Today was the dress rehearsal for our production of Annie Jr, which opens tomorrow!


The sun will most definitely be out when Annie Jr, our school production, takes to the stage tomorrow.


HAB runs a mini Model United Nations conference, with members of our debating team and HAB student government experiencing what is like to be a delegate of the UN! More at


HAB students had an amazing time at the and literacy and business immersion day today.


'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.

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Posted on July 19th 2022

Annie Jr - School Production - Review and Pictures!

It has been three years since the last school play in Harris Bermondsey. This is a long time by anyone’s standards, but within a school it feels like a lifetime.

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You could be forgiven for thinking that this might in some way be reflected in the performance; lines might be forgotten, dance routines might prove overly complex, even that stage fright might get the better of the performers.

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I am pleased to report that none of these things happened. From the moment the conductor’s baton came down to begin the overture, to the glorious final curtain call, Sarah Harvey’s cast delivered a polished, professional, and practically flawless performance of Annie Jr.

A polished, professional, and practically flawless performance of Annie Jr."

Slick dialogue was accompanied by superb singing, all ably supported by Tom Creasey’s marvellous pit band. Throughout each performance this accomplished cast drew whoops and cheers from a delighted audience, who were transported from the Firman Hall to 1930s New York.

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Congratulations must go to all the musicians involved for maintaining a stellar level throughout all outings; the future looks dazzlingly bright for many young members of the band.

Every line of the play was delivered with crystal-clear intention and confidence."

As any actor knows, learning the lines to play a part is just the start of the acting process. Each and every actor had clearly worked hard to perfect their accent, and every line of the play was delivered with crystal-clear intention and confidence.

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What was even better to see was the interactions and chemistry between members of the cast onstage. Great moments of comedy sat alongside moments of high emotion, not to mention some very convincing performances of the more evil characters. The gaggle of orphans were quite simply superb, bringing an infectious energy and magnetism to proceedings.

In some ways, plays are like swans; serene and graceful, they glide across the surface of the stage. Of course, beneath the waterline, backstage, legs work furiously to propel and sustain this magnificence. In this instance, the stage crew were the legs. Invisible to the audience, yet no less important than the actors on stage. We owe a huge debt to all those involved, who enabled such a wonderful experience for audience and cast alike, particularly the Year 10 students who so ably took on the technical duties.

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Of course, the biggest thanks must go to Sarah Harvey. After three disrupted and challenging years, the anticipation for Annie Jr was huge, and under Sarah’s tireless direction, the play was a stunning success. It brought joy both to those watching it, and performing in it, and reminded us all of the power of live performance.

James Picton-Turbervill, Teacher of English

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All photography by Noor, Year 9, photography club student, who photographed and edited all the photos for the show. Well done Noor, outstanding work!