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Open mornings and evening at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all three dates at First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Meet our students and teachers. We look forward to showing you why we are so proud of our girls!


A great article to think about the culture in schools that you visit-either as a prospective parent, pupil or member of staff


Open days-We’d advise asking about staff retention and experience and how both pupil and staff wellbeing are supported. It’s great staff, working in partnership with families, that help create great schools. We’re incredibly proud of ours 😊


It’s time for thinking about secondary applications and making sure you get the right fit for your children. The BBC gives some tips


Issue 2 of our new student zine, Voices From the Rye, is out now, written and created by our girls with the help of their teachers. The second issue has the theme of ‘spirit’. Find out more and download your own copy at


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We have had an amazing journey with our first artist in residence and are now open for applications for our 2020 residency! Please RT!#artistinresidence


So excited to welcome our new year 7s tomorrow (Wednesday). 8:30 start please! See you then.


Open mornings and evening at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all three dates at First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Meet our students and teachers. We look forward to showing you why we are so proud of our girls!


Just a reminder for’s for us. Tomorrow’s Monday. Excited to be back doing what we love! Hope all our staff had a wonderful and well deserved break. Breakfast from 8:00.


Starting Year 7? Here's some important information to help parents and their daughters feel ready for starting at our school next week. We're really looking forward to welcoming you! Read more at


Now that results are out of the way...let’s think next steps!! A few remaining places left for post 16 level 3 courses. Late enrolment is next Wednesday 28th August from 9-3. See you then!


Sharing success with friends. Well done girls!


An amazing 100% grade 7-9 for GCSE Chemistry! Emma (pictured with Mr Boateng) got 998 for the three separate sciences


Wow, what a morning! Lots of happy tears 😊 congratulations to the class of 2019!


Looking forward to seeing our returning Year 11s for GCSE results and enrolment for post 16. Doors (and envelopes) open at 10 😊


Congratulations to our Post 16 students on their results. The future feels in safer hands with students going on to study or train in eg


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Today's celebrates Dame Louisa Aldrich-Blake, Britain's first female surgeon. Discover more about her life on our blog


Congratulations and well done to our A level and vocational students collecting results today. We’re proud of you and so excited about your next steps. Watch out world!!


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Catch Alix Bizet our artist in residence at HGAED discussing her practice in Hairy Art on radio 4

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Design Technology

Design and Technology encompasses both Food Technology and Product Design. Click the links below for more information about both these exciting aspects of the curriculum.

Read the latest news stories about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at our academy, including new projects and trips.

Food Technology

Food Technology is an exciting and popular practical subject which forms a fundamental part of everyday life in our academy. Food Technology allows students to demonstrate their creativity when making food products as well as to gain an understanding of food science and nutrition. All students study food technology at KS3. One lesson is taught weekly, lasting 1 ½ hours.  

This enables students to learn where food comes from, how to cook a range of dishes safely and hygienically and how to plan, prepare and cook healthy balanced meals for a variety of different people.

Students are given the opportunity to further develop and broaden their knowledge in the following areas:

  • healthy eating
  • food and cooking
  • diet and health
  • wise food shopping

Students at Key Stage 4 are given the chance to explore food from a variety of cultures around the world and be inspired to design, create, develop and communicate their ideas in an innovative way. Students regularly test, modify and evaluate products made to ensure suitability for intended users. 

The ‘Real World Learning’ experience that is encompassed in this subject prepares students for life beyond the classroom by, for example, learning to read food labels independently and understanding what contributes to a healthy balanced diet.

Product design

Product Design focuses on making quality products suitable for the commercial market. Students are provided with the opportunity to gather experience of problem solving in the practical world, using both hand skills and up-to-date computer controlled technology to put design ideas into practice.

The course teaches students about a wide range of materials, both natural and man made, the processes needed to form them and their use in the commercial world. Working on real life projects entails considering the environment both locally and globally.  State of the art facilities available in the department enable quality products to be made to commercial standards.