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of all our brilliant students and staff have achieved this half term. Wishing you all a lovely half term break for the week ahead!


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Want to inspire your girls? Love this collection of downloadable prints of women who changed the world:


Young sell scented, homemade, sustainable candles from their stall at as part of the competition. They SOLD OUT! Fantastic event! Full story and loads more pictures at


Calling all HAB parents... would you like to take part in a small focus group on Thursday 28 February at 6.00pm to discuss our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy and give your feedback? We'd love your views. Find out how to take part at Thank you!


Calling all former HAB girls... We would love to hear what you are doing now. Study, employment... please get in touch and let us know! Find out more about our new scheme at


Sign up for our Reading Challenge and read five books by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic authors over the next ten weeks. Loads to choose from in the school , including by Find out more


Ditch the uniform for one day and come to school dressed as a character of your choice for , Thurs 7 March. What character will you come as? Find out more


Our young group of students are at Market selling natural homemade they have made .


Ayse, Year 13, wants to win an Oscar. So she's studying , and and has just offered her a place to study Make-Up and Hair Design. "I want to go to Hollywood or work on a fantasy TV series." , Ayse! Full story


Massive to for donating books by black and minority ethnic authors to our school . You're helping girls engage with a wide range of authors and voices. Brilliant! Find out more at


“It’s vital for everyone to read more books by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic authors so that the 7.5 million citizens in the UK are fully represented in the books that we all read." Amy and Niambi, Sixth Formers, on the HAB Reading Challenge


It's on 7 March 2019. We'll be celebrating the joy of and by dressing as our favourite characters! Who will you come as? Find out more


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Posters of Women in Science available here: - they’re lovely!


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Happy hopefully helping the next generation as a chemistry teacher 👩🏻‍🔬🧪⚗️... but my friend here used to be a biologist.


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Today is International Day; here are just a few of the many women who've made advances in chemistry in the past few decades:


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Year 12 students listening to a great talk about higher degree apprenticeships thanks to


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Proud to be working with our 6 Beacon Schools: and Phoenix Primary School on the new & Food for Life programme with


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of the wide ranging career opportunities presented to students


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Amazing work! Those turbines are particularly cool 👩🏻‍🔬 👨‍🔬


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Designed by our fantastic year 9 students! So proud of you girls

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Posted on July 19th 2018

Little Women - School Production Review

"This young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years." Mr Tobin reviews our recent school production of Little Women.

The story of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, has been told many times, in many settings and by many performers. It can’t, however, have been performed much better than in its current outing at Harris Academy Bermondsey by a stellar student cast who have brought this timeless tale of growing up, the importance of family and staying true to yourself to a whole new audience.

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Polished and professional

Every element of the show, from the set to the costumes to the music and the technical work are all so polished and professional that the audience cannot help but be transported to Civil War-era America where the play is set.

From the opening scene, to the emotional core and right through to the end, the production is a joy to watch and it is astonishing to consider that, for some of these actors, it is their debut performance.

Though this production packs an emotional punch, it also creates laughs in equal measure. This is due, in large part, to the way these young performers draw the audience into the world of the strong, independent-minded March sisters and their journey through adolescence and into adulthood.

Excitement and innocence

The progression of these characters through the years is reflected in a seamless change of cast as the show develops. The Year 7 and 8 performers wonderfully portray the excitement and innocence of the younger March sisters while the Year 9 and 10 actors capture their first, tentative steps into an adult world perfectly.

With excellent direction from Ms Harvey, this young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years and it is fitting that a story that explores the lives of young women on the cusp of moving into new and challenging situations should be told by such an accomplished cast of female performers.

With the weeks and months of dedication, commitment and practice evident in this production, we can only wait and see what is next in store for these bright young stars of the stage.

Mr Tobin