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Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich has come 4th out of 55 similar schools based on Attainment 8 outcomes, the DfE announced. "We are extremely proud to have been in the top 5 every year since we opened," said Principal Peter Groves. Find out more


Read how our very own England Footballer, Lexi (Year 12), balances her studies with playing for women U18 and U17. "I want to create an all-girls team in to help promote girls football." Full interview at


Congratulations to our Year 8 team for winning the South London schools cup for the second year in a row! Looking forward to next year already... full match report at


Big thanks to for an inspirational personal development talk to our boys this morning. Find our more about the FREE 'Success Only' personal development programme during this Feb half term at


Thank you to Legal & General for a great session on the financial services industry for our Year 12 Business students. "I learned how to invest money smartly and what investment management groups do," Omsai, Yr 12. Find out more


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Students are now busy reading the amazing books chosen for the - , , , , ,


A nice email to start the day... "[Our son] expresses to us at home that it is ‘a nice feeling at school’ that his teachers wish him a ‘good morning’ in the corridors and also wish him a ‘good day’. clearly having a positive impact on the boys’ behaviour." 🙂


We are very proud that 197 boys have achieved 100% attendance so far this term. They are now proudly wearing lapel badges and can use their snack token for a treat at lunchtime. Well done boys!


Active Science are our current Hub Champions and we've lit the school in their colours to celebrate! They are champs because of their success in our inter-hub sports competitions, and because their boys gained LOTS of Harris Points. Well done Active Science!


Mr Groves is joined by Daniyal, Abdiwali, Abheek, Liyan, Tyla, Kabeer and Hamza for the final Principal's Breakfast of 2019. Happy holidays everyone, and thank you to all our amazing students, teachers and parents for their hard work this year.


Election Result 2019 - active citizens in action. Find out our school election result from Dec 12 at "It's been really exciting." Jamie, Year 10


Rayane has won our Recycled Art Competition, for this fantastic chair made from plastic bottles, lids and packaging. Our Student Council is taking the lead on improving recycling at the school, with further projects to come!


We were honoured to welcome Holocaust survivor Harry Olmer to the school last week. Mr Olmer (pictured with Daquan, Year 11) gave an incredibly emotional and thought-provoking testimony of his life. Thanks to for their support.


Thanks to for visiting yesterday to talk to Year 10 about in publishing. “I found it really interesting to find out more about graphic design and would love to do this for my Year 10 Work Experience,” said Michael. Find out more:


“I definitely would love to come to Imperial College. The courses they have on offer and the university itself is very appealing”. Our trip there made a big impression on Syed and other students! Thanks to for welcoming us.


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We are out again for week. Today we are at talking to year ten students about the sorts of careers available in the world of publishing.


Big thank you to Chris Bradford, author of the series, for his recent visit to our school. Chris appeared dressed in a dramatic full-length black outfit complete with a genuine samurai sword. “He was awesome, probably the best author I’ve seen," said Hassan


On 21st November 2019, students will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Harry Olmer, in a visit organised with . It is a privilege for us to welcome Mr Olmer to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced.


Well done to boys who have already notched up 150+ Harris Points this term. Each one now has their very own bronze lapel badge to wear with pride. Well done everyone. Who will be the first to reach 250+ points and earn a silver badge?!


Sebastian, Year 11, plays the Last Post during the two minutes' silence our boys observed this morning for

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Posted on July 7th 2016

Renaissance Day, Thursday 7 July - What Happened?

Pictures from our latest Renaissance Day on Thursday 7th July. Renaissance days are when our normal timetable is suspended for all students so that they can take part in a variety of educational activities and workshops.

At London Zoo on a geography and science trip looking at conservation and animal adaptation. Here we're learning about how vets in Gujurat treat injured lions.

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At St Paul's Cathedral to learn about religious expression through architecture, and Christianity in British history.

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Sebastian wins the javelin during our Year 7 sports event, taking place all day at King's College Sports Ground.

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The whole of year 7 were with the PE department for Renaissance Day on Thursday, at King’s College Sports Ground. The boys were split into four very even teams. The morning saw the games events with fierce competition at football, handball, softball and cricket.

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The afternoon saw the athletics competitions. All of the disciplines were represented including throwing, jumping, long distance, sprinting and the best part……. the relays.

After an excellent afternoon the final scores were released and the boys left after a tiring but highly competitive day. The final standing were: 1st Red team – captain, Gareth; 2nd Blue team – captain, Ethan; 3rd Orange team – captain, Terron; 4th Green team – captain, Harry.

At St Paul's Cathedral learning about religion and architecture (and enjoying spectacular views!).

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The whole group enjoying the sunshine at London Zoo.

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Getting ready to meet the tigers in Tiger Territory at London Zoo.

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Taking a well-earning break during our Year 7 sports event, taking place all day at King's College Sports Ground.

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Up close and person with the butterflies at London Zoo.

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Jem and Hassan as gorillas at London Zoo!

Jem & Hassan as Gorillas!

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London Zoo

Here are full details of all the educational trips.

Year 7 – Sports

A sports day for the whole of Year 7, hosted at Kings College Sports Ground.

Year 8 – Science

Some students visited London Zoo, where they studied animal habitats, the impact of modern society on the environment, and endangered species.

All other students were at the Academy for the day, completing a team-based physics project, with prizes for the winning teams!

St Pauls

Year 9 – Religion, philosophy and self-expression

Groups of students visited:

  • Ballet Boyz Dance Studio in Kingston
  • Jamyang Buddhist Centre to learn about mindfulness and meditation
  • St Pauls Cathedral to learn about religious expression through architecture, and Christianity in British history
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir to learn about Hinduism and religious expression in places of worship.

Year 10 – Britain past and present

Groups of students visited:

  • Imperial War Museum and the Holocaust exhibition
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • IMAX theatre, learning about production and the development of special effects in UK studios
  • Bewl Water for an active outdoor day.