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Congratulations Lisa! Our boys really enjoyed being part of the awards and reading all the terrific books. Thank you to all the amazing authors and looking forward to next year!


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She did indeed! Southwark Book Award 2018 goes to Lisa Thompson for her brilliant debut THE GOLDFISH BOY! Voting was close but clear! Well done students from , you read, you judged, you chose!


We're soooo to have received two educational outcomes awards from - one for being in the top 20% of schools for student attainment in 2017, and the second for being in the top 10% for student progress. Great work boys, parents, staff, governors...!


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We love celebrating reading at Harris Garrard! Can you guess which books we have popped out of?


We're very impressed by this that Yaseen made as part of a 'stretch and challenge' task for . The creativeness of the resources used is very impressive. And it sounds great!


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We announce this year's Southwark Book Award shortlist : BOOKED, GOLDFISH BOY, WELCOME TO NOWHERE, THE HUNTRESS: SEA, SHADOW MAGIC & LIE KILL WALK AWAY. Southwark students currently deep in reading & judging mode!


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Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich is looking for an Innovation Leader for Geography. Apply now


Axel, Markell and Hassan are the first of our pupils to have been awarded over 4,000 Harris Points so far this year – a fantastic effort! Read about the rewards they get at


Because of the continuing cold weather the school will be closed on Friday 2 March except for students in years 10-11, who should come in at the usual time. However, school will end at 2pm to give the boys in years 10-11 more time to get home safely. Thank you.


Due to bad weather the school will be closed today, Thursday 1 March. Because of technical issues we're having some problems updating our website with this information just now but to confirm the school is closed today. Apologies for the inconvenience.


Interested in 's Republic? Why making mistakes is good for you? 's Principia? What is community? What makes British values? Take a look at our assembly presentations which cover all these and more. Downloadable from


Our teachers have compiled subject-by-subject resources for all our Year 11s. Lots to look. Visit - hope you find them helpful


In only 102 schools across England and Wales do students who are eligible for free school meals perform as well or better than other students. And we're very proud to be one of them


We're proud to have received the national for the 2nd time. It's given to schools championing equality and is recognised by Ofsted. It shows that EVERY boy will be supported to succeed. Find out more at


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Schools Standards Minister says Harris Federation is ‘leading the way’ on delivering excellent results for pupils


Really proud of our boys and staff for being 3rd out of 55 similar schools nationally in today's Department for Education figures, and in top 6% for student progress. Amazing work!


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Secondary school added value league tables out today - E.Dulwich very fortunate to have


We're really looking forward to welcoming author Phil Earle () to our academy on Tues 30 Jan. He'll be talking about his love of writing, Frazzles and Hull - among other things

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Posted on September 18th 2017

Summer Competition - Meet the Winner

Yaseen from Year 7 won our summer holiday competition, which included visiting London landmarks and taking a picture of himself at each one (see below). Well done Yaseen!Competition winner

This competition encouraged pupils to explore our wonderful city and find out about some of its iconic landmarks. Well done Yaseen for not spending his summer on the couch – instead getting out and adventuring. The Harris Points he’s won has set him off on our ‘positive pathway’ towards success and breakfast with the Principal will fuel him to further triumphs in the future.

Here's the competition...

Everyone looks forward to the summer holidays, but after a couple of weeks most of us start to get bored.

So, we’ve set you some challenges to keep your brain ticking over… …and give you the chance to start off next year with loads of Harris Points!

Write a book review (Years 7-8)

Write a review of the following books. All reviews submitted to  Mr Ingham will receive HARRIS POINTS – the best will win prizes!


Sea (The Huntress Trilogy), by Sara Driver

Mouse was born to be captain of The Huntress. Set sail for a wild adventure in a land of strange beasts.

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The Bodyguard Assassin, by Chris Bradford

The latest title in the action-packed Bodyguard series, Connor Reeves is hired to protect teen celebrities.

Books (1)







Jo All Alone, by Joanna Nadin

Joe is left  at home  in Peckham while his mum goes on holiday and then doesn’t come back… What would you do?

Books (3)







We are All Made of Molecules, a novel by Susin Nielsen

Meet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. Life gets more difficult when he moves in with his new step Mum and sister.

Books (4)







The Bone Sparrow, by Zana Fraillon

Winner of the Carnegie Amnesty Prize 2017, this beautiful but brutal book shows you what it means to be a refugee.

Books (5)







Shadow Magic, by Joshua Kahn

Thorn wasn't supposed to be a slave. His master is taking him to the land of the undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire.

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Write a book review (Years 9-10)

Write a review of the following books. All reviews submitted to  Mr Ingham will receive HARRIS POINTS – the best will win prizes!


Orangeboy, by Patrice Lawrence

Marlon has promised his widowed mum that he'll be good, and nothing like his gang-leader brother Andre. But everything changes when Marlon’s first date ends in tragedy.

Books (7)







The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

Books (8)







Chasing the Stars, by Malorie Blackman

Mystery thriller, heart-rending love story and space adventure, in Malorie Blackman’s new breath-taking novel, inspired by Othello, one of the world’s greatest stories.

Books (9)







Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

As desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard a ship that promises freedom. Yet not all promises can be kept.

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Straight Outta Crongton, by Alex Wheatle

Life's a constant hustle for Mo. The South Crong streets are fraught with hazards and nasty G’s and when a life is left hanging in the balance, Mo has to face her hot urge for revenge.

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We Were Liars, by E Lockhart

A modern sophisticated suspense novel: a group of four friends whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

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Building Cultural Capital Treasure Hunt

Get out and about this summer and explore the amazing diversity that London has to offer!

The challenge: Visit as many of the following five landmarks as possible and take a picture of yourself at each one.  First Task – what and where are they?


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Landmarks (2)


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Landmarks (3)


Bonus landmark of your choice! Visit and take a picture of yourself at a landmark of your choice.

Give entries to Mr Bray on first day of next year – all entries will be rewarded with Harris Points. The more landmarks, the more points you win!

Writing competition - all year groups

You’re an adventurer, just back from an incredible journey and now you must tell everyone about it. It could have been:

  • A different country
  • A holiday destination
  • Somewhere in this country
  • An imaginary place from a book you’ve  read
  • An imaginary place from a game you’ve played
  • An imaginary place from a programme you’ve watched
  • A completely made up place

Write a piece that tells the reader:

  • What does it look like?
  • Who lives there?
  • What’s the history of the place?
  • What’s the weather like?
  • What are the lives of children there like?
  • Would you like to live there? Why/why not?

Present your work any way that you like. Include pictures, maps, interviews with people…ANYTHING!

Give entries to Mr Ingham on first day of next year – all entries will be rewarded with Harris Points. The better the work, the more points you win!

Enjoy your holidays – but don’t waste them!