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A huge thank you to Catherine Johnson for delivering some fabulous workshops with Year 7 today. Students left the sessions inspired and keen to write more!


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Final day in Scotland! It was the best experience ever and I enjoyed it so much!


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I’ve enjoyed this trip so much! I loved it! I had the best time ever and did things I thought I could never do


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gloves at the ready… come join us to plant bulbs & fill the greenhouse 🌷🌱🌺🍐🥕🍅🥔🥬🌶


Our students are all having a brilliant time on their trip to Scotland!


The first 'planting party' for our new Wellbeing is on Sat 9th Oct. Come and help us prepare our raised beds, borders and greenhouse. No experience needed. Click HERE for details and to sign up!


The student HAB Outward Bound trip to Scotland has arrived safe and sound!


We look forward to welcoming you to our Year 6 open mornings in September and October 2021. Full details (including how to reserve a place) at


Welcome to our new Year 7 girls on their first full day of school! of you all!


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From the pool to school: Olympian celebrates GCSE results


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Congratulations to Andrea from who has received fantastic today 👏 ✍️


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Good luck to all Harris students receiving their GCSE results today 👏 We'll be posting updates and photos throughout the day to celebrate their fantastic achievements


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And finally, it's lovely to see the amazing achievements of Olympic diver and student Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix featured too


HAB students are today celebrating another set of superb results. There was much excitement as students opened their envelopes and were thrilled to find that they had achieved brilliantly, with many achieving the top grades of 7, 8 and 9. Details at


A huge well done to our post 16 students for another superb set of results this year. Our students secured incredibly exciting university places, including to study Veterinary Nursing, Law and Pharmacology, with 25% of offers from Russell Group universities


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✌️ divers, 1 final duo and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix are just getting underway in the 10m Platform finale 🤸💦 Watch the 🇬🇧 pair on the 🔴 now


of our brilliant student Andrea! is with you all the way! 🙌


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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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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