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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.


This image is by Isaiah, who has a passion for but has just began to use acrylic paint. He has gained a lot of insight and skill through his practice over the past few weeks.

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Posted on May 17th 2019

Southwark Book Award 2019 Prize for 'Boy 87'

Students from Years 7 and 8 attended the Southwark Book Award ceremony on 9 May and saw Ele Fountain receive this year’s award for her first novel, Boy 87.

This is the third year that Harris Boys’ Book Club has taken part in the award, which is organised by Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager at HBAED, along with librarians from other Southwark schools.

Since October, Ali, Amar, Abdul, Lennox, Ben, Tristan, Yvan and Adam have been reading the six shortlisted books and writing reviews for the Southwark Book Award blog.

Ele Fountain accepting the Southwark Book Award for 2019.

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Boy 87 tells the story of two friends, Shif and Bini, who become refugees due to war and political persecution in their home country. The setting is not named in the book but Ele said that it was inspired by her time spent living in Ethiopia and the images we have all seen of refugees crammed into boats.

“I like Boy 87 because it spreads the message that the world is still full of injustice, and that we should try and help those who face it," said Adam, Year 7. "It taught me that I should be happy with what I have because these characters are grateful for what little they have.”

At the award ceremony our boys had the chance to meet with over 50 other students from six other Southwark schools, discuss the books and vote for their favourites in several categories.

Adam, Year 7, meets Matt Killeen author of Orphan, Monster, Spy.

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Three of the shortlisted authors attended the event and spoke to the students about how they wrote their books and encouraged the audience to get writing too. Our students were able to meet the authors after the event and talk about stories with them.

Ele Fountain’s message to budding writers was that you can write about anything that feels important to you whether that’s something at home, at school or that you see going on in the world around you.

As well as the overall award, Boy 87 also won the prize for Best Theme. The Best Style prize was awarded to Sarah Crossan’s Moonrise, a novel written in verse. The frozen landscapes of Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone were rewarded with the prize for Best Setting. Sita Brahmachari’s wonderfully warm-hearted story of family and activism in North London, Tender Earth, won the Best Characters prize, and Orphan, Monster, Spy by Matt Killeen, a gripping adventure set in Nazi Germany, won the prize for Best Plot. All of these books are now available to borrow from the school library - see if you agree with the student judges!

Ali in Year 8 particularly enjoyed meeting Sita Brahmachari who had brought several props from her book with her. He said: “I can really empathise with the characters in Tender Earth and understand their feelings. It’s a very emotional book.” Ali said that Book Club helps you read “a much wider range of books than you normally would.”

Ali particularly enjoyed meeting Sita Brahmachari.

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The award event took place at Dulwich Prep School.

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The six shortlisted books.