Commemorative Football match in honour of to mark 2nd anniversary. Thank you In Honour of Malcolm Mide-Madariola via


BBC News talks to HAP students as they mark the 20th anniversary of Damilola Taylor's stabbing.


Lots of deep thinking by our Y8 Kings Scholars students being reintroduced to metacognition, and how it is like a tool box as part of their Design a University series. Stand out was: Metacognition holds all the tools to success


Very thoughtful and reflective comment from Y11 student, Fabiola about last week's Masterclass on Bernard Coard & the Black Education Movement. Wonderful to see aspirations to further understand past & how it shapes the present


Our Y8 Kings Scholars enjoyed their 1st session of their Design a University sessions. Today they recalled their metacognition skills & learnt more about university subject specialisms. They were so excited to see Paul from too!


Students exploring density of different materials in our STEM CLUB launching session. We look forward to seeing them returning every Tuesday for discovering real-life applications of what we learn in lessons.


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Damilola Taylor. 20 years on. A legacy of hope. Yesterday’s piece.


A big thank you to for (virtually) delivering an inspirational talk to our students on police, protests and progress and for kindly donating copies of his book Natives for students and staff to read.


We will be appearing on BBC London at 6.30pm this evening to commemorate Damilola Taylor’s 20th anniversary.


Year 11 Art students analysed the work of Romanian artist Anca Gray. Using Gray’s work as inspiration the students produced beautiful mosaic using eggshell.


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Great to be PHYSICALLY back to complete our Career Pathway programme in partnership with 2 weeks down and 13 more to go!


Fantastic singing from Year 7 in our first session with for 🎶🎶


We’re excited to launch our bespoke Masterclass programme for and Junior Experience students. The 1st Masterclass is by History Teacher & More Able Coordinator, Mr Tye on his academic specialism on Black British civil rights in the 1960s & 1970s.


Year 7 loved dissecting chicken wings, learning about muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons.


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Really enjoyed this interview with ⁦⁩ about my role as a History teacher at ⁦⁩. Check it out at the link below ⬇️


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This winter, staff at are walking/running/cycling 1828 miles (to Camp Nou & back) to honour memory of Malcolm & raise funds to support students. This week, I’ve walked 35 miles. Donate here:


Our Junior Experience students have been given their Masterclass Reflection Logs ahead of the launch of our Masterclass programme starting next week. All very excited to be stretching themselves and reaching beyond the curriculum!


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Peckham Poets Corner - A Selection of Student Poems and Art

By EdwardCompel Us In

By Amira, Year 9 (art by Edward)


They offer us a full board hotel to stay in

And a red passport to crave.

Demand us to forget our culture and we obeyed.

It’s like they compel us in, and usher us away. 


They split each group into two,

And feed us proclaimed hate 

that we never even knew existed.

We are confined in the stereotypes they gifted us. 


They make it seem as if we are the problem,

As if our presence dulls the light at the end of the tunnel 

As if the lies they told our parents were on us 

And blame us for the artificial hate.


They mechanic the unseen poetry 

of our unseen rage 


They wave their red passports in the air 

“You’re not allowed innnn” 

as if this was the hierarchy in a child’s playground 


It’s even come to the point 

where they don’t even know who they are 

to the point where they have no name 


They offer us a full board hotel to stay in

And a red passport to crave,

Demand us to forget our culture and we obeyed

It’s like they compel us in, and usher us away. 

World War III

By Tegan, Year 10


I have become immune to the violence on these streets

Our population is decreasing rapidly

Every morning I wake up to a notification on my phone

A news report saying yet another has sadly gone


Globally it isn’t taken seriously


Yet this is my world

Everything I have lived to see

doesn’t matter internationally


The teens are the soldiers, viciously brought into battle

Too many deaths for our government to handle


Their general is their postcode

Ordering them to protect what’s theirs

Fallen soldiers wounded by their own weapon

They’re untrained

There’s no glory in their name


Only shame

All you hear is the statistics

And the summarised story from critics


Then you make your judgement

And say it’s the youth

But that’s not the whole truth


But then again

It’s not your world it’s mine

Maybe it’s not World War III

But World War Me



By Jenny“You’re Too Young to be a Feminist”

By Safa, Year 10 (art by Jenny)


“I am a feminist” 

No, no, no 

Apparently, I am too young to be a feminist 

I have no reason to be a feminist 


I not lived or witnessed enough of this patriarchal society

I have yet to witness fathers warn their daughters, to never trust a boy

I have yet to hear dinner must be ready, as soon as he steps through the door


I am yet to witness the women who are ‘just a pretty face’

I have yet to witness a society where women are taught

to protect their innocence

but ridiculed for simply not being ‘ready’


I am yet to witness the crying faces of young girls

as they have their pride snatched

as the man walks out of court

with a smirk on his face 


I am yet to witness the women being blamed for skirts being too short 

They say I’m too young to be a feminist

then it’s quite easy to realise

what is wrong

and it’s not the feminist in me.


By PapulaImmigrants

By Fabiola, Year 9 (art by Papula)


Immigrants they called us


We thought flying away

would make us escape extreme poverty

but the western world was only an ideology


We believe in sat in front of a TV screen

We came down and got comfortable

and in the process, we kind of untamed ourselves

in other words, we forgot who we were

because we left culture behind


But then we experienced the gentrification of the streets

we were just almost getting familiar with


So when they told us to go back to where we came from

We were confused

But I’ve grown to understand what they really meant


It was sort of a tribal dreadlock, oh sorry, I mean deadlock

We are seen as a social problem

That cannot afford to demystify the world they created


But we don’t have the power to set the agenda

So, we became post code gods 


It was the only way we felt we could feel empowered.