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25/03/21

Year 9 students worked exceptionally well, learning how to put up a tent as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award! https://t.co/cF38BDWEni

25/03/21

This week in Science: while studying the topic of light Year 7 had the amazing opportunity to dissect eyes which has helped them to understand their structure and how we see. https://t.co/wdIYPrrTYj

25/03/21

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The Carnegie shortlist has been announced and what an exciting range of reads - the HAWI Shadowing Panel will have a tough job selecting a winner. https://t.co/gWpLj60E4s

25/03/21

Year 8 & 9 learnt how to make short bread biscuits last week. This activity proved to be a huge challenge for students. All of this was achieved in a one hour lesson! Keep up the high motivation and amazing work. https://t.co/92IVGFpyo3

19/03/21

Year Year 7 Tech Club started this week, Abisayan and Ashvath were learning how to change the colours of the lights in the Drama Studio. Come and join in on Monday lunch time. https://t.co/Bt1t4S44CY

19/03/21

Year 9 have been learning about Heaven and Hell in RS and the different interpretations of this across religions. Here are some of their visual interpretations of Heaven and Hell. https://t.co/VuqHgRgbSP

18/03/21

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Congratulations to Ashavath, 7 Wilberforce for winning the Word of the Week prize draw and the first prize: a Kindle Reader! Ashvath has submitted a sentence every single week this year, so a very worthy winner! Thank you to Sophia and Kiyaan for helping with the prize draw. https://t.co/FRcz7SPNfR

18/03/21

Year 9 students have been studying the art period, Dadaism, and have produced some fantastic personal responses to the pandemic. https://t.co/CGxlMp4Hq5

18/03/21

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Year 9 netball club is back in full swing. The girls never want to miss a training session. https://t.co/DLqPhd9fxt

17/03/21

Students are off to a flying start in Food & Nutrition! Students will complete 6 different practical cooking tasks. These will incorporate a range of different preparation and cooking techniques, so that they can independently make meals for themselves and others in their homes. https://t.co/HJ9uxLfgi6

17/03/21

We were delighted to have the visit us today to award our school a certificate for the work we have done during the Covid-19 pandemic. https://t.co/WFnkzX8R3w

15/03/21

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It’s been great to get back to extra-curricular morning, lunch and after school clubs this week! Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics and Cricket! https://t.co/WGQjPYW6of

15/03/21

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15/03/21

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Congratulations and well done to Gibson for winning the World Book Day House Competition "Secret Reader". Thank you to everyone who took part, you entires are great - every single one. https://t.co/27BIiRo6Dg

12/03/21

Year 7 Band sounding great this week. The Music department has been very busy with all our ensembles and choirs starting up again, and 68 students continuing with their instrumental lessons! https://t.co/CBITQJOzxI

12/03/21

It was all getting a bit competitive in the Upper Academy Players! https://t.co/yQIGm9cvpQ

12/03/21

We are incredibly proud of Dhruv (7 Morris) who is the first student in the school to receive 6 Ambassador Signatures on our new Community Cards. He has shown exemplary manners around the academy. Well done Dhruv! https://t.co/62pxrfBRuN

12/03/21

Congratulations to the following Year 9s for achieving a certificate in this year’s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge: Kanay, Ellie, Yahya, Patryk, Berukh, Jesse, Aaron & Robert! We wish Robert good luck for the 19 March as he participates in UKMT Grey Kangaroo follow-on round!

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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