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Wow: thank you Miss Howell for this stunning and powerful depiction of life as part of the Windrush Generation. .


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And of course we are happy to talk to and work with any schools in the wider as well!


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Thank you so much for hosting us as part of your work around and we're always happy to talk to the next generation of vets!


We are very grateful to Dr Greene, the first black president of for sharing her career experiences with our Year 8, 9 and 10 students and increasing awareness about careers in veterinary medicine. Thank you you are inspirational!


More photos of Bob Marley and Johnny Nash at HAP


The deadline for applications for a Year 7 secondary school place for September 2021 is 31st October. Please visit our website for more information about our virtual open days


Year 11 Raising Achievement Assembly


Bob Marley and Johnny Nash at HAP in 1972!


A small selection of books in our library


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Do you have a child in Year 6? Sign up for LIVE Q&A sessions with Harris Academy Peckham staff to find out more about our academy. Sessions in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Find out more and sign up at


Science department participated in a workshop facilitated by called Twisted Taxonomy. Well done to the students pictured who submitted work and were finalists!


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The pandemic means will be a bit different, but there are still lots of activities online and across the borough - find out more


The mobile library out promoting National Poetry Day and Black History Month.


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just checking this is on your radar? Everyone has a story to tell. And I know HAP students do! I'm more than happy to do a virtual session to remind some of that between now and half term if useful 🙂


Congratulations to our newest cohort of students - the Class of 2023.


Delighted to provide expert music tuition for and . What talented students!


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Help us share + RT! If you have a child aged 10-13 why not join us + every other Thursday( fortnightly) with and Nadine. Sessions are full of drama and wellbeing activities. 👉


We have some fantastic resources that could be of interest to you and your students. Happy to support!


Did you know that Harris Academy Peckham is available to hire in the evenings, weekends and during holidays? Please see our website for more details

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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.

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.

Mr Freeman, Principal

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: