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We hosted a fantastic summer concert yesterday, organised with meticulous care and passion by the ever-dedicated Ms Bee.The event was a resounding success, showcasing the immense talent of students from Years 7-12 and a true celebration of our school's vibrant musical culture.


Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich has scored a major win by clinching the 2024 EY Foundation Impact Award for Southern Education Partner.Announced yesterday, this award highlights the school's positive impact on the community in Southern England.


The 30th anniversary of the opening of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London was the occasion for 30 of our Year 8 students to attend a spectacular performance of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' at the theatre recently.


Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich is proud to have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard, meaning that our careers programme meets all the gold-standard criteria for world-class advice and guidance.


Summer Showcase, 10th July, 6.30pm - Get Your Tickets!


Addressing smartphone addiction - headteachers of 17 Southwark secondary schools call on families to support a new joint approach to tackling the profoundly negative impact of Smartphones and Social Media on young people." Find out more


Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at


See our latest science experment with our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld. This one is on convection...


Harris Dulwich Boys is pleased to announce a partnership with in support of their State School Sixth Form Cricket Programme. Details


Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum.


Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.


It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education!


Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe.


Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate


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


🎉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!

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Posted on April 20th 2020

Diego's Message to Students - "Use This Time to Become Independent Learners"

DiegoA message from Diego, Student Principal

Dear all,

First of all, as a student leader I hope that everyone is pulling together in their households and supporting loved ones as best they can during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.

We ARE living a GCSE history question, therefore think how would you want your actions to be written and recorded? What can you be doing to ensure you make the most of this time and have a positive impact?

As a school, our teachers are working tirelessly to support us. We may not be in the building but school is so much greater than bricks and mortar, it is a community that works together and ultimately helps us achieve our greatest potential.

Therefore, please do not see our closure as an early summer holiday. Over the coming months think how you can prepare and give yourself the best start in September. Take this time to reflect on your goals and use it to become independent learners led by your own motivations. Think of how you can also set aside sometime to have fun and to be innovative at home during these times.

With this in mind, on our website we have The HBAED 'At Home' Activity Passport that you can start to complete. The activity checklist is aimed at making sure we have options to be productive and perhaps to get the whole family involved and to stay optimistic in these hard times.

Now, as we are all moving forward, our school year may have been cut short, with trips, lessons and tournaments cancelled. Yet, I want all of us students not to focus on the negative. Let us use this time to study at home, send our work to our teachers, learn a new skill or find a new passion.

Get ahead of the game

If smart, we can get ahead of the game and learn materials in preparation for next year. As a Year 10 student moving into his final GCSE year in September, I am going to be using this gift of time to use Microsoft Teams effectively and use the resources from my teachers to help me start on a strong footing as I begin my final year at Harris Boys'. As for all other years, it is important to understand what you can do to ensure that you learn your materials - to develop not only academically but as compassionate and caring individuals. What can you do to help your community? Online or in your household?

Finally, one last concluding plea to parents, teachers, students: stay at home, stay positive, stay compassionate. There is much uncertainty in such times, our world may seem to be collapsing around us, but each generation have had their struggles, this is ours.

We need to remain optimistic and aim for our future. We may be in times of great suffering, but with intrinsic hope, we must think to ourselves what will we (what will YOU) be remembered for? How will you tell this story to your children, your grandchildren? Will you be proud, would you have made the best out of this situation? What acts of kindness can you perform? And above all else, don’t lose your hope.

Eventually, we will be guided toward the end of this catastrophe. We will be prepared, and we will become stronger than before.

Stay safe and optimistic for the future.

Kind Regards,

Diego, Year 10, Student Principal

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