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At the end of each term HAB girls have the opportunity to write a postcard to praise someone in our school community. They do so anonymously and 'post' them to be delivered. The idea came from one of our brilliant Year 9 girls.


Our Safety Online event for parents, due to take place on 19 April, has been postponed so that more parents can attend. Please watch out for the new date!


of our superb Mandarin Club!


"I would recommend other pupils from other schools to join their team so you could win medals but most of all have fun even if you don’t win." Read Mariam's award-winning blog post for of you Mariam!


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Congratulations Mariam on winning the blog competition


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to our Competition Winner! Mariam, year 7 from shared her first ever NJIRC experience and it is a brilliant read. Hoping to see you next year Mariam


Our girls enjoyed non-contact and elite training sessions this term, thanks to . “The programme helped me feel more confidence in myself," Niloufar, Yr 8 , , , Find out more


Our and Film Nights encourage girls to watch foreign films (and try different foods too!). “It really helped with my language skills and I loved trying the Spanish food." Iman-Olasubomi, Year 10. Find out more


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The title of this work is ‘The impact of a book’ and I think it’s rather wonderful


Special online safety information event for all HAB parents, Thurs 19 April, 5pm. Help your daughter stay safe online. Put the date in your diary and get the latest advice from experts. Refreshments provided!


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New job: Lead Practitioner for Maths .Apply now


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Thank you and for today’s STEM workshop


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Talking through ideas


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We’re problem solving with today at


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Soooo much legooooooo 😍😍


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How tall can you build your tower?


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Testing our with kits


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Excited to be at with for our workshop looking at the importance of play and problem solving though tech!


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So excited to have and in running a workshop for y8 and 9 this morning

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Posted on February 10th 2017

The Crucible - Our Recent Production Reviewed


A review of our recent production of The Crucible by Peter Tobin, Head of Year 9 English.

If ever the time was right for a staging of Arthur Miller’s classic tale of suspicion, persecution and deception then this is surely it.

The Crucible, although set in the 17th Century of Puritans and Separatists, has a message that is remarkably apt today. Perhaps the most astonishing thing about this production however, is that its cast is entirely made up of Year 9 and 10 students from Harris Academy Bermondsey.

With a strong guiding hand from their director, Ms Harvey, this young cast transported their audience to a New England of witches, heretics and fear. As soon as the action begins, the intensity of the characters completely captures your attention. From the stylised set design to the chilling and sinister musical accompaniment, the performance was a delight from beginning to end. A simple glance around the space revealed a sea of transfixed faces entirely entranced by the events on stage.

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Polished and professional

There were no hints of nervousness from these young performers as they produced a polished and thoroughly professional show.

One of the many highlights of the evening was the court room scene when Mary Warren turns on John Proctor at the behest of Abigail. With so many performers in one space, it was an incredibly convincing depiction of the panic and chaos these witch trials created.


The months of practice and dedication were clear as, even with the numbers, these scenes played out flawlessly.As the story is played out by this talented cast, the audience can’t help but be drawn into its world.

Whether you enjoy the performance as a tale about witchcraft, an allegory for modern-day America or even as a lesson learned for the lecherous John Proctor, there is something for everyone in this play and one thing is for sure, these actors are destined for even bigger things in the future.

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