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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

04/09/19

Good Morning! We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students today. We hope you have a wonderful first day.

22/08/19

Congratulations to everyone receiving GCSE results today! https://t.co/58OrSsCzAP

19/08/19

Our new build is starting to take shape. https://t.co/k6T0cKUZXj

24/07/19

The final Principal's blog of the year is available to read on our website! https://t.co/heKsU21B6L

19/07/19

Well done 7 Butler for winning the house cup with 402 points! Thank you to all of our students and families for your support throughout our first year. We look forward to welcoming our new cohort in September. Have a wonderful and relaxing break! https://t.co/ajzDtnbWVH

18/07/19

Students are enjoying the last afternoon tea of the year with Mrs Larizadeh. Well done for getting 30 reward stickers! 🍰 https://t.co/mQ8LIMfMLv

18/07/19

29 of our top students are enjoying an afternoon out at Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf for all their hard work and effort this year! https://t.co/0QDYgnDYyb

11/07/19

Well done to Natalie and Dominique for winning bronze medals in shot putt and long jump! https://t.co/VRkR2bMRoW

11/07/19

Students are enjoying their first Federation Sports Day! Let’s win some medals🏅 https://t.co/uUzEwnNiPy

10/07/19

Thank you to everyone who attended HAWI’s first ever Honours Evening. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the staff did! https://t.co/fEdsgB3vAR

10/07/19

Our year 7 netball team picking up the very first HAWI team award at our inaugural Honours evening. We can’t wait to see the plaque engraved. Well done, Girls! 🏆 https://t.co/HRivfDO6KI

10/07/19

Congratulations to all our award winners - tonight’s inaugural Honours Evening was such a special event. What a fantastic first year it has been. https://t.co/cQtavIWX2N

10/07/19

Students are enjoying future aspirations day today. We have welcomed a variety of professionals to discuss their career with the students. https://t.co/bZSBZUdWgC

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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 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.

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

In Years 10 and 11, students follow a compulsory core curriculum of GCSEs in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Triple or Trilogy Science, History or Geography, RS, Human and Life Skills and a language (Spanish, Latin or French).  Students can choose to do additional subjects in History, Geography, Spanish, Latin, French, Art, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Design Technology, Food Preparation and Nutrition, PE and Music. 

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.