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Student home testing kits have been issued today for twice-weekly testing. It's vital that tests continue over the holiday and results are logged. Thank you. Details at


21 boys from Year 10 voluntarily came in early for extra this morning. They’re not letting a lockdown slow their learning! Great effort from Mr Gayle and our boys.


Comments like this really make our day🙂 "Your parent communication is outstanding. You take time out of your busy days even if it’s just to say he’s doing well. This is of huge benefit. Thnk you all for your hard work and the support you’ve given my son."


Thank you to everyone who attended our online event on Tues. And for the feedback! "As parents, your enthusiasm and the school's approach this week is really appreciated and it is encouraging that both the Yr 7 Head and Principal found time to participate." :-)


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Brilliant feedback from today’s session with the boys as part of our Positive Communication programme. Today we explored the meaning of success and the characteristics of successful people. Excellent behaviour, great conversation and fantastic learning. 💪


Boys in Yrs 7-10 have sessions in class today, to tie in with World Awareness Week. We've put up posters around the school, to highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out more at


We're holding awareness events this week, to tie in with World Autism Awareness Week, and highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out what's happening


No better way of being global citizens than by having from all over the world to learn with. This week we received responses from Longman Memorial Prep School in The Gambia and our students couldn't believe they wrote back!


We're holding autism awareness events at our school in March to mark . Find out more about what's happening.


Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich –


Students have been exploring how the world of work is evolving. In a survey they voted for the following as the top three skills they will need: creativity and problem solving; teamwork; and the ability to adapt and learn new skills.


No problem, there's lot of detail about our careers programme on this page of our website


Hi there, during PHSE lessons we collated ideas on the key skills etc and then followed up with a Microsoft Forms questionnaire which students completed afterwards


For , our boys explored different options that they can pursue after finishing school. We did a quick survey and most students expect to go on to university (76%) and a growing proportion are considering an apprenticeship (24%).


Several of our boys were pictured in the last week in an article about students returning to school. It's been such a pleasure welcoming them back!


The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on the theme of - with articles and poems by students in Year 9. In partnership with . Download your copy at


Student wellbeing will be on your minds this week with students returning to school. Click on the link below to read Bedrock's tips on supporting student wellbeing and learning at the same time.


Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich –


Boys have been finding out about different universities through the university webinar series. Full details of future webinars at


For our boys are learning about virtual work experience opportunities through .

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Posted on December 19th 2016

UCL Lecture - Has How we Vote Changed in 2,000 Years ?

UCL lecture

Samuel Sigere, PhD student and guest lecturer from University College London, led a session recently on the political systems of ancient Rome and modern Britain

Students learned about how modern democracy works in our country, and the influence the Queen and voters have upon the government. Students then ran their own vote using this system, with both Jordan and Wasim taking the opportunity to try their hand at running for president.

Roman voting

Then Samuel taught students about the Roman system, from over 2000 years ago. Rather than the one-person-one-vote, voting in the Roman empire openly discriminated against the lower classes. Rome was split into areas, according to the class of people who lived there. Votes from people in 'elite' areas counted for four votes, those from 'upper' areas counted for three votes, from 'middle' areas two votes, and from the lowest class just a single vote.

The lower classes therefore had very little impact on the voting system, so politicians only had to appeal to the top classes in order to win the elections. Students then used this system and ran a second vote, with this time Daniel and Rhiyan running for presidency. The results showed that although modern and Roman systems are very different, the qualities voters looked for in their candidates were similar including confidence, trustworthiness, reliability and authority.


Students within the session had a great time and learned a lot of new content at a high academic level. Samuel was very impressed with their engagement and knowledge. Well done to everyone and we're looking forward to the next session.

Mr Metcalf