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25/01/21

Well done to some of our fantastic Year 7 students, creating work inspired by Bridget Riley and William Morris https://t.co/SfgpXCCkHR

25/01/21

Year 10 German speakers completed some amazing virtual work during live online lessons. Gut gemacht alle zusammen! https://t.co/jzshK2PKvq

25/01/21

Our students gave their responses to the question 'What is the hill we climb during lockdown', after watching the inspiring inauguration poem by . Here are some of their thoughtful responses that were shared in Assembly today https://t.co/sEA6fR1eNI

25/01/21

Happy Monday everyone! We wanted to start the week by thanking our amazing Testing Team for all their hard work and keeping us safe on site! https://t.co/4unYC1SAKT

20/01/21

Join and with a new project for 17-19yrs: Rap X Gilbert & Sullivan. Who knew Hamilton was similar to Opera? Rapper John Akinde & Opera Singer guide you through the skills to use your own voice and lyrics Wed 20 Jan https://t.co/m6BMJiFF7S

20/01/21

Retweetd From Mr Daniel Tye

Do you have a spare laptop collecting dust @ home? Could it be put to better use donated to a school to loan to students to learn online during this lockdown? Then please approach who could really use your donations! 🙏🏼

20/01/21

Our Junior Experience & really learned a lot from Ms Gardner's Masterclass on the Spanish Flu Pandemic. See some of their reflective comments below! https://t.co/Cndt1ZlWRk

15/01/21

Come and collect free fresh food parcels from 1.15pm TODAY! Will see you there HAP family 😊 https://t.co/SeWbIzJJFa

15/01/21

Thank you to for providing an illuminating art history lecture to our Year 9 cohort. They found it fascinating to learn more about art history and Christie’s Auction House! https://t.co/zAJb0qlF9h

14/01/21

Thanks so much to UK for offering an inspirational virtual careers talk on Raising Aspirations – an Insight to Professional Roles in a Magic Circle Law Firm. Our Harris Peckham students were blown away by your panellist.

12/01/21

This week we have provided hundreds of families with amazing food parcels 😊 We also have fresh meals coming on Friday at 1.15pm - everyone is welcome. Thanks to everyone who has helped us to support our families. Teamwork is dreamwork! 💙 https://t.co/BYKLbotCLZ

11/01/21

As part of our and Junior Experience Masterclass programme, Ms Gardner is sharing with students her academic specialism on the Spanish Flu pandemic. Very topical and educational to learn about the history of pandemics! See below what they will be covering ⬇️ https://t.co/xWxgv0GOpQ

11/01/21

Please come to the Academy today between 2-3pm to collect your food parcels! We look forward to seeing you there. Stay safe everyone!

07/01/21

Download our Winter 2020-21 edition of Insight, a school magazine full of news about what students at Harris Academy Peckham have been achieving. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/uS83rhQFmu https://t.co/TpA1sAqxD4

04/01/21

Please come up to the Academy today 4-430pm (4th January) to collect free meals, cereals, baked beans and fresh bagels!

04/01/21

Happy New Year HAP Family!  Thank you to the Mide-Madariola World Foundation & HAP staff who gave kind donations for our Christmas Food bags and gifts that we gave out before the holiday. Malcolm’s kindness and energy will live on forever through our regular food parcels. https://t.co/KjzezrQLpV

23/12/20

Harris Academies have now delivered more than 1,300 frozen meals to families in Peckham. The food for local students and their families was provided by & Foundation. "It could not have come at a more crucial time," said Rebecca Hickey, Assistant Director https://t.co/1uwG26QYtV

23/12/20

Wishing everyone in our a community a very merry Christmas. Stay safe and look after each other. And have some fun with this... 😂💙🎶 https://t.co/8ZcRT6wL91

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Covid-19 - Latest Updates From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

On this page, I will update you with key information relating to the Academy and Covid-19, so that you always have the latest details in one place.


Update: 15th January 2021

Food vouchers: an update

Click HERE to see an update.


Update: 8th January 2021

Covid testing - Please complete the consent form

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you very much to the parents/carers who have already completed the Covid testing form for their child. You do not need to take any further action.

If you have not completed the form please click on the link below. There is also a letter from the Principal and a privacy notice attached.

Click HERE to complete the consent form

Click HERE to see the letter from the principal

Click HERE to see the privacy notice

Thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes

Harris Academy Peckham


It is vitally important that your child does not attend the Academy if your child has any of the Covid-19 symptoms, any member of your household has the symptoms, or if your child has been in immediate contact with any person who has symptoms. A child must also not attend if they have returned from a country on the Government Travel restrictions website.

If your child has been exposed to anyone with confirmed symptoms or you have returned from a country on the list of travel restrictions then you must remain at home and call the Academy for further guidance.


Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Most people with Covid-19 have at least one of these symptoms.


What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of Covid-19:

  • Get a test to check if you have Covid-19 as soon as possible
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test
  • Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result
  • Call the Academy and inform them of your issue and you will be advised about what to do next.

COVID19 Symptom Advice


Staggered start and dismissal times

We now have staggered start and dismissal times for each year group, due to Covid-19. You can see full details on our Timings of the Day page, including which entrance you should come to.


Our expectations

Students need to arrive in full Academy uniform, including their faculty tie. These have been re-instated as the number of positive Covid-19 cases have decreased.

When schools return after the Octobr half-term, in accordance with the guidance we have received from the Government, students in all London secondary schools, will be required to wear face coverings in communal areas, for example, when entering the building and in corridors. They will need to remove their face coverings when they get to their classroom and store them safely in clear bags.

Some students have been wearing face coverings in communal areas anyway, but whilst London is in ‘Tier 2’ everybody should now adhere to this rule.  We recognise that some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings, such as, if they have a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from using one; if you are unsure whether this applies to your child, please contact us.  Likewise, if obtaining a face covering poses a financial difficulty for your family, please let us know and we will provide one. 

We will be providing students with their own stationery pack (including pen, pencil, ruler, eraser etc). However, bringing an extra pen would be useful. There will be no sharing of resources. Do remind your child to bring in a reading book.

We have three separate sets of sinks outside the Academy as students will be expected to wash their hands on arrival and before lunch time. In addition, there are sanitising stations outside every classroom.

Students will remain in the same classroom for the majority of each day, called a 'bubble'. This is to reduce cross-contamination. Option group students will need to change classrooms but as we have a one-way system in place, this will not place the students at risk in any way.

More than ever in the current climate, behaviour within the academy needs to be exemplary at all times. Students must follow instructions first time and ensure that they are fully focused on their studies both in school and at home to maximise their academic progress post-lockdown. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. Any infringement of the Covid-19 protocols will be sanctioned in line with our Behaviour for Learning Policy.


Attendance and punctuality

Excellent attendance and punctuality are clearly key to strong academic performance and we appreciate your support in ensuring that your child arrives at the Academy on time every day. Students need to arrive punctually at their stated entry points at the start of the academy day to ensure safe entry of all students. To mitigate against crowded public transport, students travelling on public transport should leave earlier in the morning if necessary to enable them to be punctual to the academy.

We very much look forward to welcoming back your child to the academy and wish you and your families a very positive and safe start to the academic year.


Please see the following policies for further details: