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Our post is dedicated to the fantastic Ms Jo Newell from Awarded 'Apps for Good Teacher of the year' due to her tireless work delivering Apps for Good courses. 👉To read the full entry, click here:


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This was the early morning view from HQ today ... we HAD to share!


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So lovely to meet lots of prospective Class of 2028 parents and students (albeit virtually!) at Virtual Open Event! Registration for the next event (30/09 at 5pm) will be live tomorrow!


Year 6 parents and students... join us on Zoom tomorrow for our first online open event - Weds 16th Sept, 5pm. Meet HAB staff, find out more about our school, and ask questions too. Hosted by Lyndsay Harris, Vice Principal. Register now at


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Is your daughter in Year 6? If yes, do sign up for our first ⁦⁩ open event webinar! Taking place this Wednesday at 5pm on Zoom. sign up link below


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Calling all can’t wait to see you on Wednesday!!! 👏🏿👏🏾👏🏽👏🏼👏🏻


Are you considering Harris Academy Bermondsey for your daughter? Please visit our Virtual Open Day to find out more about our academy, including details of our live online open events.


Join us on Zoom for an online open event on Wednesday 16th September, 5pm, and see for yourself how we could make a difference to your daughter's future. We look forward to meeting you!


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It’s our final Curriculum and Information webinar for Years 10 and 11 today at 5pm! Parents do sign up using the link on the website or click here


Year 8 and 9 curriculum and information webinar on Zoom today (Weds 9th Sept), 5pm. An opportunity for parents and carers to be welcomed into the new academic year alongside your daughters. Hope to see you there! Register now at


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Our parent curriculum and information evenings will be taking place on Zoom this year! Register for your daughter’s year on our website. Looking forward to greeting you all virtually this week


Today... Curriculum and Information Webinar for Year 7 (5pm) and HAB6 (6pm) parents. Other year groups on Weds/Thurs. Learn more about the curriculum your daughter will follow and the support she will have. Register now at


Register today for our online Curriculum and Information Evenings for parents, starting with Year 7, Tues 8th Sept, 5pm. Full details of all events and how to join at


Don't forget we're staggering start dates and arrival times this year. We're really looking forward to having you all back with us! Full details of start dates and times for all year groups can be found at


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So lovely to meet and greet our Class of 2027 today for Induction Day and our Class of 2022 students! Looking forward to seeing them again at 8.40am tomorrow


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So meeting the new - well done girls, you SMASHED your first day of secondary school!! 👏🏿👏🏾👏🏽👏🏼👏🏻


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Hope you enjoyed your tour... if you want to virtual version check out the Transition Page on website


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And if you REALLY think you know your stuff, try the quiz... 🤔


Oh no, what a shame! We hope she’s feeling better soon. Yes, she will receive a warm HAB welcome and will be buddied up with another student when she’s able to attend the Academy. Hope to see her soon.


Year 7 did really well on the first day of the new 'arrive at school' routine. Don't forget we're staggering arrival times this year - full details of start times and dates for all year groups at

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Posted on March 11th 2020

Year 7 Reach Debating Competition Final

By Shanti and the Year 7 Debate Team.

On Thursday 27th February, Ms Morris and Ms Houssein took us, the Year 7 Debate Team, to Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich to take part in the Federation’s first ever Year 7 Debate Competition.

We were incredibly excited about the competition but we also felt very nervous because we had only had four after-school sessions to learn about the art of debate.

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In the 1st round we took part in a planned motion. We had to argue that the best way to tackle climate change is through individual action. As we had prepared for the debate, we had loads of great ideas and felt confident. Thanks to our well-planned counter arguments and rebuttals, we got through to the 2nd round!

In the 2nd round, things were different because we did not know what we were going to debate. We only had a short period of time to work out how to argue for the motion: ‘Students spend too much time studying unnecessary subjects at school. Students should be allowed to choose what they study.”

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Clear argument

We worked together to come up with a clear argument and prepared ourselves for rebuttals. However, our opponents, East Dulwich Girls, made the debate difficult by raising lots of points of interest.  Despite the challenges posed by East Dulwich Girls, we still got through thanks to our well-planned ideas.

In the final round we were against Beckenham and we were debating the motion: ‘Students are addicted to technology. Mobile phones should be banned because they cause more harm than good’. As the opposition, we had to argue against this motion.

At this point in the day, things felt really tense! We presented our ideas clearly and Noor blew everyone away with her detailed list of rebuttals but we weren’t quite strong enough to beat Beckenham. Beckenham presented well-thought-out arguments and linked all the ideas together through the theme of ‘technology as an addiction’ – it was very sophisticated. Beckenham were also great at introducing points of interest which is a debating skill we have not learnt about yet.

Whilst we were sad to lose, we feel #ProudToBeHAB to come 2nd place in our very first debate competition.

By Shanti and the Year 7 Debate Team.

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What students said...

“It was super fun and it was a great experience. I don’t regret going and I don’t mind that we came second. We were a fantastic team and we supported each other.” Sara

"I was extremely nervous at the start but I know I aced the second round. My teammates were wonderful and so supportive. I’m grateful that we got to the final. I know debate club has definitely helped me with public speaking. Thanks Ms Morris!" Angelica

"It was so much fun! The other teams were respectful and kind. We were so nervous but we came 2nd place so we were grateful.” Sarai

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“A huge thank you to Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich for organising such a fabulous event.” Ms Morris

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