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The University of Kent today explored with our Sixth Formers the benefits of going to university. Students learned about single honours and joint honours, and the academic, social and career benefits of attending university. Thank you to for coming along!


Riot Act visited to perform a safety presentation to some of our Year 7 students recently. The boys greatly enjoyed the theatrical performance and learnt all about how to navigate the city safely and securely. Big thanks to for coming along!


Watch a film about how out students got to design a pavilion for COP26. The pavilion was designed by the boys following a two-day workshop at Grimshaw Architects and shows a deconstructed dome pulled apart by the symbolic hands of humanity.


A big thank you to the inspiring Ernest Boadu of for visiting and speaking to our Sixth Formers about their future pathways. “He is a role model who we can look up to and relate with from his experiences." Rohan, Year 13


Our recent Awareness Event has really helped increase understanding of ADHD around our school. Read more at


We're very proud of our students who designed a pavilion for COP26. Seeing how our curriculum has real-world impact and relevance is incredibly inspiring for students.


Adam receives our first Bronze Badge of the year from Mr Cooper, for the number of Harris Points he has earned. There will lots more Bronze Badges awarded this year but Adam is the first. Well done!


Alassane, Adam, Syria, Getty, Gethin, J’Dore and Max pictured with Mr Ingham. Each week students are nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing all the time' that week and receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate. Great work!


Thank you to local entrepreneurs Erenti and SK for coming in to inspire our Year 11s. The boys learned about the two entrepreneurs' journeys to success and about what's involved in running a business.


Each week we nominate boys for 'doing the right thing' that week. Winners get a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate. Mr Ingham celebrates with our latest winners - Altana, Jeremiah, Prajenthan, Theo, Austin, Adam, Denzel, David and Abdulahi


Very proud of our boys who won prizes in the Sam King Windrush Awards, which invited children to write short stories about the men and women who travelled on the MV Empire Windrush in 1948. Well done Nate and David! Details and winning stories at


Well done and good luck in the next round! We look foward to meeting again!


We're very proud of our students who helped to design this pavilion for , built by and , and showing the hands of humanity pulling apart a dome. More at


A pavilion designed by students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is being built for . Designed in a project with and , the design shows the hands of humanity pulling apart a dome, showing our impact on the planet. More at


Year 11 - looking for past papers and other revision resources, in preparation for the mock exams after the holdiday? Find them all at


Boys in Years 7-9 were honoured today at a Principal's Breakfast for coming in the top 40 for both 'Attitude to Learning' and 'Attainment' in the summer assessments. Great work everyone!


Black history is everyone's history. This month we are marking and adding extra events to the many already integrated within our curriculum, celebrating Black history. Read more


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Huge thanks to for the "So you want to be a game designer" talk today & to the for organising it. It was a pleasure to see engagement levels of pupils at as well as those at , &more


Year 10 Football - Alleyns 2 – 3 HBAED Our Year 10 football team travelled to this week for our first ever fixture against this school. Our boys won an excellent game 3-2 on one of the nicest pitches you will ever play on! Report at


Students who were in the top 40 for both 'Attitude to Learning' and 'Attainment' in their summer assessments were invited to a special 40/40 breakfast with the Principal Mr Groves and the KS4 team this week. Well done boys!

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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.