Our second day working, alongside , with Harris Academy schools in London. Today we’re based and our day began with DPhil student Emma Slater looking at literary theory.


Thrilled to be back at , thanks to ! Inspired by 's story, breaking barriers in a male-dominated industry. Hoping for more HAB students at Residential Weeks this academic year, delving deeper into the horse racing world! 🏇✨


Special visitor Akay, a Professional Dancer and Content Creator, led an inspiring African Dance Workshop for our students. With Nigerian and Jamaican roots, her unique perspective added cultural richness to this memorable experience! 💃🌍


A little late to the party, but our celebrations continue for the next couple of months 🤩Akay, a Professional Dancer and Content Creator came in and delivered an Afrobeats Dance Workshop still The round of applause says it all 👇🏾👇🏾


🎨 Thrilling AM with a London City and Guilds Art School lecturer! Y12 students immersed in an art history seminar, topped off by a generous donation of historical art texts to our library! 📚🖼️ 🌟


Thank you to the City &Guilds of London Art School for a very informative art history talk to our HAB6 art students!


Excited to hear our year 11s present their career aspirations to a board of business mentors! Thanks for hosting us and supporting our students through the programme


Workshop 1: Natural Hair Workshop We had the wonderful Bama aka The Natural Hair Whisperer deliver a very informative session on all things hair! She even treated us to a live demo 🤩Racial equity in practice. continues 👇🏾


During the Autumn term, Year 7 students had a wonderful time getting to know our fab school library. As  part of their library induction lessons, students took part in lots of bookish conversations, plotted a map of the library, received a free book and even solved a 'murder'!


International Court of Justice at ! Well done to Christiana and Serra for being part of ICJ as judges and for delivering powerful speeches and arguments. 👩‍⚖️👩‍⚖️


Proud of our students at who are now sharing their resolutions. Well done to our ambassadors Mariah & Laila for presenting Mozambique & Turkey at the Opening Ceremony reinforcing the purpose of the UN in solving global issues and current conflicts.


Year 11 pizza treat at the end of a half term of hard work! We are so of you!


HAB attended the launch event yesterday of a careers and employability program called Take The Lead created by the Old Vic theatre. 27 Y12 students heard from two motivational speakers and participated in a  networking event with over 200 students from other schools.


It's Bookbuzz time again with - one of our favourite literary times of the year. Bookbuzz helps inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds and every Year 7 student can choose a book to keep! Find out more


Students at HAB had an amazing time celebrating Black History Month today. Year 7 and 8 said they loved Usifu's workshops because they were full of music, history and energy!


HAB was delighted to host the final rehearsal before our show event.Over 200 students in the choir and orchestra will perform to an audience of over 5000 people!🎶🎺🎸🎻🎙🎼


Last visit to the beach before we head home.


Open evening tomorrow, Thursday 28th September, - 4.30-7pm. Come along for a tour of the academy and a talk from the principal. We look forward to welcoming you! Register now at


We’ve arrived safely in Wales for a week of new experiences!


Voting is open all this week for Southwark Youth Parliament . HAB Student Aura Iasmin Ilie is one of the candidates and you can vote at

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Bermondsey admissions information page. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Academy admissions contact details

Applications for Year 7 places should be made online at:

For other years please contact Elif Karadal
Telephone: 020 7237 9316
Address: Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 3TZ

Year 7 applications

Harris Academy Bermondsey will admit at least 180 girls in Year 7.  

Applications for Year 7 places should be made online at

If the number of applications exceeds 180, girls with statements of Special Educational Needs in which the Harris Academy Bermondsey is named will be admitted before others. All other applicants will be considered in accordance with the criteria below, applied in order:

  • Looked after children in public care and previously looked after children who ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangement/residence or special guardianship order), including internationally adopted previously looked after children
  • Students for whom admission to the academy is essential because of significant medical/social needs. All applications under this criterion must be supported with relevant written evidence from a doctor or social worker
  • Students whose siblings currently attend the academy and who will continue to do so on the date of admission
  • Girls who are in attendance at Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park
  • Children of staff members employed at Harris Academy Bermondsey
  • Proximity of students’ permanent address to the academy using straight line, computer calculated measurements
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Post 16 applications

Before applying, you should read our Sixth Form Prospectus.

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For parents/carers who wish to appeal

The Local Authority notifies parents about successful applications to Secondary School on 1 March 2024.

Parents have the right to appeal to an independent panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of Harris Academy Bermondsey. The closing date for appeals for Primary to Secondary transfer is 4pm on 29th March 2024, and appeals will be heard between April and June.

Appeals lodged after the given dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be sent notification of the appeal hearing at least ten clear school days in advance of the hearing. They will also be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional supporting information

If a parent/carer wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least seven clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.   

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to five clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.

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