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School food really matters. Thanks to our staff and Met police officers for helping us provide 400 free breakfast bags for children this week. Each bag has two weeks’ of breakfasts. Bags went out on Tues and Weds this week.


HBAED students... do you need more data to help you study? The government has launched a scheme which temporarily increases data allowances for some mobile phone users so that students can access remote education. Click here to find out more and apply


It's Wellbeing Wednesday so why not complete this full body yoga session today? We've a different suggested wellbeing activity for every single day in January in our HBAED Wellbeing Calendar at Take a look!


Over 2,300 e-books are now available through your school Reading Cloud log in. Click to start reading. Username is your school email address ( Password is harrisboys (you can change this).


Thanks for getting in touch, Nicole. If you are having problems accessing the dashboard could you email please? You can mark it for attention of Ms George if you like. We'll then get you the help you need.


We want to boost our students’ vocabulary and Bedrock is one of the tools we use. Has your child logged on? Are they consistently working on Bedrock? How much progress have they made? See your parent dashboard for an insight. Let’s close the vocabulary gap together!


Our Health and Wellbeing Calendar has a suggested activity for every day in January, to help you look after your health and wellbeing. See what's on the calendar today at


Retweetd From Southwark Police

Southwark Safer Schools Officers assisted food bag packing event this afternoon, 370 students will receive two weeks’ worth of Breakfast Bags to assist during these challenging times, these will be collected tomorrow by the families


This week's PE challenge is to complete a 5k run, jog or walk. Mr May has been out and running to set you some 5k times to try and beat, if you want to! But it doesn’t really matter how long it takes. Find out how to take part at


Thank you to entrepreneur Mark Jenner, Founder of for his inspirational talk to our Yr 7 boys recently as part of their Active Citizens Enterprise Day. “It was great to to see the boys demonstrate such confidence," he said. Read more


We are pleased to announce that we are committed to achieving the Quality in Careers Standard in 2021. We aim to provide an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance to address the career development needs of all our students


Getting this lovely message from a parent made a BIG difference to our day today🙂.


Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including the consent form, please visit Thank you.


Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation.


We are proud to present our Seasonal Showcase 2020 to show that, despite Covid, the arts at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich are thriving! Watch at


HBAED staff wishing you festive cheer - watch here!


Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations to the winners!


Prof Martin Marshall, Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, took the time recently to speak to our Yr 9 & 10 aspiring medics. The boys really valued hearing him talk about the impact of a GP's work and his views on the Covid vaccine.


A nice message from a parent to start the week: "What a wonderful job the staff at Harris Boys' academy are doing. I commend you all for your tenacity and determination and most of all the intensity of the support provided to the boys during these challenging times."🙂


Denzel is just one of 25 Year 7 boys enjoying breakfast with the Principal this morning. A deserved reward for an excellent first term!

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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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