We were thinking about Lord Harris in assembly today and how he embodies two of our ‘Keys to Success’ - determination and community spirit!


You may have seen the Pecan/Trussell Trust Foodbank in Peckham featured on this evening. We’ve been collecting for this great cause since we first opened. Please kindly leave your donations in the box near the main entrance


Today in Reception we have been looking at the whole carcass. We found the heart located under/behind the lungs and using scientific vocabulary to explore similarities and differences between the organs, such as veins, ligaments, urethra and ventricles.


Enjoyed hosting the Harris Future Principals Programme today at HPAD and meeting the next generation of principals.


Bring learning to life! Dissection in Reception this week so we can really see what the organs we are talking about look like!


We look forward to seeing pupils again tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd, when the academy re-opens. Your teachers and teaching assistants have been working hard today, looking at ways to make our curriculum even better.


Don’t forget the Academy will be closed for INSET tomorrow, 21st January. Staff are looking forward to a day of training focused on our curriculum. Meanwhile, enjoy your day with family and friends.


Parents putting their robot arms to the test at the phonics workshop this morning


We had some special visitors to Reception on Tuesday - Jack, Rapunzel, the Wicked Witch and Red Riding Hood's grandmother! What a great Reception team we have!


Delighted to host a productive evening of moderation with local schools today! Thanks to Goodrich, Heber, Horniman &


We were thinking about Wilma Rudolph’s life in assembly today and how she embodied two of our ‘Keys to Success’ - determination and resilience!


We can just about make out Ms Reynolds in the corner! Always great CPD from the ⁦


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Chantoi, Year 13, has just received an offer to read Ancient and Modern History . She's our first ever student to receive an Oxbridge offer and we could not be more of her achievements. You star!


Delighted to hear that, after much lobbying, Southwark Council has agreed that the junction of Whateley Rd & Crystal Oalace Rd by the Gt Exhibition should have a crossing patrol. Thanks to parents for work on this. Also thanks to for supporting.



'Tribal Tales' launch day in Year 3


We survived the Roman invasion today! A great start to the 'I am warrior' topic in Year 4!


Delighted to hear yesterday that we have achieved the Intermediate Level of the British Council's International School award!


A great start to Reception's Traditional Tales topic, with a visit to see Sleeping Beauty at Stratford East Theatre


A great start to the Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic in Year 1 today. Learning brought to life!

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    Rights Respecting School

    At Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, we completed the first step towards becoming a Rights Respecting School in September 2016 and were awarded the Recognition of Commitment (RoC). We then began working hard to embed the UNCRC across the school and our local community.  In July 2017, we were visited by a UNICEF Rights Respecting School assessor, who met with children, staff and parents.  The outcome of the assessment was a success and we were awarded Level 1 of the ‘Rights Respecting Schools Award’ (RRSA). We are now working towards achieving Level 2 of the Award, which recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

    We believe that being a Rights Respecting School supports a rich learning environment that places the best interests of the child at the heart of all our policies and practice.  All of our classes now have a learning and rights charter, which ensures our young people are continuously reminded about how their actions contribute to a positive learning environment for everyone.

    It is important that children recognise that rights should be respected.  By this we mean; 

    • For children: To respect the rights of others.
    • For parents: To respect and provide for the rights of their children. To fulfil their roles as duty bearers.
    • For adults: To respect and provide the rights of the child. To fulfil their roles as duty bearers.
    • For governments: To support families and to respect and provide for the rights of children. To fulfil their roles as duty bearers.

    How can parents support their child to learn about the convention at home?

    Take the time to ask your child what he/she has learnt recently regarding children’s rights 

    • Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied
    • Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been violated
    • Model using rights language with your children
    • Ask your child’s opinion on children’s rights


    Rights Champions 2017/18

    The following pupils were elected by their peers to work on the Rights Champions steering group:

    Nightingale Class – Cassia and Oliver

    Goldcrest Class – Ben and Alexa

    Buttercup Class – Oliver

    Primrose Class – Matilda

    Dill Class – Chenae

    Mint Class – Eden

    Chestnut Class – Raleigh

    Willow Class – Elsie