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18/04/18

At the end of each term HAB girls have the opportunity to write a postcard to praise someone in our school community. They do so anonymously and 'post' them to be delivered. The idea came from one of our brilliant Year 9 girls.

16/04/18

Our Safety Online event for parents, due to take place on 19 April, has been postponed so that more parents can attend. Please watch out for the new date!

11/04/18

of our superb Mandarin Club! https://t.co/6gjWjOMXRM

03/04/18

"I would recommend other pupils from other schools to join their team so you could win medals but most of all have fun even if you don’t win." Read Mariam's award-winning blog post for https://t.co/h9QyWrIFns of you Mariam! https://t.co/dmB8GvwkF0

31/03/18

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Congratulations Mariam on winning the blog competition https://t.co/OfT5KrZ68J

29/03/18

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to our Competition Winner! Mariam, year 7 from shared her first ever NJIRC experience and it is a brilliant read. Hoping to see you next year Mariam https://t.co/tMVCVgmJX8

28/03/18

Our girls enjoyed non-contact and elite training sessions this term, thanks to . “The programme helped me feel more confidence in myself," Niloufar, Yr 8 , , , Find out more https://t.co/MOMGsgeRyf https://t.co/rwXfxmYvv2

27/03/18

Our and Film Nights encourage girls to watch foreign films (and try different foods too!). “It really helped with my language skills and I loved trying the Spanish food." Iman-Olasubomi, Year 10. Find out more https://t.co/llspug3mbm https://t.co/6P0KLuo88W

26/03/18

Retweetd From Elizabeth Masters

The title of this work is ‘The impact of a book’ and I think it’s rather wonderful https://t.co/odGhePTQE3

26/03/18

Special online safety information event for all HAB parents, Thurs 19 April, 5pm. Help your daughter stay safe online. Put the date in your diary and get the latest advice from experts. Refreshments provided!

24/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

New job: Lead Practitioner for Maths .Apply now https://t.co/JBKum3vQI4 https://t.co/thTARfjPeI

24/03/18

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Thank you and for today’s STEM workshop https://t.co/vFtfzzWkEg

24/03/18

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Talking through ideas https://t.co/J2VIF9MdUE

24/03/18

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We’re problem solving with today at https://t.co/ptNIVQKYg3

24/03/18

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Soooo much legooooooo 😍😍 https://t.co/d16NnsRXpj

24/03/18

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How tall can you build your tower? https://t.co/ip7bNOl8c1

24/03/18

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Testing our with kits https://t.co/X2m4Yb3xcT

24/03/18

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Excited to be at with for our workshop looking at the importance of play and problem solving though tech! https://t.co/2Q1E0WOpg9

24/03/18

Retweetd From HABSTEM

So excited to have and in running a workshop for y8 and 9 this morning https://t.co/QosEH9oKG3

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

HAB Ethos and Values

HAB staff have high expectations of the girls and HAB girls have high expectations of themselves. Our ethos is one of being uncompromising but caring in everything that we do.  This is how we have created a happy and safe learning environment, with firm but fair discipline.

All HAB girls know our rules and abide by them. We expect every girl to be dressed correctly, on time and prepared to work hard, always following staff instructions. Our girls always want to live up to these expectations, but on the rare occasion that one of them fails to do so, she knows that there will be clear consequences, followed by support to learn from the experience.

Outstanding care and guidance

We offer outstanding care and guidance for every one of our girls.  In Year 7 for example, as well as her Learning Family Mentor, every girl has one-to-one transition coaching from a former student, while as many girls who need it have additional reading lessons so that they can achieve their academic potential from the beginning of their time with us.

Throughout her time at HAB, we guarantee that every girl will be known by all her teachers, support staff and the school's senior leaders, including the Principal.  We also guarantee to every parent or carer that we will work closely with them to raise their daughter successfully, sharing the joys and challenges of this with honesty and integrity.  This is summed up in the HAB staff motto, “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen to help their daughters achieve the success they deserve.”

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Values

HAB girls and staff work together to live up to the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  HAB is a harmonious and supportive environment.

Key to this is our Learning Family system, in which every girl belongs to a small group of mixed years, led by a teacher. Starting every day together, the Learning Family members develop strong relationships with girls of different ages and from different backgrounds, breaking down barriers and preventing bullying.  Learning Family teachers speak to parents or carers about their daughter's progress and achievements at least once a fortnight.

Why is HAB for girls only?

We are often asked this question, especially by HAB parents who want their sons to have as good an education as their daughters!

By most measures, girls in England outperform boys in GCSES and A-levels, whatever type of school they attend.  Crucially, though, girls in girls’ schools achieve better examination results than girls at mixed schools.

In addition to these better results, universities and employers consider girls from girls’ schools to offer superior leadership skills; to be more resilient and risk taking; and, to have greater ambitions.

At HAB, we certainly know that this is true of our girls.  Parents and carers who choose HAB give their daughters the best possible opportunities by sending her to our excellent girls’ school.