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21/03/19

Thank you and for welcoming our Year 10 as part of our latest to build capital, and aspiration. Find out more at https://t.co/GZuTOspkQP https://t.co/0DUdHjjdLr

21/03/19

Year 8 enjoy at trip to as part of our latest to build capital, and aspiration. Find out more at https://t.co/GZuTOspkQP https://t.co/MCgtJomePY

20/03/19

"Protecting our planet starts with you". Che, Year 7, has produced this exemplary piece of about what we can all do to protect our , from more to shopping wisely, to conserving water. Great work, Che! https://t.co/iW6vv2JxSc

20/03/19

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FREE workshops in April at University London for 13-18 year olds. and more. Find out more https://t.co/1hxFimAfaZ https://t.co/rTy6eLCjoM

20/03/19

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19/03/19

As part of our Pi Day celebrations we invited students to see how good they were at memorising Pi. And William is VERY good indeed, remembering Pi to 153 digits, which makes him our school Pi Champion! https://t.co/kevVMPyRJd

15/03/19

And the winning hub at our Year 7 health and fitness sessions for was.... Enterprise! ! https://t.co/NsoKpEUXso

15/03/19

Thank you to our Year 7 students and teachers for making today's and sessions so amazing. "One of the best days ever." Cosmo. "It was really fun competing against my friends." Ibrahim https://t.co/aTkVDx5cDp

15/03/19

“Even the people who don’t usually play sports are getting involved. It’s great fun.” Marlo, Year 7, who have a day of health and fitness activities today for this term’s https://t.co/BbwCFKpQPW

15/03/19

Sixth formers are taking part in a challenging Dragon’s Den-style event today, pitching their ideas for a fitness product or service to our own team of dragons. https://t.co/BPpiW211aT

15/03/19

Year 7 are enjoying learning about and today as part of this term’s . https://t.co/pcdKSjooW5

13/03/19

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

A new online service is available to 11-19-year olds across and south east London, offering free, anonymous and emotional well-being support. Visit https://t.co/79J7oCN24X for details. https://t.co/Z2qStm1eka

08/03/19

Jacob, Akinwale, Justin, Jathurasan, Mohamed, Daniel, Noah, Sherif, Mohammed and Myles got a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate this week after being nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing all the time'. Well done boys! https://t.co/bwQnk6VJrn

06/03/19

Jordan from our Sixth Form has written a great article about his recent visit to Uni, organised by and . Read Jordan's article at https://t.co/MALljpgpCg. https://t.co/OSdUVRqhBF

06/03/19

Sahil, Year 9, has written an article about his recent trip to FC, where he learned about how the club operates. This linked to the students' project to create a user interface for a stadium. Read Sahil's article at https://t.co/PvHk43vL1Y. Great visit! https://t.co/5ftbcrbFoS

06/03/19

Our boys have borrowed books from our school nearly 10,000 times this year so far! We should reach that target before Easter. Find out how we're celebrating this year at https://t.co/8DARHHWGq3 https://t.co/o0xoelldwQ

05/03/19

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Exam Invigilator required . Apply now https://t.co/TmhTfXi7PP https://t.co/QmwheLtL6U

04/03/19

Are you interested in becoming an teacher? Come along to our event this afternoon from 4.30-6.30 to speak to meet our team and to speak to our trainees to find out about training with . We look forward to meeting you this afternoon! https://t.co/MDyMIsPZKV https://t.co/k5w4O6DLtk

01/03/19

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Great Taster Day with Year 12 students from and . Thank you for a fantastic tour! https://t.co/YbzZeQONvL

27/02/19

Big thanks, we appreciate everything you do for the community

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Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is the bedrock and the foundation for our students to be successful when they leave Harris Boys’ Academy. By getting Key Stage 3 right, the transition to Key Stage 4 is much easier for students.

We apply the following principles when devising and constructing our Key Stage 3 curriculum.

  • Key stages 3 and 4 are equally important and we do not devote staff resources to one at the expense of the other.
  • We avoid spilt classes (ie classes with two teachers) at all costs.
  • We liaise with our feeder primary schools to identify what students have already learned, to ensure we do not repeat unnecessary content and keep the curriculum challenging and engaging. Download our transition curriculum analysis for 2018-19, based on research of our feeder schools, which shows the topics most and least covered by our feeder schools in the subjects of Maths, Science, English, History, Geography, RS ad Music.
  • To challenge students and measure achievement in Key Stage 3, we have robust, standardised, externally set and moderated half-termly tests.
  • We place equal emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
  • Intervention (ie extra teaching for students who need it) is as important for Key Stage 3 is as for Key Stage 4. We track each student and each class for progress. We do not use national curriculum levels to track this progress. Learning hubs have their own Key Stage 3 intervention nights.
  • We have subject specialists teaching in all classes at both key stages.

Our broad and balanced curriculum attempts to give students a taste of as many different subjects as possible so that they can make an informed decision about their options at the end of Year 8. Currently at Key Stage 3 we offer discreet lessons in:

  • English, Maths, Science and Spanish
  • History, Geography and Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Art, Music and Dance
  • Information Technology, Design Technology and Financial Literacy

Students have 25 hours of lessons and an additional 45 minutes each day for Co-Curricular work which is delivered through our Form Time programmes.


Transition from Year 6 to Key Stage 3

The transition from primary to Key Stage 3 in secondary school is a big step and we do everything we can to make this as smooth as possible.

In addition to transition meetings for individual students who may require additional help with the transfer process, we have a clear plan for both parents and students to ensure support at every step. 

The support we offer includes:

  • Presentations at primary schools prior to your applications
  • Prospective parents’ evening
  • Morning drop-in sessions to see the academy during curriculum time
  • Year 6 taster sessions

Once students have joined us

Once students have joined Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich and have started their first year with us, we also:

  • Review information from the primary school for each student to ensure we have a full picture of their prior experience.
  • Have a day just for Year 7 at the start of the autumn term, to enable them to become comfortable in their new environment
  • Have extended break and lunch for Year 7 students in the first week
  • Carry out baseline testing to ensure the correct support is given to every student relative to their learning needs
  • Introduce students early on to hub leaders, including Assistant Principal, Directors and Behaviour for Learning Leaders
  • Offer extra-curricular clubs to support individual students who may be finding the transition process unsettling
  • Offer a Parental Support Evening covering topics such Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Welfare

These are just some of the steps we put in place to try and ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. You can find more detail in our primary transfer map 2018-19

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Carla Price directly at c.price@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk.  For new parents, we would also like to invite you to join our Parent Voice team. 

For further information about admissions please refer to our admissions page.