Felix, Year 10, reports on our Student Council's visit to a Neurodiversity Conference hosted by Southwark Schools Learning Partnership . Read Felix's report at


Zain, Year 10, reports on his visit to the newly opened campus of the Access Creative College in Whitechapel, where students made an app, sang, learned about careers in gaming and graphic design and much more. . Full story


Students were blown away by the sound of a live orchestra during their visit to . They listened to Ravel, Stravinsky and Rossini and got the chance to meet the orchestra and ask lots of questions too. Fantastic! Lots more music news at


Year 12 and visited Queen Mary's University London for a day recently. They loved their day of lectures, with question and answer sessions, as well as a campus tour. A really insightful experience into what life at university is like.


Congratulations to our latest Bronze Badge award winners. You have to earn 175 Harris Points to receive your Bronze lapel badge. Pupils receive positive points for embodying HBAED values such as exemplary manners and consistent hard work. Well done boys!


Felix, Year 10, has been nominated for the BAFTA Young Game Designers award after teaching himself new programming skills from tutorials on YouTube. Read full story at


Harris Dulwich Boys welcomed five schools from across Southwark to compete in the annual KS3 basketball Olympic-style 3 vs 3 tournament. Our Yr 8 students represented the school with great pride. Congrats to St Thomas the Apostle College for winning the event!


Former student Alfie talks about his early STEM career at . "My key responsibilities are procuring and raising infrastructure orders for the contractors who work for Network Rail, but I'm learning about all aspects of planning." Find out more:


Surely day 2 of can’t be even better? Wrong! Gulfoss.


Photos of our students enjoying the stunning landscapes of Iceland on day two of our Geography field trip. The day finished with a visit to the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where the boys were able to walk behind the waterfall. More pics at


This Summer, eight students embarked on a four-week expedition to Kenya with , working on community projects such as building a school and beach conservation. Read Caleb and Stanley's diary at


Students Anishan and Adam fly a Cessna 152 as part of a ten-month training programme with Fantasy Wings. Each year we work with Fantasy Wings to enable three students to learn more about careers in aviation and experience flying. More


Our GCSE Drama students loved their visit to to see 'Red Pitch' by Tyrell Williams. "Seeing how a play can use such a unique stage setup to tell a compelling story was truly inspiring." More at


Surrey County Cricket Club is encouraging students applying for sixth form studies in September 2024 to apply for the Club’s new Sixth Form State School Cricket Programme. Details at


Our Gardening Club has had a bumper crop of tomatoes and peppers. A  special shout-out to Dominic, Year 9, for helping with the harvest!


Visit our academy and meet our staff and teachers. Open Evening, Thursday 28th September, 5pm-7pm. Drop-in mornings from 8.45-10.30am on Mon 2nd Oct, Tues 3rd Oct and Weds 4th Oct. We look forward to welcoming you. Details at


We are pleased to announce that all students can now get a free bowl of porridge from 7.30 am to 8am. Available free from our canteen!


“I am so proud of our students for what they have achieved in their GCSE results. They are so resilient and really deserve the success. Thank you to everyone involved in the Academy - staff, parents and, of course, our fantastic students." Chris Brett, Head of Academy.


Students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich are celebrating an incredible set of GCSE results this year. The students have achieved great outcomes and have surpassed the last standardised results of 2019 in their attainment and progress. Full story


First Silver DofE groups finish at Birling Gap in the South Downs National Park and venture onto the beach!

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Wellbeing Curriculum

Wellbeing is taught in Years 8-11 alongside the PSHE curriculum but has stayed as a discreet lesson in Year 7 in order to: 

  • Support Year 7 with their transition into secondary education 
  • Emphasise the importance of wellbeing  
  • Introduce the five ways to wellbeing  
  • Provide students with the time and space to explore wellbeing issues in a class and age-specific context  
  • Signpost further opportunities and wellbeing support to our students  

Click HERE to download the Wellbeing Curriculum overview

Click HERE to download the Wellbeing long Term Curriculum plan.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population.

They were developed by the New Economics Foundation as the result of a commission by Foresight, the UK government’s futures think-tank, as part of the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. This report presents the results of a scoping exercise looking at how the Five Ways to Wellbeing have been used across the UK since their launch as part of the Foresight report in October 2008. 

HBAED first utilised the Five Ways pathways in designing and implementing a wellbeing curriculum during the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21, as it provides a clear and easy to understand approach to wellbeing and allows for a broad range of topics to be explored under the Five Ways to Wellbeing: 

  • Take Notice 
  • Connect 
  • Be Active 
  • Keep Learning 
  • Give 

This allows us to explore a broad range of content under the theme set each half term.

Before moving into the themes the wellbeing curriculum starts with the Strengthening Minds Programme. Making the transition from primary to secondary education is an exciting time for students but we are aware it can also be daunting for many students. Hundreds of thousands of young people make this transition every year. However, the challenges that the world has faced throughout the pandemic has made transitional support more important than ever.

Our Strengthening Minds Transition Support Programme allows our students access to impactful wellbeing sessions to support the successful transition of all Year 7 students. Not only does this programme support students’ wellbeing throughout these unprecedented times, but it also ensures that students are equipped with the vital tools needed to successfully navigate their way through the most important term of their school careers.

This effective programme allows students to participate in weekly lessons that help them to explore their feelings towards life in secondary education, settling their concerns and bolstering their hopes. The programme also provides an opportunity to embed positive learning habits that will encourage academic and social success at HBAED.