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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!


Our coach from was pleased to see 23 boys attend his session last week, with many boys going on to play with the Tigers at the weekend. Find out more about our clubs including , and at


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Great to have such a positive relationship with our schools across & and in this case, with


Every student at Harris Dulwich Boys has now attended a session run by The Nest. Located on Rye Lane in , The Nest from offers confidential counselling and support. Find out more at


Shammah-Michael, Year 9, has won our competition for his 'Gear 4', a cracking work of strong narrative pace and purpose, making good use of his knowledge of classic titles. Great work! Read Gear 4 at

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Posted on February 25th 2020

'Special Educational Differences' Project with King's College London

SPED3Our Year 10 and 12 'most able' students are working with King's College University on a project to raise awareness and understanding of special educational differences (SPEDs).

The project aims to advance the education of the public, and students in particular, in the subject of special educational differences such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD. 

Students discuss educational differences and develop skills of critical enquiry, information scrutiny and analytical reasoning.

The university will also organise career-oriented sessions in which students will receive a taster of skills and basic theories learnt in healthcare degrees. This means that students can see how the skills they have learned might be translated into their future lives.

By the end of this project, students should be able to understand key information about a specific special educational difference, and introduce information about that difference to others. They might also be able to influence others to research about SPEDs.

Mayya Vorona (Joint Co-founder) is pictured above discussing ADHD with the Year 10 students.

Sarah O’Connell discussing infancy and the importance of parents at this stage.


Jeffery talks eloquently about how being ostracised from social groups and bullying could increase the risk of depression in teenagers with dyspraxia and autism.


Measuring the impact

Before the programme, students overestimated the percentage of people with Autism and Dyslexia in the UK (mean average estimation was 26.1%). In addition, 66.7% of students classified Dyslexia and Autism as a mental health disorder of disability. In terms of interpersonal skills development, only 12% of students rated themselves very confident in communication and teamworking skills.

After the proramme there was a significant reduction in the estimation of the percentage of people with Autism and Dyslexia. The mean average estimation was 9.7% for Dyslexia (0.3% from true prevalance of 10%) and 3.3% for Autism (2.3% from true prevalance of 1%).

No students classified dyslexia and Autism as a disability and only 12% classified them as a mental health disorder. The remainder (88%) classified Dyslexia and Autism as a Special Educational Difference.

In terms of interpersonal skills, 92% of students rated themselves as very confident in communication skills and 97% of students rated themselves as very confident in teamworking skills.

Here are two examples of group posters made in the session by our Year 10 students.