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13/10/19

We are ready for the British Basketball League Finals at the Copper Box Arena! https://t.co/If1VxIy5sK

11/10/19

The incredible Harris in Harmony https://t.co/9Web2K8GI0

11/10/19

32 students to Oxbridge, 25 from Harris Westminster and 25 studying medicine & dentistry https://t.co/smYXRQ18dO

11/10/19

HAWI staff have arrived at the ExCeL for the annual Harris Federation conference! https://t.co/DYyuUyiuTK

09/10/19

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines. If your enquiry is urgent, please email reception.org.uk. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

09/10/19

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming the talented Miss Smith to our Year 7 assembly. Miss Smith joins us as our singing teacher and will be offering individual singing lessons as well as starting the first HAWI choir. 🎤 https://t.co/5xglSc05cm

08/10/19

Students have been practising portraits and proportion in Art with Miss Kent✏️ https://t.co/ib1zwFPqKT

07/10/19

INSET Day Reminder - Friday 11th October. School will be closed to students.

01/10/19

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Great to teach concepts in today's session at - next week collaborative document creation in https://t.co/tjcrnyrBUg

01/10/19

First Lego League is popular amongst Year 8 this afternoon for enrichment. https://t.co/vKTcUfWZdK

25/09/19

It was lovely to welcome so many families to our Open Evening last night. If you would like to attend an Open Morning on 1st, 3rd or 10th October please contact Miss Machin on 020 3962 4300 to book a place. https://t.co/xE9rLCKam2

24/09/19

Our first trip at Twickenham Stadium. https://t.co/jpivxcdr38

16/09/19

Come and learn more about Harris Academy Wimbledon by joining us for Prospective Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 24th September between 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/6gC7GaCa1k

16/09/19

We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 parents and carers for the curriculum meeting this evening at 5:30pm.

16/09/19

You can now view the first Principal's blog of the academic year on our school website -https://t.co/t40q42r9m3

12/09/19

Extra-curricular activities will help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning. We will encourage all students to participate in our extensive extra-curricular programme. View our Autumn Term extra-curricular timetable on our website https://t.co/DiZZ5xaIHM

12/09/19

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Great first lesson at - the students were warm, polite and attentive. A great start to the academic year.

06/09/19

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Great to visit and plan ahead for their curriculum provision. Such a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere from staff and students alike. https://t.co/XFGX6xbsBH

04/09/19

It is lovely to see so many happy faces in school this morning. We hope Year 7 are enjoying their first day of school at HAWI. https://t.co/eWgPGv1A35

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Curriculum Vision and Intent

Our aim is to improve the life chances of all our students through a curriculum which is rich, diverse and personalised to ensure every student achieves his or her true potential. Combined with our outstanding teaching and ambitious learning culture, our curriculum is designed to enable all students to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of life beyond school in a rapidly changing world. 

The central place of knowledge acquisition within our curriculum is explicit and we provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply this broad knowledge.  The curriculum builds on knowledge acquired in primary school and is based on key knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum; it is sequenced to ensure students master essential knowledge and skills for GCSE and A level success. 

The curriculum is far more than lessons in subjects.  We want our students to leave us as well-rounded individuals with a highly developed social conscience, ready to lead in their communities and beyond. To this end, there is a local need to develop cultural capital, creativity, character and confidence in our students. These attributes, alongside a broad vocabulary, help to expand our students' horizons and open doors to future success.   

The promotion of our students’ independence, self-esteem, resilience and emotional well-being is also central to what we do. We offer many opportunities for students to develop their understanding of their own and different beliefs and cultures, to collaborate with peers and to nurture their individual interests and talents. 

Our Curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9 goes beyond the National Curriculum.  Students study all of the National Curriculum subjects:

English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Computer Science, Art, Technology, Spanish, Music and PE.

In addition to the National Curriculum, students study Drama and Latin.

All students study Human and Life skills which includes personal, social, health, economic, citizenship and cultural education.

Students can choose to study French as part of the Enrichment Curriculum.

We offer a range of deep learning days which are integrated into our curriculum.  They provide opportunities for teachers to extend students with greater depth and stimulate discussion and debate.  A detailed programme of deep learning days can be found in subject curriculum guides.

The Enrichment Curriculum gives students the opportunity to broaden, extend and challenge their knowledge and skills.  The Year 7 and 8 programme includes French, debating, investing in stocks and shares, extension in STEM and a range of creative options.  Please see the enrichment section on the website for the full programme.

IIn Years 10 and 11, students study between 8 and 10 GCSE subjects.   There is a compulsory core curriculum in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Triple Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) or Trilogy Science and a Humanities subject (History or Geography).  Languages are an important part of the curriculum and at least 80% of students will study a language at GCSE.  There are option subjects in Additional and Further Maths, History, Geography, Spanish, Latin, French, Art, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Design Technology, Food Preparation and Nutrition, PE and Music.  All students continue to study Religious Studies, core PE and Human and Life Skills.

Year 9 students join the Combined Cadets Force (CCF) for their enrichment option. 

We believe that academic success should go hand-in hand with a rich variety of extra-curricular activities.  These activities help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.  All students have to attend at least one after school extra-curricular activity each week. Please see the Extra-curricular activities section for the full programme.

Students are streamed based on their ability and taught in groups of approximately 27 students. 

We offer extension and enrichment to challenge our more able learners and provide excellent programmes for students who require extra support.

Homework provides opportunity for research, independent learning and reflection.  Through homework, students are able to consolidate previous learning, gain valuable practice of key skills and concepts, and prepare for future learning.

More Able Learners

More able learners are offered a varied and challenging curriculum that is tailored to suit their needs and to give them the best possible opportunity to gain a place at a leading university at the end of Year 13. The most able learners are provided with the very best opportunities to broaden their knowledge and understanding in all subjects.

As a Harris academy, we are part of Harris Experience, a programme designed for the most able students from Year 9 onwards. It exposes them to a range of cultural experiences that take their learning well beyond the curriculum. Recent examples range from learning the art of auctioneering at Christie’s to attending a day of lectures at the University of Oxford.

For further information about the curriculum, please contact our Receptionist, Miss H Machin on 020 3962 4300 or via email at reception@harriswimbledon.org.uk.