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The quad is looking glorious in the spring sunshine.


student, Iris, has taken these pictures to show how she's exploring the formal elements of photography including line, shape, focus, space, texture and tone while she's studying at home. Impressive work!


Waseemah in Year 8 has sent us this really accomplished 'negative space' drawing she's created for - by filling in the space around the objects to reveal their forms. Very accomplished, Waseemah. Great work!


Year 9 and students are creating a range of really imaginative , inspired by New York-based artist Johanna Goodman. Amazing work!


It’s and the theme is Today, let’s think about who and what we’re grateful for and say thank you. Who will you thank today and why?


Zuzanna, Year 8, has been researching as part of her studies while at home, including creating this beautiful work, which we wanted to share with you.


We’re so proud of this edition. Our first lockdown edition and absolutely inspiring. Well done girls!


Our latest student zine is out now, on the theme of 'Pathways'. "The zine is about the things that matter to us as young women,” says Awa, Year 10. Read now at


Our girls are creating some truly inspirational while they are at home. Here's a by Alissia, Year 7, inspired by German artist Hannah Höch. Amazing work, Alissia!


Don’t forget to prioritise your mental health and always seek support if you need it. It’s mental health awareness week next week: let’s look after one another


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There to meet with... MACBETH. Tonight's the night! Are you joining us on YouTube at 7.00pm for our free Premiere of ? Created especially for young people thanks to , Macbeth will be available to stream until UK schools reopen.


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National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇


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Great opportunity for students to broaden their career horizons with NatWest.


Self care first-look after yourselves.


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📣Year 10 students! 📣 Join us for Take on the Teacher LIVE at 🔶 Thursday - 10:30-11:30am 🔶 Teachers answer your questions LIVE! 🔶 Take on the teacher in our live quiz! They will be answering YOUR questions on: 📚 English 📐 Maths 🚀 Physics


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Parents and carers, here is some guidance for supporting children who are learning at home 👇


We’ve not tweeted in a thought it worth saying we’re missing you all!! Keep in touch please-your coaches and teachers are still checking in! Let us know how we can help 😊

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.

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Sport and Fitness is a key part of academy life, with all students studying physical education to develop the mind, body and soul. Students are encouraged to become lifelong healthy sporting participants by taking the roles of a participant, leader, official, coach or spectator. 

Our curriculum in Sport and Fitness inspires students to:

  • develop skills and techniques within individual and games situations 
  • making and applying decisions 
  • developing physical and mental capacity for sustained periods of time 
  • evaluating and improving 
  • making informed choices about healthy active lifestyles

We deliver a balanced curriculum and provide a challenging, creative and enjoyable learning environment. Learning is seen as a two way process where the students’ needs are fully considered and as a department we strive to provide a stimulating, enjoyable and safe environment for all pupils to develop their skills at all levels of ability. 


GCSE PE is a popular choice amongst the students and consists of a practical and theoretical element using the exam board EDEXCEL. Students typically complete two hours a week which combine theory and practical lessons. Pupils are assessed on their practical ability in three sports and design and complete their own personal exercise programme which is also evaluated. The theoretical element consists of sitting two examination papers at the end of the course. 

GCSE PE offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding needed should they wish to go on and study a similar course at Post-16 level and potentially laying the foundations for a career in the sports industry. 

Unit 1: The Theory of Physical Education. (60% - 2 Written examinations) 

Component 1: Fitness and body systems 

Component 2: Health and performance  

Unit 2: Performance in Physical Education. (30% - Practical 10%- Controlled Assessment) 

Component 3: Practical Performance.  

Component 4:  Personal exercise programme 

Sports Studies

Sports Studies offers inclusive topics to our students. Two units of work are compulsory with one unit being practical based (Develop Skills) and the other exam based (Contemporary Issues). The other two units can be selected dependent on class strengths. Typically outdoor activities and sports leadership are selected providing students with experiences they may chose to find a career in for the future. Each unit can be attempted twice, allowing students to make improvements after the first attempt.

Beyond the classroom

Beyond the curriculum all students have the opportunity to compete in sport and participate in other activities that are designed to build character, develop confidence and social skills as well as physical skills and ability.

We offer a wide ranging extra-curricular programme of sports and activities from basketball to boxing, trampolining to cricket.

Regular fixtures are arranged against other schools allowing students to proudly represent the academy and demonstrate their practical skills as well as values such as teamwork, respect and commitment. The extra-curricular programme is a truly inclusive one with all students encouraged to get involved.

Our facilities

We have excellent sports facilities and equipment at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich that supports the development of physical skills and abilities:

  • Full size sports Hall
  • Climbing wall
  • Dance studio
  • 3 full size tennis courts
  • Outdoor grass area
  • Fully equipped fitness suit