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The quad is looking glorious in the spring sunshine.


student, Iris, has taken these pictures to show how she's exploring the formal elements of photography including line, shape, focus, space, texture and tone while she's studying at home. Impressive work!


Waseemah in Year 8 has sent us this really accomplished 'negative space' drawing she's created for - by filling in the space around the objects to reveal their forms. Very accomplished, Waseemah. Great work!


Year 9 and students are creating a range of really imaginative , inspired by New York-based artist Johanna Goodman. Amazing work!


It’s and the theme is Today, let’s think about who and what we’re grateful for and say thank you. Who will you thank today and why?


Zuzanna, Year 8, has been researching as part of her studies while at home, including creating this beautiful work, which we wanted to share with you.


We’re so proud of this edition. Our first lockdown edition and absolutely inspiring. Well done girls!


Our latest student zine is out now, on the theme of 'Pathways'. "The zine is about the things that matter to us as young women,” says Awa, Year 10. Read now at


Our girls are creating some truly inspirational while they are at home. Here's a by Alissia, Year 7, inspired by German artist Hannah Höch. Amazing work, Alissia!


Don’t forget to prioritise your mental health and always seek support if you need it. It’s mental health awareness week next week: let’s look after one another


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There to meet with... MACBETH. Tonight's the night! Are you joining us on YouTube at 7.00pm for our free Premiere of ? Created especially for young people thanks to , Macbeth will be available to stream until UK schools reopen.


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National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇


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Great opportunity for students to broaden their career horizons with NatWest.


Self care first-look after yourselves.


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If you have a love for technology, why not take the first steps towards you future career? Learn new skills needed to enter the cyber security or computing workplace with our online coures:


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Calling all aspiring coders, technologists and cyber specialists - CyberLand needs your help! Test your cyber skills 💻 Learn about firewalls, public wifi and phishing emails 🎣 Explore your future tech career 💼 Try out the games:


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Introducing our Virtual Cyber School! Head over to to find out how you can get free access to over 200 cyber security challenges with CyberStart Game. Already playing? Your licenses have also been extended so you can keep developing your skills 🎁


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📣Year 10 students! 📣 Join us for Take on the Teacher LIVE at 🔶 Thursday - 10:30-11:30am 🔶 Teachers answer your questions LIVE! 🔶 Take on the teacher in our live quiz! They will be answering YOUR questions on: 📚 English 📐 Maths 🚀 Physics


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Parents and carers, here is some guidance for supporting children who are learning at home 👇


We’ve not tweeted in a thought it worth saying we’re missing you all!! Keep in touch please-your coaches and teachers are still checking in! Let us know how we can help 😊

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Key Worker Provision - Details

Dear Parents

In these challenging times, we are pleased to be able to offer our support to you and your families as we make sure that the country is as well-equipped as possible to manage the COVID-19 response. A reminder that if you can possibly care for your daughter at home, she should stay at home. This provision is only available to those who are critical to the COVID-19 response and who do not have any alternative but to send their child to school.

Outline of the key worker provision school day

The academy is making provision for your child to be educated on site as necessary to support you in your critical work. The academy will be open from 8:30am Monday to Friday, with a breakfast service in the canteen from 8:45-9:00.  Pupils should report to the main reception.

Lessons will start at 9:00 and will include the remote learning that has been set for all other pupils, plus more practical activities and PE in the afternoon. We will have a small selection of food available for break time and lunch will be served at 12:30 in the canteen. Pupils will be dismissed at 2:45. Please do remind your daughters that we, as always, expect the highest standards of effort and conduct whilst learning-either remotely or on site.

Equipment required: please bring every day

On every day that your daughter attends, she should bring:

  • PE kit every day (or at least sports wear and trainers)
  • A pencil case that is fully equipped
  • Her remote learning book if she was given one
  • Water bottle
  • Hand sanitising gel and tissues if she has these

School uniform

Please note that all pupils attending school must wear full school uniform. The Safer Schools Police Officers have been asked to return all school aged pupils on the street home in the event they are not attending school. Wearing her uniform will help identify your daughter and help the police support your daughter in getting to and from school safely. We will issue all pupils that attend our keyworker provision with a letter from the academy that states they are attending HGAED at this time and the reason for this.

Staying healthy

Following all the government guidelines regarding prevention will be incredibly important over the next few weeks and months, so please do review these with your daughter. All pupils will be expected to thoroughly wash their hands on arrival at the academy site and will be asked to do so throughout the day. Please do not send your daughter to school if she is unwell.

Attendance and punctuality

We appreciate that, at the moment, shift patterns could well be very erratic and unpredictable and you may not be able to give us much notice that your daughter needs to attend the academy. We will ask for an indication every Thursday of whether your daughter will need to attend the following week and the days on which it’s likely she’ll attend. We’ll ask for this via email. Please ensure you reply as it will help us to plan our staffing levels and catering.

However, should you be called for an additional shift, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the academy reception on 0207 732 2276 from 8:00 and let us know that you are sending your daughter in. It is our intention, dependent on staffing, to continue to offer this service during the Easter break. Please do let us know as early as possible if you will require this so we can arrange additional staffing.

We will make phone calls to you if we are expecting your daughter to attend and she doesn’t arrive by 9:00. Please let us know if your daughter is not going to attend by emailing the keyworkersprovision@ email address if it’s the night before, or calling reception from 8:00 to report her absence.

We’re working hard at the academy to ensure that all our pupils are supported and cared for. Thank you for your own efforts in caring for our wonderful community at this incredibly challenging time.

With warmest regards

Carrie Senior