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We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students


We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students


Congratulations to our Year 9 Kings Scholars


Congratulations to Mr Tate who was nominated to attend the Royal Garden Party by the Jamaican High Commission in recognition of his work in education both in Jamaica and the UK


Year 10 artists took part in a clay workshop with local artist Tabitha Weddell, where they created ceramic pieces to expand their portfolios.


Calling all secondary schools! Get your Year 7 and 8 excited about reading for pleasure. With a list of 16 fantastic titles to choose from, every student will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. 📚Discover the book selection:


Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir.


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


Need help to study at university in your choice of courses? Apply before 31 May 2024 for a Southwark Scholarship


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 👉


More fantastic drawing competition entries


After visiting Year 7 students took part in a drawing competition.


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


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!


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


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


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


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.


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 !!


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:…

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The intent of our History department is to deliver a broad, balanced and diverse curriculum which is research-informed to best support all our students.

We ensure that we utilise quality first teaching in our lessons, whereby we set a high level of challenge for our most able students but also scaffolding support for students, including pupil premium and SEND students, to ensure all students can access and master the challenging content we teach in History.

We explore a range of past events, stories and voices interweaved into the tapestry of our curriculum. This ensures the delivery of a fuller narrative of the past to our students, which prepares them to be global citizens, by exposing them to narratives from a range of geographical areas, time periods, and various protected characteristics.

Students are exposed to powerful knowledge, made up of a combination of key substantive and disciplinary knowledge that supports previous learning and underpins future learning to help develop students into independent learners.

Students will master the fundamental skills of the historian, including critical thinking and analytical skills (such as causational thinking), the necessary linguistic skills of the historian to communicate their historical arguments and the use of source material and interpretations to construct accounts of the past.

We ensure that literacy and numeracy are also at the core of everything we do in History, may this be through explicitly teaching the linguistic skills of the historian or the use of numerical skills, such as ranking, to help construct arguments.

Exposing students to multiple narratives and honing their skills as historians will equip them with a deeper understanding of the past to meaningfully contribute and interact within our local, national and international communities upon leaving the Academy, but also foster a love for History beyond their time at the Academy, may this be in a personal capacity or moving forward in the academic field in Further and Higher Education.

Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.


History Curriculum Overview 21st Nov 2023 Download