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18/09/19

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Open mornings and evening at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all three dates at https://t.co/KtkjYp5afa. 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! https://t.co/eJWlWxiiid

17/09/19

A great article to think about the culture in schools that you visit-either as a prospective parent, pupil or member of staff https://t.co/ggNsgo4VLA

12/09/19

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 😊

12/09/19

It’s time for thinking about secondary applications and making sure you get the right fit for your children. The BBC gives some tips https://t.co/z2cXBrz02C

11/09/19

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 https://t.co/fYmeqEnMDP https://t.co/X6fVNksZAt

10/09/19

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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 https://t.co/gMJMn8cjVN https://t.co/567V6xDhPQ

03/09/19

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

03/09/19

Open mornings and evening at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all three dates at https://t.co/KtkjYp5afa. 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! https://t.co/eJWlWxiiid

01/09/19

Just a reminder for staff...it’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.

30/08/19

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 https://t.co/fw76ioUISc https://t.co/uEaMsjbWtZ

22/08/19

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!

22/08/19

Sharing success with friends. Well done girls! https://t.co/tyPiv0gcWt

22/08/19

An amazing 100% grade 7-9 for GCSE Chemistry! Emma (pictured with Mr Boateng) got 998 for the three separate sciences https://t.co/mSpWnL1qU3

22/08/19

Wow, what a morning! Lots of happy tears 😊 congratulations to the class of 2019! https://t.co/Q1PK3zSCG0

21/08/19

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

15/08/19

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 https://t.co/e2L0yz3tSJ

15/08/19

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Today's celebrates Dame Louisa Aldrich-Blake, Britain's first female surgeon. Discover more about her life on our blog https://t.co/jK7choxiGr https://t.co/7xiEfuggvh

15/08/19

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!!

14/08/19

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Catch Alix Bizet our artist in residence at HGAED discussing her practice in Hairy Art on radio 4 https://t.co/DbOwhgba92

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 HGAED

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

Welcome to Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich. We are an outstanding school in which students achieve excellent exam results across a wide range of subject areas.

Students benefit from superb facilities including modern teaching areas, state-of-the-art IT, sports hall, health science suite and a sixth form centre.

We believe that our responsibility is to offer excellent provision that meets the needs of all those with whom we work. We are proud to be an inclusive, multi-cultural community providing inspiration and vibrancy, safety and support. When we talk about our community, we mean our students, our staff, our students’ families, our governors, those who work with us and those who live in our surrounding area.

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Our motto is “Aspire, Learn, Succeed”. This means that we look for every member of our community to be keen to learn, to be willing to engage and to be successful in their time with us. We want our students to be aspirational; we want them to think about what they want to do with their lives, to explore the world and think about where they fit into it, what they can get from it, and what they can offer as well.

Our curriculum continues to develop in breadth and rigour.

Strong values

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 maintain strong values and to uphold the highest standards of behaviour and our care and support of our students are all clearly embedded.

Our curriculum continues to develop in breadth and rigour. For the vast majority of our students, a broad curriculum offer of strong academic provision is appropriate. For a small number of students, there is support available for a more refined range of options, including vocational routes as appropriate to the needs of individual students.

HAGED073Broadening horizons

Our approach to learning enables students to see the relevance of their learning and experiences to the wider world. We try to give students as many different experiences and opportunities as we can – to broaden their horizons so that they begin to really understand and engage with different cultures, ideas and countries. We offer a wide range of activities and trips beyond the classroom each year and regularly survey students to ensure we are providing for their needs and for their requests.

Confident young women

In addition, our specialisms are a vibrant and fundamental part of our academy life and we participate regularly in Federation activities, our students working in collaboration with other high-attaining academies and enjoying a close relationship with our partner boys’ school.

We want our students to become thoughtful, caring, resilient young women whose aims are high, who believe in the importance of being life-long learners, who are equipped to lead their generation, who recognise that anything is possible and always strive to achieve their personal best. We encourage them to be studious, articulate and innovative team players who can adapt effectively to the many roles life will demand of them both now and in the future.

Students become resilient - able to learn well because they understand that mistakes are normal.

HAGED023Resilient learners

We are immensely proud of our students and their achievements and encourage them to achieve their best in everything they do. However, to have a chance of achieving these dreams, students have to understand that, generally speaking, you get out of life what you put into – that excellent exam results and strong knowledge and skills do not come about unless you put a lot of effort into your studies, both inside and outside of the classroom.

We offer students the opportunity to become resilient learners, able to learn well because they understand that mistakes are normal and that the classroom is a safe place where we support each other and help each other to feel safe to risk making mistakes, and admit what we don’t know as well as showing what we do.

Sixth form

Our growing sixth form works in close partnership with Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich and in federation with the Harris Sixth Form, which has Harris Westminster as part of its expanding provision, meaning that we are able to offer a top class educational experience to every student, including our very highest attainers who are aiming for Oxbridge places.

HAGED065Genuine choice

We hope that each of our students will leave the academy with genuine choices available to them. We believe that further education is a natural and immediate next step for most students; but whatever each young person decides to do, we want them to be equipped to be excellent in it. 

With high results and an understanding of how to live your life well – not only for your gain but for the good of others too – students do indeed have genuine choice and can be the best in their field, whatever that field eventually is.

Our aim is to achieve excellent standards and to fulfil high expectations. If you share our vision, please apply. We ask for your support to improve the life chances of our students, your daughters, and your partnership in making this academy the pride of the local community.

Carrie Senior, Principal