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17/07/19

Thank you to for welcoming our Year 10 students yesterday and helping them explore City in and more. https://t.co/n6ldIFXgy9

11/07/19

Very proud of Hassan, winner of the Key Stage 4 competition. Hassan has worked hard perfecting his skills in the art of oil painting, creating self-portraits which reflect his culture and identity. Find out more https://t.co/rnHxR1NDEv Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/bek58roRQP

10/07/19

Thank you for supporting our boys. The really enjoyed meeting all our wonderful business volunteers!

10/07/19

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Absolute pleasure to attend ’s ‘Inspire The Future’ event to encourage school children to pursue a career in the NHS and, hopefully, as doctors!

09/07/19

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Please RT. We are looking for dancers, singers, poets, spoken word artists? To perform on 13/07. Would you like to showcase your talent to your local community? Please get in touch. Perform @ Peace Event 😊 https://t.co/6dehSNV2RI

08/07/19

Here are our first boys to achieve 500+ Harris Points this year. Well done Faizal, Yvan, Lalloh and Calvin! We now have 21 boys who have Gold Star Lapel Badges for reaching 500+ Points. See who they are at https://t.co/t5jsbMQyXZ Great work everyone! https://t.co/fSL4248BtK

08/07/19

Download our latest school newsletter. Parent Survey results 2018-19; Southwark Book Awards; Uber Rewards Trip - five days to remember; National Maths Challenge - 23 boys honoured; Great Speeches; Spelling Bee 2019... and more. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/1PNohtoXRC https://t.co/rursAyohse

08/07/19

This image is by Yvan, Year 7, who has a great natural ability with . https://t.co/XirihCIu5H

08/07/19

This image is a collection of for 26 boys in Year 8. They had been working on tonal for three lessons and achieved really nice results. https://t.co/PXsX1UhX7E

08/07/19

This image is by Isaiah, who has a passion for but has just began to use acrylic paint. He has gained a lot of insight and skill through his practice over the past few weeks. https://t.co/3e1KPHrwzA

08/07/19

This image is by Faizal, Year 7, who completed quite a sizable piece for his age. He is very ambitious and this can be seen through his tenacity to work hard to complete his canvas. https://t.co/GD7FwWNNcx

08/07/19

These two images are by Hassan, Year 10. Hassan has worked so hard over the past year to create photo realistic works with oil paint. Hassan has proven that if you put your mind to anything you can achieve exceptional results. https://t.co/FfuwsWR3Pw

08/07/19

Gallery of Great Art. We're proud to show you some of this year's exceptional work by out students. More pics at https://t.co/muu0l8y6cs https://t.co/15RZPQa6vi

03/07/19

Starting Year 7 in September? Our has put together suggestions of great fiction you might like to try reading over the summer. There's action, comedy, mysteries and much more. Have a look! https://t.co/0no8PKlyIL

03/07/19

It's at our academy, 15-19th July. A week that helps us learn in a different way! From Dover Castle to animal ethics, mind-blowing experiments to acting Shakespeare. It's going to be terrific! Find out what's on at https://t.co/reHhadd2FI https://t.co/oaUCxu4g6j

03/07/19

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Are you aged 16–21 and looking to develop new skills this summer? The has a new summer programme called Greengross Creatives. Find out more at https://t.co/OuUazFqX8a. It looks good! Deadline for applications is 11 July. https://t.co/nDavHj06yk

02/07/19

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🐝Really excited to host our annual Spelling Bee competition at ! 🐝 🍀 Good luck to all those involved and remember, "i before e except after c..." https://t.co/VUWLiRFaAW

02/07/19

Thanks Farid, we're looking forward to welcoming him!

02/07/19

We're very proud to be hosting the Spelling Bee today. Power to all the teams representing their schools, including Adam, Shanewaz, Marlo and Abdulahi, who will be representing us. Good luck everyone!! https://t.co/xNCkfQjEnS

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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.