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We love this! 😍 Students, parents and staff have been working together to create a new Wellbeing Garden at ! 🌳🌻 The garden will contain a wellbeing area, a greenhouse and a performance area too. 💚🎤


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Fantastic work 🥇🥇🥈🥈🥉🥉🥉🥉🥉


Year 10 girls took part in the International Model United Nations conference in the Netherlands, representing Egypt, Chile, Croatia, Armenia and other countries. It brought together students from around the world for UN-style committees and discussions.


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The Library received a wonderful delivery today! Thank you for this incredible donation as part of the Pioneers programme. Exciting plans for how we'll be using these next year are already underway!


HAB girls won two gold, two silver and five bronze awards in the 2021 Biology Challenge. We're very of them, especially considering 26,828 students from 348 schools took part! Great work


Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today and tomorrow!


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So proud of this exceptional chemist and her Silver medal 🥈 🧪🧪🧪


Banners created by Year 7 girls to show their support for Year 11 student Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, who has been selected for the GB diving team at the Tokyo Olympics. They are so excited for Andrea and wanted to show how her ambition has inspired them.


of our brilliant Sports Day competitors!


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Where can Languages take you? Year 12 students at have contributed their testimonials to our new display on what’s exciting about Languages studies at A-Level and beyond!


Sara, one of our sixth formers has won a silver medal in the University of Cambridge’s chemistry competition for secondary students. Sara won a Ag Award (silver for those in the know) putting her in the top 4% of chemistry students in the UK. Well done, Sara!


Year 8 girls represent the Marshall Islands at the Climate Conference. The conference aimed to model the conference that is taking place in November. Full story


Download , our school newsletter for July 2021.


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As part of the Social Mobility Scheme, I been shadowed by of and of this week. It has been an absolute pleasure. If this is the future of the Bar, then the future is bright!


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Fantastic to launch our Y7 LifeLong Readers programme today 📚 We used the amazing ‘Look Up’ to help the girls practice reading with expression & questioning when reading to their younger siblings 📖


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What a lovely end to the week at ! Our linguists have had a great afternoon. KS3 students have attended Culture Club, Year 10s have worked with their mentor from and Year 12 have explored “La Sombra del Viento” in their book club.


Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Bermondsey


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WOW! Class of 2029, now I feel old... 🙃 Want to find out more about , our HAB girls and ? Then sign up below 👇👇👇👇👇


We are hosting a Year 5 Open Event Webinar on Wed 23rd June, 5pm. It's a chance for our incoming Class of 2029 and their families to meet key HAB staff, and gain further information about making a successful transition. Register at


The next Big Big session is this Thursday 10th June, 2pm – 6pm. Fancy joining us to build a shed or fill a raised bed, and create our new Wellbeing Garden? Click here to to sign up! Hope to see you there!

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The History curriculum at HAB has been carefully designed to ensure students gain:

  • A strong sense of historical period, historical figures, trends, contexts and events engendered through a largely chronological approach to the curriculum
  • The ability to retain a substantial body of knowledge. This will partly be achieved through pedagogical techniques such as 'low-stakes testing' of key facts. However, it will also be achieved by careful, cumulative curricular thinking in order to develop students’ understanding and add accuracy, depth and complexity to key historical concepts such as ‘democracy’ or ‘power’. For example, students who are introduced to ancient versions of democracy later look at the lack of democracy leading to the War of the Three Kingdoms, and add further nuance by looking at protest groups such as the Chartists and women’s suffrage.
  • A disciplinary knowledge of history where students understand the subject-specific language historians use. This will help them discuss concepts such as causation or change over time, and feel that by studying history they are joining communities of hsitorians. They will learn to work like a historian by examining sources of evidence and become familiar with historical arguments and interpretations.

This approach will ensure students develop and retain a rich, deep and wide knowledge of the past. Their history education will contribute to their possession of powerful knowledge that welcomes them into the academic discipline of History but also helps students become ‘culturally literate’.

A key aim of the HAB History curriculum is to challenge and re-examine traditional narratives, and give students the opportunity to learn about histories other than the traditional canon of British historical education. The curriculum is therefore a vehicle to promote social justice and the common values of diversity, tolerance, equality and democracy.

Students will study histories that are both represenative and diverse. History education will provide HAB students with the contextual understanding to be prepared for participation in a modern, democratic society, whilst also meaning that they move beyond their own experience and challenge what they know through the rigorous examination of historical evidence.

The curiculum will also prepare students to communicate and debate effectively in a variety of ways, primarily verbally, and also write longer written answers that evaluate, judge and argue key historical issues. Our subject specialist team will consistently and regularly review what is being taught and how to guarantee that our students have access to the most reliable knowledge, through teachers’ ongoing dialogue with universities, research and subject associations.

Medium-term plans (MTPs) for all years can be downloaded below.