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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 Drama curriculum at Harris Academy Wimbledon is to allow students, through the practical exploration of Drama, to develop a range of theatrical skills focussing on the use of voice and physicality to bring about the successful creation of character and performance. Knowledge in Drama is developed through a practical artistic curriculum which ranges through student's structured exploration through to classroom improvisation, polished presentation and performances of classic play texts.  Through our practical curriculum, students will experiment and perform key texts including Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, and Melodrama to Contemporary theatre which, in turn, will introduce them to different theatrical styles. Whilst developing such knowledge, students will also be introduced to the workings of the theatre and the function of light, sound, props, and staging in bringing about an effective performance. This will allow students to develop their powers of expression, communication and aesthetic understanding.  

Equally we want all students to have an introduction to the styles and techniques of key theatre practitioners who have shaped the cultural development of the art form throughout history. Key practitioners to be explored will be Stanislavski, Artaud, and Brecht. This will enhance their appreciation of theatre as an art form.  

In Harris Academy’s process and product-based model of the curriculum, the development of performance skills is paramount, but the nurture of these skills comes from within the process.  

The Key Stage 3 Drama curriculum must:

  • allow students to create and develop ideas that communicate meaning for a theatrical performance.  
  • allow students to apply theatrical performance skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance.  
  • allow students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding through practical performance of how Drama and Theatre is developed and performed.  
  • allows students to analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.   

The Key Stage 4 Drama curriculum must:

  • develop student’s understanding of the characteristics and context of performance text(s) and dramatic work(s). This includes understanding genre, structure, character, form, style and language. Developing an understanding of context must include the social, historical, political and cultural context.  
  • develop student’s understanding of how meaning in a text is interpreted and communicated through understanding key performance roles including the lighting, set, and costume designer 
  • develop student’s analytical and evaluative skills when critiquing live theatre and their own devised performance

Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide