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Year 7 girls and their parents have asked to see pics from our residential week in Loch Eil, , in Feb. We hope that you like looking back on the brilliant achievements and experiences! . LOADS of pics at


The charity has created a great series of FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. You'll find modules on getting started with the internet, email, safety online, social media, and more. Have a look!


A wonderful opportunity for our Year 11, 12 and 13 girls. Apply for a Words for Work internship. You have until 20th July to apply!


Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and .


Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in .


Is your daughter starting at Harris Dulwich Girls this September? Maya from Year 7 explains what it's like learning at HGAED. Read Maya's thoughts at


We are inviting every pupil and parent in Yrs 7-10 &12 into school during the last week of term to review learning and prepare for next term. We'll send you individual appointments shortly. Pls come with your child and contact us to rearrange if you can't make the time allocated.


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So pleased with our virtual HGAED Speed networking launch this week! We have had 30+ contributors from a range of industries including charity/ medical/law/politics and TV. If you are interested in contributing please contact me:


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Hooray, students and try to bring some of the passion and enthusiasm for books, publishing and diversity into our little outpost all are such an inspiration


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In preparation for birthday we have a great virtual assembly this week celebrating the heroic efforts of NHS workers throughout history. It’s great to see the representation and efforts of all. We wish you an early Happy Birthday from Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich. 😊


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Reminder- BBC Bitesize have a range of inspiring videos and advice for students.


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students are really grateful for the outreach opportunities. Only this week a year 12 student emailed how she is following advice as she prepares to start her personal statement. Thanks


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Looking forward to Monday when and will be live with students. A fantastic opportunity to consider and Claudia Hammond's book 'The Art of Rest'. Students and parents can email questions to


We look forward to seeing Year 10 and 12 next week. Do walk or cycle if you can. Parents of students in Years 10 and 12 have already been sent letters about the phased reopening, but you can see general information at


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Please share. 14-25 years? Join us tomorrow @ 4pm for our event. Please reg. - Guest panel! “Small steps such as this contribute to a wider change in society and a better society that is equal for all”. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏻✊🏽❤️


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We're really looking forward to seeing Year 10 and Year 12 next week. Please walk or cycle to school if you can.


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students interested in careers in the built environment might be eligble to apply for scholarships. 10 available each year for undergraduate studies for students from under-represented backgrounds.


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Thank you and for another delivery of books ready to send out to reviewers and students as prizes. We will be sending them out this week.


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WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾

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Learning at HGAED

How will LEARNING be at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich compared to what I have experienced at Primary School?

On this page you can find out more about how the school day and learning will be structured. There is an example of a Year 7 timetable and a brief outline of how classes are structured. And we've also included some summer projects that you can complete over the holidays.

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)


Maya, Year 7, on what it's like to learn at HGAED

E830C04A EE52 404E B4DE 6530B76E3772Hi I’m Maya, I’m a Year 7 student going into Year 8, and I’d just like to let you know a bit about learning at HGAED.

For me, one of the main differences between learning in primary and secondary is, in my primary school we didn’t do in-depth learning about Geography, History, French and other individual subjects. Through going to secondary school I’ve had an opportunity to really engage with new subjects and explore new topics in detail.

When I first joined Harris I found it a bit difficult to remember where the classrooms were located for the different subjects, but all the staff are really helpful and understand if you’re a little bit late because you couldn’t find the room. There are always students and adults happy to help guide you around. Personally I really enjoy switching from class to class and getting taught by different teachers because each one has different teaching style which makes the day more varied, and each classroom has resources special to that subject.

For me, the homework was quite different from primary school, and although there is more, it’s more interesting and I enjoy doing most of it. For example, I got to make a project about my favourite place in the world for Geography and I loved learning new things about it.

My favourite subjects are Geography and PE. I like PE because I’m a very active person and in our lessons we get to move around a lot and explore different types of sport. Sometimes we get to go to the courts outside! I enjoy Geography because it doesn’t just cover rivers and maps, we learn about social, economic, environmental and human geography too. I also find that the tasks in Geography lessons really fun to do and very engaging.

If I ever find myself needing help with my learning, I know that I can always put my hand up to ask the teachers and they will give me guidance, or discuss things with my friends and they can help me understand.

Maya, Year 7

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.

Summer 2020 taster tasks

Our Summer 2020 taster tasks are designed to help Year 7 students be well-prepared for studying a range of subjects at secondary school. The idea is that each student will pick ONE project that they are interested in and complete this over the Summer holiday (although they can do more if they want!).

Click here to download our Summer 2020 Taster Tasks presentation.

Here are just six of the many projects you can choose from:

  • Design your own dream bedroom using a range of mathematical skills
  • Explore and write about Greek myths
  • Produce a brochure for a future space holiday
  • Using a different sense (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell), explore the world and record in some way what you experience
  • Write a song about ‘UNITY’ - living together as ONE
  • Create a computer game idea that you wish to put on the market (online and retail stores).

An example timetable