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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 November 24th 2021

ADHD Awareness Events at Harris Boys’ Academy

We have recently held a series of ADHD Awareness Events following from our very successful Autism Awareness events held in March.

These began before half term with our parent/carer SEND Forum which was attended by around 30 people. Discussions included general SEND feedback and support, an outline of our plans for our ADHD Awareness Events and gathering their views on what they as families and carers felt was important to include.

Five boys with a diagnosis of ADHD gathered for sessions with our SENCO and helped her to plan materials to include in Form Time ADHD Awareness sessions for Years 7-11. 

The boys offered really valuable insights into what they felt was important to include, and the kind of message and information that they felt other pupils and staff should get from the events. The boys all worked in such a sensitive way and the sessions were really well received by pupils and staff.

One message the boys really wanted to get across was the many positives that ADHD can bring.


They were also very honest about the difficulties they can face, and what we as a community can do to help them feel included and respected.



Additionally on Friday 19th all staff and parents of pupils with ADHD were invited to a training session delivered by one of our Speech and Language Therapists Egypt Payne.  This focussed on both the strengths and challenges faced by young people with ADHD and focussed particularly on The Zones of Regulation and how we can support those with ADHD to function in the most optimal, calm state ready for learning and taking part in all areas of school life. 

Parent feedback included "Egypt Payne has been an amazing support to our family and Katherine Price has been very supportive of both my sons."

One of our Year 10 parents also kindly gave up her time to end the session with her perspective on the impact that ADHD has on her son’s life and learning. She quoted some stark figures from a national survey of education professionals around how little they felt they understood ADHD. 

At HBAED our awareness sessions and training are working to ensure that this is not the case in our community, and our parent speaker talked about the personal touch she and her son have received at Harris Boys’, and the difference this has made to his development and his ability to see himself as a successful young person, rather than to be defined just as somebody who has ADHD.

Ms Price

Our wonderful Librarian Mr Delaney has created a display with ADHD information and some brand new fiction and non fiction books.