Year 13 visit the PwC offices in the heart of London, to gain a valuable insight into working life at one of the biggest firms in the world. Thank you to Nikki, Garvin, Callum and Charles from PwC for making this trip happen. More at


Nine boys from our Harris Experience programme see behind the scenes at Christie’s Auction House and present their plan for an art gallery called 'Human Creativity'. Great work boys! Full story at


"The trip to Coventry University gave us a real-life experience on how uni life is. There was a lot to offer, and they have a lot of facilities." Mohiuddin, Year 12. Read about our sixth form tour of with at


Thank you Elizabeth Oladunni of for visiting our school recently and inspiring Year 10 to consider careers in law. They were inspired by her personal journey and we wish Elizabeth continued success in her legal career!


“If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism. We are not all the same and do not have the same traits.” Read about our events for


Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team. Don't miss out!


Students had a tour around the Houses of Parliament earlier this week to learn about the importance of democracy and the role of parliament. The trip made links with the Year 8 history curriculum which this term has focused on women's suffrage.


Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team.


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Our 5th and penultimate festival of the season today. Cant wait to welcome. Might get muddy!!


Read what boys wrote about their recent visit to Ironmongers' Hall, where they learned about its , , people and . "An exceptional, exclusive, exciting experience," Syria, Year 9. Read more at


“I loved how the actors reeled me in. Even our teachers went on stage to play darts," Nihar, Year 8. Read more students review of a brilliant performance of Romeo & Juliet directed by . More reviews at


A nice email to end Thurs🙂 . "I wanted to send an email to commend how well your students behaved on the trip to see Romeo and Juliet at Southwark Playhouse. They were a credit. They sat silently throughout the performance and always were engaged with the show." Very proud!


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Wonderful demo by on data-driven approaches to teaching


Staff and students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich would like to pass on their profound thanks to for such an informative and valuable session with holocaust survivor Eva Clarke to mark


Ben's 'Fantasy Wings' - diary of an aspiring pilot. Ben, Year 9, is one of our aspiring pilots who we sent off to join the Fantasy Wings programme - eight Saturday workshops to find out more about careers in the aviation industry. Read his diary here


Year 10 were really inspired by their time with Oxford today and look forward to finding out more about life at an Oxbridge college. A big thank you to .


Our Year 10 boys loved their time with today. Thank you!


Our coach from was pleased to see 23 boys attend his session last week, with many boys going on to play with the Tigers at the weekend. Find out more about our clubs including , and at


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Great to have such a positive relationship with our schools across & and in this case, with


Every student at Harris Dulwich Boys has now attended a session run by The Nest. Located on Rye Lane in , The Nest from offers confidential counselling and support. Find out more at

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"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward” - Vincent Van Gogh.

Our Curriculum intent for Art is to give students a rich picture of the world, from which they are then able to make moral and cultural judgements. This supports us in becoming articulate, confident and opinionated with everything we see in an artistic and visual world. The Arts are important in building passionate and reflective students. Understanding and applying the formal elements of art across all disciplines: line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, colour and composition are vital in underpinning creative work.

A co-curriculum enrichment is important and Art links with many other subjects such as History, Music, English literature, MFL, Geography and Design Technology. Cultural links define many projects and literature is often a key feature. Arts is also committed to develop resilient, ambitious and curious people who will embed creativity in their own futures, careers and everyday life. Skills and concepts that are integrated to lessons are:

  • Resilience – trying something more than once
  • Safety and safe working practices – using tools and techniques safely and correctly
  • Culture – understanding the art world we live in
  • Proportion and scale - mathematical approaches to arts
  • Formal elements - showing understanding and application of line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, colour and composition.
  • Research - finding information about a topic that informs art
  • Explore and respond – experimenting with different medias and their properties
  • Refine and reflect – annotate, explore how to improve and present findings
  • Describe and analyse – explain the how and why
  • Independence – identify own strengths and weakness

All of these skills help to develop the Master key in our young people.

For further information contact Liam Ryan Read our latest news about art, drama, dance and music.

Curriculum details

Download the Art Long Term Curriculum Plan for Years 7-11. Details of the art curriculum will be added here shortly. An overview of the curriculum is shown below.


Examples of work

Still life oil painting by Hassan, Year 10 

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Lictenstein-influenced portraits by Devente and Luis, Year 7

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Close up of ‘threaded butterfly’ by Roje.

Art - Threaded butterfly

Helpful resources - enables artists, students and teacheers to independently and easily search for contemporary art and photography 

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Art and Design helps students with a wide range of future career options including:

  • Graphic designer
  • Artist
  • Photographer
  • Fashion designer
  • Computer animator
  • Architect
  • Interior designer
  • Product designer
  • Jewelry designer
  • Website designer
  • Comic book artist
  • Gallery curator
  • Illustrator