Please join us at 4pm today we have a 'Talk for parents on Mental Health' on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant.


After a successful testing programme at school students should now be completing their lateral flow tests at home. Please see link for guidance.


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Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant


We are delighted to have been loaned these masks from the Handling Collection , including Sowei mask, Gelede helmet mask & Walu mask. Year 8 students will be so excited to see the masks they have been learning about during online learning.


Our final day! After our talk in Pharmaceuticals yesterday by Ms Pang and Wednesday's Aeronautics session by Mr Tinago, today's speaker Ms Mckenzie, a Nurse working in mental health! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via Teams!


Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant


Today's second speaker is Steven Markham and he will be taking the virtual stage at 4 pm! He will be discussing his work and career as an automotive engineer! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for today's Q&A!


Today is the first of our sessions with Navaratnam Partheeban, a British Farm Vetenarian and co-founder of the British Veterinary Ethnicity & Diversity Society! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for a Q&A!


It was great to see our students back to the Academy for their first COVID test - 85% of Year 11 students tested. Keeping our community safe.


Happy Science Week! British Science Week officially starts today! We look forward to celebrating it on Monday and all of next week! Exciting activities in store including our virtual Speaker in STEM series!


We are looking forward to the return of our students to the Academy next week. Please watch for texts/emails, we will keep you up to date with any information you will need. Please remember consent forms! Thank you for all your support.


45 of our more able Key Stage 3 students are currently in a Teams meeting with Dr Matt Williams from Oxford University discussing what university is and why it might be the right choice for them when they are older.


Today, the Science Department are celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Students are also sharing their thoughts on why celebrating Women in Science is important!


Introducing Mr Harris and Mr Invictus, two fantastic snowmen created by Asia in Year 7. Brilliant!


Please click on picture for Young Croydon Half term Programme.


Lekshmi in Year 9 has produced an amazing presentation titled 'The History of Space Flight' after one of her feedback lessons in Science. Such detail and effort went into producing this fantastic piece of work! Ms Cullen and the Science team say, "Well Done Lekshmi!"


Bedrock Learning - The programme is a broad and rich curriculum which immerses students in academic vocabulary, whilst ensuring learners read interesting fiction and non-fiction texts’ Please encourage your son/daughter to use at home. See link :


Parents/Carers/students - don't forget to check out the Bedrock learning resources! Introduction link Guide for Parents


Here at Invictus we are passionate about supporting the mental health of our students. We have been utilizing online platforms such as Microsoft Teams to offer students a range of techniques to support their mental wellbeing.


Thank you for this beautiful art work by Emilia. Work from Ms Derby's Year 7 art class - creating art work by reading a description of a mythical being and using written clues to create a visual representation. Well done!

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Posted on December 15th 2020

Jack Petchey Award winners

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme was set up by Sir Jack Petchey himself to reward and recognise the positive contributions and achievements of young people in society. Harris Invictus Academy is enrolled in the gold scheme which allows us to award a number of outstanding young achievers who have excelled in certain areas such as an amazing piece of work, being a good role model or even overcoming a personal challenge of some kind.

In essence, a student who displays the Invictus core values that deserves to be recognised. Nominations are put forward by HIAC staff members and each winner is awarded a £250 grant to spend on the school/department in some way. Previous winners have used the grant to buy visualisers, clickers and fun school EOTC trips. In February 2021, all winners will attend a virtual award night where they will be recognised online for their contributions and will receive medallions closer to the time. We also recognise Jack Petchey winners on the ground floor display board corridor for all students to see and aspire towards!

2020 has been a difficult year for many but it has certainly not stopped HIAC students from excelling. A huge congratulations to the following students for being nominated as a Jack Petchey award winner in the most recent grant report (May-November 2020). These students have decided to pool their grant fund together in order to purchase Outdoor Table Tennis Tables for break/lunch times.

  1. Dante has a bubbly personality that really shines through in all of his subjects. He is particularly passionate for sport and is excelling in Table Tennis where he is a role model to his peers. Dante is the first to lend a hand if his teachers need help.
  1. Princess is a brilliant student who consistently works hard in all subjects and strives for personal excellence. She models exemplary behaviour and has made an exceptional start to her GCSE course subjects.
  1. Lemario is an outstanding leader and role model to his peers. A promising young basketball player who applies himself across all his school life.
  1. Zahra embodies the Invictus school values. She is a prefect student who is incredibly hardworking and relentless in her pursuit of success.
  1. Latifa has made amazing progress across all subjects. A natural leader who is polite and diligent in everything he does. Always the first to put her hand up to help others.
  1. Ore was nominated for his wider contribution to the school which involves him being a prefect, school basketball captain, referee, and amazing role model to his peers.