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Shammah-Michael, Year 9, has won our competition for his 'Gear 4', a cracking work of strong narrative pace and purpose, making good use of his knowledge of classic titles. Great work! Read Gear 4 at


Forty boys from Year 7 were highlighted in their reports as showing an excellent attitude to learning. These boys were rewarded with a celebratory Principal's Breakfast with Mr Groves today. A fantastic start to their education at HBAED!


The University of Kent today explored with our Sixth Formers the benefits of going to university. Students learned about single honours and joint honours, and the academic, social and career benefits of attending university. Thank you to for coming along!


Riot Act visited to perform a safety presentation to some of our Year 7 students recently. The boys greatly enjoyed the theatrical performance and learnt all about how to navigate the city safely and securely. Big thanks to for coming along!


Watch a film about how out students got to design a pavilion for COP26. The pavilion was designed by the boys following a two-day workshop at Grimshaw Architects and shows a deconstructed dome pulled apart by the symbolic hands of humanity.


A big thank you to the inspiring Ernest Boadu of for visiting and speaking to our Sixth Formers about their future pathways. “He is a role model who we can look up to and relate with from his experiences." Rohan, Year 13


Our recent Awareness Event has really helped increase understanding of ADHD around our school. Read more at


We're very proud of our students who designed a pavilion for COP26. Seeing how our curriculum has real-world impact and relevance is incredibly inspiring for students.


Adam receives our first Bronze Badge of the year from Mr Cooper, for the number of Harris Points he has earned. There will lots more Bronze Badges awarded this year but Adam is the first. Well done!


Alassane, Adam, Syria, Getty, Gethin, J’Dore and Max pictured with Mr Ingham. Each week students are nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing all the time' that week and receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate. Great work!


Thank you to local entrepreneurs Erenti and SK for coming in to inspire our Year 11s. The boys learned about the two entrepreneurs' journeys to success and about what's involved in running a business.


Each week we nominate boys for 'doing the right thing' that week. Winners get a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate. Mr Ingham celebrates with our latest winners - Altana, Jeremiah, Prajenthan, Theo, Austin, Adam, Denzel, David and Abdulahi


Very proud of our boys who won prizes in the Sam King Windrush Awards, which invited children to write short stories about the men and women who travelled on the MV Empire Windrush in 1948. Well done Nate and David! Details and winning stories at


Well done and good luck in the next round! We look foward to meeting again!


We're very proud of our students who helped to design this pavilion for , built by and , and showing the hands of humanity pulling apart a dome. More at


A pavilion designed by students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is being built for . Designed in a project with and , the design shows the hands of humanity pulling apart a dome, showing our impact on the planet. More at


Year 11 - looking for past papers and other revision resources, in preparation for the mock exams after the holdiday? Find them all at


Boys in Years 7-9 were honoured today at a Principal's Breakfast for coming in the top 40 for both 'Attitude to Learning' and 'Attainment' in the summer assessments. Great work everyone!


Black history is everyone's history. This month we are marking and adding extra events to the many already integrated within our curriculum, celebrating Black history. Read more


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Huge thanks to for the "So you want to be a game designer" talk today & to the for organising it. It was a pleasure to see engagement levels of pupils at as well as those at , &more

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Posted on October 13th 2021

Black History Month - Black History Is Everyone's History

BLM3This month we are marking Black History Month and adding extra events to the many already integrated within our curriculum, celebrating Black history.

Black History Month is a chance to put British Black history front and centre - amplifying strength and success, and including how Black people have been integral to the growth, success, and development of this country.

What's happening

At HBAED, Black British culture and history is becoming part of our whole-school curriculum all year round, yet we will also join the nation in shining a celebratory spotlight on this month. 

Here is a brief overview of what's available for staff and students, including our assembly for Black History Month (pictured).

Two HBAED boys, Nate and David in Year 9, have won a writing competition describing the Windrush experience. Leaders of the Windrush Foundation will be visiting our school after half-term to award their prize. The students will also meet the Mayor of Lewisham and/or Southwark as part of their prize. A phenomenal achievement at such a young age! 


The CEO of BeReady, Kyle Burrows will deliver a employability skills workshop and Q&A, which is a great opportunity for our next generation of leaders.

Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE, Solicitor, Business Leader and Diversity Campaigner will be delivering a virtual talk to some of our boys, discussing her career and achievements. Because 'students can't be what they can't see'.

We've also partnered with East London Business Alliance, a social mobility charity which builds communications between businesses and the Black community. 

Dr Misha Ewen, Curator for Inclusive History at HRP, will explore the lives of women and people of colour associated with the palaces. Discover how their lives shaped the palace and its culture, and how their untold stories challenge the dominant narratives of British history. This event is for staff.

Author of The Good AllyNova Reid, will be in conversation with David Harewood, actor, director and author of Maybe I Don't Belong Here: A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery, in an event streamed live from the National Theatre. This event is for staff.

Black history is British history

Too often we default to a Eurocentric position and part of the groundwork in preparing our students to be global citizens is a school culture where the parallel stories of our students' diverse richness runs alongside Britishness

This ensures the students feel seen and proud of who they are. As a black student, constantly hearing a victim narrative isn’t empowering. Furthermore, while footballers, popular musicians and actors are important, we can also focus on professors, inventors, politicians, doctors, teachers, architects, poets, artists, scientists, and more.

This is where our teachers and support staff come in, as they highlight and champion Black academic successes as well as our struggles and sporting sensations.

Our school's Anti Racism Group is part of the academy's ongoing commitment to improving racial literacy - for us to unlearn and relearn - and prepare our students for the world ahead. 

Happy Black History Month.

In solidarity,

Lianne George and Charlotte Bateson