through the development of our learning ethos of CORE, we encourage the girls to become Committed, Optimistic, Resilient and Enterprising.

We believe that every girl can and should achieve their full potential, and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and enterprise and a dedication to being the best that they can be.


Q: What is the school's admissions policy?

To find out more about our admissions policy, please click on the following link:

Admissions Policy and guidance


Q: When is Open Evening?

Our Open Evening is on Monday 25th September 2017, from 5.00pm-8.00pm.

Our Open Mornings are Tuesday 26th September to Friday 29th September 2017, 9.00am-10.00am.


Q: How do you help girls settle in?

From the moment the new Year 7 girls arrive at the beginning of September, we help them to feel welcome, settled and cared for.

On their first day, every girl is assigned to one of our four Faculties. Girls identify with their Faculty, which provides a real sense of belonging to a smaller unit within the Academy. Every girl has a Faculty Director and a Faculty Tutor, who take personal responsibility for coaching them, setting goals with them and making sure they settle in well and that they achieve.


Q: What opportunities are there for students wishing to progress within STEM?

We passionately believe in educating young women for the future and with specialisms in Science and Enterprise we are working hard to create opportunities for girls to be successful in STEM subjects.

The Engineers of Tomorrow Lego Robotics Club and Nasa Trip are to name but two of the academy's extracurricular enrichment within STEM subjects.


Q: What other extra-curricular activities are on offer?

The academy provides both before and after school enrichment activities. Please see our enrichment offers for further details using the link below.

Enrichment programme


 

Q: How does the school ensure that children are safe?

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, every day. Your child and their health and safety, is our number one priority.

As part of our safeguarding practices, all our staff, visitors, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.

Safeguarding policy


 

Q: How does the academy deal with bullying?

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of the academy community are encouraged to respect each other and students are encouraged to talk about problems they may encounter.

The issue of bullying is taken very seriously and is addressed within the academy curriculum through the tutorial programme.

Anti-Bullying policy


 

Q: How will I know how my child is progressing?

Students will complete end of half termly assessments in English, Math’s and Science. In all subjects they will be assessed each term. These assessments will be marked and given a percentage score which will be converted into a Most Likely Grade at GCSE.

Each term parents/ carers will receive a data report. Each data report will show a target grade and a Most Likely Grade (MLG) for each subject.

At the end of each term parents/ carers will also receive a report stating their child’s effort, attitude to learning, homework and contribution in lessons. In addition to this a full written report will be received once a year.

Please see our Assessment and Reporting policy, to be used in conjunction with our Teaching and Learning policy.


Q: What are your recent exam results?

2017 has seen the academies best results so far.

HGABR achieved its best ever GCSE results, with 80.4% (basics 4+) A*-C or 4 and above grades in English and Math’s, compared to 66% last year and 53.3% (5+).

The percentage of students achieving the EBacc (4+; A*-C or 4 and above in the core academic subjects) was 52.3% this year - up from 39% last year, against a national average of 23% in 2016.  (EBacc 5+ 43%).

7 girls achieved the new 'super grade' 9 in English with 13 grade 9's between them. 67% of those who sat Latin GCSE achieved an A/A*. 

The un-validated Progress 8 is +1.09 – validated data is published in January 2018.

2016:

66% of students achieved at least five A*-C grades including English and math’s and 39% achieved the demanding Ebacc.

Progress 8 is 0.3 as confirmed with the validated data published in late January 2017; Attainment 8 was 52.85. This is very pleasing given that this was the first time that the national cohort was judged on progress rather than 5A*-C grades.

For a further breakdown of our results for GCSE and A Level, please click the below link.

Exam results breakdown.

2017 GCE and GCSE results news articles.


Q: How is your coeducational Sixth Form working?

Harris Girls' Academy Bromley has a coeducational Sixth Form that is hugley successful, diverse and growing. HGABR 2017 A Level results were also incredible, with the pass rate across all subjects at 100%; A* and A grades up 12 percentage points on last year, taking the total to 22%, and over half of students achieved A*-B grades. The average grade was a B which is a grade higher than up from a C in 2016.

Students are seen as young leaders, able to adopt a mature, enquiring and committed approach to their studies and aiming for the highest levels of achievement. Although we are an all girls' school from Year 7-11, the academy benefits greatly by being a co-educational Sixth Form.


Q: How is Sixth Form different to KS3 and KS4?

Most Sixth Formers find the Sixth Form in the Harris Federation and at our campus, a bridge between the structure and discipline of school life and the independence of university life. Our Sixth Formers have a number of free study periods added into their timetables, which are used to travel between the Sixth Form Campuses, depending on lessons, or where they can use the facilities on site to manage their time, workload and self-study effectively. Lessons within Sixth Form also have more emphasis on discussions and independent research.

Sixth Form Provision


Q: Do many students in your Sixth Form move onto University or apprenticeships?

As part of the Harris Federation, our academy benefits from a wide range of university and business partnerships, including programmes with King’s College and Imperial College, London and PricewaterhouseCoopers. These partnerships help to develop both the skill and expectation in our students to apply successfully to top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

For those wishing to move forward with apprenticeships, our careers advisor is on site once a week to have one-to-one meetings and work in collaboration with external providers to ensure students have all the information nesseary when moving onwards in the careers.


If there are any questions that you have, that are not answered here, please feel free to contact the academy at info@harrisbromley.org.uk.