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23/05/18

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Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

22/05/18

Thanks for a great game. Look forward to the next one!

16/05/18

Jordy says: "I'm very proud of my silver badge. Now I want to get 6000 points!" https://t.co/I0FYMfspvO

16/05/18

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Stressed about exams? Learning how to make the best use of stress can be very helpful. Read psychologist 's blog on managing exam stress https://t.co/7LeuD78qyc

15/05/18

Desaan, Bobby, Axel, Mahmud, Jordy and Hassan enjoy a special breakfast to celebrate being the first students to reach 5,000 Harris Points. Well done boys! Wear those silver lapel badges with pride :-) https://t.co/n0iKXmnwxH

11/05/18

"Once more unto the breach..." How Henry V's inspiring words are helping our boys get great grades. "Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood," "stand like greyhounds in the slips," and download our special assembly presentation... https://t.co/XuwY5mCw7r https://t.co/UBPSqez4OD

11/05/18

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Associate Assistant Principal: Science Lead required .Apply now https://t.co/xwxnDamQon https://t.co/QRjjd4jtvx

09/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

A BIG thank you to Lord Harris, who the spent the morning at Harris Garrard Academy meeting students and unveiling a plaque to mark our official opening. “You’re going to make this school really outstanding,” he told our girls and boys. https://t.co/HQThcOFFlM

04/05/18

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A big well done to Harris Boys East Dulwich Year 8/9 🏀Basketball winners!! Thank you to our hosts , your sports leaders were amazing again! 👏🙌🎽🏀🏆🥇 skills https://t.co/Spi9fKzHdf

01/05/18

Our latest student periodical is out now... covering everything from the with China, , the of toys, how the Mafia started, who thought up ... and lots more. Articles written by students. Download from https://t.co/3uDbAyLxUU. Enjoy! https://t.co/sHLVNVHKsT

18/04/18

Safe and happy - see the results of our student survey https://t.co/fJuS90wOZl. “I am delighted that our students feel so safe and happy while at school. I am especially pleased with how secure they feel during unstructured time such as break and lunch." Mr Carey https://t.co/94KF5JQGLz

16/04/18

Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at https://t.co/M73fZYHs9t https://t.co/cr0AlWcrNv

11/04/18

"Very proud of all our MANY boys who received certificates for outstanding effort, attainment and progress at the end of last term." Mr Ingham Full story and pics at https://t.co/GSiu4haHE1 https://t.co/0e9O6WsxKw

07/04/18

Download pictures and films from . Loads to look back on and enjoy here https://t.co/TkFvpv6ovE https://t.co/3Tuk6LWf3v

07/04/18

A huge THANK YOU to our staff who gave up 9 days of their Easter hols to make happen, to the families who saved up for the trip, and to this fabulous group of students who made friends wherever they went by their exemplary behaviour. Simply unforgettable! https://t.co/GwmyqnlSTj

05/04/18

Our beginner groups took the challenging run through the forest this morning at . Watch them in action! https://t.co/PP8VLP82oK. Fantastic work everyone... https://t.co/V2Y2re6rg4

05/04/18

Boys.... stuck for ideas on what to read??? Check out the Year 7-10 recommended reading lists on our page at https://t.co/SYV3OIzweZ. Loads of compelling suggestions, plus new recommendations for the summer term https://t.co/mYysPIDFh6

04/04/18

Lots of pictures and films from Crans Montana today at https://t.co/a434hrUVPI. See our beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in action... We're soooo proud of this group and how well they are doing! https://t.co/EjoJhKBD66

04/04/18

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04/04/18

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

Students are developing nicely with a push for beginners to move to the intermediate levels tomorrow. https://t.co/2ZL7iWKG9F https://t.co/OYAvW0oVEU

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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.

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.