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22/02/24

This year we had the privilege of hosting a number of Universities, providers and professionals.All years got a chance to go throughout the day as it is never too early to start thinking about your career!It was well received and our students really enjoyed it! pic.twitter.com/EhSV2pFttY

21/02/24

First hockey match against St Dunstan's College. HAWI team had great fun and gained some invaluable match experience - The students represented the school fantastically well throughout. pic.twitter.com/kVjrI3nM3N

20/02/24

Students attended a performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House organised by the Harris Experience. Students had a fantastic time watching the musicians in the orchestra and the incredible vocalists from The ROH perform and even had front row seats to the show! pic.twitter.com/mN9J80fCAp

19/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

19/02/24

After a busy assessment week, it was great to see our sixth form students relax, and really enjoy the opportunity to socialise with each other outside of school at Mini Golf⛳️🏌️‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/4ikj0wavdL

19/02/24

📌Year 7 Parents' Evening. 🗓️Thursday 22nd February 4-7pm pic.twitter.com/HY5AKiDcYW

19/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

17/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

14/02/24

Another brilliant day on the farm with everyone really finding their feet and loving every second! pic.twitter.com/cI2PqAzlar

13/02/24

First morning at Jamie’s Farm helping to prepare meals for the day pic.twitter.com/wFpTqVN5sm

12/02/24

Our students and staff have arrived safely at Jamie’s Farm and are already enjoying getting muddy! pic.twitter.com/l7qLW2mRJm

12/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

09/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

09/02/24

Figges Marsh junior Parkrun. Take part in the community walk-run for 4-14 year olds and their families and carers. https://t.co/jINwvDLSdn

09/02/24

🧑‍🏫We are thrilled to be sharing the experience, expertise and empowerment opportunity in house with our students for the duration of the summer term. This club will be run weekly by local charity Rise Up. pic.twitter.com/m7mSVip0Dq

08/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

08/02/24

Amazing work from our Spelling Bee representatives for HAWI. This took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience, spelling complex words. Well done! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/ehzuXM623u

07/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

07/02/24

We were lucky enough to be visited by bestselling author Manjeet Mann, known for writing books such as “Run Rebel” and “The Crossing”. She engaged the students in an inspiring creative writing workshop. Highlighting the importance of celebrating books and reading! pic.twitter.com/X2M6ZThzy5

06/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

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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