Today was World Day at HAPU! We celebrated with cultural activities including language lessons, world cuisine tasting and even dance classes! Many attended school in cultural dress. Thank you to the students who helped organise the day and to staff who ran sessions!


On Saturday Ethan competed for in the 4x100m relay at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. He ran the 4th leg and received the baton in second place and did what Ethan does best - WIN! He finished nearly a second ahead and helped set a season best of 43:03 🥇


On Monday evening, the Academy hosted the regional finals of the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! Talented students from across the borough spoke about topics important to them. Chidi delivered a talk entitled, 'A man thought he could be.' View it here:


On Monday three Y7s competed in this term's South Quadrant Cook Off at HASN! The students had 1 hour to produce a three-course meal with the theme 'The Queen's Jubilee'. Merton were *crowned* the winners, but as you can see the dishes looked (and tasted) amazing!


TfL have announced bus strikes in south London on May 11th, 16th and 17th. Buses in Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham and Brixton are among those affected. Please keep these strikes in mind when planning your journey to and from school! 🚌


After a competitive game that went into extra time, our boys managed a 5:4 win against St Joseph’s on Friday. Their next game will be the final! Good luck! ⚽️


Earlier in the week, our students met with author Simon James Green, who came to talk about the process of having his novel 'Noah Can't Even' published. His novel deals with 🏳️‍🌈LGBT+ themes and Simon was overwhelmed by the way our pupils support and promote equality and diversity


PE had the pleasure of taking Y7 and Y8 teams to the Croydon Athletics Relay Championship. The Y7 girls were just beaten on the line for a podium finish. The Y8 boys competed in a final against Trinity, HCACP, Tenisons and Oasis to finish 1st and be named Croydon Champions! 🥇


It was great so see our students so engaged in rugby training yesterday. The session was led by a coach from the Matt Ratana Foundation and will get the players ready for our game against Lanfrac! 🏉


Our amazing Year 8 football team managed a 5-2 victory over Clapham in their semi final yesterday. The boys will face either Harris Academy Riverside or East Dulwich in the final! Goals courtesy of Raff, Kahlan and Judah! ⚽️


Our latest Newsletter is available from our website:


The issues in the Academy kitchen have been rectified. Hot and cold meals and snacks will be available from Tuesday 19th April.


We've cooked our dinner and pitched our tents. We're now enjoying the sunset ☺️


Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh students have set off for a weekend of walking around Ashdown Forest on their practice expedition. It's a bit chilly! 🏕️💨


Earlier in the week we posted about Gardening Club being busy planting crops before the break. We are now excited to announce has granted us £1,994 to go towards our gardening project! We're eager to share what we use this amazing sum for next term! 🚜🥕🥔


A letter regarding Year 11 Prom and intervention sessions has been published on our website:


⚽️ Our newly formed Y7 girl's football team are having a busy year. Not only have they competed in a Croydon Schools tournament AND the U13s league, they also played a Y7-8 competition against some very tough opposition and were excellent throughout. Well done girls!


A letter form the Principal has been published on our website:


Our Year 7 rugby team returned to Riddlesdown for another friendly. Previously, we had a smaller group and had to borrow players, but this time we were able to play as our own team. We came up against a Riddlesdown side that had more experience and only lost by one try 8-7 🏉


Despite this year's hot weather coming to an end 😅 Gardening Club took to the allotment for the final time this term to get their shooting potatoes in the ground. The club has planted a variety of vegetables and look forward to a September harvest 🚜🥔🥔

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ALT & Faculty Structure

Academy Leadership Team

TimMr Allman
MikeMr Piper
Senior Vice Principal
James menaghMr Menagh
Vice Principal


CgaMs Gaywood
Assistant Principal

SENDCO & Interim DSL

EmilyMs McKee
Assistant Principal

Engagement & Events

YvonneMs Dixon
Assistant Principal

Academy Welfare


The academy is arranged into four faculties. Each faculty has a tutor group in Year 7, through to Year 13.

Each faculty is overseen by an Assistant Principal (Head of Faculty), as well as a Pastoral Coordinator and a Learning Mentor.

A student's faculty can be identified by the coloured stripes on their tie; each faculty having it's own colour. The faculty is also included in the name of the tutor group. 7A2 is a Year 7 tutor group in the Arts faculty.

The name of each faculty represents the subjects it encompasses. e.g. English, Drama and Art belong to the Arts faculty.


Arts Faculty

Green Ties

Nathalie van der Weide

Ms van der Weide
Head of Faculty

Ruth gale

Ms Gale
Pastoral Coordinator


Ms Umugwaneza
Learning Mentor

Tutor GroupsArtboard 1

7A1 Mr Glynn
7A2 Ms Peters
8A1 Ms Johnson
8A2 Ms Hickin
9A1 Ms Osode
10A1 Ms Levy
10A2 Mr Beckford
11A1 Ms Griffiths-Daley
11A2 Ms Fowkes-Morley
12A1 Ms Brett
13A1 Ms Aiken
13A2 Mr C McLoughlin

Humanities Faculty

Blue Ties

Daniel Piggott   AP MFL

Mr Piggott
Head of Faculty

Chris Higgins

Mr Higgins
Pastoral Coordinator

Hyacinth lowe

Ms Lowe
Learning Mentor

Tutor GroupsHmArtboard 1

7H1 Mr Djuma
7H2 Ms Burgos
8H1 Ms Bell
8H2 Ms Leggett
9H1 Mr Baker
9H2 Mr Eady
10H1 Mr Musa
10H2 Ms Thomson
11H1 Ms McLean
12H1 Ms Bedu-Addo
12H2 Ms Garner
12H4 Mr J McLaughlin
13H1 Mr Golbey
13H2 Ms Frimpong

Maths & Commerce Faculty

Red Ties


Mr Sarson
Head of Faculty


Ms Wint
Pastoral Coordinator

Feona pommells

Ms Pommells
Learning Mentor

Tutor GroupsMaArtboard 1

7M1 Ms Dobb
7M2 Ms Lancaster & Ms Bowerbank-Johnson
8M1 Ms Allaham
8M2 Ms Newell
9M1 Ms Francis
9M2 Mr Osemwengie
10M1 Ms Nuglo-Mensah
10M2 Ms McLean
11M1 Mr Johnson
13M1 Mr Thomas

Science & PE Faculty

Yellow Ties

Jamie Palmer   AP Science & PE

Mr Palmer
Head of Faculty

Kelly highman copy

Ms Highman
Pastoral Coordinator


Ms Msemburi
Learning Mentor

Tutor GroupsScArtboard 1

7S1 Mr Longhurst
7S2 Ms Olar
8S1 Mr Dewfall
8S2 Ms Devine
9S1 Ms Thompson
9S2 Ms Belton
10S1 Ms Ababio
10S2 Mr Poulton
11S1 Ms Smeltzer
11S2 Ms Cooper Thomas
13S1 Ms Roberts

Sixth Form

Each tutor group in our Sixth Form belongs to one of our four faculties. The students in Sixth Form have a dedicated Sixth Form team to deal with academic and pastoral needs.


Ms Pengelly
Head of Sixth Form


Mr Mullings
Pastoral Coordinator