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Boys enjoy a special Principal's Breakfast for students who made our 40/40 list in their summer assessments - coming in the top 40 for both progress and attainment in their summer 2019 exams. Well done everyone!


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Our first roadshow of 19/20 is now open for registration and will take place on 30th September 2019, 4pm at - link below to book.


Open evening and mornings at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you!


Congratulations to our students on their superb GCSE results! “I want to congratulate every one of our outgoing Year 11 on their exceptional results which reflect their hard work and commitment to their studies." Mr Groves, Principal. Find out more


Congratulations to our Post-16 A Level and Level 3 Vocational students on their success this year, including Rayyan (pictured with Mr O'Leary) who achieved AAB (A* EPQ) and a place at UCL to study English Literature. Well done everyone!


Nice email to get on last day of term. "I came off my bike this afternoon and I'd like to compliment the conduct of two of your lads who came over to help: they were extraordinarily polite, offered to re-pack my shopping and were generally a great credit to your school." 🙂


Mr Groves commissioned Hassan, Year 10, to paint this wonderful picture for his office. It is called the Empowerment of and reflects what HABED does to allow our students to flourish in the capital and beyond. Great work, Hassan!


This short film was produced by our students during a trip to . What does a department do? What sort of jobs are available? How to get started (link:


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Last month we were delighted to host a careers day workshop for students as part of ! wrote about their trip to , which includes some great reflections from their students! Thanks , we loved having you!


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Fantastic and rewarding day working on some Shakespeare scenes with year 9 ! Great energy and focus with some exciting work to share! Thanks for having us on board and for your brave bold ideas; a real pleasure!


Thank you to for welcoming our Year 10 students yesterday and helping them explore City in and more.


Very proud of Hassan, winner of the Key Stage 4 competition. Hassan has worked hard perfecting his skills in the art of oil painting, creating self-portraits which reflect his culture and identity. Find out more Great work, Hassan!


Thank you for supporting our boys. The really enjoyed meeting all our wonderful business volunteers!


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Absolute pleasure to attend ’s ‘Inspire The Future’ event to encourage school children to pursue a career in the NHS and, hopefully, as doctors!


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Please RT. We are looking for dancers, singers, poets, spoken word artists? To perform on 13/07. Would you like to showcase your talent to your local community? Please get in touch. Perform @ Peace Event 😊


Here are our first boys to achieve 500+ Harris Points this year. Well done Faizal, Yvan, Lalloh and Calvin! We now have 21 boys who have Gold Star Lapel Badges for reaching 500+ Points. See who they are at Great work everyone!


Download our latest school newsletter. Parent Survey results 2018-19; Southwark Book Awards; Uber Rewards Trip - five days to remember; National Maths Challenge - 23 boys honoured; Great Speeches; Spelling Bee 2019... and more. Hope you enjoy it!


This image is by Yvan, Year 7, who has a great natural ability with .


This image is a collection of for 26 boys in Year 8. They had been working on tonal for three lessons and achieved really nice results.

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Posted on December 18th 2018

HBAED Contributes to National Research on Education

IMG 061 copyStudents and staff at HBAED have worked closely with research company LKMco to help them gain an insight into how to tackle under-performance in certain groups of boys.

The academy was chosen after another year of outstanding GCSE outcomes for its students. Through staff interviews and student panels at HBAED and a small group of other schools the research team were able to come up with clear national strategies to help improve underperformance for boys from black Caribbean backgrounds and white boys eligible for free school meals.

"We hope that our contribution to this research might help students up and down the country to have the same support and quality of teaching and learning that our students have," said Mr Brett.

Research shows that boys from black Caribbean backgrounds and white boys eligible for free school meals are more likely than many of their peers to experience exclusion and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. This can make it more difficult for them to find employment.

Strategies that work

The seven key strategies the research suggested to combat underperformance were:

  • Enhancing pupils’ emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Working with parents and families and involving them in their children’s education
  • Securing access to high quality early years provision
  • Raising teachers’ expectations and addressing their biases
  • Recruiting and retaining a more diverse teaching workforce
  • Enhancing access to work experience opportunities, careers guidance, and support into employment
  • Encouraging peer support among young people.

Download the report to read the full findings. There are some excellent practical ideas which schools can adopt to support these students and ensure they have the best life chances available. 

The reason for the research was simple: pupils in London are more likely to achieve better outcomes at the end of both their primary and secondary schooling than pupils elsewhere in the country, according to research published by the Greater London Authority. However, by the age of 16, attainment among London’s most disadvantaged young people lags an average of 12 months behind their more advantaged peers, say researchers. This has an adverse effect on these young Londoners’ life chances.