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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!


Winners of the London Debate Mate Cup! Huge congratulations to our debating team - you are incredible!


Our future lawyers loved their day . Thank you for the opportunity.


Thanks to supporting year 11 students' well being. A great session today with NASYouth helping students prepare for exams.


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


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


Not everyday you have your GCSE Text signed by the author


Our Y11s loved their creative writing workshop with . The next generation of authors here 👏


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. 📙


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


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!


Our Art History Society visited the Courtauld Gallery to learn more about significant figures in art including Edouard Manet.


Inspiring trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery for our Y10 GCSE Photography students.


Wonderful Shibori creations by our Y10 Art Textiles students 💙


Great day for year 10 students. Visit to with and thanks to the staff and students making us welcome. Interesting Q&A and debate.


ASME Clinic guided our students through the process of creating and marketing a skincare product for


A huge thank you to ASME Clinic for their brilliant careers event. Our students loved making their own skincare! 💜


Great day for year 10 students. Visit to with and thanks to the staff and students making us welcome. Interesting Q&A and debate.


A huge thank you to for celebrating with us. Our students loved learning about all the protective equipment officers use and were delighted to have the opportunity to try the shields!


Capturing 💜

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OfstedWe are very proud to share that, following a two-day visit in December 2023, Ofsted inspectors have found that we continue to be Outstanding. Last year, fewer than a fifth of schools which had previously been judged Outstanding maintained this grade. 

You can read the full report here

Inspectors were impressed by a number of areas of our Academy particularly the strength of our curriculum and extracurricular programme, our pastoral support and, importantly, our students’ extremely positive attitudes to learning

Describing our school as ‘exceptional’, the inspectors have found strong evidence to show how our students thrive here. We are very proud of this report and of what our students achieve during their time with us.

This judgement would not have been possible without our fantastic team of staff who are determined that every single one of our students receives the very best school experience. On behalf of our students and their families, we would like to thank our staff for their dedication, creativity and hard work.

Jo Young, Principal

Some of the highlights from our 'Outstanding' Ofsted report

On the exceptional achievement of students

  • “Leaders are determined that all pupils will excel. As a result, all pupils in school achieve extremely well.”
  • “Teachers have exceptionally high standards for the work that pupils produce. As a result, pupils’ work is consistently of a high standard.”
  • “Pupils have a deep understanding of what they are learning.”
  • “Leaders have developed a highly ambitious curriculum.”

On our welcoming, inclusive and happy school community:

  • “Pupils thrive at this exceptional school”.
  • “Working relationships between staff and pupils are extremely positive.”
  • “Staff know their pupils very well and as a result, pupils are safe and happy in school.”
  • “Pupils are proud of their school community and support each other well.”
  • “Pastoral support in the school is extremely strong.”

On our exceptional students

  • “Pupils’ attitudes to learning are extremely positive.”
  • “Pupils are polite, confident and hard working.”
  • “Behaviour in school is very positive.”
  • “During lessons, pupils are focused, enthusiastic and committed to their learning.”

On how well students are prepared for the future

  • “Leaders have developed a carefully considered personal development programme.”
  • “Leaders make sure that all pupils access high quality careers advice and guidance.”
  • “Students in the sixth form receive high quality guidance to support their future education and employment.”

You can also visit the official Department for Education performance web page about our academy.

Give Ofsted your views on our academy at Ofsted Parent View.

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Ofsted Report 2012 23rd Sep 2012 Download
Ofsted Report 2023 18th Jan 2024 Download