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WOW. You've really pulled out the stops for us today. We could never say thank you enough.


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Great work boys! 🏆


Over 100 of our boys have been rewarded for their consistently good conduct at special breakfasts with Principal Mr Groves this week. Our boys' conduct has remained excellent this term, with 25,836 points awarded by staff. Well done boys! Find out more


We are proud to be an anti-racist school and stand united: changing minds and changing lives by being


Supporting anti-racist education every day at . Solidarity with and working to make lasting change


Year 11... don't miss this one!


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Dear students, we hope you have a restful half term from Fri. If you have any emotional concerns or worries over the holiday, remember you can get support from . It’s free, safe and easy to use. Watch the video below to find out more


We're continuing our tradition of Principal’s Breakfasts as part of our programme this year, even though this year they must be in year group bubbles and socially distanced, of course. Find out more at


6th Form Virtual Open Evening, Weds 14th Oct, 5.30pm. Find out how our Sixth Form can help you take the next step towards university, apprenticeships or work. Sign up for this LIVE online event at


"I’m happy that our school has taken the time to talk about this week in lessons and that we can wear stickers today too." Daniils


This comment from one of our former Year 11 boys has brought a tear to the eye... "Thank you so much for everything the school did to support me and my classmates. The school was like a family to me and I will really miss it."


"As boys, I feel that it’s important to talk about ," says Che. All this week we've been raising awareness of the struggles and sometimes hidden issues surrounding . Our teachers and boys are proud to support and .


This made us happy🙂 . A comment sent to us by a local resident: "I just wanted to say how nice it is to see the boys back. It is nice to see them around, chatting and laughing to each other and giving off a nice positive energy around them."


Music industry executive gave an inpiring talk to Year 10 today on the importance of and in helping to realise your ambitions. A big to Mr Lyn from all our boys! Find out more


To kick off , 30 of our students interviewed Baroness Wheatcroft of . They asked a range of probing questions around equality & diversity, raising achievement, global warming, the police and gender. Very proud of our boys' professionalism...


Visit our Virtual Open Day to learn more about our academy and meet Principal Peter Groves. We look forward to welcoming you!


Our boys are excited about meeting Baroness Wheatcroft of today for a two-way online conversation about democracy and role of the House. Thank you to “Learn with the Lords Online” programme ( for organising.


Our Poetry Table is proving popular... why not try a verse novel for ? A great story that gets to the point and doesn't waste time...


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On , we're thinking about all of the amazing verse novels that are out at the moment! Here's the brilliant reading from Long Way Down - head this way to find out why he thinks poetry is so powerful:

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Posted on November 30th 2019

Behind-the-Scenes Careers Tour of South London Gallery

Year 9 were taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of South London Gallery recently, where they introduced to different members of the gallery staff, who explained their roles and responsibilities

The gallery is publicly funded and is a free space for the community to use. Students were encouraged to revisit to see any of the current or future exhibitions.


As well as key roles such as coordination and logistics, which focus on working with school groups, the public in general and the artists themselves, students were  introduced to the communication and advertising roles at the gallery.

The students were keen to learn about how various members of staff work with the artists whose work is exhibited at the gallery. This included challenges and problem-solving with installation and working with other galleries regarding collections and facility-sharing.  


Students were also enthusiastic to learn about the various social media avenues the gallery uses, and how students could use these for different purposes in promoting their own art work.

Art Assassins

The students also learned about the various after-school and extracurricular activities that the gallery runs, including the Tuesday evening “Art Assassins”, which runs from 5pm - 7pm for students aged 14 - 20 years old. Students were keen to join this group and others can too. Simply visit the gallery at any time, including the Tuesday session, and sign up. 


There is also an open call to all students from Harris Boys to enter their work in for an exhibition entitled “What’s not being said”. The purpose of the exhibition is to talk about life in Peckham.

If you would like to know more about the exhibition then you can see Ms Osborne for details and help with your application. The South London Gallery has made a special exception for Harris Boys that all boys and young people from age 13 – 25 years old can enter their work, so this is an amazing opportunity for the whole academy to get involved, as well as any recent leavers.