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Watch a recording of our live Virtual Open Day event on 24th Sept, hosted by Principal Peter Groves. See for yourself what makes the character of our school special


Thank you to the MANY parents who came to our live Open Admissions Event this eve and were so positive! Register for further live events with our pastoral team, students and SENCO at


Still time to register for our Virtual Admissions Open Event, Thurs 24th Sept, 6pm. Find out more about our school and meet Principal Peter Groves. Full details at


Camron in Year 7 collects his first book from our new pop-up on the ground floor. Our main library is currently closed to students but we are operating a Click and Collect service from our online library catalogue, because we


Year 6 parents are warmly invited to attend our Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 24th September, 6pm. Meet our Principal and learn more about our academy. To register, simply visit


Do you have a son in Year 6? Join us for our Virtual Admissions Open Event, Thurs 24th Sept, 6pm. Meet our staff, find out more about our school, and ask questions too. Hosted by Peter Groves, Principal. We look forward to welcoming you. Find out more


Hi Svea, who at HBAED have you contacted please? Could I suggest you try calling the school on 020 8299 5300 and asking about the best person to talk to? DM if you get stuck. Hope that helps.


We are very proud of our Year 11 boys and the exam results they achieved in August 2020 and wish them well with the next stage of their education. They showed huge resilience in difficult circumstances and deserve huge credit. Pictured: Arthur, Hari, Balla and Steven.


Starting Year 7 at Harris Dulwich Boys in September? Check out our Year 7 FAQs with lots of useful information about the start of term. We can't wait to meet you!


We are delighted to be opening the Academy to all our students in September. For the latest details about our September reopening (including staggered start times and dates) please visit We look forward to seeing you soon!


Students have achieved strong results for A-Levels, Sport and vocational subjects this year. 52 per cent of A-Level grades were an A-B, while around 91% of all students taking technical qualifications received a distinction or distinction*. Well done!


Everyone looks forward to the summer holidays, but after a couple of weeks most of us start to get bored. So, we’ve set you some challenges to keep your brain ticking over, and win loads of Harris Points! 🏆Have a go at them here➡️


A truly big THANK YOU to all our students, parents and staff for your support over the past few months. Have a great summer and see you all again in Sept!🙂. Signing off with our special showcase video!


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This is a really cool tree👍🙂, it is great to see the students valuing the positives experienced in this tough time and appreciate such things .


Messages from our HBAED Tree of Appreciation. "I am thankful for my friends and family who cheer me up when things go wrong." "I am thankful that everyone has been kind and supported me while learning at home."


Messages from our HBAED Tree of Appreciation. "I can spend more time with my dad. It's very fun. We have intelligent debates." "For having the confidence to talk about my feelings." "For my family since we are spending more time with them."


This is our HBAED Tree of Appreciation. We asked students in Years 7-9 students to say what they were for as part of their lessons. We thought you'd like to see some of their messages. "I am grateful that my family has come closer together during lockdown."


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have kindly supplied Another 2 weeks worth of breakfasts thanks to funding from their charity. 234 Students families are coming in to collect breakfast bags with beans wheatabix bread fruit & milk Big thanks to & our Safer Schools Police Officers for packing


Parents/carers... you can now download "Raising Little Allies-To-Be: An Incomplete Guide" from our resources page. A beautiful resource to explore and with children. Download it at


You can now download a resource pack on from our resources page. Includes a list of books, films, TV shows, articles, videos and podcasts to help get you educated. Download at

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Covid-19 - Latest Updates From the Principal

Peter GrovesDear Parents/Carers and students

We are delighted to be opening the Academy to all our students from September.

On this page, I will update you with key information relating to the school and Covid-19, so that you always have the latest details in one place.

We are following the most recent government guidance to ensure that the academy is fully compliant with the required health and safety standards. You can also download our Student Guide to Returning to HBAED.

As always, and particularly through these challenging times, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should have any questions or feel we can support in any way.

Peter Groves, Principal

Our planning

Download our Tier 2-4 Local Restrictions planning document, explaining the plans we have in place.

Staggered start and finish times

We are staggering the start and dismissal times from September 2020. Please see details below.


Arrival Time

Entry Gate

Dismissal Times

Year 7


Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 14:45

Wed 14.00

Year 8


Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 14:45

Wed 14.00

Year 9


Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon – Thurs 15:15
Fri  14:30

Year 10


Friern Road Gate

Mon/Fri 15:00

Tues/Wed/Thurs 16:30

Year 11


Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon/Fri 15:00

Tues/Wed/Thurs 16:30

Getting to the academy

Where possible you must walk or ride a bicycle. If this is not possible and you need to use public transport you must maintain social distancing and follow TfL guidance on wearing a face covering. If you are concerned about this please speak to your tutor or a member of staff.

You must travel alone or with siblings; you are not permitted to wait for friends or meet friends and you are expected to go straight home at the end of the day. On dismissal from the academy students should go straight home each day and avoid congregating outside. Students should not attend local shops or businesses as this will increase the potential for contact between different groups. By following these clear protocols, we will support each other and our local community in our efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Designated bus stops

On dismissal, students in Years 7, 9 and 10 will be directed from Friern Road towards Barry Road so that they can get to their designated bus stops. Students in Year 8 and 11 will be directed to the bus stops nearest to their dismissal gate (Peckham Rye).

Dismissal updated

Face coverings - updated government advice

Our local area Southwark, is not a local intervention (lockdown) area therefore, in line with the government guidance, we will not be making the wearing of face coverings mandatory in school.

At HBAED we have strong control measures which mean that masks are not necessary at this time. These measures include:

  • Separation of year groups at all times with demarcated teaching zones, staggered timetable, break and lunchtimes
  • Every student being in a consistent mini bubble with fixed seating
  • Stringent hygiene and respiratory controls including regular hand washing/ sanitising, and enhanced cleaning
  • Social distancing across the Academy when not in bubble.

However, we understand that some students will feel more comfortable wearing a face mask in the corridors and communal areas and we are very happy for them to do so. Likewise, staff will also have the option of wearing masks in communal areas and corridors.

Students will not be able to wear their face mask in classrooms. This is based on current evidence and the measures that schools are already putting in place, such as the system of controls and consistent bubbles, the current government guidance states that, ‘face coverings will not be necessary in the classroom even where social distancing is not possible. Face coverings would have a negative impact on teaching and their use in the classroom should be avoided.’ Should a local lockdown be implemented we will, of course review our guidance.

All students and staff wearing face masks must bring in a resealable bag for storing them during lessons and meal times. In line with guidance, face masks must be put in a resealable plastic bag while eating, or upon entering or leaving a classroom. Please note that it is vital that face coverings are plain, appropriate and worn correctly; they must cover the nose and mouth and should not be worn below the chin or exposing those areas of the face mentioned above. 

Please do speak with your son/daughter about the rules covering face masks, and the expectations of the Academy that masks are used correctly and safely. You can read the latest government guidence HERE.

Our overall plan

  • The Academy will reopen to students in all year groups in September.
  • Students must return to their compulsory education.
  • We shall be placing groups of students into ‘bubbles’ in order to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Students will continue to study a broad and balanced curriculum, as you would expect from HBAED.
  • Students will return in full academy uniform, including academy bag.

We have taken steps to ensure that the Academy is a Covid-19 secure workplace for staff and students and the safety of our community remains a top priority. We have implemented the following:

  • New hygiene rules and hand washing routines for students and staff
  • Extensive and advanced thorough cleaning of the Academy
  • Floor markings to help students recognise what a safe distance is from each other
  • Designated zones for each year group
  • A staggered start to the Academy day as well as staggered breaks and lunch times, to reduce contact with others
  • Adapted timetable of lessons to reduce movement within the building
  • Additional Academy entrances to separate year groups
  • Reduction in the number of visitors to the Academy.


Note to parents: We know that there is an issue regarding the supply of blazers from our uniform supplier, Stevensons. We have been informed they will be in stock from September 7th. Any student not in Year 7 who is awaiting delivery of their Academy blazer should bring a note into the Academy. For these students, the blazer will be compulsory from Monday 14th September.

All students must wear full HBAED uniform (though see note about blazers above). The uniform includes black trousers that must be school trousers. Chino or jean style trousers are not permitted.  It is also important that your son/ward has the correct shoes. These must be black leather shoes that can be polished.  As autumn and winter approach can I also remind you that HBAED students wear a plain dark coloured coat.  Camouflage style coats are not permitted. Please check our uniform and equipment policy if you would like examples of acceptable uniform.

Protect yourself from Covid-19

If you are worried whether your child’s symptoms may be Covid-19 related, please click HERE to read a guide from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

You MUST remain socially-distanced from staff and students at all time. You will be expected to wash/sanitise your hands frequently and it will be required at the following times:

  • After coming into school
  • After sneezing or coughing
  • Before and after handling or eating food
  • After going to the toilet.

Covid 1


The following outlines what students must do while at the Academy:

  • Arrive to the Academy at your allocated time only
  • Students will wash hands before entering the academy building
  • Students will wash/sanitise hands before eating
  • Students are to remain in their bubble at all times
  • Maintain social distancing where appropriate and possible
  • Students will avoid using shops before or after school

Covid 2

I have also amended the mobile phone policy whilst students are at the Academy.  We operate a ‘not seen and not heard’ system, so that students are able to carry mobile phones at the Academy in readiness for an NHS Track and Trace App to help control the virus.

We have written to each student’s parent/carer with specific information. Please review this carefully paying close attention to the start and end time for your child’s year group. We do ask for your support at the end of the school day if you are picking your child up, in ensuring that you do not wait outside the Academy which would prevent students and staff from social distancing from yourselves and each other. 

Thank you.

Peter Groves, Principal