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That’s why we’re really committed to a broad KS4 curriculum. We offer music, drama, fine art, textiles, photography, design tech, sociology, psychology, health, business, computer science and PE-lots of opportunity for all to excel


A marvellous team effort from staff, students and their parents. Well done HGAED 👏


We’re delighted to hear it! Have a very restful Easter break. Looking forward to hearing all about it after the holidays.


Sorry for the slightly later arrival. We can battle the elements but not London traffic. Well done girls for a superb trip!


Despite heavy traffic, the coach driver is confident about an 8pm arrival back at school. Please be prompt in collecting your daughter. Thank you 😊


The Ullswater group are scheduled to arrive back at school at approx 8pm. Updates to follow once they are on the M25. It’s a very quiet coach back 😴


Congratulations to our wonderful Mrs Thompson for her support in achieving our Healthy Schools Gold Award 🥇


The girls are enjoying their final activities before heading home. What a week! Travel updates to follow


It’s a rather beautiful spot for camping for the night


Always a pleasure to host our primary colleagues and the wonderful children


A lovely range of hats and waterproofs on display 😊


Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience!


The beautiful Lake District


So proud of these girls!


View from the centre this morning for our Ullswater girls. It’s a little fresh 🥶


We're delighted to have been won two Outcome Awards for 2018. Top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment, and top 10% for progress. Very proud of all our students and staff! Full story


Students recently filled the 's conservatory with a 'mile of string', creating a tangled mess that made it difficult for the audience to move freely. Why? Find out at


From Peckham to paradise! Year 7 have arrived in Ullswater...a different world!


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Thank you Our Year 4 pupils really enjoyed their lesson on electricity in your science labs yesterday!


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A massive thank you to Newlands Academy, St Saviours & St Olaves, SILS4 for your support! We can’t wait to see you all!

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Posted on April 3rd 2018

HGAED Hosts "Speak Out" Challenge Regional Final

Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich hosted the Southwark Regional Final of the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge last week.

The “Speak Out” Challenge is the world's largest public speaking competition for young people, with over 9,000 participants across London and surrounding areas. At the regional final young speakers from Southwark schools competed for the chance to speak at the national final.

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"Brilliant night"

“The speeches were incredible, there's obviously a lot of talent in the borough,” said Georgia Hewson of the Speaker’s Trust. “It was such a brilliant night, great audience, utterly amazing musicians and singer and fantastic support from your school in organising the event.”

All the speakers had won public speaking competitions in their own schools so that they could appear in the regional final. As part of the competition the Speaker's Trust runs workshops in the schools to teach students the art of public speaking.

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Warm audience

The regional final was hosted by Hafsa of Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich (pictured top), who was last year’s Jack Petchey Speak Out champion. A very warm audience encouraged the talented young speakers of Southwark throughout the event and congratulations to all who took part.

  • 1st place went to Omotola from Harris Academy Peckham, who was brilliant!
  • 2nd place went to Miracle from Bacon’s College.
  • 3rd place went to Alexia from Notre Dame RC Secondary Girls’ School.

Speak Out 2018 (4)"The ability to speak and articulate your thoughts and ideas is essential in life," said Principal Carrie Senior, welcoming people to the event.

Huge congratulations to Omotala, who will now represent our borough in the final.

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