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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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With more then 437 million native speakers, across twenty-one countries, Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world. Learning a language such as Spanish is liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. Through learning Spanish, we promote students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of different countries’ peoples, culture, history, literature and art.

A high-quality Spanish language education should foster students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world around them. The teaching should enable young people to express their ideas and thoughts in Spanish and to understand and respond to native speakers, both in speech and in writing. The Harris Academy Wimbledon Spanish curriculum will provide students with opportunities to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in its original language. In addition to this, learning Spanish will provide the foundation for learning other languages, and will enable students to study and work in other countries.

A rich extracurricular and cultural offer forms an integral part of our Spanish curriculum. Trips, events and competitions help bring Spanish to life and have a significant impact upon student motivation, a key determiner of a child’s success in learning a language.

The Key Stage 3 Spanish curriculum must:

  • develop the breadth and depth of students’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a sound foundation of core grammar and vocabulary
  • enable students to understand and communicate personal and factual information in Spanish about their immediate needs and interests
  • provide students with tools to be able to understand and respond to spoken and written Spanish language from a variety of authentic sources
  • enable students to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say
  • promote an insight in to the culture of Spanish speaking countries
  • develop students’ linguistic skills which will support communication and will prepare them for key stage 4 qualifications
  • inform students on career opportunities that will be open to them if they can speak Spanish

The Key Stage 4 Spanish curriculum must:

  • explore listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation and develop these skills across a wide range of topic areas
  • enable students to understand and communicate personal and factual information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy
  • enable students to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • increase students linguistic competence so that they can communicate and express themselves confidently and with a high level of accuracy
  • develop students cultural awareness and knowledge about Spanish-speaking countries cultures.


Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide