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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


Year 11 - looking for past papers and other revision resources, in preparation for the mock exams after the holdiday? Find them all at


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!


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


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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


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


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!


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


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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.


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


“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.


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.


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


The first of our drop-in is this Weds 29 Sept, 8.40-10.30am. Full details at


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


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


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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!


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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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  

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. 

Download our Wellbeing Curriculum Overview 2021-22