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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:…

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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“The only one that can tell you, you can’t win is you, and you don’t have to listen”. Jessica Ennis-Hill

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” Muhammad Ali

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” Michael Jordon

The above quotes are from successful athletes that have all benefited from participating in sport. Sport and physical activity have the power to change and save lives, entertain nations and bring people together which benefits society.

The PE department's curriculum intent is to provide every student with the experience that motivates and engages their imagination through physical activity. We want students to develop physical literacy that will help them to improve and maintain their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.  

We want all students to enjoy physical activity and sport and learn to apply the subjects’ benefits,helping them how to understand, establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The department hopes to achieve this by developing a first-class teaching and learning environment where both staff and students enjoy working hard together to achieve success.

We want all students to embody pride in themselves and as part of our Academy and community. The department plans to achieve this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required for students to become confident leaders and provide memorable experiences throughout their journey within Physical Education.

Depth and mastery of subject-specific knowledge and skills

The PE Curriculum encourages students to:

  • develop core transferable skills that underpin success within PE
  • devise creative tactics and imaginative strategies
  • participate in a range of sports and be able to transfer skills
  • understand the process of planning, training, and reviewing performance within sports
  • work with external providers so students can develop an appreciation of professional coaches and how they can excel within a particular sport or activity.
  • use extracurricular activities to enrich the curriculum

Lifelong and independent learners

The PE curriculum has been created to encourage students in creating self-awareness, exploring issued and understanding the value of cooperative learning. The PE curriculum helps students to think about their individual or social problems, thus making it easy for them to:

  • apply a range of conventions and styles to structure innovative performance
  • ensure that SEND and EAL students can access learning in lessons to support independent learning
  • develop their individual character, including their confidence, resilience and independence contributing positively to the life of the school

Citical thinking and communication

The PE curriculum allows students to experience diverse types of sports and physical activities allowing them to find something that they really enjoy doing. The PE curriculum aims to empower students and give them opportunities to have pride in themselves and their peers. It teaches them responsibility, problem-solving, self-discipline, and allows them to understand and practice the importance of sportsmanship.

The activities of teamwork will allow the students to develop skills such as communication, leadership, cooperation, and collaborative-working skills which will help them develop a level of professionalism which they can transfer into other areas of their academics and lives.

Learn and apply different techniques

Students will:

  • develop written evaluative skills embedded with subject specific language
  • apply a range of strategies to outwit an opponent
  • appreciate opportunities for competition

Literacy and numeracy

Literacy is at the very heart of the PE Department's revised curriculum. It is also pivotal in supporting the whole-school literacy programme and is used frequently in every scheme of work created in PE. In all schemes of work created in PE the following areas of literacy activities have been developed: Reading Strategies; Extended Writing. Physcial education can provide the students with another dimension to develop and explore key mathematical concepts and language.

World-ready and global citizens

The PE curriculum encompasses all aspects of SMSC and British values to ensure students have the understanding and ability to stay safe in the world and leave a positive footprint within their local community, country and the world, through exploring historical events and modern-day issues.

Being a global citizen is about being active in the community and working towards making the world more equal and fairer. Global Citizenship in PE means celebrating our diverse and different cultures but also encouraging students to take ownership of their own voice and use it to make positive changes for the future. This includes:

  • articulating and expressing their ideas, views and opinions about a wide range of topics and issues clearly, confidently and respectfully
  • exploring contemporary issues, in a safe and environment
  • empathising and engaging with others outside their own social, cultural and historical setting.

Relationship, sex, and health education   

The PE curriculum at Harris Academy Peckham has been created to give students the opportunity to explore relationships in its many forms. Students will also explore relevant social issues, such as bullying, racism, sexism, and the effects of drugs.

Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.


PE Curriculum Overview 21st Nov 2023 Download