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11/07/24

We hosted a fantastic summer concert yesterday, organised with meticulous care and passion by the ever-dedicated Ms Bee.The event was a resounding success, showcasing the immense talent of students from Years 7-12 and a true celebration of our school's vibrant musical culture. pic.twitter.com/1wc2r4AUGi

10/07/24

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich has scored a major win by clinching the 2024 EY Foundation Impact Award for Southern Education Partner.Announced yesterday, this award highlights the school's positive impact on the community in Southern England. https://t.co/zgJnFv6HP5 pic.twitter.com/8ImbNGi33l

02/07/24

The 30th anniversary of the opening of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London was the occasion for 30 of our Year 8 students to attend a spectacular performance of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' at the theatre recently. pic.twitter.com/1mPxaGAVpe

26/06/24

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich is proud to have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard, meaning that our careers programme meets all the gold-standard criteria for world-class advice and guidance. https://t.co/jcBZUJMPk5 pic.twitter.com/CGxkWnJ8Fk

17/06/24

Summer Showcase, 10th July, 6.30pm - Get Your Tickets! pic.twitter.com/VJYChQMf5J

06/06/24

Addressing smartphone addiction - headteachers of 17 Southwark secondary schools call on families to support a new joint approach to tackling the profoundly negative impact of Smartphones and Social Media on young people." Find out more https://t.co/kpYOXZ8hrm

23/05/24

Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at https://t.co/xnEkgtfYj5 pic.twitter.com/NTHnNajSD4

23/05/24

See our latest science experment with our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld. This one is on convection... https://t.co/boc1XYMjJt

12/05/24

Harris Dulwich Boys is pleased to announce a partnership with in support of their State School Sixth Form Cricket Programme. Details https://t.co/pLEr6OKPi1

30/04/24

Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum. https://t.co/dixREUEioo

22/03/24

Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.

18/03/24

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education! pic.twitter.com/v7kYxDhU4E

18/03/24

Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe. pic.twitter.com/eAc3eRjgae

18/03/24

Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate pic.twitter.com/vfyD3TDyLS

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated! https://t.co/UMwA7yMjcG

20/02/24

Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course." pic.twitter.com/y6KPjVpk7K

15/02/24

We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families. https://t.co/Frz4TrGe5f pic.twitter.com/S27e95IBt4

13/02/24

Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss! pic.twitter.com/mfp6r7W1xP

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Posted on April 12th 2022

Autism Acceptance Events, 31st March 2022 - What happened?

WorOn 31st March, pupils from Years 7-11 joined an event in the library where two autistic adults joined us to talk about their experiences of autism, the world’s perception of autism and the importance of developing understanding and acceptance of autism in our school and wider communities.

The event, which was held during World Autism Acceptance Week, was for all pupils with a diagnosis of autism, traits of autism, or who are going through the process of being assessed for autism.

One of our guests was a past pupil and another a member of our staff. Pupils had the chance to submit questions in advance or ask them on the day. There was an incredible atmosphere of inclusivity with pupils reporting feeling comfortable and safe to talk about their experiences amongst other young people with autism. 

Questions asked and discussed included:

How do you cope with sensory overload? This included talking about different sensations and objects that can really help with feelings of being overwhelmed. A lot of boys tried out our weighted blanket which can bring great comfort.

Does having autism make you more or less able to focus?  This lead to a lot of discussion about how autism can help focus hugely. Some boys talked about their interests and hobbies and how when they are really motivated they can focus for a very long time. In some circumstances it can be very hard to focus as there is so much else going on around us – lights, sounds, smells, movement.

How do you cope with the transition from Year 11 to 6th Form?

What advice to you have for coping with waiting for big news, such as exam results? Our guests advised making time to do things that you enjoy, exercising and doing your hobbies can mean that you give your brain times to think about other things.

What is it like to have a job if you have autism? Our guests talked about how choosing work that fits with your skills and interests is really important (as it is for all people).  A theme that came up too was making sure that you organise your work carefully in a way that helps you, and organisation and meticulous attention to detail is certainly one of the strengths of autism.


A display of books in our library for World Autism Acceptance Week.

Autium 1


What is it important for people to know about autism?

Pupils and staff were also invited to complete speech bubbles to illustrate what they feel is important to for others to know about autism. Here are some of them.

“I may be different to you, but I am still human. I still have human emotions, thoughts, and feelings. You don’t need to talk to me any differently or think of me differently."

"I am not stupid, but just experience the world differently to you. It’s not you and I, but we.”  

“How much stress they have with autism.” 

“It's a gift.”  

“It’s not a linear spectrum. No one is more or less autistic. We all have strengths and struggles in different areas.”  

“How autistic people feel, how they think they are stupid while they are not. How they think and how people help them.”  

“It doesn’t make you different from others.”  

“It doesn’t affect your memory.” 

“Some people prefer ‘I am autistic’ others prefer ‘I have autism’. Ask which people prefer or use ‘autistic’.”  

“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.”  

“Sometimes I feel like two different people and because of that it makes me lose focus often.”  

Autism Acceptance Week 2022


This awareness and celebratory works links with our previous Autism Awareness Week held last March and with wider work to promote awareness of SEND in our community.