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Parents, prospective parents, children and staff are delighted with the planning committee’s decision. The academy has got off to a fantastic start in our Whatley Avenue building and we have so much more to look forward to as our permanent site is developed.


A fantastic trip to Wembley stadium last night to watch the England vs USA match. It was a great evening enjoyed by all! ⚽️


Today in STEM club we have started the BP ultimate STEM challenge. The students are tasked with designing and engineering a solution to a real life problem. We will enter the students into the competition and they could win £1000 for science equipment or school trips!


Well to our girls football team for their fantastic effort during last Friday’s football match against . We lost 2-1 but had a great goal scored by Shaakirah. ⚽️


Another amazingly successful day at the complete! Here are just a few of our favourites of the day


HAWI’s second trip to the is underway!


What a brilliant first day! Roll on tomorrow


Testing out the soundproof room...


Today our students had the chance to visit a local Mosque. They had lots of questions to ask and were taught about Islamic faith.


All of our pupils are loving the tour at today - learning battle tactics has been one of their highlights!


We’re here! Bring on the


We would like to remind our parents and carers that we have our first parents evening next Monday. You son/daughter will have been given their appointment and attendance is compulsory. Please email should you have any questions. 🙂


Year 7 are well on their way to the Tower of London for their first school trip this term!


Today sees HAWI’s first of two trips to the - here is a group of our pupils super excited for the day ahead!


Congratulations to yellow house for winning our inaugural football house cup competition.


The HAWI Community Garden is starting to bloom! Yesterday students planted the first lot of plants: winter pansies, cyclamen and lots of spring bulbs. Let’s hope the weather is good for growing.


HAWI Y7 boys A team are playing their second game. Best of luck boys! ⚽️


Literacy was at the heart of HAWI last week when we had a great time at the Book Fair. We raised £538.36 which will be used to buy books for the library. Thank you to all the students who bought books; enjoy reading them over half term.


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Completed our first assembly with students at our new school. Students polite and looking smart in their uniform Thank you for inviting us


Harris Academy Wimbledon young leaders are officiating and coaching at the Raynes Park cluster MertonSSP year 5/6 borough netball competition.

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Posted on November 30th 2017

Countdown to the opening of Wimbledon's newest school

Wimbledon parents have until 31st December to apply for a place at Wimbledon’s newest secondary school.

Harris Academy Wimbledon will open in Whatley Avenue next September. Work will soon commence to convert the Adult Education Centre into a well-resourced, smart and comfortable temporary academy for the first two years, while the new school building in High Path is built. Whatley Avenue will have excellent classrooms and specialist facilities to deliver the academy’s relevant, exciting and engaging curriculum from day one.

The new academy is part of the Harris Federation, a charity run and led by teachers, which already runs 44 successful schools in and around London.

Many local families have already applied for one of the 120 places available from next September. The closing date for applications is 31st December 2017

Principal Designate, Jo Larizadeh said:

“It is always exciting to be involved in a new school from the very beginning and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting parents and students at local primary schools to tell them about the excellent education we will deliver from Day One at Harris Academy Wimbledon.

“The accommodation we will use for the first two years will be comfortable and well-resourced. Those first students will have the undivided attention of our teaching staff and lead the way for the following students as we move across to our new building in 2020.

“Meanwhile the Harris Federation has been working with an architect to design and plan a school that the whole community can be proud of. We intend to announce the contractor who will build the school very shortly.

“This year, applications to Wimbledon Academy are not currently part of the borough-wide admissions process so our closing date is 31st December 2017. I would encourage any parent who is still unsure about their school choice to take a look at what we have to offer. Harris Academy Wimbledon will be an excellent local school and this is an opportunity to be there right from the very beginning.”

Parents can also download a free ‘Harris Academy Wimbledon’ app to receive up-to-date news and information on the new academy.

Notes to Editors

  1. You can find out more about Harris Academy Wimbledon on this website.
  2. For Harris Academy Wimbledon’s first year of operation, applications will not be through the common application form completed for Merton secondary schools. There will be a separate application form on the academy’s website to apply for a place. Parents must complete that form to be considered for a place.
  3. Harris Academy Wimbledon is part of the Harris Federation, a not-for-profit charity led and run by teachers.  There are 44 Harris primary and secondary academies in and around London. Every Harris academy so far to have been inspected by Ofsted has been rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ – with the majority ‘outstanding’.
  4. Information about the educational performance of Harris primary and secondary academies is available here: