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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Keeping in touch

Teachers are available for quick chats at the beginning and end of each day.  If you would like a more in-depth conversation, please make a time to meet with the teacher.  You can do this by speaking to the teacher directly or contacting the Academy Office on 020 3772 4573 or

We recognise that contact between parents and teachers is more challenging when parents are working or studing full-time but, don't forget, there are many ways to still keep in touch:

  • If you wish to get a message through to your child’s class teacher, send an email to the and this will be passed on to the class teacher (this email is monitored throughout each working day).  The class teacher can either respond to your email or call you back.
  • Call the office on 0203 772 4573 and leave a message for the class teacher to call you back at a convenient time.
  • Let us know if you have a day off work or college, as we can always arrange to catch up with you after school on this day.
  • Attend the end of half term learning celebrations (from now on these will always be at 1:30pm on the last day of each half term (apart from the end of the Summer term) so these can be pencilled into diaries in advance).
  • Half-termly year group curriculum newsletters detail what your child will be learning in the term ahead, with key dates for their class and year group.
  • Weekly learning letters show what your child will be learning during the week ahead.
  • Weekly whole-school newsletters contain information about key events and dates for the diary.
  • The calendar section of the website has all the key dates listed.
  • Follow us on Twitter as we occasionally send Twitter updates @HPAEastDulwich.
  • Our parent/teacher consultation meetings are always on the Tuesday and Thursday during the week after half term, so you can pencil these into your diaries in advance and if you can’t make these dates, you can always make an alternative appointment.
  • Childminders and other carers are welcome to attend our curriculum workshops and feedback to you…and handouts from these events can all be found on the website.
  • Our teachers generally work long days, so if dropping off or collecting from Early Bloomers wrap-around care, please do pop into the classroom to see if your child’s class teacher is around for a quick chat.