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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 January 9th 2017

HAB Donates to Crisis at Christmas


For the third year running, HAB has teamed up with Crisis to support guests and volunteers at Christmas time.

HAB girl Beatrice spoke to parents and carers about our work to support the homeless community at HAB’s recent Dance and Music Display, where attendees generously donated £150! Here's what she said...

'Stop homelessness'

‘Welcome ladies and gentlemen. My name is Beatrice and I am in year 8. I hope this evening has already brought you great pleasure and joy. I am going to talk to you about Crisis, a charity that we have been supporting for the last three years. The organisation’s aim is to stop homelessness, especially for the people that consider themselves an outcast in society.

Last year was particularly special year as everyone in the Academy embraced all of the things that we did to raise awareness and to provide help to the charity and in particular to the homeless people in Southwark in an energetic and positive spirit.
We were set the challenge of bringing in 5000 items that would be given to Crisis to distribute to people that needed them. We brought in toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, roll on deodorant and water – items that are useful to the recipients. We more than met the challenge and on the last day of term were able to present Crisis with over 5000 items.
In addition, every HAB girl wrote a message on a paper Christmas bauble which we shared with Crisis.
When School reopened in January we learned that more than 200 guests had benefitted from our donations and had read our messages in just that short, two week period. We were really moved to read letters of thanks that had been sent to us and how much our messages of hope had made people feel good and noticed and not, as homeless people often say, ‘invisible’. We were really pleased to hear of two guests who had been able to get help from the Crisis team to apply for and secure jobs. We were especially pleased to hear of another guest who said that as a result of the help he received he had been able to secure a job and a home by the end of January for the first time since he was 16 years old.’


We’re thrilled that this year, HAB girls have beaten the success of last year’s donations with well in excess of 5000 items collected over the past two weeks, testament to the incredibly generous spirit of HAB girls. We look forward to sharing with you some more success stories in the New Year. In the meantime, we wish you a happy holiday.