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28/01/22

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Pupils loving LAX englacrosse https://t.co/CpFX2FDBxg

28/01/22

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Yr7 Basketball looking at looking up whilst dribbling 🏀 https://t.co/hOHAEDE4nV

27/01/22

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HAWI's Book of the Week is an all-time classic family story of escape and refuge - it deserves to be read for many generations to come. https://t.co/jACkWuIBfb

27/01/22

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Another cracking Volleyball fixture! Well done to the Year 7 Boys team, who got the Win this week. Commitment to training is paying off! https://t.co/IldPN5jcyg

27/01/22

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and Year 10 students were very fortunate to be part of a live webinar with a Holocaust survivor to commemorate the Holocaust https://t.co/15H707H7mt

26/01/22

The Year 7s have been busy this week with their instrumental taster sessions! https://t.co/fa4Ale0div

24/01/22

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Thank you so much to DofE volunteers Chloe and Riad for tidying the English and Performing Arts and STEM collections of books. It is a real pleasure to see the shelves so nice and tidy! https://t.co/Hcz4DIIEQU

21/01/22

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Well done to the winning Y7 team in today's library lesson. They used Reading Cloud to look up three fiction titles, each from a different section, and then managed to locate them on the shelves in less than 15 minutes. It was a brilliant effort from everyone in the class though! https://t.co/cyHM9bOuQn

21/01/22

Dowding Bowling House Trip! https://t.co/USQL3VuUhd

20/01/22

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Our latest new book arrivals! There is something for everyone. https://t.co/uecGLMqATC

20/01/22

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Want to pursue an interest or talent in Rugby? These are the clubs local to HAWI! Check out the Clubs Link notice board in the PE department. https://t.co/tu4sPNx3V1

17/01/22

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Last term's House Reading Challenge results are now up on the board. Congratulations to Butler and Ella in Wilberforce who earned House League points. You will also find five star book reviews - a great place to start when you need inspiration for your next good read. https://t.co/gIOgCS1zDC

13/01/22

Year 7 students have made a fantastic start in History this term in their new enquiry on the Crusades https://t.co/ox6Ooi3mpF

13/01/22

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A year 7 student returned "The Novice" today with the verdict "so good". Turns out that it was so good that he ended up buying the rest of the books in the series. What a great accolade! https://t.co/SobGwJs42W

10/01/22

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Y8 really impressed at the first library lesson of 2022. Great focus on book borrowing which gave us plenty of time for quiet reading. We finished off with a Reading Cloud refresher which they whizzed through with flying colours. It is great to have the students back in school! https://t.co/keanON7dhX

04/01/22

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Thank you to our awesome students for your fantastic variety of thought provoking, funny and imaginative Word of the Week sentences. We have drawn a winner from the hundreds of entries. Big congratulations to Krzysztof, 8 Gibson who is the lucky winner of the Kindle Reader! https://t.co/3KPOobDQjQ

16/12/21

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Volleyball was a new sport for us less than a year ago, but it has been popular and students are keen for more fixtures! If you are a school local enough to Merton (South West London) and interested in any friendly fixtures for year 7-10, boys, girls or mixed, get in contact!

16/12/21

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We’ve had many fixtures with over the years, but we were able to host them at our (relatively) new facilities for the first time today! A returning Girls Football fixture and the away team came out on top with U13’s and a draw with U15’s. Looking forward to more https://t.co/TlidOfkpAG

16/12/21

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What great play in our South London league against Wallington Grammar ! This is a new league for us but playing at this high standard is motivating and great experience for the players. https://t.co/G2C2ZOXI3m

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The Arts at Harris Academy Wimbledon

The Arts are an integral part of Harris Academy Wimbledon, the aim is to give all students the opportunity to think creatively, develop self-confidence and to create an atmosphere which encourages all students to be themselves.

Our curriculum is diverse and enables students of all backgrounds, experiences and standards to engage and think and appreciate the arts around them. Students have discrete Art, Music, Drama and Design & Technology lessons each week, in all year groups throughout Key Stage 3, Dance is taken as part of the PE curriculum and they then have the opportunity to choose these subjects at GCSE. The arts are regularly used to support learning cross curricular as well.

The facilities at Harris Academy Wimbledon for the arts are second to none, in the Performing Arts Department we have a Drama Studio equipped with full lighting and sound; a main theatre space in which we host our productions; two music classrooms, which are equipped with keyboards and ‘iMac’ computers, so students can create their own compositions; five practice rooms, an ensemble room and a recording studio; we also have a Dance studio, where our Dance lessons and Dance extra-curricular clubs take place. In the Art and Design & Technology Department, we have a fully operational Food Technology Room and workshop which contains state of the art machinery; such as an A2 laser cutter and a 3D printer. We also have a photography suite, a textiles lab, a photography darkroom, and a specialist ceramics room.

As you can see, we are extremely fortunate, and students are able to use all these facilities which we believe enhances the teaching and fosters the students love of learning within the arts.

At Harris Academy Wimbledon, we pride ourselves on the extensive extra-curricular opportunities that are provided within the school and this can be seen greatly within the arts. We offer Ceramics Club, Food Club, Graphic Design Club as well as Brass Band, Choir and Upper and Lower Academy Players to name a few.  

Our professional designed theatre space allows us to put on numerous shows across the year, for the school and the wider community, from music concerts to whole school musical productions. We are also keen to allow students to get involved with these productions in whichever way they want, including learning about the technical elements of the theatre, from becoming our lighting and sound crew, to designing the set and costumes. Students learn how, through teamwork large-scale performance comes together.

Not only do we have an incredible set of music peripatetic teachers who teach a wide range of instruments, from cello and piano to saxophone and trombone, we also benefit from visiting practitioners across all the arts. These outside practitioners and specialists help inspire our students to consider the different career pathways that can be achieved in the future.

We use the advantage of our school being so close to the centre of one of the arts capitals of the world and therefore, we lead trips each year to theatres, museums and art galleries each to nurture their understanding of the role of the arts within the wider community.

Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate Arts teachers are the basis of what makes the Arts at Harris Wimbledon Academy an extremely successful, engaging and inclusive environment for our students, which will allow them to thrive in whichever pathway they take in the future.

Director of Performing Arts
Kathy Hofmeyr