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Find out about our 13-week parenting programme, held here at HAB on Monday mornings, designed to support you to raise happy and successful children. Places still available. Email or call 0207 237 9316 to find out more.


We hope you enjoy watching our 2021 Christmas Concert. Special thanks to all our talented perfomers, the music and dance staff, Noor (Year 9, camera assistant) and to Ms Houssein for producing our film. Happy Christmas from all at HAB! Watch at


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Calling all budding scientists! Applications are open for our first 2022 I ♥ Research Academy. Year 10-11 students can find out about careers in research and have a chance to develop their own project. Find out more and apply:


Kandia, Year 12, reports on an inspiring visit to Harris Academy Bermondsey by author and historian Blair Imani.


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Congratulations!! Lovely to see two former pupils proudly representing their secondary school.


Very proud of our fantastic Year 7 Spelling Bee team, who took 3rd place in the recent Spelling Bee . Well done Niamh, Georgina, Mushtaq, Laura, Philomena and Maia!


Mustaaq, Year 7, reviews 's 'High Rise Mystery' series on our student blog. "If you like reading murder mystery books, this is for you. Such a wonderful book." Lots more reviews and articles at


Thank you to the British Antarctic Survey for inspiring Year 9 girls with a great talk about arctic science (and warm clothes!). Really informative and horizon-expanding. "One of the best experiences I've had at HAB.” Shayma, Year 9


HAB Culture Day took place yesterday, with students dressing in the styles and fashions that represent their culture, or a culture they appreciate. Celebrating our differences, as well as our common interests, helps unite and educate us.


Interested in a place at the Sixth Form for September? Hear from our current Year 12 and 13 students to discover all of the opportunities that are available to you as students of HAB6. Applications are open until the end of December. Get applying now!


Aneela, Year 9, has written a great article about the new and exciting clubs being introduced to our extra-curricular timetable. Read what she says at


Sixth Form Open Evening, Thurs 4th Nov, 5.00-6.30pm Come and see the wonderful Sixth Form at Harris Academy Bermondsey at our open evening on Thursday 4th November from 5.00-6.30pm


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Come and see Harris Academy Bermondsey Sixth Form at our Open Evening, Thurs 4th Nov, 5.00-6.30pm. Both internal and external students are welcome to attend. We look forward to welcoming you. Details at


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!

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Posted on March 3rd 2021

World Book Day at HAB - Look What's Happening!

World Book Day 702x400World Book Day is a pretty big deal at HAB! We dress up as our favourite characters, take part in book-themed lessons and every student is given a free book to add to their book collection at home.

Even though we are not on site to celebrate World Book Day this year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate at home.

World Book Day activity booklet

Click HERE to download your World Book Day 2021 activity booklet.

You'll find lots of fun activities including an author podcast, our Design A Book Token Competition, and good books to snuggle up and read/ listen to. 

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HAB World Book Day competition video

Watch the video and see which members of HAB staff you can spot. Everyone is hiding behind a different disguise!

If you want to be in with the chance of winning a prize, make a list of everyone you spot in the video and send it to The first person to accurately identify all 14 members of HAB staff in the video will win a special prize.

World Book Day gifts

Once everyone is back on site, each student will be given a book as a gift as part of our annual book give away. These books are gifts for the students to take home and keep forever. This year students will receive the following titles:

  • Year 7 - The River Whale by Sita Brahmachari
  • Year 8 - Will select a book of their choice from the selection on offer in the library
  • Year 9 - The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Year 10 - Letters From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr
  • Year 11 - We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Year 12 - Africa's Tarnished Name by Chinua Achebe
  • Year 13 - The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House by Audre Lorde