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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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Posted on December 14th 2021

Shammah-Michael Engages Top Gear To Win Poetry Competition

IMG 20211203 122302Congratulations to Shammah-Michael in Year 9, who collected a prize for his winning entry in our library’s National Poetry Day competition. 

Regular library user Shammah-Michael entered a cracking poem of strong narrative pace and purpose entitled Gear 4, making strong references to his knowledge of classic Manga titles.

Well done, Shammah-Michael, and we're delighted to publish Gear 4 below, for you to enjoy.

Gear 4

By Shammah-Michael

Brink of death what should I do,

Go away I don’t even know you.

Why are you attacking me?

I don’t have beef with you just let me be.

They enemy says, ‘give me your head’,

I just say I don’t want blood to be shed.

He draws out his sword to strike,

I have no choice but to fight.

Busoshoku Haki Activate,

I blow into my arms I will not accept this fate.

My body enlargens this is it,

This is the power to beat this twit.

My transformation is complete I can win,

My chances of death aren’t now too grim.

The enemy has a smirk on his face,

You can’t beat me you only make a bigger target for my weapons grace.

He charges at me like a hawk,

This is my power you gawk.

He jammed his weapon in the centre of my body,

But my haki stopped it from piercing my tummy.

You can’t be free this is my new power,

You will go to the other side of the grand line you sour flower.

What are you going to do to me while my tummy absorbs his whole head,

I’m gonna send you flyin’ that’s what I said.

I’m ready to use my new move,


My countermove.

What kind of power is this he shouts while he sheds gore,

This is my new transformation

This is…