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Amazing Year 7 posters, introducing themselves in French!


A huge thank you to all our dedicated staff who gave up their Friday evening to hold our amazing Fair 2019. Science, Maths and Computer Science were there in force with support from our wonderful Consultants, other subjects and TA’s. Thank you all! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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project showcased at where kids and parents learn about activities


A huge thank you to our friends at and who have supported Fair 2019! A huge array of activities, information and guidance on We Know. We Can. We Will.


There’s electricity, dissections and robots at tonight which can only mean one thing; it’s Fair 2019 time! We Know. We Can. We Will.


It’s all about at out Fair 2019 tonight! It’s hands on, messy & practical! Amazing work for Team Science!


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Ready for Session 4 of our Positive Behaviour Programme this morning. The boys will be exploring the ‘Power of Positivity’ 💪🏻


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A powerful start to the week this morning. Great engagement, behaviour and a real willingness to learn from the boys. An excellent session had by all. Positivity is the key to success.


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Have you found out you are attending this September? supply their uniform, have a look at prices and images online! Uniform can be bought in store or online...


It’s so what better excuse is there to dress up as our favourite literary characters! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Using for the first time to connect with Year7s at and the - Hope the technology works🤞


We are really sorry to hear this & take these things very seriously. If you could DM us or email us with any further information then we will look into this to see if we can identify them. Apologies if this behaviour inconvenienced your journey.


Mr Weatherhead & Ms Fossey took a very lucky Y9 French class down to our new Food Tech classroom for a Crepe making lesson this morning! Instructions & ingredients were discussed in French as they made (and tasted) these classic French treats!#BonAppetit We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Fantastic turn out again for day 2 of the half term basketball camp. Over 60 students in attendance.


Huge congratulations to Mr Webb who qualified for yesterday and claimed silver in his 800m! A Science Teacher by day and GB Athlete in every other hour he has, he really does embody We Know. We Can. We Will.


It’s very exciting to be opening our Sixth Form this year as part of . With our new artwork & study spaces being installed we are expanding the family once again as we welcome our Year 12 in September. We Know. We Can. We Will.


It’s options evening tonight for our Year 8’s and there are lots of displays in the subject market place. Students talking about their with staff really shows their thirst for . We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Absolutely love these! Ms Staple has produced a motivational handbook for each of the students who took part in our Raising Self-Esteem Prog last term. It includes various pieces of work they produced through the prog to help keep them on track! 🙏🏻❤️


HIAC isn’t just 8-4! Since January our staff have been running Saturday School for Y11. Eng, Maths & Sci have provided lessons for 100+ students who have chosen to come in during their weekend! Today it’s Geography for 50+ Y11 We Know. We Can. We Will.


A huge thank you to our amazing staff who gave up their own & family time for the Y11 Residential. Students had an amazing time & the intensive lessons, team building, study skills & problem solving will help them shine in their GCSE exams. Just the small job of unpacking now!

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    Posted on December 19th 2018

    Students Interview Elderly Windrush Migrants

    Two young journalists from the Invictus Scroll, Abi and Tayah from Year 7, report about their work with local elderly people in Croydon. To read more about their experience please see the December 2018 edition of our newsletter.

    Hiac visit 5Young Meets Old, by Tayah and Abi, Year 7

    At the end of November, Ms Davis took our 7X1 English class to the Mercedes Amos Day Centre at the basement of the New Testament church of God. We went to interview elderly Windrush migrants from the Caribbean and Africa.

    Our class was very lucky as we were the first class to ever do this, but we didn’t just go there for fun. We had to take notes while interviewing the pensioners. Since then we have been working on turning these notes into biography writing. We will be returning to visit the Centre in January to present the migrants with their life stories written up into proper books!


    The class broke up into small groups to interview different people. One lucky group even got to interview the manager of the Day Centre! We all took notes and asked for pictures so we could paint the pensioners’ portraits and turn them into realistic books with lovely front covers. Hopefully in the new year we will publish them and go back to have a little party to celebrate. Our computing and art teachers have also agreed to help us make the books look fancy. Fingers crossed it goes well! 

    HiAC visit 3One student involved in the project, Morgan aged 12, said he loved “meeting and interacting with the elderly”. He went on to describe what his elderly partner, Verel, said, “When she was young she got beaten by a stick!”  We all learnt that life has obviously changed a lot over time; many of the older people we interviewed used to get hit by teachers at school. Luckily that doesn’t happen at our Academy!

    Treasure the experience

    Another student, Aayan aged 11, said that the older lady he spoke to showed him some historical artefacts. After returning to the school he said: “I loved meeting the older people. My partner even managed to show me ancient Jamaican coins from when England controlled Jamaica.”

    All of us are so grateful to the older people we talked to. It was so kind of the Centre to let us come into their lunch sessions together and share their stories. We have all learned so much and – with the books we’ve made – we will always remember and treasure the experience.