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Visit the Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening @ Harris Boy's Academy & Harris Girl's Academy East Dulwich TODAY at 5:30pm- 7:00pm




Another fabulous poem from our superb collection. Check out poems_on_the_rye on Instagram for more


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Visit our Virtual Open Day to learn more about our academy and meet Principal Carrie Senior. We look forward to welcoming you!


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Sadly we haven't been able to open our school bookshop this for we have distributed the first edition of Tales on the Rye unlocked. Every year 7 student will choose a free book as an intoductory offer! Thanks to monthly grant.


6th Form Virtual Open Evening, Weds 14th Oct, 5.30pm. Find out how our Sixth Form can help you take the next step towards university, apprenticeships or work. Sign up for this LIVE online event at


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Disinformation, echo chambers, clickbait... What do they all mean and why does it matter? See how many fake news-related buzzwords you know with 👉


Enjoying our fab new outdoor pitches


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Our new cohort of year 9 students attended the virtual launch. Thanks to SLT for attending the presentation of their badges and certificates. We look forward to the year ahead a highlight. These girls will go far


Do you have a daughter in Year 6? You are warmly invited to attend our Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 24th September, 5-7pm. Meet our Principal and senior teachers and enjoy an online tour of the school. Register now at


Two thank yous-first to our incredible kids for being so adaptable, cooperative and so eager to be back. And second to our wonderful staff-it’s an absolute privilege to work with you


It was just brilliant to have all our pupils back today! We’ve missed you all. See you Monday!


We are very much looking forward to welcoming your daughter back to the academy in September. Please see our website so the latest information about the start of term, including staggered start dates and times


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Week 6: Our Heroes! Join in with this our FINAL weeks summer creative prompt by artist in residence Amy Leung. Who are your heroes? Who is your role model? A good time to reflect on those people who inspire and support us before we return to school!


To our GCSE and A level cohorts-please check the website for the most up to date news. It’s impossible to sum up in a tweet!


So proud of the sixth form class of 2020-resilient; courageous; always optimistic and off to change the world


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!

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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 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.

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

What Year 7 students say...

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.

A sample timetable