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Year 8 students performing their Haunted House composition.


Final day of learning in our temporary building at Whatley Avenue.


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Year 7s battled the rain to compete in the house hockey competition. Well done to Butler house for winning. Thank you to Chris from and Jack Turner, Wimbledon and GB hockey player for refereeing.


Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online


Just arrived! Our new film introducing our staff and students


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The 1st round of the house football competition took place yesterday. It had an incredible turn out and after a slow start, goals eventually started going in. Next week will be the final 3 games, who will become the year 7 house football winners!


Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online


Our Harris Experience students are about to embark on a voyage of academic growth like no other! Through a variety of opportunities, they will develop; gaining confidence to deliver their authentic voice. Destination: Oxbridge and the Russell Group Universities. Kudos!


Language leaders are developing their vocabulary over and above what they learn in lesson. Their aim - to teach Spanish to local primary school students.


LEGO League robots are nearly constructed, now time to learn how to code...


Students in Year 8 have been writing some fantastic essays about the English Civil War. Here’s Sara’s essay on the causes and her Try Now; learning how to write like a historian!


The PE department leading on extracurricular sport - this morning Table Tennis! Very popular with our Year 8s


Be part of the Harris Academy Wimbledon! Learn more about us by joining our virtual Prospective Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 6th October. In addition, we will be holding Virtual Open Mornings. Visit: further information and to register.


The first outcomes of exposure printing / cyanotypes from the Year 7 Photography Enrichment group


Congratulations to Aaryan , who completed the GSL Summer Catalyst programme over the summer. Aaryan worked extremely hard to achieve all six certificates. Well done!


Extracurricular clubs kicked off this week! We’ve had a range of clubs from Netball to Scientific Drawing where students have learnt to draw an anatomically correct heart - complete with a real heart to inspire!


An update from the new build!


For those using the coach service from South Wimbledon, students should arrive for their designated departure time. School will officially start at 10.30am but students arriving on their own at HAMD should aim to be at the school for 10am.

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The purpose of the music curriculum at Harris Academy Wimbledon is to engage and inspire students to develop an understanding of music as an art form and inspire students to develop a love and appreciation of several different musical styles. Our students arrive with a range of experience in terms of music therefore, our curriculum aims to build on their previous knowledge and skills through performing, composing and listening.

Students will be introduced to key musical structures and elements which will include pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, and structure. This will allow students to be confident in their approach to composition and performance whilst developing the ability to use musical fluency, accuracy and expression.  Developing an understanding of these key musical skills and how to apply them practically is paramount but the nurture of these skills comes from learning and understanding different musical styles, genres and traditions. Therefore, whilst learning such skills, students will develop a critical engagement with music from across the world and from a range of different time periods.  

The Key Stage 3 Music curriculum must:

  • develop students’ musical skills in order to allow them to play and perform confidently in a range of solo and ensemble contexts using their voice and/or playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression
  • allow students to improvise and compose, and extend and develop musical ideas by drawing on a range of musical structures, styles, genres and traditions
  • develop students’ knowledge of how to use staff and other relevant notations appropriately and accurately in a range of musical styles, genres and traditions
  • develop students’ understanding of how to identify and use the inter-related dimensions of music expressively and with increasing sophistication, including use of tonalities, different types of scales and other musical devices
  • allow students to listen with increasing discrimination to a wide range of music from great composers and musicians
  • develop students’ understanding of the music that they perform and to which they listen, and its history.

The Key Stage 4 Music curriculum must:

  • develop students’ composing skills to organise musical ideas and make use of appropriate resources
  • develop students’ ability to recognise links between the integrated activities of performing, composing and appraising and how this informs the development of music
  • develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills needed to communicate effectively as musicians
  • develop students’ awareness of music technologies and their use in the creation and presentation of music
  • develop students’ ability to recognise contrasting genres, styles and traditions of music, and develop some awareness of musical chronology


Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide