Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich
"A personal best culture"
Our academy is a community in which we support and encourage each other to achieve our personal best. We combine the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching, learning and technology. Teachers take the time to get to know and understand each boy. Whether they need to be stretched, are struggling or are somewhere in the middle, we will always work to inspire the best in all our students. Children learn best when their school environment is safe, inclusive and welcoming. We have a culture of mutual respect between students and staff and zero tolerance of bullying in any form.
"Bringing learning alive"
We provide students with a high quality education that raises standards and aspirations. This means:
•Offering a full, broad and balanced curriculum and helping every student find something he excels at;
•Keeping class sizes as small as possible and employing teachers who make learning fun and engaging;
•Giving support to students who need it through extra tuition in literacy and numeracy;
•Offering a range of specialised courses for Gifted and Talented students;
•Setting regular homework - for Year 7 students this will usually be two or three subjects per night;
•Encouraging debate, participation and a spirit of enquiry.
Our broad range of extracurricular activities will include art, drama and debating societies and a range of choirs, bands and orchestras.
Sailing, tennis, chess, dance, rugby and trampolining are just some of the sporting activities boys are able to try their hand at. Boys who want to will also be able to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Outward Bound.
We want every student to have the chance to shine. Whenever there is demand for a new club or activity, we will always try to find a way to make it happen.