Thank you so much for support this event, we really do appreciate the different it makes to our boys


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Participated in careers fair on Tuesday. Thank you to the staff for helping me to encourage more boys into nursing. Hopefully at least 1 of the 7 seen will consider nursing/community nursing, as a career.


The two finalists in our 2022 Tournament - Victor and Elwood G, both Year 7. Elwood’s preparation with the opening moves led to a decisive win. Well done, Elwood!


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Thank you to students from for visiting our Avery Hill campus yesterday for a Sports Taster Day 👏 They had the chance to get into the sports labs and take part in various performance testing activities, and learn lots about the Sports courses we have on offer 🏋️


Our Summer Showcase is on 14th July, 6.30pm - get your tickets!


A huge thank you to everyone at Norton Rose Fulbright, Shell, Citi and ING who helped to organise and host an amazing session for Year 10, giving them an insight into life at a top international firm. An invaluable experience! Read more


"It was great to hear about all the different taxes we pay and what they are used for," Faizal, Year 10. Find out what happened when PwC volunteers met Year 10 to talk about financial literacy and careers. Read more


Year 13 visit the PwC offices in the heart of London, to gain a valuable insight into working life at one of the biggest firms in the world. Thank you to Nikki, Garvin, Callum and Charles from PwC for making this trip happen. More at


Nine boys from our Harris Experience programme see behind the scenes at Christie’s Auction House and present their plan for an art gallery called 'Human Creativity'. Great work boys! Full story at


"The trip to Coventry University gave us a real-life experience on how uni life is. There was a lot to offer, and they have a lot of facilities." Mohiuddin, Year 12. Read about our sixth form tour of with at


Thank you Elizabeth Oladunni of for visiting our school recently and inspiring Year 10 to consider careers in law. They were inspired by her personal journey and we wish Elizabeth continued success in her legal career!


“If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism. We are not all the same and do not have the same traits.” Read about our events for


Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team. Don't miss out!


Students had a tour around the Houses of Parliament earlier this week to learn about the importance of democracy and the role of parliament. The trip made links with the Year 8 history curriculum which this term has focused on women's suffrage.


Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team.


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Our 5th and penultimate festival of the season today. Cant wait to welcome. Might get muddy!!


Read what boys wrote about their recent visit to Ironmongers' Hall, where they learned about its , , people and . "An exceptional, exclusive, exciting experience," Syria, Year 9. Read more at


“I loved how the actors reeled me in. Even our teachers went on stage to play darts," Nihar, Year 8. Read more students review of a brilliant performance of Romeo & Juliet directed by . More reviews at


A nice email to end Thurs🙂 . "I wanted to send an email to commend how well your students behaved on the trip to see Romeo and Juliet at Southwark Playhouse. They were a credit. They sat silently throughout the performance and always were engaged with the show." Very proud!


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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.