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25/03/21

Year 9 students worked exceptionally well, learning how to put up a tent as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award! https://t.co/cF38BDWEni

25/03/21

This week in Science: while studying the topic of light Year 7 had the amazing opportunity to dissect eyes which has helped them to understand their structure and how we see. https://t.co/wdIYPrrTYj

25/03/21

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The Carnegie shortlist has been announced and what an exciting range of reads - the HAWI Shadowing Panel will have a tough job selecting a winner. https://t.co/gWpLj60E4s

25/03/21

Year 8 & 9 learnt how to make short bread biscuits last week. This activity proved to be a huge challenge for students. All of this was achieved in a one hour lesson! Keep up the high motivation and amazing work. https://t.co/92IVGFpyo3

19/03/21

Year Year 7 Tech Club started this week, Abisayan and Ashvath were learning how to change the colours of the lights in the Drama Studio. Come and join in on Monday lunch time. https://t.co/Bt1t4S44CY

19/03/21

Year 9 have been learning about Heaven and Hell in RS and the different interpretations of this across religions. Here are some of their visual interpretations of Heaven and Hell. https://t.co/VuqHgRgbSP

18/03/21

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Congratulations to Ashavath, 7 Wilberforce for winning the Word of the Week prize draw and the first prize: a Kindle Reader! Ashvath has submitted a sentence every single week this year, so a very worthy winner! Thank you to Sophia and Kiyaan for helping with the prize draw. https://t.co/FRcz7SPNfR

18/03/21

Year 9 students have been studying the art period, Dadaism, and have produced some fantastic personal responses to the pandemic. https://t.co/CGxlMp4Hq5

18/03/21

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Year 9 netball club is back in full swing. The girls never want to miss a training session. https://t.co/DLqPhd9fxt

17/03/21

Students are off to a flying start in Food & Nutrition! Students will complete 6 different practical cooking tasks. These will incorporate a range of different preparation and cooking techniques, so that they can independently make meals for themselves and others in their homes. https://t.co/HJ9uxLfgi6

17/03/21

We were delighted to have the visit us today to award our school a certificate for the work we have done during the Covid-19 pandemic. https://t.co/WFnkzX8R3w

15/03/21

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It’s been great to get back to extra-curricular morning, lunch and after school clubs this week! Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics and Cricket! https://t.co/WGQjPYW6of

15/03/21

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15/03/21

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Congratulations and well done to Gibson for winning the World Book Day House Competition "Secret Reader". Thank you to everyone who took part, you entires are great - every single one. https://t.co/27BIiRo6Dg

12/03/21

Year 7 Band sounding great this week. The Music department has been very busy with all our ensembles and choirs starting up again, and 68 students continuing with their instrumental lessons! https://t.co/CBITQJOzxI

12/03/21

It was all getting a bit competitive in the Upper Academy Players! https://t.co/yQIGm9cvpQ

12/03/21

We are incredibly proud of Dhruv (7 Morris) who is the first student in the school to receive 6 Ambassador Signatures on our new Community Cards. He has shown exemplary manners around the academy. Well done Dhruv! https://t.co/62pxrfBRuN

12/03/21

Congratulations to the following Year 9s for achieving a certificate in this year’s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge: Kanay, Ellie, Yahya, Patryk, Berukh, Jesse, Aaron & Robert! We wish Robert good luck for the 19 March as he participates in UKMT Grey Kangaroo follow-on round!

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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More Able Learners

Our Goal

Our goal is that all More Able learners have aspirations, opportunities and experiences that stretch and challenge them beyond their context.

Our Aims

In order to achieve our goal stated above, we endeavour to achieve the following four aims:

  • To provide opportunities both within and beyond the classroom to support students to demonstrate their full potential.
  • To create an ethos which celebrates excellence and where gender stereotypes are dismantled and transcended.
  • To raise the aspirations and life chances of all students, celebrating diversity and individual talents.
  • To involve and encourage parents and carers in supporting the needs of their children, both within and beyond school.

How Harris Academy Wimbledon provides for More Able Learners

  • Harris Academy Wimbledon aims to meet the needs of More Able students through planned provision that identifies learning outcomes, which challenge and extend our most able students. Students are streamed to enable their teaching to be further tailored to their needs.
  • The curriculum is personalised and ensures student progression. It offers a broad range of opportunities, so students can experience and investigate their talents in all sorts of areas. Students have access to an outstanding range of subject specific enrichment and extra-curricular programmes.
  • We recognise that More Able students need early, tailored and aspirational advice and guidance on progression opportunities to Higher Education, particularly progression to the most prestigious universities. First generation university students and especially those eligible for the pupil premium will receive specific guidance tailored to their needs.

Philosophers Academy Programme

Students identified as having the potential for progressing to Russell Group and Oxbridge universities are selected for our prestigious Philosophers Academy. The students will be given opportunities to build aspirations and cultural capital through; teleological and deontological debates; presentations from academics and institutions; and meetings with local business leaders and forward thinkers. This serves to build confidence in our students’ academic direction. This in turn creates a genuine and independent thinker, capable of communicating their interests and passions in their personal voice.

Scholars Programme

Students identified as having enthusiasm or talent for a specific subject that results in outstanding progress have a chance of being selected for our Scholars Programme. This offers the chance for students to build an extensive knowledge and passion for their subject due to the wider academic opportunities afforded them. These include; engagements with speakers involved in Higher/Further Education in that subject; presentations from speakers involved in careers which harness the subject; and visits/events linked to their subject area. In turn, this enables the student to grow their knowledge and understanding of a subject beyond the realms of the classroom, creating a foundation from which they can build aspirations for the future.