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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


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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


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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.

Mr Connolly

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