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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


Do you need help with data or devices for online learning? If you require support with devices or access to WiFi or data, please do email For details of what we might be able to offer see


Well done!! Such impressive engagement in online learning from our girls. Thank you to the staff who delivered the lessons, the girls for working so hard and our ever supportive parents! Team effort!


We know you’ll have lots of questions about tonight’s announcements. Stay calm. We’re here to help and will update you as soon as we can. Stay safe and healthy.


Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including arrangements for consent, please visit Thank you.

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Covid-19 - Latest Updates

This page has key information relating to Covid-19. Previous updates can be downloaded from our Letters & Emails page.

Update: 7th January 2022

Message from Southwark Council about Covid tests and vaccinations.

Click HERE to download a letter to parents/carers from Southwark's Director of Public Health.

Update: 3rd January 2022

Covid testing and face masks

Dear parents and carers

Happy New Year! In preparation for the term ahead, please be advised of the following expectations for the return to school. 

All pupils should be tested for Covid-19 before returning to the academy on their allocated day (see below for information). Please ensure that your daughter attends the academy to be tested at the relevant time. She should attend promptly, wearing a mask. Students do not need to wear school uniform if they are coming in only for testing. Apart from year 8 on Thursday, students will be dismissed straight home after their lateral flow device test. 

All pupils should have a negative lateral flow device test result before returning to school. If you have not consented to on-site testing, we strongly urge you to test at home and report the result to the NHS. 

Once all students have returned to school, they will again be issued with Lateral Flow Device test kits and must test themselves twice weekly (we recommend Sunday and Wednesday). Please inform the academy immediately if your child tests positive. 

If your child is unwell, please do not send them into the academy but arrange a PCR test immediately. 

Finally, please note that all students are expected to wear masks at all times when inside, including in classrooms (with the exception of PE lessons in the dance studio, sports hall or outside) unless they are exempt. Face coverings will remain compulsory until at least 26th January. 

I thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. 

Carrie Senior, Principal

Testing arrangements

Year 7, 9, 10 and 11 will be required to attend the academy for a test only, before returning to the academy the following day. Sixth form students are required to test themselves at home the evening or morning before their return date (Wednesday, 5th January 2021). All students are required to self-test 3-4 days after their test at school and should continue to test twice a week thereafter. 

Testing dates and start dates are detailed in the table below, along with time slots for Y7, Y8, Y9 and Y10, according to house. You can also download as pdf.

Year Group

Test date


Start date


Tuesday, 4th January 2022

Imperial House - 12:45
Kings House - 13:30
Manchester House - 14:15
Oriel House - 15:00

Wednesday, 5th January 2022


Thursday, 6th January 2022

To attend school at normal time of 8:15

Thursday, 6th January 2022


Wednesday, 5th January 2022

Imperial House - 9:00
Kings House - 9:45
Manchester House - 10:30
Oriel House - 11:15

Thursday, 6th January 2022


Wednesday, 5th January 2022

Imperial House 12:45
Kings House 13:30
Manchester House 14:15
Oriel House 15:00

Thursday, 6th January 2022


Tuesday, 4th January 2022

Imperial House - 9:15
Kings House - 10:00
Manchester House - 10:45
Oriel House - 11:30

Wednesday, 5th January 2022

Sixth form

Required to undertake a self-test at home


Wednesday, 5th January 2022

Update: 13th December 2021

How your child can get a Covid vaccination if they missed the vaccinations in school

If your child missed the Covid vaccination programme that took place in school earlier this term, they can still get a vaccination by attending a walk-in clinic or booking an appointment online.

Please see below for updates from Public Health regarding the Covid vaccination programme. This process is run entirely by the NHS and any concerns or queries must be addressed to 0208 614 5306 or The academy will not be dealing with queries regarding the vaccine.

Thank you again for helping to keep our schools and wider communities safe.

Carrie Senior


New resources about vaccinations

You might also find these two NHS leaflets useful:

How pupils can get vaccinated if they miss the school sessions

If a pupil has missed the school vaccination programme they can:

Flu vaccinations - consent form

The School Immunisation Team will be at school in November to offer free flu vaccinations for all students in Year 7 to 11. Please follow the link below to complete an online consent form (one for each child) to ensure your child receives their vaccination.

The vaccination is free and is a quick, simple and painless spray up the nose. Even if your child had the vaccine last year, the type of flu can vary each winter, so it is recommended to have it again this year or they won’t be protected.

Covid vaccinations - 16-18 year olds

People aged 18 and over (or will turn 18 within 3 months)

  • Can book online or call 119 for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
  • Can find a walk-in clinic to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
  • Can follow up with their GP surgery and book an appointment with them

Young people aged 16 and 17

The first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now available to all 16 and 17 year olds nationwide. Second dosage timings remain under review and you will be updated in due course. Parental consent is not required provided that the young person has capacity. 

In south east London, young people aged 16 and 17 years can get a vaccine in one of two ways:  

  • By attending a grab-a-jab walk-in clinic (no appointment required)
  • Through a direct invitation to book from a healthcare provider

Click HERE to download a letter to parents from Southwark Council about Covid vaccinations for 16 and 17 year old.

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National Guidance on coronavirus

Symptoms of coronavirus

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.