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Excitement is building for the HAWI election! Today candidates have campaigned for the prestigious title of ‘Principal for the day’. All students will be voting on Tuesday 2nd for the political party that they think has the best policies for HAWI. 🗓️🗳️


Our Year 12 Politics class enjoyed a great trip to the Houses of Parliament. With MPs away, they were able to visit both chambers and then took part in a workshop applying their knowledge from their A-level studies to the passage of a new law.


Amazing work from our students today who have been working hard to represent their houses in our first ever HAWIVision! It took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience and sing.Well done for the amazing performances!


We were lucky enough to receive Cliff McNish today, author of ‘Doomspell’ and ‘Breathe’. He talked about the motivation behind his novels, the importance of reading and engaged the students in inspiring Ghost Story workshop. The students loved it!


After a week focused on exams, we paused revision today for a formal Leavers ceremony. Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear from their house tutors and sign shirts. Year 11 have grown into wonderful people and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them!


HAWI celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week!The theme of is year is ‘Movement!’ The assemblies and inspiring talks heard this week focussed on the importance of movement. Today is our “Wear it Green” day! Students wore an item of green to raise awareness about Mental Health.


Y12students embarked on the 'Take The Lead' programme this year, a unique collaboration between schools, businesses, and the expertise of The Old Vic Theatre. They've gained invaluable insights into navigating life after school & the future work world.💼 #FutureReady


Exciting news! Starting April 22nd, join our new extra-curricular club run by 'Rise Up' 🌟. Dive deep into Black History, focusing on Black British heritage, culture, dreams, & social action. A space to learn, grow, and make a difference. Don't miss out!


Dive into the worlds of The Arts and Crafts Movement and Impressionism this Autumn term, crafting stunning clay tiles.🎨 Remember to collect your masterpiece before term ends, or they'll be part of our Easter recycling. Don't miss out!


Huge shout out to our Year 11 Netball team for smashing their way to the FINALS with a spectacular 27-3 win over Harris Crystal Palace! 🎉 Their dedication and hard work in training have truly paid off. Let's rally behind them as they aim for the top spot in the finals! 🏐


Today marks the end of the term, but the beginning of a well-deserved break! 🌟 Wishing all our students a fantastic holiday. Rest, recharge, and get ready to leap into a new term filled with more learning and adventures on April 15th. See you then!


Year 12 have been honing their life drawing skills in collaboration with King's School this week, showcasing incredible observations and techniques. Kudos to all who attended! 🎨 We're proud of our talented students and excited to support their ongoing development!


Massive applause for our Maths Challenge Team! 🌟 Showcasing incredible teamwork and resilience, they stood out with two Year 11s, finishing in the top third of the toughest round. Here's to their brilliant success and looking forward to next year. WELL DONE!!!


Our HAWI Cadets shone at Pirbright, acing their Weapon Handling test with unparalleled dedication & skill. 🌟 Their conduct and resilience earned high praise, setting a solid foundation for summer camp. Proud of their growth and commitment!


Standing ovation for our students & team for an incredible Oliver production! 🎭✨ Their talent, hard work, and dedication brought the story to life. I was an amazing performance. Bravo to all involved!


Huge applause for Dominika, Sienna, Deniel, and Andre on their amazing iStopMotion animation this term! 🌟🎥 Their creativity knows no bounds. Check it out.


🏑🏐 Our HAWI athletes shining! The hockey team showed incredible skill at Raynes Park, gearing up for the London Hockey Tier 3 finals. Meanwhile, our Year 8 girls clinched a thrilling 14-13 netball victory against Harris Chafford Hundred, propelling them to the semi-finals! 🌟


Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions


On Mar 11, our Y7 & Y8 music students shined at the Royal Albert Hall with 1,500 peers for the Merton Music Foundation's Change is Coming Concert 🎶🌟. An incredible achievement & experience, showcasing their outstanding talent!


Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions

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.

The guide below provides parents and carers with ideas for how to support their child's growth and development in subjects and in general.

Scholars Subject Guide

Online Challenge Passport

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