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04/03/24

🔬📷 Don't forget! STEAM 2024 Open Evening on March 7th, 5-7pm! Join us as Year 5 & 6 pupils team up with Year 7 girls for hands-on Science, Arts, & STEM activities. Witness heart dissections & explore STEM Club showcases. Register HERE! https://t.co/Z3sx7dDZ08 pic.twitter.com/iTIVjWuNLF

01/03/24

HAB6 at Harris City Academy celebrating International Women’s Day. Empowering the leaders of tomorrow. ‘Be Audacious’ 💕 pic.twitter.com/ZniSinIsm5

29/02/24

Get ready to celebrate World Book Day with HAB on Thursday 7th March - which book inspired character will you be? pic.twitter.com/9qeFwL1q8m

29/02/24

Exciting news! Our students shine in the UKMT Maths Challenge, with remarkable achievements including Silver and Bronze Certificates. Congratulations to all participants! Let's celebrate Math Month together! 🎉📐 pic.twitter.com/TFpF19TuEQ

28/02/24

🔬🎨 Don't forget! STEAM 2024 Open Evening on March 7th, 5-7pm! Join us as Year 5 & 6 pupils team up with Year 7 girls for hands-on Science, Arts, & STEM activities. Witness heart dissections & explore STEM Club showcases. Register HERE! https://t.co/Z3sx7dDZ08 pic.twitter.com/ML73jRfP8Z

28/02/24

Students had an out-of-this-world experience as they welcomed the National Space Academy for thrilling workshops ahead of British Science Week! 🌟 From building hydrogen fuel rockets to exploring lunar travel, they embraced the wonders of space and STEM careers. pic.twitter.com/qOBHT9N90S

27/02/24

HAB Orchestra together with & others at the QEH Southwark music's Orchestra Playing Day!! Looking forward to the concert later pic.twitter.com/29RE4c4EYP

23/02/24

Jack Petchey Regional Finals Speak Out Challenge at HAB: 16 students, including last year's winner Radiyat Omotayo, delivered heartfelt speeches. While not victorious, the event left everyone inspired. Details: https://t.co/Qz2A5LJ6Og pic.twitter.com/so9i8NNvBf

23/02/24

Join us at HAB for the STEAM 2024 Open Evening, designed for Year 5 & 6 pupils and their families, aiding their transition to secondary school. Engage in hands-on Science & Arts activities. Thur, Mar 7, 5-7pm. Register: https://t.co/Z3sx7dDZ08 pic.twitter.com/ZRQ7Bftdcf

07/02/24

Honoured to be hosts to this event this evening! pic.twitter.com/Pmz4T9Q6oS

31/01/24

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31/01/24

HAB students explored the British Museum's China gallery, delving into rich layers of Chinese history and art culture. A captivating learning experience that broadened horizons and deepened understanding. pic.twitter.com/9ryLM091Rc

22/01/24

Photography club students create their first canvas; from taking the image to printing it and even fixing it on the frame to hang up at home :) pic.twitter.com/t8bYrFViNs

22/01/24

Exploring Pembroke College in Cambridge after a chilly walk, we delved into an inspiring Law workshop. Ambassadors guided us through,answering questions, and treated us to a College tour.Huge thanks to Into University for organising a fantastic and insightful day! pic.twitter.com/C8LdNMdTlJ

16/01/24

🌟 Reminder: Our Academy Uniform Bank offers free school uniforms, PE kits, and shoes to support families. Kindly consider donating or contact info.org.uk for assistance. Let's continue helping our community thrive! 🤝

11/01/24

Harris Academy Bermondsey Admission Consultation, share your views by the 25th January. The full draft admissions arrangements for 2025/2026 can be found on our website:  https://t.co/245ABhy5qn pic.twitter.com/nesC33zMic

10/01/24

Embrace the new chapter of 2024 with open minds and eager hearts as we embark on a journey of knowledge and growth. We believe that reading is the key to unlocking the doors of understanding and imagination.📚 Happy reading, and may this year be filled with endless discoveries! pic.twitter.com/zdKHcVadtF

15/12/23

Couldn’t be more proud of our HAB dancers who absolutely shut down the stage last night! The energy from the audience was incredible. What a way to end the year! https://t.co/H1PClj4Hsy pic.twitter.com/9IWFkkOJwj

13/12/23

Our HAB6 students are having a fabulous time exploring Amsterdam! pic.twitter.com/5WxuNrXiNj

08/12/23

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. pic.twitter.com/57ukbV2AbE

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Careers and Enterprise

At HAB, we believe that a well-structured and highly effective programme of Careers and Education Guidance will play a key role in contributing to how the Academy prepares its young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Education about careers pathways is aligned to the academy’s values of ambition, compassion and respect.

HAB students are always encouraged to be ambitious and set themselves audacious goals irrespective of their starting points and backgrounds. They are informed about the education, training and employment choices available to them. They learn how to identify the benefits of each choice, to recognise personal barriers, and to determine strategies to overcome these barriers. The school careers and curriculum entitlement support the development of the skills and knowledge that students need to realise their ambitions.

You can download our Careers and Education Guidance Policy from our Teaching and Learning page.


As part of their careers education, students also learn about prevailing stereotypes and inequalities that exist across different courses and jobs. They are encouraged to advocate for themselves and others, and to challenge practices that discriminate.  As an Academy, we seek to engage with employers, and education and training providers who champion diversity and inclusion in their organisations, and to provide a diverse group of career role models as part of employer encounters and mentoring.

At HAB, all students receive tailored, confidential careers counselling from a highly qualified Careers Advisor. They also have the opportunity to better understand the labour market and prospects for career development in different sectors through careers’ encounters and as part of the PSHE Curriculum.

By the time students leave HAB, they will be well informed about a variety of qualifications, including those of a technical, vocational and academic nature and both University and Apprenticeship options.

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Key contacts

Assistant Principal and Senior Careers Lead: Daisy Mercer daisy.mercer@harrisbermondsey.org.uk 

HAB Careers Lead: Donna Donnelly donna.donnelly@harrisbermondsey.org.uk

Harris Federation Careers Advisor: Alishea Robinson alishea.robinson@harrisfederation.org.uk

Careers Governor: George Hudson


Useful links

nationalcareers.service.gov.uk. Government website detailing a range of support and activities available to support young people with options including GCSE, Post 16 /18, via email or telephone.

harriscareerseducation.org.uk. Being part of the Harris Federation means that our students get lots of opportunities to work with some very big companies. Visit the site to hear talks, look at job opportunities for degree apprenticeships and find out about sixth form.

apprenticeships.org.uk. All current apprenticeship vacancies can be found on this website. You can register and receive information on new vacancies as they arise - intermediate, advanced and higher level apprenticeships available

university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices. Advice and guidance on A Level subject and course choice from Which? University. Find out the best A-Level options to take for your future career path.

ucas.com. One stop shop for all the information you need on university courses - eg full and part-time courses, entry requirements, how to apply, important dates to remember, an dclearing with links directly to university websites, and now Degree Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships. This also has a parental section with really useful and relevant information.

informedchoices.ac.uk. Informed Choices brings together guidance from admissions teams at Russell Group universities to give pupils clear information about the subjects they should consider if they are hoping to progress to a competitive university. 

notgoingtouni.co.uk. Other post-18 options available, including employment opportunities.


Provider Access Policy

The document Careers guidance and access for education and training providers (January 2023) sets out that:

The provider access legislation (occasionally referred to as the ‘Baker Clause’) requires all schools and academies to provide opportunities for a range of education and training providers to access all year 8 to 13 pupils to inform them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships. Through the Skills and Post-16 Act 2022, the government has strengthened this legislation by introducing a minimum number of six provider encounters that every school must provide and, for the first time, introduces parameters around the duration and content of these encounters so that we can ensure they are of high quality.”

All maintained schools and academies must provide six encounters with a provider of technical education or apprenticeships for year 8 to 13 pupils. We have timed these six meetings to inform consideration of post-14, post-16 and post-18 options and progression to the next stage of education or training.

As a minimum, schools must offer:

  • Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend, to take place any time during year 8 or between 1 September and 28 February during year 9.
  • Two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend, to take place any time during year 10 or between 1 September and 28 February during year 11.
  • Two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend, to take place any time during year 12 or between 1 September and 28 February during year 13

The careers implementation strategy is integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum including subject based learning, the PSHE Curriculum, assemblies, enrichment and trips. The academy also plans and participates in events during National Careers Week and National Apprenticeships Week as a means of promoting different pathways to the student population.

The HAB Provider Access Policy can be found on our Teaching and Learning page.


Management of provider access requests 

A provider wishing to request access should contact Daisy Mercer  daisy.mercer@harrisbermondsey.org.uk, telephone: 0207 237 9316.


Visitor access

Visitor access will be granted in accordance with Academy procedures (see the Safeguarding Policy downloadable from our Safeguarding page).