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18/05/24

Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir. pic.twitter.com/cy8D0hgYEX

16/05/24

Year 8 Kings Scholars at their subject teaser sessions where they supercharge their learning through metacognition and also learnt about the various branches of subjects pic.twitter.com/ulOAdJPU5x

15/05/24

Need help to study at university in your choice of courses? Apply before 31 May 2024 for a Southwark Scholarship https://t.co/1N4YRbzwSU pic.twitter.com/e4LjEQ1zfx

15/05/24

We’re super excited to announce our full programme of summer courses for 2024 😎From directing to musical theatre and stage combat , head on over to our website to see what’s on 👉 https://t.co/1hXt6NhjLw pic.twitter.com/366LKorsJj

13/05/24

More fantastic drawing competition entries pic.twitter.com/EhlUHmkvU5

13/05/24

After visiting Year 7 students took part in a drawing competition. pic.twitter.com/oIWR3leo9D

13/05/24

Thinking about going to university but worried about the tuition fees? The Southwark Scholarship Scheme has helped over 130 young people to pursue their chosen university course. Applications are now open - apply before 31 May 2024 https://t.co/xqt5EhGU0O pic.twitter.com/SYQo9TLklS

12/05/24

LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD_Today is the last day to make your voice heard in our Youth Insight Survey! 📆Are you aged between 13-25?📌Do you live in the UK?Regardless of your social action or political experience, we want to hear from you! https://t.co/UCr5chjzy3 pic.twitter.com/CEQ4JBEK5G

09/05/24

The Year 9 team went all the way and won the Cup beating Harris Crystal Palace 77-55 after a strong performance from everyone. pic.twitter.com/NTzrQHk0Qz

08/05/24

This Saturday we pay final respects to our Richard Taylor OBE with a service to commemorate his life & legacy at We are grateful to Reverend and are humbled that & voices will fill the cathedral with love pic.twitter.com/q3PMWRfVme

08/05/24

Have you got an idea for 2024? Grant applications are now open - apply by 7 June for funding to support community celebrations in Southwark this October https://t.co/14fijcSLMa pic.twitter.com/TUzbU47ggL

02/05/24

Year 10 football team educational and inspirational visit to training ground. They experienced a tour plus watched an under 21s training session which allowed them to see the requirements needed at that level. This was followed by a Q&A session. pic.twitter.com/kjaMsPRq7m

24/04/24

HAP students loved being able to perform at the iconic Camden Roundhouse yesterday … not only the opportunity to perform but to be able to do so with students from so many other schools. Thank you !! pic.twitter.com/SAA94io7VC

15/04/24

We're excited to welcome you to visit one of our outstanding placement schools on Saturday, 20th April 10-2pm. If you're interested in , come & meet our super team, in ! Register:https://t.co/QBSJrENMe4… pic.twitter.com/o8gSrWHPZE

14/04/24

Predictably, the songs are still going through my head on repeat. Such a fantastic experience getting to watch Bottled Up come together from start to performance. Thank you and, as always, so proud of students past and current 💙 pic.twitter.com/EjyB0MAtdY

05/04/24

So proud of these students and this initiative with https://t.co/bVbPw2VpS1

04/04/24

We are so proud of you Kai! https://t.co/e4uRobOLFa

28/03/24

HARRIS ACADEMY PECKHAM INSIGHT MAGAZINE SPRING 2024" https://t.co/dB8xCIY9Al

28/03/24

Butterfly house pic.twitter.com/UZEPJq66iL

28/03/24

Students had a fantastic time exploring and learning pic.twitter.com/OfrMeiKmMV

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Diversity

Our academy is a melting pot of cultures and personalities. Teachers and students hail from every corner of the globe. We have an EAL (English as an Additional Language) population of over 40%, all with different levels of proficiency in English: from no English to fluent in English and other languages.

Click HERE to see lots of news stories about how we celebrate diversity at HAP.

On any day at HAP you encounter people speaking Jamaican, Pashtu, Arabic or Yoruba, aside from the very prominent Spanish. At HAP we are about diversity. Regardless of where you are from, whether teacher or student, you can thrive and be successful. The ethos which undergirds what we do is captured by the acronym LEAP: Leadership, Enquiry, Aspiration and Perseverance. Day after day we LEAP towards our goals.

Throughout each academic year we celebrate LEAP Day which see students being exposed to knowledge outside the curriculum. In doing so we ensure we are creating global citizens.


LEAP Day celebrates diversity

For the first LEAP Day our theme was Celebrating Diversity. There was a buzz around the academy from the moment it was announced. Staff and students were challenged to wear attire that represented their culture. Each department’s offering saw diversity being interwoven into what students were learning. Different year groups were assigned to a department for the entire day. The last period was used for a fashion show involving students and teachers.

Humanities department hosted Year 8 students who focused on multiculturalism in the UK and the impact of migration on football. During the third period they organised an interclass football tournament which was a hit with all the students.

The English department had Year 9 students doing a writing piece on diversity followed by an oral presentation. In Science, students were allowed to be Crime Scene Investigators as they investigated the “murder of a teacher.” Using various analytical techniques, they evaluated the evidence from each suspect and determined who was the murderer.


Fashion show

The final event for all year groups was a fashion show held in the academy hall. Expectation and anticipation had been building all day while the rehearsals were taking place. PE, Drama and Music departments organised the fashion show with students from all year groups taking part.

South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe were all represented. Students and staff proudly paraded on stage in cultural attire, waving their flags to rhythms of their local music. The show was interspersed with dances from different cultures which revved up the excitement in the hall. At the end of the production no one moved from their seats. It is as though the students wanted more.

The students enjoyed every performance and greeted each with a rousing applause. Many remarked that this was “one of the best days ever”. This sentiment was also echoed by staff. It did not go unnoticed that some teachers got custom-made costumes for the day. Who could not manage full regalia had a flag of their native country. The feedback from staff was overwhelmingly in favour of having this as a recurring event on the school’s calendar.

“At the start of the term, I quoted Maya Angelou and spoke to all the students in assembly about the importance of Peckham's diversity, beauty and inner strength," said Claudette Bergin, Principal. "I also spoke to Year 6 prospective parents about our diverse multicultural Academy and..... there it all was - true to life and so brilliant!”