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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

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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A welcome from Carrie Senior, Principal

Principal HGAEDOur vision is to develop students with character, courage and conscience, who become academically and personally successful and lead in their community and beyond.

Welcome to Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich. I’m extremely proud of our warm, welcoming community and its strong values, which are demonstrated by staff and students alike. We enjoy a beautiful site overlooking Peckham Rye and a superb range of facilities.

Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich is a richly diverse school, providing inspiration, challenge and vibrancy, with a strong culture of care and support. We believe firmly that learning should be challenging and that all students have the right to a curriculum that stretches and inspires them.

We also firmly believe that the best learning comes when pupils feel safe to make mistakes, enjoy respectful and warm relationships with staff and feel supported. Our academy thus combines a broad, challenging and rich curriculum with outstanding pastoral care and support. We’re incredibly proud that our pupils leave the academy with outstanding exam results (in the top 10% of the country) but also with a strong sense of justice, community and care that means that they make a real contribution to the world beyond school.

The best learning comes when pupils feel safe to make mistakes

As part of the Harris Federation, we have strong values which help to define our culture and how we do things. Our commitment to academic excellence, our determination to live by our values and to uphold the highest standards of behaviour mean that this is a caring, supportive yet rigorous environment where all can thrive.


Our approach

Our approach to our curriculum means that pupils explore a broad range of subjects and specialisms, developing expert skills in each subject area and understanding the unique perspective on the world that each subject can bring.

We ensure that our curriculum is enlivened by real life examples, trips, visits and extra-curricular activities. We expect everyone to seek out and enjoy this rich range of wider opportunities.

We offer a wide range of opportunities for our students to develop personally as well as academically, ranging from chances to participate in the Debate Mate and Jack Petchey Speak Up Speak Out competitions, to the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and almost everything in between!

Our students can be seen exhibiting their art in the Peckham Festival, offering support to one another as subject specialist ambassadors, and campaigning against human rights abuses in our annual Write for Rights campaign. We are multiple time winners of the Harris Federation sports day, and we share our poetry and art on Instagram. 

Caring, resilient and thoughtful

Ultimately, we want our students to become successful adults, caring, resilient and thoughtful whose ambitions are high, who believe in the importance of learning and knowledge and who are equipped to lead their generation.

For adolescent girls, we recognise that we have to help them learn to challenge misogyny and sexism and empower our students to really believe that they can achieve their ambitions. We make sure that each of our pupils leaves the academy with genuine choices available to them; to undertake degree level study, travel, begin an apprenticeship or seek full time employment. Almost all of our pupils go to university - 25% last year to Russell Group universities.

With excellent results and a full understanding of how to live your life well - not just for your gain but for others - we strongly believe that our pupils are prepared for adulthood and to give back to their community. We very much welcome your partnership in making this academy and our students the pride of our local community.

Carrie Senior, Principal

We offer a wide range of opportunities for our students to develop personally as well as academically