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Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.


It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education!


Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe.


Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate


🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:


🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:


Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated!


Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course."


We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families.


Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss!


We are thrilled to announce that our student, Sebastian, has emerged as the winner in the Southwark Regional Final of Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge. A compelling and persuasive performance indeed!


Our Art Prefects have had their second workshop with ceramicist Marie Tricaud. Students fired their ceramics in the kiln and applied coloured glaze. We experimented with colour and different painting techniques, finishing with beautiful results


Younes, Lawrence, Artur and Chowdhury competed in the Year 7 Spelling Bee earlier this week, taking on challenging words such as onomatopoeia, armageddon, connoisseur, fluorescent, leprechaun, garrulous and haemorrhage. A superb effort from our team!


Urban Plan delivered a great urban development workshop today. Year 10 students were split into five 'development companies' and had to show industry professionals why their team should gain the opportunity to develop a new town centre.


On Friday we held a special rewards breakfast for all the boys who helped with our Winter Showcase music concert at the end of last term.It was the largest amount of students we have had in one concert, so well done everyone. Our next event is Bugsy Malone in March!


Our debating team made waves at the recent competition held at Sydenham High. Twelve of our best debaters rose to the occasion, demonstrating their eloquence and critical thinking. Judges praised their poise and respectful engagement with their opponents. Well done boys!


Ofsted have again found our academy to be 'Outstanding'. A huge thank you to our excellent team of staff who work tirelessly to provide our students with the very best learning opportunities. Thank you so much😃. Read more


Our Chess Club enjoy a friendly tournament with six keen players from . The event was held in the school library, where 15 players competed in a series of matches. Great sportsmanship and camaraderie. Watch out for a Chess Competition!


We were delighted to welcome our sponsor, Lord Harris, to Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich last week. It was inspirational for many of the students to meet Lord Harris and hear his passion and enthusiasm for our academy.


Sixth formers attend a PwC graduate scheme event for Black students recently, organised in collaboration with . The event catered to Black A-level students in years 12-13 aspiring to attend top-tier universities. Read more

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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.

Pupils are proud of their school and feel safe and cared for." Ofsted, November 2023

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.