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Butterfly house


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Transition - Starting Year 7 in September

ClaudetteWelcome to the Harris Academy Peckham (HAP) transition section.  If you are starting at HAP in September this section is for you! 

It should help you to find out more about what it is like to be in Year 7 and what to expect.

We are delighted you have accepted a place for your child at HAP.  We have shared values that shape every aspect of life at HAP.  Our values are LEAP (Leadership, Enquiry, Aspiration and Perseverance). You can learn more than about our values and ethos here.

On this page you will find lots of helpful resources to help you make the transition from primary school to HAP.

Parents, if you have any queries please do email If you use Twitter, please do follow us @PeckhamAcademy 

Claudette Bergin, Principal

Start of term dates for Year 7

The first day of term will be Tuesday 3rd September 2024.  The first day will run from 8:25am to 2:00pm.  Students need to be on-site in full school uniform.

Taster day 

In line with the other schools in Southwark, we will holding a Taster Day for new Year 7 students on Wednesday 3 July 2024. The programme for the day will include a range of activities to reflect some of the subjects your son/daughter will study at Harris Academy Peckham in September 2024.

Students should attend the day in their full primary school uniform and bring a pair of trainers/plimsolls in their bag. The day will start at 9:30am and finish at 2:30pm students should arrive promptly and report to the main reception.  Lunch will be provided.

Parent information meeting

On Wednesday 3 July 2024 all parents and carers are invited to an information meeting where they will receive a talk by the Principal.  On completion of the talk students will be dismissed with Parents and Carers at 2:30pm.

Uniform pop-up shop

On Wednesday 10 July 4:00-6:00pm there will be a pop-up uniform shop on site at Harris Academy Peckham. 

Parents and Carers

Please see our special section for parents and carers, which will hopefully provide you with information about uniform and other useful tips to help you and your son / daughter make a successful transition to HAP.

Click here to go to our page for parents and carers.

Summer reading list

We have a very strong focus on reading at Harris Academy Peckham. Every student needs to bring a book to read every day. To prepare you for this, we have a reading challenge for you over the summer!

Book of hopesRead one story a day from The Book of Hopesan extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures.

Click here to read the Book of Hopes.

You will be discussing in your tutor group the themes in the short stories listed below, so make sure you read at least these seven stories, as we will discuss them in September!

  • Hope - page 18
  • Bag for Life - page 30
  • Consider the Dung Beetle - page 92
  • Sunflower-  page 107
  • Hope is an Ancient Reptile - page 131
  • The Demon Goalkeeper - page 257
  • Me – page 291

Read one book from each category listed below. Write short reviews in your project book. What was the main issue and how was this solved?

  • Read a book recommended by a friend
  • Read a book that has been turned into a film
  • Read a book set in a different country
  • Read a book that makes you laugh           
  • Read a book from the Peckham 50 list - ten books for each year-group, recommended by your English teachers
  • Read a non-fiction book 

We’re also producing a series of recommended book lists on particular topics or themes. You might like to pick a book from these lists too.

Watch a video introduction from Ms Bergin

Virtual tour

Latest School Newsletter - Spring 2024

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