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16/01/19

To kick off 2019 our Adviser, Caroline, is holding lunchtime sessions addressing the big questions our boys have on careers, such as 'which jobs are the highest paid?', 'which jobs are the most satisfying?', and 'what are ?'. Every lunchtime in Jan. https://t.co/b45b2NDbng

09/01/19

Thank you to all our boys and staff who collected for last month. We're proud to support our local community https://t.co/BI7TrbB4x8

07/01/19

Homework Booklets for the new term can now be downloaded from https://t.co/TI3H6ApNkF - with details of what homework is expected on each day, for a whole term.

07/01/19

Congrats to all our boys who received certificates for effort, attainment or progress last term. We're proud of you all. Here's to a successful 2019! https://t.co/MB6ylnzqKQ

18/12/18

Proud to have helped with their research into how to tackle under-performance in boys. Hope our contribution helps students elsewhere have the same support and quality of and our boys enjoy. Read more https://t.co/4JsUo2fXzt https://t.co/hogFa2LXeN

18/12/18

Thanks for a great and inspiring session!

18/12/18

Retweetd From Dr.Jackson

Had a great time motivating Yr 11 boys Message: You have POWER +PRACTICE *HUNGER = VICTORY. SUCESS is not by MAGIC it’s by WORK... https://t.co/xhMbP9Q8Je

10/12/18

Massive thanks to and Dani Harris Walters for an amazing workshop for our Year 9 students. Truly inspirational! Read about it at https://t.co/fJFbIQPSEM https://t.co/rYRc8wAyXI

06/12/18

You’re a star...

05/12/18

Retweetd From LPESSN

Great KS1 Multiskills event at Damilola Taylor Centre today. 🎲 A big Thank you to all the amazing young leaders from , and ! 😊 https://t.co/VOMDYpN0DB

04/12/18

Thanks to Ayanna and Malachi from for a great workshop on renaissance theatre and inspiring words too. “I was really inspired by what Malachi said about not letting people’s opinions get in the way of pursuing my goals in life,” said Sherif, Year 9 https://t.co/HIrE5P4kUR

04/12/18

Meet Samuel, president of our magnificent Club. He'd love to introduce you to the other members of the club and explain why he loves it so much. Find out at https://t.co/Z8TymwaOzh https://t.co/ztPBFMalbB

04/12/18

Rehearsals are underway for our student-led Winter Performing Arts Festival, Thurs 20 Dec. Music, drama, dance, quizzes, stalls - and lots more. Tickets just £1 from reception. Get yours now to guarantee you seat! Full details https://t.co/s2NW719jg1 https://t.co/aAWoCvf7L1

29/11/18

Well done to the first boys to be awarded a prestigious lapel badge for reaching 150+ Harris Points this year. "It shows that hard work pays off and now I can jump to the front of the dinner queue!" said Lalloh. Read more https://t.co/44D1sjNpZx https://t.co/zggnXOiAHw

15/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Come & meet current students & teachers at our TONIGHT ! Find out what & we offer 4.30pm to 7.00pm -East Dulwich Homestall Campus (SE22 0NR) -East Dulwich Rye Campus (SE22 0AT) https://t.co/VmfGNYEYen

13/11/18

Retweetd From LPESSN

Great U16 Boys Basketball Tournament today hosted by ! Congratulations to the team for winning. They will represent Southwark in the !👏🏼🏀🏆 Great teamwork and determination throughout the matches. https://t.co/bbnQhLGErG

09/11/18

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening, Thurs 15 Nov, 4.30-7pm. Meet our sixth formers and teachers, and fInd out why Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is the best place to continue your education.

08/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) Friern Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 0AT https://t.co/ydVm9ANohn

07/11/18

Retweetd From Schools Week

Innovation Leader Drama / Performing Arts required at https://t.co/eTgBIRBbYW

07/11/18

It's time to apply to join our Student Leadership Team 2018-19. All students can apply. It's a great chance to develop your and skills. Find out more and download an application form TODAY at https://t.co/rtMqV6pXHZ. Good luck! https://t.co/QRAEQIBmXw

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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 2017-18, 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 2017-18

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ben Bray directly at b.bray@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.