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Student home testing kits have been issued today for twice-weekly testing. It's vital that tests continue over the holiday and results are logged. Thank you. Details at


21 boys from Year 10 voluntarily came in early for extra this morning. They’re not letting a lockdown slow their learning! Great effort from Mr Gayle and our boys.


Comments like this really make our day🙂 "Your parent communication is outstanding. You take time out of your busy days even if it’s just to say he’s doing well. This is of huge benefit. Thnk you all for your hard work and the support you’ve given my son."


Thank you to everyone who attended our online event on Tues. And for the feedback! "As parents, your enthusiasm and the school's approach this week is really appreciated and it is encouraging that both the Yr 7 Head and Principal found time to participate." :-)


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Brilliant feedback from today’s session with the boys as part of our Positive Communication programme. Today we explored the meaning of success and the characteristics of successful people. Excellent behaviour, great conversation and fantastic learning. 💪


Boys in Yrs 7-10 have sessions in class today, to tie in with World Awareness Week. We've put up posters around the school, to highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out more at


We're holding awareness events this week, to tie in with World Autism Awareness Week, and highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out what's happening


No better way of being global citizens than by having from all over the world to learn with. This week we received responses from Longman Memorial Prep School in The Gambia and our students couldn't believe they wrote back!


We're holding autism awareness events at our school in March to mark . Find out more about what's happening.


Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich –


Students have been exploring how the world of work is evolving. In a survey they voted for the following as the top three skills they will need: creativity and problem solving; teamwork; and the ability to adapt and learn new skills.


No problem, there's lot of detail about our careers programme on this page of our website


Hi there, during PHSE lessons we collated ideas on the key skills etc and then followed up with a Microsoft Forms questionnaire which students completed afterwards


For , our boys explored different options that they can pursue after finishing school. We did a quick survey and most students expect to go on to university (76%) and a growing proportion are considering an apprenticeship (24%).


Several of our boys were pictured in the last week in an article about students returning to school. It's been such a pleasure welcoming them back!


The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on the theme of - with articles and poems by students in Year 9. In partnership with . Download your copy at


Student wellbeing will be on your minds this week with students returning to school. Click on the link below to read Bedrock's tips on supporting student wellbeing and learning at the same time.


Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich –


Boys have been finding out about different universities through the university webinar series. Full details of future webinars at


For our boys are learning about virtual work experience opportunities through .

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Posted on February 8th 2019

Southwark Foodbank Thanks Boys for Donating 251kg of Food

We were delighted to receive this letter in January from Southwark Foodbank thanking our boys for donating 251kg of food over Christmas. With the help of our students, the Foodbank helped 91 families over the festive period. We were delighted to support our community and look forward to a continuing relationship with the Foodbank.

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At the end of last term, students were supported by the English department to collect and donate food to Southwark Foodbank. Here’s what three of our boys wrote about our Foodbank Donations Charity Appeal.

“I feel very proud to have a made a difference this Christmas”

On the 17th of December 2018, my fellow students and I delivered much needed donations to Peckham Foodbank. These items had been generously given by students and staff over the past few weeks. We delivered the large quantity of donations into the building, then received an informative talk from the kind manager.

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Did you know that over 100 families will visit Peckham Foodbank over the festive period? That’s shocking! This fact shows how valuable your contribution to this service has been, providing for those in need. It was an honour to be a part of this appeal and I feel very proud to have a made a difference this Christmas.

Nihal, Year 8

Foodbank (2)“We can come together and do great things for our community”

Firstly, I believe it is important to understand who the recipients of foodbanks are. We often assume it’s solely for the homeless; we are almost ignorant to the fact that not everyone going through a financial crisis is homeless. Visiting Peckham Foodbank revealed to

me that there are many people and families living in London who may, from initial appearance, seem financially stable; however, they are unfortunately experiencing hunger because they simply can’t afford sufficient amounts of food.

Another misperception we all need to understand is that a large proportion of these people are in these troubled situations from no fault of their own. The government over the last couple of years has altered how it provides public benefits. As a result, people who previously received help from the government have since been left to suffer alone.

The change in government policy has meant that groups like the Trussell Trust has seen an exponential increase in foodbank usage. Over the last several years, foodbank usage has massively increased from 3,000 packages in 2005/6 to 1.3 million in 2017/8. The overarching problem that forces people to rely on foodbanks, according to Oxfam, is ‘immediate income crisis.’ Importantly, these individuals aren’t scroungers, lazy or cheating the system, they just have nowhere else to turn.

Foodbank (1)Personally, I believe that this trip allowed us as students to lose our sense of naivety; to uncover the harsh realities some people face in our society.

Despite our youthfulness, we too have an obligation to give within our community. The Southwark Foodbank manager mentioned the ‘relief’ which recipients often feel after a meal. I too felt this relief in the sense that our contributions will mean a person or perhaps even a family will not go hungry this Christmas.

In such a desperate time, it is essential that we all give a helping hand to those less fortunate not forgetting that falling into poverty can happen to anyone at any time.

The school donations delivered last Monday were greatly appreciated, and showed that when it matters we are able to come together and do great things for our community.

Thank you for your donations this Christmas.

Razzaq and Zack, Year 11

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