🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:


Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated!


Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course."


We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families.


Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss!


We are thrilled to announce that our student, Sebastian, has emerged as the winner in the Southwark Regional Final of Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge. A compelling and persuasive performance indeed!


Our Art Prefects have had their second workshop with ceramicist Marie Tricaud. Students fired their ceramics in the kiln and applied coloured glaze. We experimented with colour and different painting techniques, finishing with beautiful results


Younes, Lawrence, Artur and Chowdhury competed in the Year 7 Spelling Bee earlier this week, taking on challenging words such as onomatopoeia, armageddon, connoisseur, fluorescent, leprechaun, garrulous and haemorrhage. A superb effort from our team!


Urban Plan delivered a great urban development workshop today. Year 10 students were split into five 'development companies' and had to show industry professionals why their team should gain the opportunity to develop a new town centre.


On Friday we held a special rewards breakfast for all the boys who helped with our Winter Showcase music concert at the end of last term.It was the largest amount of students we have had in one concert, so well done everyone. Our next event is Bugsy Malone in March!


Our debating team made waves at the recent competition held at Sydenham High. Twelve of our best debaters rose to the occasion, demonstrating their eloquence and critical thinking. Judges praised their poise and respectful engagement with their opponents. Well done boys!


Ofsted have again found our academy to be 'Outstanding'. A huge thank you to our excellent team of staff who work tirelessly to provide our students with the very best learning opportunities. Thank you so much😃. Read more


Our Chess Club enjoy a friendly tournament with six keen players from . The event was held in the school library, where 15 players competed in a series of matches. Great sportsmanship and camaraderie. Watch out for a Chess Competition!


We were delighted to welcome our sponsor, Lord Harris, to Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich last week. It was inspirational for many of the students to meet Lord Harris and hear his passion and enthusiasm for our academy.


Sixth formers attend a PwC graduate scheme event for Black students recently, organised in collaboration with . The event catered to Black A-level students in years 12-13 aspiring to attend top-tier universities. Read more


Felix, Year 10, reports on our Student Council's visit to a Neurodiversity Conference hosted by Southwark Schools Learning Partnership . Read Felix's report at


Zain, Year 10, reports on his visit to the newly opened campus of the Access Creative College in Whitechapel, where students made an app, sang, learned about careers in gaming and graphic design and much more. . Full story


Students were blown away by the sound of a live orchestra during their visit to . They listened to Ravel, Stravinsky and Rossini and got the chance to meet the orchestra and ask lots of questions too. Fantastic! Lots more music news at


Year 12 and visited Queen Mary's University London for a day recently. They loved their day of lectures, with question and answer sessions, as well as a campus tour. A really insightful experience into what life at university is like.


Congratulations to our latest Bronze Badge award winners. You have to earn 175 Harris Points to receive your Bronze lapel badge. Pupils receive positive points for embodying HBAED values such as exemplary manners and consistent hard work. Well done boys!

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Posted on February 27th 2020

Year 10 Boys Win Architecture Competition

A team of aspiring architects and engineers from Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich have won a competition to design and produce a pavilion as part of Clerkenwell Design Week

The boys attended a two-day workshop at Grimshaw Architects, an international architecture company known for designing projects such as London Bridge Station, the Eden Project and Heathrow Terminal 1.


The boys worked closely with architects and engineers to learn about the principles of construction and design, before presenting their final concept to a panel of judges

The boys fended off some fierce competition and were selected as winners, and in May the boys will have the opportunity to construct a full scale model of their pavilion which will be on display in St James’ Churchyard in Clerkenwell, and feature as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.

Starting with a given set of materials, the teams created concept sketches, models, and drawings both setting out their design and explaining how they would would build it. At the end of the workshop the teams presented their designs to a panel of friendly architects and engineers from academia and industry. And our boys won!

Congratulations to Miqdaam, Muhammad, William, Jathursan and Devin (pictured above) on such a fantastic achievement and we greatly look forward to viewing the finished pavilion in May.

Below: Judges listen to our students' presentation about their concept for a sustainable pavillion.


"It has made me interested to explore careers in engineering.”

“It was a really unique experience that opened my mind to the world of architecture and engineering," said Muhammad, Year 10. "We enjoyed creating an idea, developing it with feedback from the professionals and then explain the sustainability of the project. It has made me interested to explore careers in engineering further.”

William, Year 10, agreed: “I was able to use Maths, Science and DT skills to deliver this project. It was really exciting to use such a wide range of subjects to be able to create an idea for our pavilion. I cannot wait to be involved in making the full model and putting it on display.”

Catherine Howe from Grimshaw Architects said: “The boys did really well, they were enthusiastic throughout, thought critically about the design challenges that we set them and were a credit to your school. And yes as our winning team they worked hard and presented their ideas well, the judging panel were impressed with their strong sustainable concept and we enjoyed having them on board for the weekend."

Thank you to organisers (pictured below) for making this opportunity possible.