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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Posted on November 11th 2020

Mansa Musa comes to Harris Academy Peckham

Black History Month is an important month in HAP’s calendar. The History Department at HAP heard the message about the need for further inclusion of black history in the curriculum and made a conscious effort during Black History Month 2020 to draw attention to the breadth and depth of black history, not just here in the UK but across the world.

Across KS3, we added a lesson into the schemes of work for Year 7, 8 and 9 focused around Mansa Musa – arguably the richest man to have ever lived – and how he related to the topics of medieval monarchy, medieval Islamic civilisations and civil rights in the modern era. 

It was amazing to be able to bring in this incredible historical figure to our lessons to complement and deepen our students' knowledge of the topics they were studying. “It was interesting to learn about how Mansa Musa gave to other people that didn’t have that much,” said Aylin, Year 7. “It was interesting to learn about him.”

It was also a dream come true to refer to Beyoncé in the Year 9 lessons when looking at Jay Z’s reference to Mansa Musa in the song ‘Mood 4Eva’ from his album, The Gift, and how Mansa Musa is an important icon when considering black excellence.

BHM posters

Black History Month posters around the school were designed to pique students interest in reading further on black history.

Pique students interest

We didn’t stop there! Despite KS4 not having any explicit black history in their GCSE specifications, we still provided students with a booklet that gave them some information and further reading on black history relating to Black Tudors, African contributions to medicine throughout time and the experiences of Black people in Nazi Germany.

Students were also exposed to posters displayed around the school to pique their interest in reading further on black history, especially from academics such as Miranda Kauffman, Stephen Bourne, Akala and David Olusoga. Students were fascinated to discover such a broad range of topics that link to black history from WW1 all the way to ancient African kingdoms. It definitely developed our students LEAP skills around enquiry.

Whilst we had a wonderful Black History Month in the History Department at HAP, we’re not stopping there. We are looking at other ways we can broaden and expose our students to black history both within our classrooms and outside of them, too.

Mr Tye