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21/06/24

So proud of our incredible athletes winning the Harris Federation Regionals! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/mvmXUDwaZZ

06/06/24

Year 10 had a great afternoon Fascinating session explaining research, Q&A with student ambassadors and tour. Lovely to have an HGAED alumni as our guide. Thanks and for organising. pic.twitter.com/5xGaDfpFsX

15/05/24

Using our green space to promote physical and mental wellbeing as part of pic.twitter.com/YBDT53XLAx

15/05/24

Yoga and affirmations in our Health Hut for Mental Health Awareness Week pic.twitter.com/QuboefDe9H

14/05/24

Our Mental Health week activities run by our brilliant Mental Health Ambassadors and pic.twitter.com/EAfGjl32na

09/05/24

Our brilliant Mental Health Ambassadors sharing the impact of their work as a 'Be Well Hub' on film for all to see. Thank you to for setting up this brilliant resource at HGAED. pic.twitter.com/GRHi8Ds0Im

09/05/24

Wishing all our incredible Y11 and Y13 students the very best of luck for their examinations. You have worked so hard and deserve every success. Good Luck! The whole HGAED community is behind you 💫 pic.twitter.com/3xpo6nzKUq

29/04/24

An impressive £103 raised at our Bake Sale in support of . A huge thank you to the Y10 prefects for organising and everyone who donated 👏 pic.twitter.com/J3wrTFJTVU

29/04/24

Fantastic day with working with year 7 King's Scholars. Thanks to all involved in setting up the event. pic.twitter.com/pRUL5KIoAw

19/04/24

Thank you so much to our brilliant young artists for sharing their Digital Futures exhibition with the SLT. Their presentation generated so many interesting conversations about the future of technology. Thank you so much! pic.twitter.com/k16CdR3LXS

19/04/24

Winners of the London Debate Mate Cup! Huge congratulations to our debating team - you are incredible! pic.twitter.com/I5WzP8t7vW

18/04/24

Thanks to supporting year 11 students' well being. A great session today with NASYouth helping students prepare for exams. pic.twitter.com/2d26XwsaUN

28/03/24

Our future lawyers loved their day . Thank you for the opportunity. https://t.co/gs8cQlBw8X

27/03/24

You’re very welcome - thanks for continuing to invite me! Your brilliant school has a special place in my heart.

27/03/24

You’re very welcome - thanks for continuing to invite me! Your brilliant school has a special place in my heart.

27/03/24

Not everyday you have your GCSE Text signed by the author pic.twitter.com/INXqgCT6Pd

27/03/24

Our Y11s loved their creative writing workshop with . The next generation of authors here 👏 pic.twitter.com/hGWzx8e3kY

27/03/24

Almost a decade of studying 's brilliant 'Pigeon English' at HGAED. The highlight of every Y11's year in English is the Q&A with the author himself! Thank you so much for being so generous with your time. 📙 pic.twitter.com/yviphuxdUe

22/03/24

Our brilliant Ms Noah being recognised for all her work to promote good mental health in our communities. A inspiration to our students! 👏 https://t.co/JA2Ohfty3d

21/03/24

Our brilliant choir performing with 6,000 young people . We could not be prouder of your passion, resilience and confidence. A proud day for HGAED! pic.twitter.com/7e9Jj784b8

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School Meals

Our meals service, which includes our brightly coloured canteen seating area and an external snack bar with picnic benches, is run by Innovate.

Click here for up-to-date details of our menu and price list.

All transactions are paid for with a biometric system using thumb prints, in order to reduce waiting times in the canteen at break and lunch time. 

For queries about free school meals, Parent Pay issues or catering please contact Ms Ramadan at main reception 0207 732 2276.


There’s a variety of tasty, healthy dishes of the day choices on a three-week cycle, which includes meat and vegetarian options.

We also offer a daily range of regular favourites including a trattoria pizza selection, pasta pots with vegetarian and meat toppings, jacket potatoes with hot and cold fillings, seasonal salad bar, chicken and vegetarian wraps and paninis plus fresh fruit, yoghurts, sandwiches, baguettes and hot and cold drinks.

All of the drinks served are ‘school dinner friendly’ which means that they have very low sugar content and have less than 150ml of juice content, if they are flavoured. Free, fresh drinking water is available at all times and students can also purchase bottled still or fizzy water. We do not allow students to bring any fizzy drinks, juices, milkshakes or sodas on site and these will be confiscated if they are seen by staff. The only drink that students may bring to the academy site is water.


Free school meals

Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance.

Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by accessing this link. The meal value is £2.60.

There are many benefits to claiming free school meals. Firstly, your daughter will receive free meals that have a retail value of £462 per year. Secondly, there is a huge reduction on the price of some trips for students who are eligible for these meals. Thirdly, there are many things such as Maths and English tutors, other trips, study support and the Health Hut, for example, that the Academy is only able to provide for students because of the funding we receive which is linked to free school meals.

Therefore, the more students who claim these meals, the more funding is received.  The way we use this funding is all published in our Pupil Premium reports which can be downloaded from the Equalities and Additional Information page of our website. Your daughter is eligible for free school meals if you or your partner gets:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Working tax credit run on-paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
  • Universal credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7400 (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Applying for free school meals is extremely straightforward. We use a website based tool. You can find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by accessing this link. Please contact academy reception on 020 7732 2276 to speak to Ms Ramadan who can take you through the process.

Once you have applied, your application will be checked and we will be notified in about 24 hours as to whether you have been approved for the benefit. We would strongly encourage you to do this if you are eligible.