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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

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Learning at HGAED

What will learning be like at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, compared to what you have experienced at Primary School?

On this page you can find more about the different subjects you will be studying, and what you will be learning about.

Subjects you will study in Year 7

Can you match up the subjects to the icons below?

  • Maths (4 hours)
  • English (4 hours)
  • Science (4 hours)
  • Geography (2 hours)
  • History (2 hours)
  • Religious Studies (1 hour)
  • Spanish/French (2 hours)
  • Art (1 hour)
  • Music (1 hour)
  • Drama (1 hour)
  • Design and Technology (1 hour)
  • Computer Science (1 hour)
  • Sports and Fitness (1 hour)


How we teach...





Computer Science

Design Technology


Click on the image below to download a presentation (pdf) about Drama at Harris Dulwich Girls.




Modern Foreign Languages



Religious Studies

Inclusion Support

Click HERE to download a pdf about inclusion support at Harris Dulwich Girls.

Behavioural Support

How learning is structured


Each week you will have 25 lessons.


You should expect to do around an hour of homework each evening. Different subjects will set homework on different days and you’ll know the schedule of this in September so that you can organise your week. 


In Year 7 you will be in a mixed class with students with different strengths and from a whole range of primary schools. You will be in the same class for ALL your subjects. Your class may change later in Year 7 and then in Year 8 and 9 depending on how you do in these subjects.

Coaching time

This is the 30 minutes each day you spend with your coach and coaching group. This group is DIFFERENT to your subject classes, but it doesn’t change. You’ll be part of this coaching group all the way to the end of your time at HGAED! You’ll get to know your coaching group really well and in these 30 minutes sessions each week you will do Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), assemblies, reading and have the chance to discuss any general questions/concerns with your coach.