Our Summer Showcase is on 14th July, 6.30pm - get your tickets!


A huge thank you to everyone at Norton Rose Fulbright, Shell, Citi and ING who helped to organise and host an amazing session for Year 10, giving them an insight into life at a top international firm. An invaluable experience! Read more


"It was great to hear about all the different taxes we pay and what they are used for," Faizal, Year 10. Find out what happened when PwC volunteers met Year 10 to talk about financial literacy and careers. Read more


Year 13 visit the PwC offices in the heart of London, to gain a valuable insight into working life at one of the biggest firms in the world. Thank you to Nikki, Garvin, Callum and Charles from PwC for making this trip happen. More at


Nine boys from our Harris Experience programme see behind the scenes at Christie’s Auction House and present their plan for an art gallery called 'Human Creativity'. Great work boys! Full story at


"The trip to Coventry University gave us a real-life experience on how uni life is. There was a lot to offer, and they have a lot of facilities." Mohiuddin, Year 12. Read about our sixth form tour of with at


Thank you Elizabeth Oladunni of for visiting our school recently and inspiring Year 10 to consider careers in law. They were inspired by her personal journey and we wish Elizabeth continued success in her legal career!


“If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism. We are not all the same and do not have the same traits.” Read about our events for


Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team. Don't miss out!


Students had a tour around the Houses of Parliament earlier this week to learn about the importance of democracy and the role of parliament. The trip made links with the Year 8 history curriculum which this term has focused on women's suffrage.


Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team.


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Our 5th and penultimate festival of the season today. Cant wait to welcome. Might get muddy!!


Read what boys wrote about their recent visit to Ironmongers' Hall, where they learned about its , , people and . "An exceptional, exclusive, exciting experience," Syria, Year 9. Read more at


“I loved how the actors reeled me in. Even our teachers went on stage to play darts," Nihar, Year 8. Read more students review of a brilliant performance of Romeo & Juliet directed by . More reviews at


A nice email to end Thurs🙂 . "I wanted to send an email to commend how well your students behaved on the trip to see Romeo and Juliet at Southwark Playhouse. They were a credit. They sat silently throughout the performance and always were engaged with the show." Very proud!


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Wonderful demo by on data-driven approaches to teaching


Staff and students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich would like to pass on their profound thanks to for such an informative and valuable session with holocaust survivor Eva Clarke to mark


Ben's 'Fantasy Wings' - diary of an aspiring pilot. Ben, Year 9, is one of our aspiring pilots who we sent off to join the Fantasy Wings programme - eight Saturday workshops to find out more about careers in the aviation industry. Read his diary here


Year 10 were really inspired by their time with Oxford today and look forward to finding out more about life at an Oxbridge college. A big thank you to .


Our Year 10 boys loved their time with today. Thank you!

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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.