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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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Latin, once the language of many of the greatest thinkers and writers of the western world, is an intellectually stimulating language which is the key to understanding many central aspects of Western thought and culture. Our aim at Harris Academy Wimbledon is to improve the life chances of all students through a rich, varied and diverse curriculum. Learning Latin provides an opening to Roman culture and fosters students’ curiosity and understanding of the classical world. A high-quality learning of the language should enable students to understand ideas, thoughts and different aspects of the life in the Roman Empire in written texts and read great literature in the original language.

Latin also provides the groundwork for learning other modern foreign languages as well as to know more deeply their own language. It will also provide a strong foundation in linguistic and cultural competence, enabling students to break the boundaries of time and space and access knowledge and understanding of the ancient world, through reading and responding to its language and literature. Learning Latin will encourage students to:

  • develop insights into the relevance of an ancient language and of ancient literature and civilization to our understanding of our modern world of diverse cultures
  • deploy their knowledge and understanding of the ancient language to deepen their understanding of English and other languages
  • relate their knowledge and understanding of the ancient world to other disciplines, such as History, Science and English.
  • develop research and analytical skills which will empower them to become independent students and enquirers, equipping them for further study in arts, humanities and sciences

The Key Stage 3 Latin curriculum must:

  • foster students’ understanding of certain aspects of life in the Roman Empire
  • provide students with the linguistic tools to be able to write and translate texts of different lengths using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • develop the breadth and depth of students’ competence especially in reading and writing, based on a foundation of core grammar and vocabulary
  • ensure students identify and use tenses or other structures, which convey the present, past, and future as appropriate
  • increase students´ use and manipulation of a variety of key grammatical structures and patterns, including voices and moods, as appropriate. 

The Key Stage 4 Latin curriculum must:

  • develop and deploy students’ knowledge of vocabulary, morphology and syntax in order to read, understand and interpret Latin texts
  • increase students’ knowledge and understanding of ancient literature, values and society through the study of original texts, adapted and abridged, as appropriate
  • provide students with the necessary tools to select, analyse and evaluate evidence to draw informed conclusions from the literature studied and be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical, literary and cultural context of a text


Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide