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14/01/21

School food really matters. Thanks to our staff and Met police officers for helping us provide 400 free breakfast bags for children this week. Each bag has two weeks’ of breakfasts. Bags went out on Tues and Weds this week. https://t.co/AwjlkJ492v

14/01/21

HBAED students... do you need more data to help you study? The government has launched a scheme which temporarily increases data allowances for some mobile phone users so that students can access remote education. Click here to find out more and apply https://t.co/jiLFD5e3HK

13/01/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday so why not complete this full body yoga session today? https://t.co/VjNSsFO3BM. We've a different suggested wellbeing activity for every single day in January in our HBAED Wellbeing Calendar at https://t.co/6TLBvrc75w. Take a look!

13/01/21

Over 2,300 e-books are now available through your school Reading Cloud log in. Click https://t.co/8qjGxjnHyG to start reading. Username is your school email address (initial.surname.org.uk). Password is harrisboys (you can change this). https://t.co/PIVQI1Weye https://t.co/DygbXOxpXo

12/01/21

Thanks for getting in touch, Nicole. If you are having problems accessing the dashboard could you email info.org.uk please? You can mark it for attention of Ms George if you like. We'll then get you the help you need.

12/01/21

We want to boost our students’ vocabulary and Bedrock is one of the tools we use. Has your child logged on? Are they consistently working on Bedrock? How much progress have they made? See your parent dashboard for an insight. Let’s close the vocabulary gap together!

12/01/21

Our Health and Wellbeing Calendar has a suggested activity for every day in January, to help you look after your health and wellbeing. See what's on the calendar today at https://t.co/YjQOUyUVYe https://t.co/hpLWpd0vnz

12/01/21

Retweetd From Southwark Police

Southwark Safer Schools Officers assisted food bag packing event this afternoon, 370 students will receive two weeks’ worth of Breakfast Bags to assist during these challenging times, these will be collected tomorrow by the families https://t.co/8nrpiFao0V

11/01/21

This week's PE challenge is to complete a 5k run, jog or walk. Mr May has been out and running to set you some 5k times to try and beat, if you want to! But it doesn’t really matter how long it takes. Find out how to take part at https://t.co/hdRLfdWpbs https://t.co/Nu48VhQIek

07/01/21

Thank you to entrepreneur Mark Jenner, Founder of for his inspirational talk to our Yr 7 boys recently as part of their Active Citizens Enterprise Day. “It was great to to see the boys demonstrate such confidence," he said. Read more https://t.co/vZO9XrCo0H https://t.co/MpxuonVESO

05/01/21

We are pleased to announce that we are committed to achieving the Quality in Careers Standard in 2021. We aim to provide an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance to address the career development needs of all our students https://t.co/eJZyq7RJf0

04/01/21

Getting this lovely message from a parent made a BIG difference to our day today🙂. https://t.co/W0iaNJNPFW

04/01/21

Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including the consent form, please visit https://t.co/3ymUT61MVM. Thank you.

31/12/20

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/dincMb7BT1

23/12/20

We are proud to present our Seasonal Showcase 2020 to show that, despite Covid, the arts at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich are thriving! Watch at https://t.co/qNmkKbaSbt https://t.co/K9XcI0uceD

15/12/20

HBAED staff wishing you festive cheer - watch here! https://t.co/0ZCdWJfh2h

15/12/20

Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations to the winners! https://t.co/TxtcU4nZS7

15/12/20

Prof Martin Marshall, Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, took the time recently to speak to our Yr 9 & 10 aspiring medics. The boys really valued hearing him talk about the impact of a GP's work and his views on the Covid vaccine. https://t.co/b9kyhpOpqV https://t.co/oEkPCjCXFk

14/12/20

A nice message from a parent to start the week: "What a wonderful job the staff at Harris Boys' academy are doing. I commend you all for your tenacity and determination and most of all the intensity of the support provided to the boys during these challenging times."🙂

14/12/20

Denzel is just one of 25 Year 7 boys enjoying breakfast with the Principal this morning. A deserved reward for an excellent first term! https://t.co/fLfGttwFyf

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Key Stage 3 – Years 7-9

Key Stage 3 is where our students learn the foundations of knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to become experts in their subjects in their subjects.

Key Stage 3 is as broad as we could make it, with students having the opportunity to study 14 different subjects. 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 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 assessments alongside our own Assessment for Learning departmental tasks.
  • 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 and put in place further support where required.
  • We have subject specialists teaching in all classes at both key stages.

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 Primary 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

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Daniel Azer directly at d.azer@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.