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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 March 28th 2018

Lisa Thompson wins Southwark Book Award for her first novel, Goldfish Boy

Bookclub 1Since October, members of our Year 7 and 8 Book Club (pictured) have been reading the six books on the Southwark Book Award shortlist, which are now on display in the school library for everyone to read.

The Southwark Book Award is organised by Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager at HBAED, along with librarians from other Southwark schools.

This year we were one of seven schools taking part. Students meet each week to share their views on the books and with students from other schools via the Southwark Book Award blog.   

Award ceremony

On 15 March, 60 students attended the award ceremony at Canada Water Library and met five of the six shortlisted authors. They also met readers from other schools and between them awarded honours for best story (Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan), best setting (Huntress: Sea by Sarah Driver), best characters (Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson), best style (Lie, Kill, Walk Away by Matt Dickinson) and best theme (Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird).

Shortlisted authors meeting students

The overall Southwark Book Award winner was Lisa Thompson (pictured below). Lisa spoke to the students about the importance of not giving up and not being afraid to follow your dreams.

Lisa Thompson with her awardGoldfish Boy tells the story of Matthew who likes sparkling clean surfaces, staying safe in his bedroom and making notes about his neighbours. He hates germs, going outside and feeling like a disappointment to his mum and dad. When a toddler staying next door goes missing, Matthew finds himself at the centre of the mystery. David in Year 7 found the book “…so meaningful. It shows the lengths people go to just to help a friend even if it means having to overcome your fear and illness.”

Abdul, also from Year 7, particularly enjoyed meeting Elizabeth Laird, the author of Welcome to Nowhere, which tells the story of a Syrian family and their escape from war into a refugee camp in Jordan. The book finishes with the family ready to travel to England and Abdul asked Elizabeth if there would be a follow up book: “She said that the next story is up to us and how we treat refugees who come here. She doesn’t need to write that book, we do.”