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12/12/19

Dear parents/ carers, our advisor will be attending the Year 11 parents’ evening on Thurs 19 Dec, 4-6.30pm. She will be available if you would like to speak to her with your daughter about post 16 options or would like independent careers advice.

10/12/19

Brilliant visit to King’s College for their medical activity day https://t.co/NEtdWtIy5I

06/12/19

Clubs still run until the end of term: don’t forget spoken word and songwriting club, philosophy club, eco club, art club, STEM club, design club, boxing...so many choices

06/12/19

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Get the most out of your Southwark Present Library card. Download eBooks and audiobooks instantly with BorrowBox. No queues. No fines. No fuss! https://t.co/UdBAikK75C https://t.co/XS9Qqk2bJL

05/12/19

Year 11 parents/ carers... a reminder of our parents’ evening on Thursday 19th December 4.00-6.30pm. Your daughter should make short appointments with her subject teachers ahead of the meetings. Thanks and see you there!

05/12/19

Year 13 parents/ carers... a reminder of our parents’ evening on Thursday 12th December 4.00-6.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you! Your daughter should make short appointments with her subject teachers ahead of the meetings. Thanks

05/12/19

Thanks for coming! We're looking forward to the re-match already!

03/12/19

Retweetd From Miata Amy Noah

What can I say? is a great programme! I love teaching it and I’m lucky to work in a school that invests in young by providing this crucial intervention. https://t.co/xBwpcPkOFg

03/12/19

We are excited to be offering the Duke of Edinburgh award for the first time to girls in Years 9, 10 and 12. Our DofE information evening for parents/carers is on Thurs 5th of Dec, 5-6pm. Come along to find out more, or visit https://t.co/14SlC3B3P1 https://t.co/6ABda1FMTh

01/12/19

Congratulations

29/11/19

Retweetd From Southwark Council

Our statement in response to the incident on London Bridge today. https://t.co/YnciekdjlI

29/11/19

All the pupils who visited the Charles Dickens Museum today are approx 20 minutes away from school-all safe and well and will return to school shortly.

29/11/19

We’re helping to support our local food bank in Peckham. Please donate!!

28/11/19

Please can we ask all parents and visitors using cars to help keep our pupils safe? Please do not park on the lines outside the school as it endangers other road users and pedestrians https://t.co/GIzHXXVapc

27/11/19

Please make sure to top up your daughter’s catering account online through Wise Pay. It’s much easier and safer than carrying cash-and you can be sure the money is spent on a healthy meal not sweets!

26/11/19

Year 9 and 10: a wonderful opportunity to visit Barcelona in June! Catch up with the MFL team this week to secure your place

22/11/19

This week’s philosophy club big question: to what extent is beauty a social construct?

21/11/19

Our key stage 4 reading club launches into ‘I am Malala’ this half term. Inspirational https://t.co/aGKcdhS6SJ

19/11/19

So delighted that two of our post 16s are part of the Think Investments programme. Great opportunity to investigate the City of London

17/11/19

Thanks to all the organisations represented at for their excellent advice: big decisions for our Year 11s and 13s...the world awaits!

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Ofsted

Harris Girls’ Academy was inspected by Ofsted in March 2012 and classed as ‘outstanding’ in every aspect of its work.

The Ofsted team concluded that East Dulwich Girls’ was outstanding in all four of the reported categories:

  • achievement of pupils

  • quality of teaching

  • behaviour and pupil safety

  • leadership and management

The new Ofsted framework, introduced in 2012, focuses on lesson observations, student achievement, progress over time and development of literacy across the curriculum, as well as conversations with students, parents and staff.

“Students achieve exceptionally well.” Ofsted 2012

Inspectors praised the ‘relentless pursuit of excellence by leaders and managers and the highest aspirations for every student’, saying this was central to our success.

Our academy has been in the top 2% of schools nationally for student progress for the past two years, and Ofsted agreed that all students ‘achieve exceptionally well’ and ‘have very positive attitudes to learning’.

"The curriculum is outstanding.” Ofsted 2012

They were particularly impressed to see consistently students choosing to learn, describing them as ‘extremely keen to achieve’.  Ofsted said ‘a calm atmosphere pervades the academy’ with students overwhelming agreeing that ‘the academy is a safe place to be’. 

“A calm atmosphere pervades the academy.” Ofsted 2012

The team rightly noted that ‘students’ well-being, health and safety are at the heart of the academy’s work’, that ‘bullying is rare’ and that ‘high levels of respect were shown as students listened attentively to their peers’. Health Sciences, which includes a focus on the wellbeing of our students, is one of the academy’s particular strengths and specialisms.

“A superb range of opportunities.” Ofsted 2012

With the new focus on literacy and development of the ‘basics’, the inspection team described the curriculum as providing ‘memorable experiences, broadening horizons, motivating students and raising aspiration’. Developing literacy being seen as ‘paramount’, they said.

View or download the complete Ofsted report.

You can also visit the official Department for Education performance web page about our academy.

Give Ofsted your views on our academy at Ofsted Parent View.

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