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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Wonderful demo by on data-driven approaches to teaching


Staff and students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich would like to pass on their profound thanks to for such an informative and valuable session with holocaust survivor Eva Clarke to mark


Ben's 'Fantasy Wings' - diary of an aspiring pilot. Ben, Year 9, is one of our aspiring pilots who we sent off to join the Fantasy Wings programme - eight Saturday workshops to find out more about careers in the aviation industry. Read his diary here


Year 10 were really inspired by their time with Oxford today and look forward to finding out more about life at an Oxbridge college. A big thank you to .


Our Year 10 boys loved their time with today. Thank you!


Our coach from was pleased to see 23 boys attend his session last week, with many boys going on to play with the Tigers at the weekend. Find out more about our clubs including , and at

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Posted on November 24th 2021

Raising Aspirations - Careers Talk With J P Morgan

A Vice President from J P Morgan, a global leader in financial services, came into Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich recently to speak to our Sixth Formers about their future pathways.

Ernest Boadu was very relatable to our students and understood the contextual issues that, if unchallenged, can dampen the boys' aspirations. Like us, Ernest is keen break down these barriers.

JP morgamErnest spoke of his ambitions as a young man to pursue a career in economics and gave examples of the resilience and determination he has demonstrated on his pathway to attain his personal goals. These are two of the 'Active Citizen' traits we try an instil in our students.

Ernest explained that having moved to London from Ghana aged 14, he completed GCSEs at a local school, Kingsdale, and then A Levels at another local Sixth Form College, Saint Francis Xavier.  He then attended Sheffield University before transferring to Brunel University to study Economics and Business Management.

Following graduation Ernest worked as a customer services assistant at Marks and Spencer’s to develop his communication and customer relations skills before taking a one week internship at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). This work experience opened up both an interest and opportunity to join and develop with Ernst & Young (EY) as a Consultant for a few years before moving to Deloitte.

Now as a Vice President (Process Engineering) at J P Morgan, leading the design and operationalisation of processes and technology delivery across several new business initiatives, Ernest has a wealth of careers experience to share.

He made it clear to our students that working hard together we can smash down barriers to education, careers, wealth and inherited circumstances such as birthplace and socio-economic status do not have to determine our destinations.

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What students said...

“Ernest showed us that we can have aspirations and we can be positive towards our Post-18 destinations. He is a role model who we can look up to and relate with from his experiences.” Rohan, Year 13

“I’m going straight on Unifrog to do some more research on the industries that Ernest was talking to us about. They sound really interesting and his career might be something I can follow.” David, Year 12