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!


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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 January 8th 2020

Women in Leadership - 'Words for Work' Event Inspires Tomorrow's Leaders

Eighteen students from Year 11 attended a Women in Leadership event recently, hosted by the National Literacy Trust and Lancôme.

Called 'Words for Work', our students listened to eight inspirational female panellists (see below) who spoke about their journeys, lives, current lifestyles, successes and failures, and gave our girls the advice they wished they had been given as a teenager. The main messages that shone through were:

  • say ‘yes’ to every opportunity and ask questions later
  • be kinder to yourself and love yourself
  • know your worth and show employers your worth too.


All students were able to express their fears and hopes for the future and then listen to advice about how to overcome fears and break down barriers.

The panellists (see below) were fantastic with many students from the Federation staying behind to ask them questions. Panellists were joined by female CEO representatives from Lancôme who were there to see the launch of their apprenticeship programme for our Year 13s (our Year 11s will be in with a chance in a couple of years!).

Thank you to all the panellists for their fantastic speeches. 

  • Amy Cartledge - Regional Operations Director, Benoy      
  • Cressida Curtis   - Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, British Land
  • Emma Gannon – Writer, broadcaster and podcast host
  • Lucy Gardiner – Director, PwC   
  • Akua Gyekye - Public Policy Manager, Facebook
  • Sarah Lee - Partner, Slaughter and May 
  • Nia Pettitt – CEO and creator, The Curl Bar London/ Happy Fro Day            
  • Nallini Puri – Partner, Cleary Gottlieb     

All students have also walked away with the inspirational book, Becoming, by Michelle Obama.