Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app

Twitter

26/10/21

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 https://t.co/PJe6JeIhk9 https://t.co/nOHNsdlIJB

15/10/21

Year 11 - looking for past papers and other revision resources, in preparation for the mock exams after the holdiday? Find them all at https://t.co/ExPfzZeoNn

14/10/21

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! https://t.co/Rti12Vg13u https://t.co/zK8mPo9lts

14/10/21

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 https://t.co/X8v7x7pCN7 https://t.co/OXJkNlvR6O

07/10/21

Retweetd From Alleyn's Careers

Huge thanks to for the "So you want to be a game designer" talk today & to the for organising it. It was a pleasure to see engagement levels of pupils at as well as those at , &more https://t.co/pBgqtOQjZt

07/10/21

Year 10 Football - Alleyns 2 – 3 HBAED Our Year 10 football team travelled to this week for our first ever fixture against this school. Our boys won an excellent game 3-2 on one of the nicest pitches you will ever play on! Report at https://t.co/Jwlti86mP7 https://t.co/m9mQLSZGTe

06/10/21

Students who were in the top 40 for both 'Attitude to Learning' and 'Attainment' in their summer assessments were invited to a special 40/40 breakfast with the Principal Mr Groves and the KS4 team this week. Well done boys! https://t.co/SvJ7LMRaTe https://t.co/Y8JhYfawIW

04/10/21

Retweetd From Southwark Tigers

Good luck to both & who are receiving their first rugby coaching sessions of the season today. Participation means points 🏉💪

04/10/21

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

All set and ready to go again at the brilliant this morning. Looking forward to welcoming the year 10 students who will be taking part in our 10-week support programme. https://t.co/dGxhfu49Ms

04/10/21

Democracy in action today at Harris Dulwich Boys as we elect our Student Leadership Team. Best of luck to all the candidates! https://t.co/EhgLortm9u

30/09/21

“Being part of this programme could enable me to get into Oxford or Cambridge...” Our boys are really looking forward to the programme this year. https://t.co/NHHkaNZ1yw https://t.co/YVorqBeRvD

29/09/21

This week our boys are hearing about and our focus on and . Our student leaders will be driving our focus on equality this year. We look forward to working with them to make positive change in our community.

29/09/21

Southwark Police Cadets meet at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich every Tueday, 6pm. This week Year 8 and 9 learned about Police Cadets in their school assembly. See Mr Allison if you want to be involved https://t.co/I2xoMmsBQn

27/09/21

The first of our drop-in is this Weds 29 Sept, 8.40-10.30am. Full details at https://t.co/RRfMzxOaAK https://t.co/d97kV7WCFp

27/09/21

Our first assembly focused on and clubs. All this term we're looking at . Thank you to Khallum for his sensational at the assembly. List of clubs at https://t.co/brmDh7YK9K https://t.co/0By1chcyz0

27/09/21

All our clubs are now up and running. got off to a fantastic start with over 50 boys coming along. See a complete list of our clubs at https://t.co/brmDh7YK9K https://t.co/jL7gDOdt5m

23/09/21

Retweetd From Southwark News

Is your child is looking for a secondary - check out our essential guide Open days TOMORROW include: 's&StOlaves There are open days all week! https://t.co/hAcLzAzg7F https://t.co/el9xbaGxiw

21/09/21

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 https://t.co/ma8GPd9Cx0 https://t.co/zz4W69ZB2U

16/09/21

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 https://t.co/RRfMzxwzca https://t.co/6ZEPO2N3uC

12/08/21

Retweetd From Southwark News

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*. https://t.co/6gYnwkPNlg

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

FAQs - Year 7 Guide to Starting at Harris Boys’ Academy

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the Academy.  In this guide we have included a great deal of useful information.

Remember, you should NOT come to the Academy and should stay at home if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our attendance line as soon as possible.


When will I be coming to Harris Boys’ Academy?

Students in Year 7 start on Friday 3rd September. We have allocated a full day just for Year 7 so that we can dedicate the whole day to make sure that you are familiar and comfortable with the plans we have put in place and participate in a Transition Day experience.


