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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Top Talent Programme

Our new Top Talent Programme is all about unlocking the full potential of students from all backgrounds.

Our school vision statement is very clear: at our academy everyone succeeds and achieves their potential regardless of any personal characteristics. Background does not determine outcomes.

The aim of the HBAED Top Talent Programme is to unlock the full potential of our most talented students. The three key pillars of the HBAED Top Talent Programme are:

  • Culture of Success
  • Autonomy and responsibility
  • Opportunities and experiences

Culture of Success

We will celebrate the successes and achievements of our students with a view to inspiring more students to follow in their footsteps. We will do this by measuring and holding ourselves accountable for outcomes – building on the outstanding progress scores in recent years by placing greater emphasis on the proportion of students achieving:

  • grades 9/8/7 (or equivalent) at GCSE
  • grades A*/A/B (or equivalent) at A Level

We will also seek to cultivate a culture where the emphasis is placed on students grasping the opportunities that lie ahead, together with a determination not to allow our students to be held back by the “obstacles” that they may face.

GroupAutonomy and responsibility

We will provide greater autonomy to our most talented students and encourage them to take more responsibility for their learning and shaping their own futures.

We will do this through initiatives to support independent learning and providing suitable resources for students to use.

We will also help them to develop the key skills that they will need to succeed in their future careers – in particular, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

Opportunities and experiences

We will seek to open more doors for our students so that they benefit from opportunities and gain experience which will help to bridge the gap when compared with students from more affluent backgrounds.

We will do this by organising more visits to top universities and leading employers, as well as regularly inviting external visitors to deliver assemblies and workshops at the school.

We will also seek to enrich students’ cultural awareness through visits to museums, galleries and theatres. Find out more about recent trips and visits by all students.

How we select students for the Top Talent Programme

The students on the Top Talent programme will be the top ten students by attainment in each year group, based on the most recent summer assessment scores in English and Maths (or based on their Attainment 8 scores).

In addition, there will be five additional students who are receiving Pupil Premium or Free School Meals, or who have English as an additional language, or special education needs.

We will also identify creative talents in each year group – students who excel in Art, Music and Drama.

See our Top Talent Programme news stories for updates from the programme. If you have any questions about our Top Talent Programme please email Khasruz Zaman