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21/09/21

After 18 months without a game, school football fixtures are back! Our Year 10 team took the short trip over to for a local derby on their brand new 3G pitch. Great to be playing again :-). Full report at https://t.co/ma8GPd9Cx0 https://t.co/zz4W69ZB2U

16/09/21

Open Mornings and Evening 2021 - come and meet our students and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you. Full details of our open evening and mornings (including dates and times) are at https://t.co/RRfMzxwzca https://t.co/6ZEPO2N3uC

12/08/21

Retweetd From Southwark News

Individual success stories included Abid Ahmed, six 9’s, two 8’s and two distinction*; Anson Nguyen Dac, seven 9’s, two 8’s and two distinction*, and Syed Ahmed, five 9’s, four 8’s and one distinction*. https://t.co/6gYnwkPNlg

10/08/21

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During the national lockdowns they lost around a quarter of face-to-face teaching time https://t.co/B5rSUHxt3i

10/08/21

Our Year 13 students received outstanding A Level and vocational qualifications today. Students have secured places at many Russell Group universities, as well as prestigious degree-level Apprenticeship programmes. We couldn't be more proud! Full story https://t.co/pJH0QfTDxc https://t.co/3pOjIhbL4G

26/07/21

The Department for Education is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people in England. Find out more at https://t.co/JsMuvGETvg

23/07/21

Pedro, Year 9, recommends Club. "Join Mr Hodgson and co and help take care of plants from the Sizeable Squash to the Minuscule Microgreens." Mr Ingham is very impressed, and even used the spare sweet peas in his own garden! https://t.co/M7hrVPhDiR https://t.co/rKbUE1NIhO

19/07/21

Journalism Club boys and their families at the premiere of their very own film about mental health at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton this afternoon. Well done year 8! https://t.co/s31l7VwtYQ

17/07/21

Year 10 boys enjoy a practical day last week. They had the chance to show off the knowledge they have learned throughout the year and recall practical skills from Year 9 too. Mr Ingham was thrilled to see so many 'Einsteins in the making!' https://t.co/Rj2Z441v4p

13/07/21

50 of our top students have won £10 Amazon vouchers! Well done and keep working on your development. is for life! https://t.co/0hd00tFDxa

08/07/21

Carla Price is presented with her Lockdown Hero Teaching Award - one of several awards received by our staff in the latest Pearson National Teaching Awards. Very proud of our whole staff team :-) https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/WttakFEkS7

02/07/21

Teacher Robin Sedgwick is presented with his Pearson National Teaching Award 'Certificate of Excellence' by some of our boys. We are proud to this year have four of our teachers recognised in the awards https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/gINnIOGSoi

30/06/21

Our Year 9 team won the apprenticeship challenge yesterday. Very proud of our boys! They left school cheering and buzzing having raised £509 for their chosen charity, Football Beyond Borders . Full story https://t.co/pKuKJkgwlO

30/06/21

Our boys enjoy an workshop with - using storytelling, physical theatre, poetry writing and visual art. London has lost its connecton. The local superhero ‘Empathy’, who would normally fix this, has burned out. Can our boys fix it?! https://t.co/xNud2Dwsil

30/06/21

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We delivered our WYZ Money (financial literacy) workshop to a great group of Y8 students at last week. Read our article to see what the students said: https://t.co/Y9n0arUmxe

30/06/21

Massive congratulations to Joshua - the first boy in the academy to reach 550 Harris Points which means he has received his Gold Lapel Badge. Joshua always works so hard and makes excellent contributions in every lesson. A real role model for his year group. Outstanding! https://t.co/INnbkG7MF8

29/06/21

The boys in our club are preparing for their final showcase in July. Harris Boys - full of talent! https://t.co/RjUDtReaf4

29/06/21

Students in Year 8 are learning about the importance of good financial literacy with . The workshop helped our boys' improve their understanding of personal finances and develop a positive and responsible mindset to finances. The boys thoroughly enjoyed it! https://t.co/YeBwTXkO2X

23/06/21

We are very proud to have four of our teachers recognised in the Pearson National Teaching Awards this year. The awards tie in with National , which is for ALL staff working in UK schools and colleges. https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/CtqiNIxKDQ

23/06/21

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Posted on April 17th 2015

Year 11 Harris Cup Football Final Report

Football 2 17.4.15Following on from the Year 10 victory in the Harris Cup final on Wednesday, the Year 11 cup final game kicked off on Thursday.

