Not bad for the second rehearsal of 2020 for the Academy Orchestra! Great to welcome some new Y7 members to Music School - you're sounding great! 👏🏼👏🏼 🎶🎶


Some great pictures from the regional final of the Pitch Perfect competition! What a brilliant day! 🎶🎶


We're off to the Grand Final of the Perfect Pitch competition!! Congratulations to our Chamber Choir 'HAPaphonix' on their fantastic performances at the regional final! 🎶🎶


Thank you for your kind voucher donation to the music department today in recognition of our hard work and achievements! It was a lovely surprise and it totally brightened our day!


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We're hosting another FREE workshop at with Garvey Harris Why not make it part of your New Year New You regime? Pop it in your 2020 diary for Tuesday 14 January 6.30pm


Former Year 11 students taking part in Girl’s Network Celebration evening


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We've been reliving our amazing Celebration Event today: these are INCREDIBLE Wembley High, and girls networking, celebrating and becoming Ambassadors


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Your students were amazing - a real credit to . Can’t wait to work with you again in 2020


HAP students representing the Academy at Southwark Gymnastics


Harris Peckham Greenhouse Basketball students meeting Maia Bouchier for a cricket workshop


Ms Ajayi's beautiful displays, especially her ‘recommend a book’ section for students to fill in.


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A great day spent delivering our introduction to Strengthening Minds training session. Thank you to the incredible staff from 8 of the academies for their engagement. Great to work with schools and staff who put the wellbeing of their students first.


Our Insight Winter 2019 magazine is now on our website. Please click on the following link to download.


Year 9 giving their speeches after the Leap Day Immigration Presentation


Fantastic performances from our Drama and Dance students this evening! It was a privilege to host Harris on Stage this year. & you were amazing too!


GCSE Music students completing their analysis of Mozart. Great discussion about diminished chords v dominant minor 9ths 🎶


Students had a fantastic time at Old Colfeians RFC for Project Rugby organised by the TSG section of the Met police. They came 3rd in the competition and were the only all-female side.


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Great to talk with pupils from last night! We were blown away by their intelligent and thoughtful responses and questions 💯 ones to watch for the future!


Fantastic to see former student in this video from


Some critical analysis of economic policy between Islam, Tegan, Prince, Mr Tye and Ms McCurdy at the and Economic Justice Assembly. Blown away by these critical ideas and thoughts!

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Posted on December 19th 2019

Drama Projects and Highlights - From Shakespeare to Carol Churchill

Easy 1Year 11 recently went on a theatre visit to watch Easy (pictured), a powerful new play by Amy Blakelock exploring what happens when we combine social media, Love Island ideals, Snapchat and teenage insecurity. An intimate portrait of adolescence today, Easy asks us: “Why is it so hard to believe we’re good enough as we are?”.

“I really enjoyed watching this play because of the way it was performed,” said Jannyce, Year 11. “It was a one-person play and the actor played more than one character and she was incredible. It made me understand that there does not need to be a big cast in order for a play to be mind-blowing and inspiring. I would defiantly recommended this play to others.”

Mountview Bridge Project

Key Stage 3 Drama club had the amazing opportunity to work with Mountview Academy for Performing Arts on a ten-week project and performed extracts from Carol Churchill's Love and Information in one of Mountview’s performance spaces, to an invited audience.

Easy 3“I really enjoyed taking part in this project and performing in front of people I don’t know. It was scary but lots of fun.” Jelani, Year 8

“I enjoyed learning all the rehearsal techniques we learnt and developing my skills as an actor.” Daniel, Year 8

“Doing this project gave me a real sense of what it must be like to be an actor as we were given only four weeks to learn our lines. It was hard and I never thought I would be able to do it, but I did and the whole experience was great.” Carla, Year 8

Classical Theatre Workshop

Easy 4Year 10 GCSE Drama took part in a workshop with Actors of Dionysus, a theatre company with 26 years' experience of creating bold adaptations of ancient Greek drama and new writing inspired by myth. 

The workshop was aimed at supporting students with their practical understanding and learning of Classic texts. 

“I really enjoyed this workshop. Actors of Dionysus theatre company really help us to develop a good understanding of Greek theatre and its purpose.” Noellie, Year 10

Harris on Stage

Easy 8This year, Harris Academy Peckham hosted the 3rd annual event of Harris on Stage, where performing arts departments from across the Harris Federation come together, once a year, to celebrate and share the talent of our students.

This year we had a collection of dance pieces, solo singing, musical theatre, contemporary and classical theatre performances.

Our students’ contribution to this event was a performance of extracts from William Shakespeare’s Othello. They were fabulous and demonstrated a true understanding of Shakespeare and his language.

“When Miss told us that we were going to be performing a Shakespeare play I wasn’t sure I could do it. However with Mrs Paraskeva’s help, I was able to develop an understanding of the text, which also meant I was able to give a true performance of my character.” Dayane Year 10

“Iago is my new favourite Shakespeare villain!” Thierno, Year 10

Ms Paraskeva-Alimiaga, Subject Lead Drama