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22/09/17

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Teaching Assistant required .Apply now https://t.co/bq6ADO7GUO https://t.co/o1lnXpypTn

20/09/17

We're proud of our Year 7 football team who played their first match against . Find out the score at https://t.co/alc80CBbEv https://t.co/Hbib5k5uDJ

18/09/17

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A trick of the light! AS Photography students restricted to in-camera techniques only - no photoshop here! https://t.co/fK6IKmMvNP

14/09/17

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There are 54 great Southwark buildings to explore during this weekend including 3 of our libraries https://t.co/bmaVRHkyDi https://t.co/PVBZaU8MlP

11/09/17

Come along to meet our staff and students. Open eve for Year 6 students/parents, Thurs 21 Sept, 5-7pm https://t.co/HXOH9xOwR8 https://t.co/4gTDSs6NDr

07/09/17

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Are you an NQT/NQT+1 with leadership potential? Apply for the Step-Up programme today! https://t.co/URf8Vb6Yz8 https://t.co/xgT7j7iHoA

06/09/17

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A warm welcome to Harris Garrard Academy - a new school in for primary, secondary and sixth form students https://t.co/6zewxpIYOL https://t.co/K5XmYJqWfg

24/08/17

Our boys are celebrating some excellent GCSE results. Well done everyone. Your hard work paid off! https://t.co/ZCYo6MimsD https://t.co/pzyR9cfRrV

21/08/17

Good luck to all students collecting their GCSE results on Thurs. We'll be open from 10am. Remember students must come in person to get them

20/07/17

What and where is this London landmark? Just one of the questions in our Super Summer Quiz for the holidays at https://t.co/yvqM2hP6dF https://t.co/gy9J9HYd3S

19/07/17

Our boys are mighty proud of their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the UK Challenge. Great questions posed by ! https://t.co/wTMqGvup8G

17/07/17

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is looking for a Cover Supervisor. Apply now https://t.co/kV7W8xHJNN https://t.co/CnG4NP0TFU

13/07/17

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Let the games commence! https://t.co/oDF6QoVxPs

12/07/17

Well done to our amazing Year 10 students for a great field trip to . Lots more pics at https://t.co/AvM5xjg0iN https://t.co/LDwYm9785L

11/07/17

Field sketch pros at work on our Year 10 field trip today. https://t.co/PvPYdAFAHP

11/07/17

Year 10 are on their field trip on the River Tillingbourne in Surrey today. Wellies essential. Showing great teamwork! https://t.co/g8D4tfTR77

19/06/17

We're v proud of Kaydon who gained a bronze medal for helping to come in 1st overall. https://t.co/PpKKnJa32e

19/06/17

Outstanding yr7 practising their graph drawing skills. Looking at how temperatures in the polar regions compare to London. https://t.co/mI09hFhR7v

15/06/17

Thanks to for inviting our boys over to learn how an auction house work, and examine some jewels! https://t.co/7A9dDxcxki

08/06/17

Our new club is up-and-running. We look forward to sharing their pictures with you! https://t.co/whgH9SaGXr https://t.co/mENR35NYIM

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is the bedrock and the foundation for our students to be successful when they leave Harris Boys’ Academy. By getting Key Stage 3 right, the transition to Key Stage 4 is much easier for students.

We apply the following principles when devising and constructing our Key Stage 3 curriculum.

  • Key stages 3 and 4 are equally important and we do not devote staff resources to one at the expense of the other.
  • We avoid spilt classes (ie classes with two teachers) at all costs.
  • We liaise with our feeder primary schools to identify what students have already learned, to ensure we do not repeat unnecessary content and keep the curriculum challenging and engaging. Download our transition curriculum analysis for 2017-18, based on research of our feeder schools, which shows the topics most and least covered by our feeder schools in the subjects of Maths, Science, English, History, Geography, RS ad Music.
  • To challenge students and measure achievement in Key Stage 3, we have robust, standardised, externally set and moderated half-termly tests.
  • We place equal emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
  • Intervention (ie extra teaching for students who need it) is as important for Key Stage 3 is as for Key Stage 4. We track each student and each class for progress. We do not use national curriculum levels to track this progress. Learning hubs have their own Key Stage 3 intervention nights.
  • We have subject specialists teaching in all classes at both key stages.

Transition from Year 6 to Key Stage 3

The transition from primary to Key Stage 3 in secondary school is a big step and we do everything we can to make this as smooth as possible.

In addition to transition meetings for individual students who may require additional help with the transfer process, we have a clear plan for both parents and students to ensure support at every step. 

The support we offer includes:

  • Presentations at primary schools prior to your applications
  • Prospective parents’ evening
  • Morning drop-in sessions to see the academy during curriculum time
  • Year 6 taster sessions

Once students have joined us

Once students have joined Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich and have started their first year with us, we also:

  • Review information from the primary school for each student to ensure we have a full picture of their prior experience.
  • Have a day just for Year 7 at the start of the autumn term, to enable them to become comfortable in their new environment
  • Have extended break and lunch for Year 7 students in the first week
  • Carry out baseline testing to ensure the correct support is given to every student relative to their learning needs
  • Introduce students early on to hub leaders, including Assistant Principal, Directors and Behaviour for Learning Leaders
  • Offer extra-curricular clubs to support individual students who may be finding the transition process unsettling
  • Offer a Parental Support Evening covering topics such Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Welfare

These are just some of the steps we put in place to try and ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. You can find more detail in our primary transfer map 2017-18

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ben Bray directly at b.bray@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk.  For new parents, we would also like to invite you to join our Parent Voice team. 

For further information about admissions please refer to our admissions page.