5 of our budding mathematicians are on there way to their first ever maths tournament, hosted by - good luck to all of them!


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We are really looking forward to welcoming students from to the Count On Us . Best of luck to everyone!


Today we have the pleasure of welcoming poet and rapper Breis to the Academy. Breis will be running workshops throughout the day.


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Summer Reading Challenge volunteering opportunities at our libraries. To apply visit


You can view our new Summer Term lunch menu on our website or by clicking on the following link.


Welcome back! We hope our students, families and staff enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for the Summer Term. There are lots of exciting things planned for this term so be sure to follow our Twitter feed for regular updates!


Our wonderful families enjoying the evening.


Our generous families have made some delicious food for the WPA’s ‘International Spectacular’ event this evening.


We would like to remind our parents and carers that school will close at 12:20pm tomorrow for the Easter break. We will return on Tuesday 23rd April to begin the Summer term!


Students are rehearsing their ukulele performance in preparation for the WPA International Spectacular evening this Thursday! You will able to buy tickets on the door on the evening if you haven’t already.


Students are enjoying their lunch break in the sun today ☀


A few more photographs from the Year 7 trip to Tate Modern.


Don't forget to sign up to our PTA's first event 'International Spectacular'. You can still sign up by handing in your slip and paying £2 for an adult or £1 for a child. We are looking forward to getting together and experiencing culinary delights from around the world! 🌎🍴


Our students are having a great time at the Tate Modern.


The smoothie bike in action!


As part of our health and well-being drop down day, Chartwells are teaching the students the importance of getting 5 a day and the students are getting hands on making smoothies on the smoothie bike!


Half of Y7 are visiting the Tate Modern today and the other half will visit tomorrow! They have arrived safely and are looking forward to a fun day of learning.


Our ‘Wow Word of the Week’ this week is Luminous. Don’t forget to enter the 'Wow Word of the Week’ competition for your chance to win a kindle at the end of term. The more entries you make the higher your chance of winning!


Our scientists are building spaghetti towers and making helicopters and aeroplanes as part of their last session at this week

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Art, Design and Technology


Art, Design and Technology



Course Content:

Art & Design and Technology is a fundamental part of education and the curriculum at Harris Academy Wimbledon.

It is a means to communicate and respond to the world around us, as well as, designing and making the world beautiful. Art allows students to develop both personal and employability skills in creative thinking, problem-solving, independence, organisation, and critical thinking skills such as complex analysis, self-discipline and fine-motor skills. At HAWI, we teach the core values as well as the enjoyment for our subject, through a range of varied projects and different cultural references and starting points.

In year 7 students are introduced to a wide range of different processes, techniques and media in order to support students in expressing themselves, including drawing, painting, print-making, collage, and digital photography.  Students are taught early on how to successfully observe and be influenced by surroundings as well as work with drive both independently and collaboratively.


Units Covered:

  1. Fundamentals of drawing
  2. Kandinsky – cross curricular link with Music
  3. Graphics and working to a brief



  1. Photography
  2. Fauvism
  3. Illustration in the city


Course Books/ Websites:

Pinterest;; YouTube

Take the time to watch Austin’s Butterfly on YouTube – a beautiful story of how students can work together and over time make progress, no matter what their starting point is.


Additional Materials/ Equipment Required:

Shading pencils at home, the minimum needed is a sketching pencil and a 4B shading pencil. Watercolours may be of use at home.



Home Support:

Encourage your son/ daughter to draw regularly through observation, whether it be from primary observation with the object in front of them, or secondary observation, from a 2D picture. Drawing skill is looked at closely at GCSE level which is why fundamentals of how to draw, as well as learning how critical feedback can help the student to improve each time, will alleviate this pressure later on in GCSE art. Should your son/ daughter have access to a camera (even on a phone), the practice of recording and encouraging the love of the subject should be encouraged, especially at each new place they visit.