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The Academy Orchestra performed with on Friday as part of their Young Players project. We had a great time! Here is our performance!


Thank you so much for supporting and inspiring our students!


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Earlier this week hosted students for the ! The room was buzzing with ideas and we’re excited to see how these bright minds will shape the future of our cities! Thank you to for joining!


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Please can you share with your students. We are looking for young people (individuals/groups) to perform/showcase their talent! Thank you 😊🎤🎼🎹🎻🎹🎷


Day one of our Uber Rewards Trip to Surrey. Splash World, Box Hill, Pizza and more! Full report and pics at


Would you like to join the new Police Cadets group at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich? Every Tues from 7-9pm. Everyone welcome. Find out more at


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Day Six of our snowsport trip. The highlight of the day was our beginners group completing the famous Black run down from the glacier. Full report and pics


"It is quite a sight to see our boys coming down the mountain." Report from Day Five of our snowsports trip, and lots of pics at


"We awoke this morning once again to beautiful blue skies." Report and pics from Day Four of our snowsports trip


Report from Day Three of our snowsports trip. Please look at the pictures at and admire how beautiful it is!


Report from Day Two of our snowsports trip: "It was like watching a different group from yesterday, the progress they have made has been excellent."


Report one Day One of Crans Montana snowsports trip. An impressive first day all round!


Harris Boys‘ have arrived in Crans🇨🇭 A smooth crossing on the Eurostar, 7 hours 💤 , checked into our Chalet and now getting our skis and boards fitted🎿 🏂 ⛷ 😁


Look how proud our Under 15 team are to lift the Harris Cup, after beating an excellent team in the final. Please say to our boys. We've been hunting this trophy for the past 3 years! Full match report at


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Very proud of our team! A huge well done to all the students who competed so well today.


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🤾🏽‍♂️Huge Congratulations to the U13 Boys Handball Finals Medallists! You did your borough proud! ⭐️ 🥇 🥈 🥉, 🥉St Pauls,


We couldn't be more proud of our boys! Well done too all of them, and to all the schools who took part today.

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Latest News

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.