Harris Invictus Academy Congratulations to Year 11, on their GCSE results. First ever students at Invictus, celebrating our first ever set of results. The students have done remarkably well. A fantastic achievement for Invictus. .


Our final stop of the day was an incredible biscuit factory where we were shown the home vs mass bakery techniques and got some free samples! We Know. We Can. We Will.


The aquarium was next! Our favourite was the submarine deck where we could see the sharks under water! Plenty of Nemo spotting in the tropic tank! We Know. We Can. We Will.


A trip through the old town this morning with a chance to explore shops and cafes - lots of souvenirs bought! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Au revoir Dover! We are off on our day trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer! See you soon France 🇫🇷 We Know. We Can. We Will.


was one of many highlights this week! Too many medals to name everyone individually but an amazing 9 medals overall and a huge effort from the staff in the relay! Well done everyone, you made us proud! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Congratulations to all finalists and winners of our 4th annual Spelling Bee! 68 students, 15 schools, French, Spanish & Mandarin = our biggest to date. Thanks to hosts & passionate teachers for supporting & entering students.


An amazing 6th Form Taster Day yesterday with our Y11’s and students from other schools visiting us to get a taste of what next year will look like in Y12! Welcome to the Invictus Family We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Here is to our awesome judges! 2nd wave students are back as judges for the third wave celebration.


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Fantastic welcome and hospitality showcasing the wonderful diversity of communities in the Borough and what makes us all so proud


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Year 7 performing for their International Evening. A great opportunity to perform to a new audience. Great work guys.


Look who’s dropped in to pay us a visit!! What is Ms. Bergin discussing with Her Majesty?! Shh don’t tell anyone, we think it might be Ms. Davis in disguise! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Plenty of food on offer tonight but can you guess which country has made it? We Know. We Can. We Will.


Our amazing music students are outside in the BBQ area keeping our hungry visitors entertained! A big thanks to Chef Mr Degazon and Mr Green! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Mr Ajala and his band have even got in on the musical act! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Next up, the wonderful dance entertainment from our friends just next door! We Know. We Can. We Will.

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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.