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“Doing yoga is good because sometimes I need to wind down. It helps me mentally and physically." Year 8 student. Find out more about our after-school yoga with . Read more


Year 10 have been discovering what studying at Cambridge and Oxford is really like. Our students visited Cambridge, while others had a ‘virtual’ visit to Oxford. Read more


Our Year 9 King’s Scholars take part in a ‘Your Career Path’ workshop. This looked at GCSE options, post 16 options, and pathways beyond post 16 to university and careers. Thanks to for the great session. More at


Years 7-11, please check out the schedule for your return to school on the website. Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for testing and to seeing you all back at school. Happy New Year!


A reminder to years 12 and 13 that you should be testing in advance of your return on Wednesday for the new school term


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A fantastic day, year 12 given advice about their future sixth form journeys from and current students, followed by workshop to support critical thinking in interviews 'is Maths art or science?'; 'is a hot dog a sandwich?'


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year 11 students had a fantastic afternoon discussing reactions to art - Frida Khalo, Velazquez, suffragette Mary Richardson and so much more. thanks for an inspiring afternoon.


Download the first of our new parent updates at Keep in touch with the opportunities available to your children at Harris Dulwich Girls.


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Is your child is looking for a secondary - check out our essential guide Open days TOMORROW include: 's&StOlaves There are open days all week!


King's College () have distributed Acer tablets to some of our students through the King's Scholars programme . They were distributed last week and the students are delighted!


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Southwark Safer Schools team have held a PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) day last week and here's what they had to say on it 🤩


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June holiday football camps for girls ages 5-16 in South London with Girls United FA ⚽️🙌 Book your space for 3 days of developing football skills, having fun and making friends -


Harris Fitness at Harris Dulwich Girls has now reopened to the public, with the majority of classes, if not all, resuming as normal. The new outside football pitch and tennis/netball court are also now available to hire. Find out more


Kenyea, Year 7, wrote this lovely poem for Mother's Day which we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy it too.


Thank you so much to our amazing LFD testing team and our brilliant pupils who’ve so quickly got used to the tests. We’ll get through this together-as always ☺️


We've had nearly 100 entries to our 'Imagine' poetry competition. Today we're sharing 'My Home' by Michaela, which won second prize. See the three winning poems at


A huge well done to everyone who entered our 'Imagine' poetry competition over the winter. We are fast approaching 100 entries! Congratulations to Magda for her poem 'Concentrate', which won 1st prize. See the winning poems at


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We are so proud to present our first pen portrait from a former student ⁦⁩. Gabby took every opportunity she was offered at the academy and is a fantastic role model for our students. It’s so great to hear about her experiences.


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It’s so wonderful to hear our students talking about mental health and well-being. Please follow our wonderful blog for a variety of opinion pieces. I’m sure you will agree the blog really does allow our students to express themselves

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Regular homework is a valuable part of the school curriculum. Homework enables our students to consolidate good learning habits.

It allows them to work completely independently, therefore enabling teachers to assess what students are able to do outside the classroom unsupported. Homework strengthens students' knowledge.

Homework enriches students' experiences, allowing them to explore subjects beyond the classroom environment and curriculum. Homework prepares students well for further study where independent learning skills are vital.

Homework procedures

Students will be given a small termly planner and they are expected to record all homework into it lesson-by-lesson. Students are expected to complete all set homework and should seek the support of their classroom teacher if they find homework too challenging. We ask parents to check and sign the weekly planner to support their child in the completion of homework.

All homework will be set on Microsoft Teams. Please contact the academy if you are having difficulties with IT or internet access at home.

Key Stage

Frequency per week (minimum)

Types of homework

KS3 (Y7-Y9)

English, Maths and Science: 1 hour

Humanities and MFL: 30 mins

Foundation subjects: half-termly project or 30 mins weekly  

Preparation - prior learning/research for next content, wider reading.

Consolidation - memorising facts/keywords/definitions, creating revision notes/cards, further practice of lesson content, use of online learning platforms such as Seneca Learning.

Application - answering questions, extended writing, problem solving, open ended questions, case study questions.

Half termly project - research projects, enrichment projects, creative homework, cross curricular projects.


KS4 (Y10-Y11)

English, Maths and Science: 1.5 hours

Humanities and MFL: 1 hour

Option subjects: 1 hour  

Preparation - prior learning/research for next content, wider reading, critical reading.

Consolidation - memorising facts/keywords/definitions, creating revision notes/cards, further practice of lesson content, use of online learning platforms such as Seneca Learning.

Application - answering questions, extended writing, problem solving, open ended questions, case study questions, exam questions, online quizzes, exam papers.


KS5 (Y12-Y13)

Homework hours should match the allocated teaching time per week (e.g. A level = 5 hours, Diploma = 10).

Preparation - prior reading completed, watching video/documentaries to support wider learning, research (independent projects, case studies).

Consolidation – producing and using Cornell notes, answer short comprehension questions, revisiting lesson content, extra reading (wider, further and critical), case studies, use of online learning platforms such as Seneca Learning.

Application - practical assessments, presentations, experiments, exam preparation, essay practice, exam question practice, full timed paper practice. Attendance to additional sessions.