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11/11/19

Sebastian, Year 11, plays the Last Post during the two minutes' silence our boys observed this morning for https://t.co/5RSeG8WTac

11/11/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is this Thursday 14 November, 5-6.30pm. Come along to meet our students and staff and learn more about our Sixth Form. We look forward to welcoming you.

08/11/19

Mr Ingham, Roman, Jamie, Amara, David and whole of HBAED wish best of luck tonight! https://t.co/xsZwE1ffyN

04/11/19

Harris Dulwich Boys and are in the top 20 schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index – a new way of measuring students’ progress which aims to take their backgrounds into account. Find out more https://t.co/GNXzD86QWr https://t.co/XHiDnst9xc

04/11/19

We are proud to be on the UK Social Mobility Awards roll of honour 2019 - for our vision that 'background should not determine outcome'. There are only 98 organisations in the UK on the roll so huge congrats to our staff and students. https://t.co/gYezZ0jMd7 https://t.co/JQERJrX0eO

01/11/19

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

We’re hiring! 😊 Aged 16-21? Live or go to school or college in ? Want to make a difference in your local community? Apply to join our team! Check out the flyer for details. Thank you 😊 https://t.co/bdSZB4eOWj

07/10/19

Aaron, Matteo, Nedas, Aaron, Bayo, Sviat, Gean-Carlos, Ali and Tayo enjoy breakfast with Mr Brett. Every Fri, students are nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing' that week and get a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate (and their picture here!). https://t.co/M9meGMtYaz

03/10/19

...I liked the focus on ‘Truth’ in the library. Expectations of behaviour are clear and management of it seems very proactive. It’s fantastic to have a former pupil back teaching in the school. Congratulations on all of this."

03/10/19

Nice comment after our open morning :-) "Our tour guide led well and showed us everything we could possibly want to see. We met enthusiastic teachers and engaged pupils. My son was amazed at how clean and tidy the buildings looked...

03/10/19

The U14 London Youth Basketball League tipped off this week at Dulwich College, where our boys emphatically represented the academy with a huge performance - unbeaten after their first three games. Well done to all the teams who made the event so memorable! https://t.co/6xuhCQJw7W

30/09/19

We were very pleased to welcome over 200 visitors to the admissions drop-in session today. There are additional sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday 1 and 2 October between 8.30-10.40am. We look forward to meeting you!

27/09/19

Andrew, Brandon, Andre, David, Jray, Daniils, Bilal, Zwolle and Daniel had breakfast with Principal Peter Groves this morning. Each week students are nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing all the time' that week and receive a free breakfast! https://t.co/Oo1tVd860M

25/09/19

We were extremely impressed by this model of the solar system made by Matteo as part of his homework. Great work, Matteo! https://t.co/w1Irqk0dEO

24/09/19

Boys enjoy a special Principal's Breakfast for students who made our 40/40 list in their summer assessments - coming in the top 40 for both progress and attainment in their summer 2019 exams. Well done everyone! https://t.co/ISZthGK4Rp

10/09/19

Retweetd From Charlotte Harling

Our first roadshow of 19/20 is now open for registration and will take place on 30th September 2019, 4pm at - link below to book. https://t.co/J2WYYljNC3 https://t.co/AHrlmle0ee

03/09/19

Open evening and mornings at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at https://t.co/seSrHlbggm. First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/YyzUE7pbPZ

22/08/19

Congratulations to our students on their superb GCSE results! “I want to congratulate every one of our outgoing Year 11 on their exceptional results which reflect their hard work and commitment to their studies." Mr Groves, Principal. Find out more https://t.co/FbUw1wX7IF https://t.co/XlQr7dVCzL

16/08/19

Congratulations to our Post-16 A Level and Level 3 Vocational students on their success this year, including Rayyan (pictured with Mr O'Leary) who achieved AAB (A* EPQ) and a place at UCL to study English Literature. Well done everyone! https://t.co/SgTqCH04WU

23/07/19

Nice email to get on last day of term. "I came off my bike this afternoon and I'd like to compliment the conduct of two of your lads who came over to help: they were extraordinarily polite, offered to re-pack my shopping and were generally a great credit to your school." 🙂

23/07/19

Mr Groves commissioned Hassan, Year 10, to paint this wonderful picture for his office. It is called the Empowerment of and reflects what HABED does to allow our students to flourish in the capital and beyond. Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/Y4eXxMaluJ

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Welcome

Peter GrovesA warm welcome to Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich from Principal Peter Groves.

If this is your first visit, I hope you find our website useful and look forward to meeting many of you when you visit our school in person.

This is a special Academy, and I am proud to lead a superb group of students, teachers and support staff.

What makes us special goes far beyond the “outstanding” rating by Ofsted we were delighted to achieve in 2011. At the heart of our success is an absolute belief in the ability of every student to shine – no matter what their background, ability or character. We will accept no excuses for being anything but the best we can be.

We combine the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching, learning and technology.

We focus on the development of our students as individuals, and guide them by allowing honest, trusting and equal relationships to form. We do this by regularly monitoring progress and understanding, using our developmental marking policy, class discussion, and role-modelling of expected behaviours.

Stronger as a team

When a student joins our academy some will already be high-fliers, others will be good all-rounders and some will face significant and individual challenges. Each student will already have a unique personality, gift and character that we will develop further by working together. I have made it clear to everyone at the Academy that we are stronger as a team than a group of individuals, and that by pulling in the same direction we will achieve great things.

We encourage our students to be critical thinkers and promote these skills throughout the curriculum.  A student at Harris Boys' Academy will learn how to engage critically with foreign affairs, religion and society, issues of citizenship and the media, so they acquire the skills, and recognise the value of, thinking for yourself and thinking in a well-reasoned manner. This feeds into our desire to leave our students with the ability to apply these same skills to any context, for example, whether they are being subject to peer pressure, or being actively targeted by extremist ideologies.

Bringing learning alive

Teachers take the time to get to know and understand each boy. Whether they need to be stretched, are struggling, or are somewhere in the middle, we will always work to inspire the best in all our students. This means:
 
  • Offering a full, broad and balanced curriculum, and helping every student find something he excels at; 
  • Keeping class sizes as small as possible, and employing teachers who make learning fun and engaging; 
  • Giving support to students who need it through extra tuition in literacy and numeracy; 
  • Offering a range of specialised courses for our Most Able students; 
  • Setting regular homework - for Year 7 students this will usually be two or three subjects per night; 
  • Encouraging debate, participation, and a spirit of enquiry.

Clear expectations

Children learn best when their school environment is safe, inclusive and welcoming. We have a culture of mutual respect between students and staff, and zero tolerance of bullying in any form.

We have a proven track record of getting the best from all our students, reinforced by very clear expectations regarding student conduct, manners, uniform and behavior which are non-negotiable and consistently enforced across the Academy. We believe that success occurs in a framework of high expectations, whilst also acknowledging that mistakes provide valuable learning opportunities too.

This results in our students constructively engaging with resilience-building activities and a positive learning environment where students do not judge or discriminate against one another.  We also support our students in challenging their own preconceptions as part of being meta-cognitive learners and ‘thinking about their thinking’. 

This is a school at which every student has the chance to find his own unique path to success, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities towards themselves and others, and I look forward to welcoming you in person, so you can experience our Academy for yourself.  

Peter Groves, Principal
Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich