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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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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