Once again, the opposition was Harris Crystal Palace and the boys were hoping to inflict further heartache on them. This would be the last time the highly successful Year 11 team would play together, so everyone involved was hoping for a fairy tale ending.

Influential player

The game got off to a frantic start with both defences being tested early on. The pressure of the cup final clearly getting to the players, resulting in some wayward first touches. Eventually the pace of the game settled down and East Dulwich’s prowess started to prevail. Ethan was dictating play in the middle of the pitch, proving what an influential player he has been all season. Josh M, playing in his second match of the evening, showed no sign of fatigue and was linking up nicely with Ethan.

Despite the battle in midfield consistently being won by East Dulwich, no clear cut chances were created and the typically ruthless talisman Alex O, was struggling to make an impact. With East Dulwich loosening their grip of the game, Crystal Palace’s confidence grew. After a 50/50 ball was won on the edge of the area, Crystal Palace’s striker with back to goal went to ground after a grappling match with the imposing Victor. To the dismay of the bench and the spectators, the referee hesitantly pointed to the penalty spot. Their striker thumped the ball into the bottom right corner, giving Crystal Palace an undeserved lead.

Football 3 17.4.15Highly contested game

Following the goal, many were expecting an East Dulwich backlash, however Crystal Palace maintained the pressure and East Dulwich were lucky not to concede a second penalty. Kenny showing too much vigour in a tackle, taking the striker and none of the ball. To everyone’s surprise the referee waved play on. There was hope this would be the stroke of luck that East Dulwich needed to get back into this highly contested game. Before the half was up, Crystal Palace had a further chance and if it wasn’t for Brandon producing an outstanding save, East Dulwich could have been in real trouble.

The second half got underway and East Dulwich looked like a new team, Crystal Palace were camped in their own half. A tactical change in formation to 3-5-2 allowed Dre to push forward and he constantly asked questions of their full back. Chances came thick and fast. Firstly, Bilal showed great pace down the left wing before cutting back and bending a shot that look destined for the far corner, only to fly agonisingly wide of the post. The next chance fell to Ethan, following an excellent cross, he rose above the Crystal Palace back line before sending a crisp header back in the direction it had just came from. Once again, the ball falling just the wrong side of the up right.  

Pulling strings

Josh M continued to pull the strings in central midfield, and the introduction of Reece only strengthened the East Dulwich midfield. Josh K and Ethan were enjoying more time on the ball, allowing them to get into some dangerous areas, yet the final ball was still lacking. The diminutive Elijah was introduced, in the hope that his quick feet could produce that bit of much needed magic. Surprisingly, it wasn’t Elijah’s feet that caused the Crystal Palace goalkeeper problems, it was his head. Following an excellent cross to the back post, Elijah rose highest, however the Crystal Palace keeper produced a fine save low to his right, keeping the score at 1-0.

As the game entered the closing stages, East Dulwich kept up the intensity in the Crystal Palace half. When the ball did break, the ever-reliable Tariq and Yibala were quick to thwart any danger. Crystal Palace had now resorted to having 10 men behind the ball and were beginning to frustrate the East Dulwich team. Further chances fell to Reece and Ethan, neither really testing the keeper.

Much to the disappointment of the East Dulwich players and spectators, the referee blew the final whistle and the Year 11 boys undeservedly lost 1-0. Heartbreak etched across the boys faces as they left the field of play. East Dulwich knew they should have won, but today it wasn’t meant to be.

Special mentions must go to Reece, Bilal and Josh M who played in both Year 10 and Year 11 games, showing great fitness and commitment in doing so. It must also be noted that even though Josh M is in Year 9, he was one of the better players in both games.

Man of the Match – Ethan – Battled relentlessly in centre midfield for the whole game. Showed great work ethic and commanded the team from the outset.

Luke Nowers