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12/07/22

Today was the dress rehearsal for our production of Annie Jr, which opens tomorrow! https://t.co/EtYXuKpa0X

12/07/22

The sun will most definitely be out when Annie Jr, our school production, takes to the stage tomorrow. https://t.co/Kac5HOg6JN https://t.co/mYMcGPtIaF

11/07/22

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 https://t.co/ajW02CfP4V https://t.co/5NOQA7fC2z

30/06/22

HAB students had an amazing time at the and literacy and business immersion day today. https://t.co/QzNGvygxt2

21/06/22

'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 https://t.co/JVYV6ympUy https://t.co/PLQIivpS3M

21/06/22

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 https://t.co/NsEwtAqBOY https://t.co/yhsijQYhd4

24/05/22

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 https://t.co/M7sjcwcMbN https://t.co/ItoCV4J7Yh

24/05/22

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 https://t.co/FIhj0e5Rdh https://t.co/WxUncmzzK7

09/05/22

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 . https://t.co/YBEvDMDVbF https://t.co/C8oqOWhaQu

09/05/22

Retweetd From Olga Leontiou

Our arrived at today! Excited and ready to represent Niger this weekend!!! https://t.co/UdE3SzfDJp

09/05/22

Retweetd From Olga Leontiou

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! https://t.co/yAIWta1zeU

04/05/22

Retweetd From Habiba Nabisubi

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… 🎨👀✨ https://t.co/4C3iAOo6ok

25/04/22

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. https://t.co/Ue0VYt5IkC

21/04/22

"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'. https://t.co/qJFaf4HHsA https://t.co/uqnLoMKKHl

23/03/22

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 https://t.co/O4rruOhOLx https://t.co/4aL9Bo9VtZ

21/03/22

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 https://t.co/TzGbzQSwAR https://t.co/P95wH9roqs

21/03/22

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 https://t.co/TzGbzQSwAR https://t.co/3giV5JDJJg

16/03/22

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Super excited to meet the next generation of at our STEAM 2022 Welcome Evening on Thursday 🧪 📡 🛠🎨🎲 Year 5 are most welcome too ☺ https://t.co/Zfwhd5oxP8 https://t.co/3on3lMSBqM

16/03/22

Spot our yr11 GCSE Music students who were invited to take part in this wonderful event! https://t.co/VWxPV61SjF

15/03/22

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. https://t.co/qC8J12Mnam https://t.co/bM6dUPgTqM

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Announcement

End Of Term Letter To Parents From The Principal

Dear HAB Families

I write to wish you all a thoroughly lovely summer holiday period and all the very best in the rest of your journey together as a school community as I leave the Academy tomorrow for pastures new.

It has been a delightful end to term here at HAB with much celebration of your child’s achievements, much learning in activities week, the welcome return of school productions and so much more.

It has been a genuine pleasure to teach and lead at HAB for my 12 years here. The school is a phenomenal place because of our phenomenal staff and, most of all, because of your children who are some of the most remarkable, inspiring young people I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Before we close, we have our Academy Sports Day tomorrow morning and we will then begin dismissing students to make their way home from 11.45am. I have included some information that I believe you may find useful below and please do use our website for further updates. Our incoming Principal, Gizle Landman, will be in touch with you in the near future about arrangements for September.

Wishing you much happiness in your futures and thank you for all your support and kindness, always.

Yours, 

Rebecca (she/her)

Principal 

#ProudtoBeHAB

#CompassionAmbitionRespect


Key Information

Arrangements for Final Day of Term

The Academy will close at 12pm tomorrow, Wednesday 20th July. We will begin to dismiss students in groups from 11.45am following our school sports day which will take place all morning. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate spectators, but we will upload photographs to our website so please do take a look!

We will be outdoors for the duration of the morning. Please do encourage your child to:

  • Bring a water bottle with them. We will encourage them to drink plenty throughout the day and to refill their cups.
  • A healthy snack if they wish to have something while they are spectating or between events.
  • A hat to protect from the sun and some sun cream.

Please note that while we are not serving lunch tomorrow, students entitled to a Free School Meal are welcome to collect a sandwich at the kiosk as they leave site.


Arrangements for September

The Academy will close at 12pm tomorrow for the duration of the summer break and staff will look forward to seeing students again in September.

A reminder that the first day back will be as follows:

Friday 2nd September: Year 7 girls & Year 12 students only

  • Year 7 arriving from 09.00 for a 09.30 start and finishing at 3pm
  • Year 12 arriving from 09.45 for a 10.00 start and finishing at 12pm

Monday 5th September: All students will return arriving from 08.00 for a 08.25 start.

Please find more information about term dates HERE.


Summer Holidays

The Academy will be closed to all students over the summer break and there will be no access to site. Please be aware that staff will be away from the Academy over the break and therefore will not be available to take queries via email or phone, including at Reception which will be closed. We will be able to pick up messages by phone and email upon our return on 1st September and look forward to contacting you then.


Year 11 and 13 Results Days

A reminder to families with children in Y13 and Y11 that results days will be taking place on Thursday 18th August (Post-16) and Thursday 25th August (GCSE). Further information about the arrangements for collection of results is contained HERE. We very much look forward to celebrating with you on the day! For any queries about Post-16 results, please contact Head of Sixth Form tania.maquieira@harrisbermondsey.org.uk and for queries about GCSE results day, please contact Jennifer.mcfadden@harrisbermondsey.org.uk


Consultations

Many thanks for your feedback about the proposed change to the school day for September and for your views about our school uniform.

Please click HERE to see a letter detailing the outcome of the consultation on the school day and please be aware that the uniform policy will be published as per the attached version. Your views about our uniform supplier have very much been taken into account and, when it is time to renew our contract we will ensure that parents’ and carers’ wishes about the availability of uniform and ease of access to a retail outlet are considered.