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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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Art and Design

Art and Design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity and critical thinking. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. 

Our key aim is based on the recognition of the universal human necessity for visual communication.  Through studying a variety of different elements of art, students will learn to express their character in a multitude of media. Students will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design as they progress. They will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 

The Key Stage 3 Art and Design curriculum must:  

  • develop a wealth of artistic knowledge from traditional and contemporary artists and explicit periods in art considering cultural and historical significance when placed in context and the present day 
  • apply this knowledge and the experiences and emotions of the individual to interpret, analyse and evaluate art in its myriad forms 
  • develop an understanding of the complexities of colour; blending, complementary and creation of colours based on an in-depth knowledge of colour theory 
  • build knowledge of different media and its characteristics in order to experiment and manipulate them to create works of art 
  • apply this knowledge to understand appropriate media for specific styles and movements and the development of fine motor skills 
  • develop critical observational skills when appreciating different artistic forms in order to apply them in the development of observational drawing techniques 
  • develop an understanding of techniques such as the grid method and enlargement methods to improve accuracy and appreciate tone, perspective and mark making 
  • lay the foundation of knowledge to support the refinement and evaluation of artistic works to enhance and improve it with new artistic techniques

The Key Stage 4 Art and Design curriculum must: 

  • develop an in-depth appreciation of the style, media and techniques through research into one artist of designer and the methods they use
  • develop critical thinking skills that combine with knowledge of the artist/designer to develop an understanding of the cultural and historical significance of their work 
  • build the confidence to experiment with different media through a process of testing and reflecting and evaluating to result in a path to mastery 
  • continue to develop the observational skills of the artist through practice and refinement and comparison with traditional and contemporary artists and styles 
  • teach students to reflect upon the process from draft to final piece to observe and understand the changes over time 

Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide