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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!


The student HAB Outward Bound trip to Scotland has arrived safe and sound!


We look forward to welcoming you to our Year 6 open mornings in September and October 2021. Full details (including how to reserve a place) at


Welcome to our new Year 7 girls on their first full day of school! of you all!


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From the pool to school: Olympian celebrates GCSE results


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Congratulations to Andrea from who has received fantastic today 👏 ✍️


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Good luck to all Harris students receiving their GCSE results today 👏 We'll be posting updates and photos throughout the day to celebrate their fantastic achievements


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And finally, it's lovely to see the amazing achievements of Olympic diver and student Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix featured too


HAB students are today celebrating another set of superb results. There was much excitement as students opened their envelopes and were thrilled to find that they had achieved brilliantly, with many achieving the top grades of 7, 8 and 9. Details at


A huge well done to our post 16 students for another superb set of results this year. Our students secured incredibly exciting university places, including to study Veterinary Nursing, Law and Pharmacology, with 25% of offers from Russell Group universities


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✌️ divers, 1 final duo and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix are just getting underway in the 10m Platform finale 🤸💦 Watch the 🇬🇧 pair on the 🔴 now


of our brilliant student Andrea! is with you all the way! 🙌


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We love this! 😍 Students, parents and staff have been working together to create a new Wellbeing Garden at ! 🌳🌻 The garden will contain a wellbeing area, a greenhouse and a performance area too. 💚🎤


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Fantastic work 🥇🥇🥈🥈🥉🥉🥉🥉🥉


Year 10 girls took part in the International Model United Nations conference in the Netherlands, representing Egypt, Chile, Croatia, Armenia and other countries. It brought together students from around the world for UN-style committees and discussions.

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Posted on November 24th 2017

Leslie Invents Virtual Reality Game

Leslie (left)Leslie in Year 10 is a real STEM inspiration. She has been working on her own Virtual Reality (VR) and Tech projects, and is now leading her own sessions at our KS4 STEM club.

She's pictured here with Anne-Marie Imafidon, co-founder of Stemettes, who was awarded an MBE this year for services to young women and STEM sectors. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths.

During the summer Leslie applied for a STEM programme run by Acorn Aspirations, a group of entrepreneurs, mentors and educators who want to empower young people aged 12-18 to gain the skills they need to change the world with technology.

Virtual reality game

“I wanted to learn entrepreneurial skills and explore in-depth how to create a virtual reality game,” says Leslie. “During the summer I met a group of young people who also had the same passion for VR and we created a game called Eduscape. This is an app that helps teens develop their interest in maths while making it fun.”

As part of the programme Leslie also learned how to pitch her ideas to investors and other entrepreneurs, and how to make sure that when developing an idea she considers the customers’ needs and what will make them happy.

“I learned about product design and collaboration skills”, she says. “The best things about Acorn Aspiration is that I have the opportunity to pitch and have constant meet-ups to help me improve. Currently, it’s a work in progress but I love the idea that I am currently working on.”

Pitching her ideas

Elena Sinel, founder/CEO of Acorn Aspirations has been very impressed with Leslie. “When I interviewed her, she mentioned she really wanted to learn about VR and was keen to independently explore Unity, a web platform where you can develop games and VR experiences. During the Accelerator programme she spent two weeks developing Eduscape with two other members of her team. She also met over 20 entrepreneurs and speakers and learned the process of developing a digital product.”

Following the Accelerator, Leslie and her team had an opportunity to pitch her Eduscape idea at the WomenInGames conference and also at a Demo Day taking place at Wayra Accelerator/Telefonia. She also pitched her idea to industry leaders and investors at the Youth and Innovation Conference.

By 2020 there will be more than 2 million jobs in tech. As things stand, most of these jobs will not be filled as the UK is struggling to bridge the digital skills gap, says Elena. “We need more young people, girls in particular, to embrace digital skills to drive our economy forward. I am incredibly impressed with Leslie's enthusiasm and I feel she is a great example and a role model for other girls.”