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Safe and happy - see the results of our student survey “I am delighted that our students feel so safe and happy while at school. I am especially pleased with how secure they feel during unstructured time such as break and lunch." Mr Carey


Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at


"Very proud of all our MANY boys who received certificates for outstanding effort, attainment and progress at the end of last term." Mr Ingham Full story and pics at


Download pictures and films from . Loads to look back on and enjoy here


A huge THANK YOU to our staff who gave up 9 days of their Easter hols to make happen, to the families who saved up for the trip, and to this fabulous group of students who made friends wherever they went by their exemplary behaviour. Simply unforgettable!


Our beginner groups took the challenging run through the forest this morning at . Watch them in action! Fantastic work everyone...


Boys.... stuck for ideas on what to read??? Check out the Year 7-10 recommended reading lists on our page at Loads of compelling suggestions, plus new recommendations for the summer term


Lots of pictures and films from Crans Montana today at See our beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in action... We're soooo proud of this group and how well they are doing!


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Students are developing nicely with a push for beginners to move to the intermediate levels tomorrow.


Day 3 of saw blue skies again. See more pics of our snowboarders and skiers as they develop their skills and take on new challenges Great work everyone!


News and pics from Day 2 of with and . Beautiful sunrise, fantastic conditions, amazing progress - and relaxing in a thermal spa at day's end. Heaven! More pics and full report Great work everyone...


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An inflatable challenge.


Day one on the slopes . A few faces in the snow, bumps and bruises but loads of learning and fun. Novices now snowploughing. Advanced group at 2257 feet! Proud of you all... More pics and full report at


We've arrived safely in , Switzerland, for 2018 snow sports trip. Greeted by heavy snow. Bodes well! Reports and pictures from tomorrow at


We're so proud of Crispin for his excellent performance in the Speak Out challenge regional final last night . Many congrats to winner Omotola from and all the other fantastic contestants. What a great event!


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"Wotsists for 50p" brilliant speech by Crispin from about the black market in unhealthy snacks on the playground fuelling an unhealthy lifestyle.


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Amazing to have so many Southwark schools represented by impressive young people at tonight’s event - high 5 Teams and SILS!


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Good afternoon Please can you let your students 16+ know we are recruiting thank you ☺


Great game indeed and congratulations to the winners too! :-)

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Posted on November 22nd 2017

Christie's Auction House Trip for Year 9

Year 9 enjoyed their second trip of the Harris Experience programme, travelling into central London to visit the Christie’s Education Centre. This was in preparation for their challenge of auctioning off a piece of HBAED artwork at the renowned Christie’s Auction House later in the year.

At the event they received a university style lecture/seminar on valuation of artefacts and art. This included discovering clues as to the history and value of objects in order to generate more information about these items (see picture below). The HBAED pupils demonstrated their investigative skills by having a lot of input and challenging the group with higher order thinking. This was very impressive and positively received by the staff at the Christie’s Education Centre.

Christies 2

The second half of the lecture was based on a famous painting called The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger. He illustrated a lot of information hidden within the portrait, and the boys had to investigative and discover the meaning behind the items and illusions. The group found out about the source of the painting and the political reasoning behind each of the clues. The Harris Experience managed to discover most of them within the session, however take a look for yourself and see how much you can find. Can you discover who, when, where and why this was painted?

Christie's 1 Holbein ambassadors

The next trip will be to visit Christie’s Auction House South Kennington to figure out how to art and objects within the building are valued. These sessions will enable them to appeal to the buyers at the charity auction at the end of the year.

Mr Metcalfe