Congratulations to all of our Sixth Form students collecting results today! You've been an amazing year group 🏆🧾

18/07/22 Our summer newsletter is out!


We will close the Academy at 13:00 on Monday and Tuesday. This is to avoid staff and students travelling home during the hottest part of the day (forecast to be between 14:00-17:00). Please check our website for updates.


An extreme weather warning has been issued for next week. Please read our announcement for precautions and guidance:


Wearing blazers to school is optional for the rest of this term. No other aspect of the uniform policy has changed.


Due to the hot weather, we are relaxing our policy on wearing blazers to school. Please see the announcement on our website for details.


Academy Sports Day is well underway. On top of our usual athletics events, we have football, basketball, table tennis and benchball going on!


Unparalleled athleticism on display at Sports Day. He's unstoppable! (as an official)


On Tuesday evening we said farewell to our wonderful Year 11s with a beautiful prom at Farleigh Golf Course. It was a fantastic night and the students looked amazing. 📸


This looks great 👍


We achieved an impressive 56 medals and 1 gold trophy at Federation Sports Day. Our boys finished 3rd overall and our girls finished 2nd! A fantasic achievement. Great to see students supporting one another. Y10B=5th Y10G=5th Y9B-TBC Y9G=2nd Y8B=3rd Y8G=2nd Y7B=4th Y7G=1st


There are planned rail, tram & underground strikes on Tue 21st, Thur 23rd and Sat 25th June. Croydon Tramlink drivers will walk out on 28-29th June & 13-14th July. Disruption expected to last several days. Please keep this in mind for your commutes! 🚜🚁 Details from TfL to come


Our end of year exhibition for art, textiles and photography is taking place this evening until 18:00. Parents and carers are welcome.


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

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Term Dates and Arrangements

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Academy will close early on Thursday 21st July 2022. Year 12 will finish at 11.00am and Years 7 to 10 will begin dismissal from 12.00 noon. Students will leave the Academy site directly following our end of term assembly.

Students in Year 7 and 12 will return on Friday 2nd September 2022 and will leave at 1.00pm on that day, then start normal timetable from 8.25am on Monday 5th September.

All other year groups will begin on Monday 5th September 2022 at 8.25am.

Please ensure upon return, that your son/daughter has the correct equipment and uniform. Can I ask you to read the uniform policy carefully (available on the website) as there will be some minor changes.

Have an enjoyable and safe summer break. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Academy for the next academic year.

Yours faithfully

Mr M Piper
Senior Vice Principal