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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 October 9th 2020

#HelloYellow - Mental Health Awareness at HBAED

This week as an Academy we have been committed to raising awareness of the struggles and sometimes hidden issues surrounding Mental Health.

Adolescence is a time when many young people face pressures and stresses. At present these have been further enhanced, for some, by the climate crisis and uncertainty surrounding Covid-19.

Therefore, as a group of teachers and students, and as a school, it is imperative that we acknowledge the benefits of being open and supporting one another.

With this in mind, we are embracing the charity Young Minds and joining them on their campaign #HelloYellow to shed further light and normalise the feelings that our boys could be going through.

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Throughout our Wellbeing sessions delivered in lessons all this week students have discussed acts of compassion, support and encouragement. Accepting the weekly challenge to engage with this mantra through their daily school activities in order to foster a safe and secure environment for our boys to attend school in. Ultimately, building a community they feel excited and supported in.

On Friday, all students wore a #HelloYellow sticker and staff too embraced the name, reminding all that as a community we are in this together: working, building and supporting in an open way for all to tackle Mental Health.


Mental Health can impact everyone on different levels. It could be the smallest things to the largest. From feeling lonely or worried about the future – to not feeling the happiness inside anymore and not wanting to face the day.

Miss Taylor

Teacher of English & Personal Development Coordinator, HBAED 

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“I think mental health is really important and I’m happy that our school have taken the time to talk about it this week in lessons and that we can wear stickers today too. All of this makes me feel safer in school.” Daniils

“I’m glad that our school has allowed us this time to think about our emotions and not only our school work. As boys I feel that it’s important to talk about mental health so that we don’t grow up thinking that boys can't express themselves and have to hide from things going on in their lives. Today and this week I feel more free and open and that I am not alone in how I feel.” Che

“Talking about mental health has helped me as it shows that we are supporting each other. Looking out for one another – so that we don’t hold onto the fears that sometimes plague our minds. Ultimately as a school I think we do well as teachers and staff are always checking in with us, smiling and asking about our days. It’s a great place to be.” Isaiah

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