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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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This was a great session for our boys. Thank you 😃


This was a great session! Thank you .


Some of our Most Able students attended Christies’ Virtual Art Seminar recently, where they had to design an art gallery and decide which works of art to present in it, and explain their choices to students from other Harris academies. Full story


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Session 9 of our 10-week programme at the amazing today. Fantastic engagement as always from the boys! Mature, focused, and a genuine desire to learn! Always nice to receive such brilliant feedback! Great work boys 👏👍

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Posted on March 12th 2018

Bookworms Get Their Reward

HakimHakim, Year 9, shows off his three lapel Bookworm Badges, gained for borrowing over 200 books from the library since Year 7.

The Bookworm Badge scheme is a new idea introduced by Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager. “It encourages boys to read by setting them a target,” says Ms Mead. “They can see other students around the school wearing the badges and it encourages them to go for the next level of badge too.”

Boys get Bronze badges for borrowing 50 books, Silver for 100 and Gold for 200 books. Dejuan, Year 9, likes the idea of a badge scheme for reading because “not everyone can be good at sports. It gives you bragging rights. I like to read at home, on the bus or in any quiet place.”

“Other points of view”

Daquan, Year 9, has also bagged a Gold badge. “My favourite books are autobiographies, including those by Mo Farah, President Barack Obama and Malala Yousafzai,” he says. “I like them because you get to learn about someone from a certain time in history and their point of view. It’s really helpful. I’ve read books by people who have lived through World War II and the Vietnam War for example. I’m reading a zombie book called The Enemy right now. I don’t read this many books just to get the gold badge though. I read because I want to learn about different points of view and other stuff.”

BookwormThe Bookworm reward scheme has only been going for a term but because the computer keeps a record of all the books borrowed, some of our Year 9s are on their way to 300 loans already. One student, Brandon, has borrowed over 600 titles!

Leader board

The Bookworm Badge leaders board is displayed in the library and boys can log in to the library system to see how many books they’ve borrowed too. “The scheme ties in nicely with the Harris Points badges for positive behaviour too,” said Ms Mead.


Gold Bookworm Badge winners Hakim, Dejuan and Daquan with Ms Mead.

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