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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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Posted on May 15th 2020

Newsletter 15/05/20

As you are aware the government have asked primary schools to re-open from the 1st June and for secondary schools to open for Years 10 and 12 later in the month.  As the current government advice stands, we cannot open for Years 7 and 8 but will remain open for children of key workers and vulnerable children. 

Consequently, the development of an outstanding Virtual School is always central to our planning.  Thank you to everyone who spent time completing the survey, I am truly grateful for the time you spent on this and all the support you have given us during this time.

The survey was overwhelmingly positive.  We received 129 replies and 100% are satisfied with the communication between home and school and 94% are satisfied with the overall virtual school experience.  I am really pleased with this response but know that we need to continually review and improve.  We received a range of comments.  Most parents feel we have the level of work, support and expectation about right and where some parents commented on the work not being enough, an equal number of parents commented on the work being too much.  These range of views are expected (and respected) as we are all working in different settings with different pressures and challenges.

The broad themes that came through for us to develop were:

· To try and find some ways to introduce some screen free time

· To support students with time management/submission of work

· To support the students with some more interaction between teachers/each other

· To continue to provide feedback to the students on their work

All the comments you have made will help us refine the Virtual School for Phase 3 which will start straight after half term.  I will update you next Friday with more details once we have had time to digest your feedback, the students’ feedback and the feedback from teachers.

The well-being of your children is central to everything that we do.  Therefore, it is important that if your child is feeling anxious about any of the work or finding it too much, that you contact us individually so we can support you and them.  Equally, please let us know if you have any issues with devices or internet connectivity as we may be able to help.  I recognise the incredible juggling act you are in as you supervise your children learning at home and complete your own work.

I hope everyone continues to stay safe and well.

With my very best wishes for a lovely weekend.