Do I need to wear uniform?

All students must wear full HBAED uniform. The uniform includes black trousers that must be school trousers. Chino or jean style trousers are not permitted. It is also important that you also wear 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.

The Harris School bag is also part of our daily compulsory uniform. Please also remember that you should not have decorated your hair or eyebrows with any designs/cut-always or non-natural dyes. If you have a query, Please check our uniform and equipment policy if you would like examples of acceptable uniform and further information.

We are aware that sometimes there might be some delays with uniform, if this is the case please arrive on Friday 3rd September in black trousers white shirts and black school shoes (no trainers or patch pockets on trousers). As there have been unavoidable delays with some of the uniform items we have a large number of new ties here so please don’t worry about which colour to get. We will be able to swap your tie for the right colour.


IMG 061 copyWhat do I need to bring?

You will need to bring the blue Harris rucksack suitable for schoolbooks, this is where you can keep your water, packed lunch, PE Kit etc.

Please note that you do not need to bring any equipment as this will all be provided for you. Each student will have allocated their own personal learning equipment including pens, pencils, ruler, pencil, sharpener etc.


What lessons will I have?

On Friday 3rd September, after a welcome session delivered by your tutor and an assembly led by the Principal, you will follow your normal timetable of lessons. This means you will get to meet a selection of your teachers and start your learning journey straight away. Please note that you will not need your PE kit for Friday 3rd  September and that you will receive your full timetable on Monday 6th September 2021.


Where will I have my lessons?

Your lessons will hold in your classes depending on the various subjects to your classes.


How will I enter the Academy?

On Friday 3rd September, you will enter the Academy grounds via the student gate on Peckham Rye. Once you have entered you will be directed to the Year 7 area. You will then need to line up in the allocated area for Year 7s, but don’t worry as there will be lots of staff on hand to help you find your way.

You will then be taken in single file to your classroom where you will remain for the day with the exception of breaktime and lunchtime.

If you are being dropped off, your parent/carer MUST NOT leave the vehicle.

We are aware that this is a big day for both you and your parents/carers and that also for many of you, it is the first time you have been to the academy. To acknowledge this for Friday 3rd September ONLY, we have put measures in place for parents/carers where arriving on foot/public transport to drop you off at the entrance and then leave in a safe way.


What time will I start and finish?

 will arrive at the Academy either at your allocated time or no more than ten minutes earlier. Gates will open at 7.30am and line up for Year 7 will start at 8.10am so students need to arrive in the Academy before this. If you are early you will need to wait outside.

*Note enrichment and early finish Friday for staff CPD 

Table 1


IMG 058What will happen at break and lunchtime?

We are pleased that for the first day only we will provide all students with lunch. We do suggest that you bring an additional bottle of water or juice (not fizzy drinks) in case the weather continues to be very warm.

From Monday 6th  September, you will be able purchase a hot meal at lunchtime so please ensure your ParentPay account is kept topped up. Students who are in receipt of free school meals will receive their lunch in the normal way. Please also feel free to bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water if preferred.

Year 7 students will have a 20minute break and 45 minutes lunch time. During these times you will remain in your year group allocated area but will have access to the playground and the canteen.


How can I protect myself from Covid-19 whilst I am at school?

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.

How should I get to school?

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.


IMG 041Student expectations (guidelines)

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

  • Arrive to the Academy at your allocated time only
  • Students will wash/sanitise hands before eating
  • Students are to remain in year group area
  • Maintain social distancing where appropriate and possible
  • Students will avoid using shops before or after school

We operate a ‘not seen and not heard’ system for mobile phones, 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.


What will happen if I do not follow the new rules?

We know that most of you are excited to start in your new school and meet some of your teachers.  We have had to put new rules in place to keep everyone safe and it is important we all follow them. We will go through all of the expectations with you in more detail,  however parents/carers please do also read our behaviour policy.


What else do I need to know?

Over the next week you will receive a welcome call from the Year 7 team. The purpose of this call is for you to speak to one of your Year 7 teachers and for you to have an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have after reading all the guidance.

Remember to keep checking the website for any further information. We look forward to meeting you all!