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15/10/21

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The guest speakers for our upcoming webinar have been announced! 🔔 We will be joined by Joe Lane of , Kelly Silverton of and Rebecca O'Neill of . Sign up for our webinar here: https://t.co/LNErJr0cUP https://t.co/5TnnEF7MEJ

15/10/21

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Our scientists are going through some practical lessons for their own practical lessons - copper sulfate crystals is what we are aiming for! Thank you to for hosting us today! https://t.co/CqtGtf6YyM

14/10/21

Congratulations to the Year 7 Inter-Tutor Football Tournament winners! They showed and excellent team work throughout the tournament https://t.co/ySc0NZogaq

13/10/21

Bedrock Brilliance at Peckham!! https://t.co/ksV7pp0QM7

13/10/21

Typical library scenes at lunch time: Mathswatch, Bedrock, Chess and of course reading! https://t.co/GHFJOKzFTN

13/10/21

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If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2022 you must apply for a place online before 31 October 2021 https://t.co/R5RbJyEio6 https://t.co/JalN2vTmgK

13/10/21

What talent!!

13/10/21

Congratulations to our elected Year 7 student leadership Council! We are really looking forward to hearing their student voice and launching our student led campaigns https://t.co/vpsU4DLqzH

12/10/21

So lovely to conduct art learning walks and witness how each student is finding their own individual expression for their portfolios. https://t.co/iKn7a814Vf

11/10/21

Thank you for your inspiring talk about your new book earlier today with . Our students left buzzing with ideas and a new book for our library! https://t.co/g5dEY7oTGm

11/10/21

It was brilliant to welcome Year 6 students from on Friday for our historical investigation to find Toni! We found them! https://t.co/IPM6nXQ8BY

11/10/21

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Let’s not talk about that 1v1 game tho… 🙈😂 Thanks Harris - was incredible to see the massive amount of talent coming out of your school/peckham 🤯🙏🏿🚀 https://t.co/xgg49eMgbI

08/10/21

Year 9 Boys experienced an Taster Day culminating with a Trading Simulation challenge taking on the roles of commodities and stock traders after learning about Supply and Demand, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Business Ethics https://t.co/UV2RTtidbY

08/10/21

Excited to publish poems by Year 8 students following their tour of Peckham garnering inspiration on . Who will be the next or William Blake https://t.co/3bUqPdaRz0

08/10/21

Thank you for joining our first LEAP day of the Academic year and leading a day for our Year 9 girls . https://t.co/aDJ2L7lxJW

08/10/21

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Doing these presentations outside was a great bit of thinking from and the rest of the team not on Twitter. Kudos to the Y8s for standing up in public! Congratulations https://t.co/3U1akvDtIO

08/10/21

Thank you to Hena Byron and the team at for sharing insights on literature, science and society via the book “The upper world”. Also, a real treat for Femi to take on our own basketball superstar Antonio in a game of 1 V 1 basketball! https://t.co/Dn1jYSLfYJ

08/10/21

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Year 8 presentations in Somerset House courtyard! Another great Discover University day https://t.co/GUrxBFdFkE

07/10/21

There has been a crime in Science!!!! Year 7 students are investigating the clues using scientific methods as part of LEAP Day. Who is guilty of the crime?! https://t.co/zLfojLSlkf

07/10/21

Year 11 GSCE Music students working hard on their harmonic analysis of Badinerie as part of LEAP Day https://t.co/I5t6QjNqSk

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Posted on September 24th 2020

Where HAP Students Go On To Study

My name is Olayinka Aresa and I left Harris Peckham in 2017 with 4A*, 8As, 1B and 1 Distinction*.

I was able to achieve these grades due to being ambitious, persevering and wanting to build a strong legacy for myself.

After Peckham, I decided to go on to Sixth Form at Harris Westminster where I studied Maths, English Literature, History and Drama and Theatre studies. I have always found myself in roles of responsibility within the student body because for me education is so much more than what happens in a classroom. It’s about your extracurricular activities, extra readings and what you do within the school community.

HAP studentsSo in Peckham I found myself in the choir, student council and as a prefect. At Westminster I was Vice President of the student body and House Captain. After Sixth form, I had to go on a gap year due to financial reasons. But education has always been a key part of my identity, so I have spent my gap year working in education as a Teaching Assistant at Harris Greenwich in order to save enough to start my degree at Warwick this October studying English and History. With this degree, I’m working hard for the fulfilment of bright future different from what is expected of someone of my background or postcode.

I have the intention of being a solicitor or a professor of History. I know I can achieve this legacy if I continue to be ambitious (working smartly) and continue to persevere.


My name is Ifaz and in October I will begin studying at Imperial College London. I will be studying Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry and hope to be working in the pharmaceutical industry after graduation.

Harris Academy Peckham played a major role in getting me to this point. Being around people who constantly motivated me to do more and teachers who always looked to stretch me helped me develop an ambitious mindset.

My teachers' faith in me prior to my GCSEs is really what made me think, for the first time, anything is possible. For my GCSEs I got 7 A* equivalent grades including Biology, Chemistry and Maths, all of which are crucial to my degree course.

As well as academically pushing students, the school also gave us a good range of extra curricular activities. I took advantage of some of these opportunities including basketball club and cricket club. This gave me free access to sports I love playing and helped me interact with students from other year groups.


Hi, I'm Joseph Sowole. I attended Harris Peckham from 2012 - 2017, a beautiful 5 years! I've made some lifelong brothers and sisters along the way - we were a tight knit group, near inseparable even till this day.

I graduated Harris Peckham with an A* in Maths, A* in English literature, A in English language, A* in Chemistry, A* in Biology, A in Physics, A in French, A in Business studies, A in Religious Education and a B in Geography. This was credited to the amazing teachers I had who organised extra study sessions and poured out resources for those that were eager to access further learning - luckily, I was one of them. I also believe that more credit is due to the friends that I had, we were a very competitive bunch and spurred on each other to do the very best that we could achieve.

After my time at Harris Peckham, I went on to study A levels at Harris Westminster. As an aspiring medic and a lover of science, the subjects that I chose were Chemistry, Biology, Maths and a dabble in Economics. I graduated Westminster with an A* in Chemistry, A in Biology, B in Maths, and a B in Economics.

The two years at Harris Westminster was a sheer transition in dynamics in terms of the environment as a whole, situated in the busy streets of Westminster, next to the House of Parliaments, The Big Ben, having regular assemblies at St Margaret's Church and at the prestigious Westminster Abbey, watching businessmen and women walk swiftly with purpose to their respective workplace, which was often to department buildings that belonged to the government - the department of education building, the department of justice and the house of parliament were all roughly a five minute walk from the school. This further exposed me to the idea that I had to work hard to be where I wanted just like Haris Peckham had previously instilled in me. 

Unfortunately, due to the legal and financial circumstances, I've had to put studying medicine at University on hold for a couple of years. I currently work as a Teaching Assistant here at Harris Peckham. Working at my secondary school is a role that I looked very forward to, I believe it's my duty to pay back.

My dream has always been to be a doctor, and to have a real impact on the lives of people and show a positive example to my community that when you work hard, you can achieve great things in life. I live my life in agreement with this quote, "do not let where you come from define you, but never forget the values you learned from your close community". This principle has kept me focused despite all the negative stereotypes about Peckham. I stand shoulder to shoulder in support of this great and wonderful community and I want to be a part of the example to the nation that out of Peckham comes children of great future like me and many others counting...