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This week we had the chance to gain perspective on navigating the ongoing pandemic as an inner-city school. Click below to read our insider piece with Principal Peter Groves from . 👉


Congratulations to George (Year 7) and Micah (Year 8), winners of our Competition. George's poem (right) was inspired by Michael Morpurgo's 'Private Peaceful' while Michah took his inspiration from Iago. Well done boys! Find out more


Student historians from HBAED are working with Montaz Marche from on a presentation which will be displayed before a panel of notable historians at Ironmongers Hall (pictured). A fantastic opportunity! Montaz was very impressed with how much our boys are learning. So are we!


This exhibition pavilion designed by students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich won the architecture competition in Feb. Now you can see a 3D version. The pavilion shows the manipulation of the earth by human hands. Watch and marvel!


You could not be more welcome!


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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

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Posted on November 17th 2020

What Year 7 Boys Say About Starting Secondary School

We're very proud of how Year 7 have settled in since joining us in September, especially in this highly unusual term. We asked six Year 7 boys to tell us a little bit about what it's like to start at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich. Here's what they told us.

IsiahIsiah says…

Making friends was easy and we play basketball and football and have similar interests.

My favourite subject by far is English because every lesson is really interesting.

When I put my uniform on for the first time it made me feel older because I looked smarter.

RoderigoJuan-Roderigo says…

I love the library here because I really enjoy reading manga and watching anime. I never expected to have this variety of choices to pick the books we want.

The first time I put the blazer on it felt very weird because I’d never worn a blazer before but now I’m used to it already.

I’m really looking forward to History in the rest of Year 7. It fascinates me because I really enjoy learning about the Romans and Egyptian and Greek gods.

HarryHarry says…

The teachers have helped us settle in and have reassured us and told us very clearly what’s happening because of Covid and where to go. It was really helpful. I like Science because it’s more exciting than primary school and you get to do more things and you have more opportunities to use scientific equipment like microscopes.

Talking to older people before coming to secondary school they were saying things like ‘secondary school is bad’ and ‘you get so much homework’. But when I started it wasn’t as scary as what they had made it out to be. All of the teachers support you, especially through Covid, and they show you what to do.

DamilareDamilare says…

Walking to school on the first day I was scared about coming into secondary school for the first time but it’s been OK.

On the first day we came in on the Friday and met the form tutor.

There’s not been as many differences between primary and secondary as I thought there might be.

HenryHenry says…

I was really nervous on my first day because of how different secondary school is to primary. You go back to being the youngest in the school, but making friends was good as I had some of my best friends coming from my old school.

I feel I’ve fitted in really well.


LexLex says...

My favourite subject is Art. I really enjoyed doing art in primary school but there it was mainly about craft and pastels but now I’m learning how to cross-hatch and shade so it’s more challenging and more fun. I found settling in to Harris Boys’ quite easy because I came in, I sat down, and I just talked to people I reckoned would be good friends. I made friends with some of them and others I still talk to sometimes. One of the things about secondary school is you have different teachers for each lesson which makes it interesting and fun.