ATTENTION YEAR 11s: Things might be a little bit different this year, but that shouldn’t stop you from keeping doing good. If you want a chance to develop your skills, re-build your community and spend time with your friends, has got you covered:


To celebrate the work of our fantastic students this year we've made a short film - Harris Academy Peckham Highlights 2019-20. It's been a shorter than usual academic year, but there is still loads to celebrate! We hope you enjoy watching it!


Well done to Tegan and Prince (pictured) for being selected to join the prestigious summer programme. This challenges and motivates high-flying students and introduces them to the world of research-led academia. Huge congrats! Find out more


Special thanks to for the chats to our Yr 7 & 8 students today! Commercial solicitors, motivational speakers, Oxford graduates, aviation engineer - all 4 vols were eloquent, articulate & inspiring. Proof that BAME can break the glass ceiling in any field!


Great refresher session from Pathway Programme with Duro from Change 2020 on 'understanding the mind'. Looking forward to September's sessions starting back. Remember your mind is limitless!


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The charity has created a great series of FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. You'll find modules on getting started with the internet, email, safety online, social media, and more. Have a look!


Looking forward to relaunching the DTT Career Pathway Programme virtually with our Year 9 students on MS Teams on Thursday at 1pm


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We very much enjoyed delivering an online insight session to Yr9 & 10 students yesterday. Great attendance and useful feedback, it’s an to be a part of the next generation of & workers


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Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and .


Thank so much to Alice & Lizzy from for delivering an online insight session to our Yr 9 & 10 students. Informative, interesting and inspiring for our students. We look forward to building (no pun intended!) a longstanding relationship with the company!


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Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in .


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Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school


Thanks Josie, have passed this on to the careers lead!


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Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it!


Help us create a Black archive in 2020 to preserve documents and items from this moment in history. What should we add to the school archive? What will help us teach future generations of children? Take part at


Joselina, one our Spanish students, has written a poem to express her feelings of solidarity with the black community. You can read "This Hate Inside Me Will Not Conquer Me", with artwork by Anisa, at


"Once Again People of Colour Have Been Failed by the System". We were very impressed with this and illustration by Navilah, on the theme of the movement, and wanted to share it with you. Read Navilah's poem at


Educate yourself on anti-racism. Pick up and browse from HAP's recommended reading list


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Joined by the talented poets from 🙌 ooo I'm excited!!!


Watch our students take part in an evening of activism and hope. We are very proud to be part of this.

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Posted on June 22nd 2020

In Support of Blackout Tuesday - Resources for Students

Over recent weeks we have seen systemic racial injustice manifest itself in some horrible incidents in America. In particular the tragic murders of George Floyd and Armaud Arbery.

Whilst this ongoing issue causes particular pain for many black members of our community; those who are white or from other BAME backgrounds are also deeply hurt. At Harris Academy Peckham, we are immensely proud of our beautifully diverse demographic and wish to offer some gestures of solidarity.

We have produced the following set of PSHE resources in context of this issue that you may wish to use with your families.

Please feel free to share your reflections with Mr Lane at Mr Lane is also keen to see how we can provide Year 9 and 10 students with a platform to hear young people discuss this issue.

We have reached out to some of our talented poets, artists, musicians and politicians within our academy community who will be invited to create poetry, art and music in reflection of this issue.

Student Book Club - Noughts and Crosses

Our Harris Peckham Student Bookclub will explore Malorie Blackman’s book Noughts and Crosses, which looks at issues of racial injustice from an inverted perspective.

This book is available through Southwark Libraries or can be purchased through her website. If you are interested in your child/ward joining the book club to discuss this please contact

Anti-racism resources for parents and students

Below are some anti-racist resources for any parents and students who may be keen to delve further into this issue while studying from home. This includes a series of renowned historians, philosophers and writers who have contributed to the discussion on racial injustice.

The British rapper and activist Akala shares with us some less-exposed features about black history in his talk at Oxford University.

To celebrate BAME authors, here is a list of winners of the Corretta King Scott Book Award that you can share with you child/ward. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Listen to an excerpt from Zora Neale Hurston’s Audio book, Their Eye’s were Watching God.

The British Ghanaian philosopher Anthony Appiah explores how racial identities have been socially constructed in his Reith lectures talk.

We have some fascinating reflections on James Baldwin’s work about the complexity of black identity in this podcast from The Partially Examined Life, a philosophy podcast.

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and MP David Lammy, amongst other intellects, debate the extent to which people are judged by the colour of their skin or the content of their character. Click here to listen.

Ava Du Vernay breaks down the history of racism in America in her film 13th, which is available on Netflix.

Peggy Macintosh explains with empathy and aplomb the meaning of “white privilege” .

Listen to this podcast on white privilege from The Partially Examined Life, a philosophy podcast.

Read White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh.

Please feel free to share your reflections with Mr Lane at