'Words For Work: Women In Leadership' programme helps girls develop the literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence they need to achieve their potential. Great project! Thank you and for organising. Read more at


Come to our Year 5 open mornings 21st and 28th June and 5th July, 10am. Our staff and students look forward to welcoming you! Full details at


Year 8 develop their skills through the 'Young City Poets' project run with . Girls visited St Paul's and used their experience to inspire fantastic poetry. Read two of the poems and find out more at


Year 9 girls from our after-school club performed at an inter-school sharing event run by the Royal Academy of Dance in April. They worked exceptionally hard preparing for the performance and performed beautifully. Read more


Girls marked Eid with a special event on 6th May. They learned about the origins and significance of henna, got the chance to watch henna artists at work, and have a go themselves too. We also raised money for .


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Our arrived at today! Excited and ready to represent Niger this weekend!!!


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Our presenting their committees' resolution papers at the final General Assembly of conference. Well done for your eloquent speeches! We are so proud for your significant contributions and outstanding performance!


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thank you for inviting me to facilitate a workshop on my artistic practice and mental health journey; the experience was truly cathartic. ~what a fantastic group of young women. excited for next week… 🎨👀✨


A big thank you to tutors and HAB teachers for taking Year 8 students for a fascinating experience trip to Christ's College Cambridge. Students were able to complete a mini–Model United Nation conference and enjoy a tour of the college.


"Seeing a play in person gives you a whole new view of the production." Read an article by Jahnaey, Year 9, on our school trip to see 'Wicked'.


Summer Opportunities For Year 11 HAB Girls With NCS. Read a letter to parents from NCS, who are working with HAB to create summer experiences for our Year 11 students. Find out more


Congratulations to Najma for winning the "Outstanding Delegate" Award, and Amina for winning the "Honourable Commendation" at this weekend's Model United Nations conference. All HAB students demonstrated the HAB ethos throughout the conference. Full story


Well done to our Year 12 delegates for attending the Youth Model United Nations London conference this weekend. The conference focused on several global issues, with girls representing different countries and debating and finalising resolutions. Full story


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Super excited to meet the next generation of at our STEAM 2022 Welcome Evening on Thursday 🧪 📡 🛠🎨🎲 Year 5 are most welcome too ☺


Spot our yr11 GCSE Music students who were invited to take part in this wonderful event!


Very important business to discuss as our Student Government introduce themselves to Lord Harris. Our elected students discussed with Lord Harris the motivation and purpose behind our new HAB student government.


We celebrated with events around the school to raise awareness and start conversations around this year's theme of . Full report and lots more pics at


Year 12s complete their peer mentoring training with Kidscape trainer Danny Dalton, and are ready to begin their mentoring journey at HAB, listening and supporting fellow pupils.


“The National Junior Indoor Championship made me challenge myself to go above and beyond," Deborah, Year 9. Thanks to for their support! Full story


Any guesses who's dressed up as Jurassic Park for ? Clue: it's Dr Hay

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Posted on August 13th 2020

Three HAB Girls Win Oxbridge Places After Top A-Level Results

Three pupils at Harris Academy Bermondsey are celebrating winning Oxbridge places today, overcoming the challenges posed by lockdown. Article courtesy of Southwark News.

The three girls, Korede, Fatjona and Elizabeth are all the first in their families to attend university, and have won places at prestigious universities with their top grades.

Korede, who commuted for two hours a day to the academy on Southwark Park Road before lockdown, is studying philosophy at Jesus College Cambridge, after securing 2A*s and an A.

Fatjona (R) is heading to Oxford to study English and Malvina will be going to York

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Fatjona scored A*AA, and will be studying English at Worcester College, Oxford, while Elizabeth’s same set of top results will see her reading French and History at Brasenose College, Oxford.

Korede is the first in her family to go to university. “I couldn’t have done this without the support of the teachers,” said Korede. “Thank you so much, I can’t believe it.”

Elizabeth is also heading for Oxbridge after her top results

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Rebecca Iles-Smith, principal of the academy, said the results were testament to the resilience of the Year 13 cohort, who overcame a global pandemic to secure their grades.

“So many of our students and families suffered in lockdown, but our Year 13 are the definition of resilience,” she said. “Many are the first in their family to go to university and have overcome huge challenges to achieve this highly.

“They have come so far already and I feel they are ready to change the world! I cannot wait to see what else they achieve in their futures.”

Korede is the first in her family to go to university.

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