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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


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


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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*.


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During the national lockdowns they lost around a quarter of face-to-face teaching time


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


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


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!


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!


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!'


50 of our top students have won £10 Amazon vouchers! Well done and keep working on your development. is for life!


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 :-)


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


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


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?!


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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:


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!


The boys in our club are preparing for their final showcase in July. Harris Boys - full of talent!


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!


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.


Today is national , and you can send a card to a teacher or school of your choice using this link. We'd love to hear from you!🙂

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Posted on October 2nd 2017

Flash Group Poem for National Poetry Day 2017

Creating poetryWe celebrated National Poetry Day last Thursday by creating our own poem at lunchtime!

This year’s theme is Freedom and we have been displaying poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah in the library to raise student awareness of his work in particular. Staff also displayed their favourite poems in their class windows for everyone to share.

At lunchtime, 40 students from years 7 to 11 took part in a flash group poem which we created using words and phrases plucked from pages of old and damaged books in the library – a wonderful piece of recycling which inspired many of our boys (see picture). Here's what they created!

The Green Death

The Green Death had pierced


Pickled rats’ brains

Dead man’s click.

A chill ran down his back

Turning to ice

Depressingly  frayed.

By the light of the few fires that still burn,


Conjure it:


Death Eaters.

A hollow laugh –

The terror it inspired.

Hacking his way

With characteristic anxiety,

Pain and fear.

The disgusting river.



Pure Terror.

Thanks to all the boys who took part creating our poetry bank and special thanks to Arthur Healey and Nabil Shukree who put this poem together.

Competition - write a poem about freedom

Students now have the opportunity to compete for a £10 Amazon voucher by writing their own poem or rap on the theme of freedom – the competition closes on Friday 6 October.

Here's some tips to get you started... Think about what you want to say. Choose the most powerful words and phrases. Move them around until they click together and sound fantastic. You have a poem! 

Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager

We've created a display of poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah to raise awareness of his work in particular.