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After 18 months without a game, school football fixtures are back! Our Year 10 team took the short trip over to for a local derby on their brand new 3G pitch. Great to be playing again :-). Full report at


Open Mornings and Evening 2021 - come and meet our students and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you. Full details of our open evening and mornings (including dates and times) are at


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Individual success stories included Abid Ahmed, six 9’s, two 8’s and two distinction*; Anson Nguyen Dac, seven 9’s, two 8’s and two distinction*, and Syed Ahmed, five 9’s, four 8’s and one distinction*.


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During the national lockdowns they lost around a quarter of face-to-face teaching time


Our Year 13 students received outstanding A Level and vocational qualifications today. Students have secured places at many Russell Group universities, as well as prestigious degree-level Apprenticeship programmes. We couldn't be more proud! Full story


The Department for Education is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people in England. Find out more at


Pedro, Year 9, recommends Club. "Join Mr Hodgson and co and help take care of plants from the Sizeable Squash to the Minuscule Microgreens." Mr Ingham is very impressed, and even used the spare sweet peas in his own garden!


Journalism Club boys and their families at the premiere of their very own film about mental health at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton this afternoon. Well done year 8!


Year 10 boys enjoy a practical day last week. They had the chance to show off the knowledge they have learned throughout the year and recall practical skills from Year 9 too. Mr Ingham was thrilled to see so many 'Einsteins in the making!'


50 of our top students have won £10 Amazon vouchers! Well done and keep working on your development. is for life!


Carla Price is presented with her Lockdown Hero Teaching Award - one of several awards received by our staff in the latest Pearson National Teaching Awards. Very proud of our whole staff team :-)


Teacher Robin Sedgwick is presented with his Pearson National Teaching Award 'Certificate of Excellence' by some of our boys. We are proud to this year have four of our teachers recognised in the awards


Our Year 9 team won the apprenticeship challenge yesterday. Very proud of our boys! They left school cheering and buzzing having raised £509 for their chosen charity, Football Beyond Borders . Full story


Our boys enjoy an workshop with - using storytelling, physical theatre, poetry writing and visual art. London has lost its connecton. The local superhero ‘Empathy’, who would normally fix this, has burned out. Can our boys fix it?!


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We delivered our WYZ Money (financial literacy) workshop to a great group of Y8 students at last week. Read our article to see what the students said:


Massive congratulations to Joshua - the first boy in the academy to reach 550 Harris Points which means he has received his Gold Lapel Badge. Joshua always works so hard and makes excellent contributions in every lesson. A real role model for his year group. Outstanding!


The boys in our club are preparing for their final showcase in July. Harris Boys - full of talent!


Students in Year 8 are learning about the importance of good financial literacy with . The workshop helped our boys' improve their understanding of personal finances and develop a positive and responsible mindset to finances. The boys thoroughly enjoyed it!


We are very proud to have four of our teachers recognised in the Pearson National Teaching Awards this year. The awards tie in with National , which is for ALL staff working in UK schools and colleges.


Today is national , and you can send a card to a teacher or school of your choice using this link. We'd love to hear from you!🙂

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Covid-19 - Latest Updates From the Academy

On this page we will update you with key information relating to the school and Covid-19. Previous updates and letters home can all be found on our Letters Home page.

Covid testing and start of term arrangements

Letters have been sent to each family with details of arrangements for Covid testing and the start of term. The letters can also be downloaded from the following links.

Message from the Principal - 2nd September 2021

Dear parents and carers, 

I do hope that you have had a lovely summer and that your children are looking forward to returning to school. We are delighted to welcome another new cohort of year 7s and 12s to the academy. 

We are continuing to work with and follow the guidelines from Public Health England and so all pupils are expected to attend the academy to have an initial test for Covid-19 prior to the return to school for each year group.

These Lateral Flow Device tests are important so that we identify any pupils who may have Covid-19 but do not have any symptoms. This is a lot more likely after a summer break mixing with others, so please do make sure that you have given consent for your child to be tested and that they attend on the relevant date and time for their test so that we can help everyone return to school safely. 

There are a still a number of Covid safety measures in place. All pupils, visitors and staff are expected to wash or sanitise their hands on arrival on site and frequently throughout the school day. Our Academy building will continue to be well ventilated ensuring only fresh air is circulating.  The enhanced cleaning measures brought in last year continue to be in place and we have revised our Risk Assessments to cover the current Step 4 updates.

In line with the current Government guidance we will continue to ask students and staff to take two Lateral Flow Tests each week and will provide the testing kits as we did previously.  Please do not send your son/ward to school if he has any symptoms of Covid-19 or if he records a positive Lateral Flow Test.

Please be aware that NHS test and trace is now responsible for contact tracing, so if your child tests positive, they will contact you to identify close contacts who will be advised to have a PCR test. 

Should you have any queries, please do contact the academy. Enjoy the remainder of your summer break. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our students back to school. 

Peter Groves


Who can have a Covid vaccine?

People aged 18 and over (or will turn 18 within 3 months)

  • Can book online or call 119 for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
  • Can find a walk-in clinic to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
  • Can follow up with their GP surgery and book an appointment with them

Young people aged 16 and 17

The first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now available to all 16 and 17 year olds nationwide. Second dosage timings remain under review and you will be updated in due course. Parental consent is not required provided that the young person has capacity. 

In south east London, young people aged 16 and 17 years can get a vaccine in one of two ways:  

  • By attending a grab-a-jab walk-in clinic (no appointment required)
  • Through a direct invitation to book from a healthcare provider

Some children aged 12 to 15

Children aged 12 to 15 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if:

  • they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • they have a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19
  • a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
  • Down's syndrome
  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they're on the learning disability register)
  • a condition that means they're more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)

If a child is eligible for vaccination, parents will be contacted by a local NHS service such as their GP surgery to arrange their appointments.

There has been no decision made about a wider vaccination roll-out for 12 to 15 year olds. This remains under review and you’ll be updated in due course. 

  • Click HERE to download a letter to parents from Southwark Council about Covid vaccinations for 16 and 17 year old.
  • Click HERE to download a letter to headteachers from Southwark Council about Covid vaccinations for 16 and 17 year old.

Timings of the Day 2021-22

From September 2021 we will not be putting year groups into bubbles and will no longer have staggered start times. Click HERE to see the timings of the day for each Key Stage.

IMG 09741Home Testing Kits - How to Report Results

Click HERE to report the result to NHS Test and Trace.

Click HERE to complete the simple form and report the result to the school.

Covid-19 - national advice


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.


  • Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.


  • Cover your face in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • It is now compulsory to wear cloth face coverings on public transport, shops and several other indoor settings.


  • Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
  • Keep your distance from people who are outside your household or support bubble.
  • Limit social gatherings (including abiding by the ‘rule of 6’) and avoid crowded places.

Further information is available at