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14/10/19

Year 7 parents’ evening is on Thursday 17th October 4.30-6.30pm. Your daughter should be making short appointments with her teachers ahead of the meetings. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact info.org.uk

11/10/19

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Today is International what a great day to explore ‘s list of profiles as part of their social media campaign: https://t.co/v6jVlIInco

11/10/19

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Celebrating our students with Harris Harmony, 100% my favourite part of our Federation Conference every year. https://t.co/SCpHZCOD2y

11/10/19

Super proud of our amazing Hairytage team, winners of a Transforming Lives award for their brilliant work https://t.co/puQunFDMRa

01/10/19

Thanks so much to everyone who visited our transition events. Don’t forget, happy to answer any questions and arrange tours if you missed out! Email transition.org.uk

26/09/19

Thank you to all our prospective parents and pupils who visited this evening. We’re looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and Tuesday to see the school at its best: full of our fab kids 😊

26/09/19

If you are attending our open evening, please try to use public transport to respect our neighbours. The roads around the academy do get congested during events. Thank you 😊

26/09/19

It’s this evening! Looking forward to meeting you all and sharing the best of our wonderful school. https://t.co/ZrqNSIN3HX

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!

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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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