Some great examples of Year 10 French 150 and 90 word task practice. Excellent travail! Keep it up!


Year 7 students focussed and engaged during workshops


Year 7 Drama students create a series of Freeze Frames to re-tell the story of the opening of The Merchant of Venice.


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Calls have also been made for Jimi to be commemorated in Postman's Park near St Paul's Cathedral


Year 10 Mock examinations are taking place over the next fortnight. Please see our website for further details:


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Have your say and keep up to date with the latest project news for our Peckham Square project


Thank you to Andre O Ferguson and the team from "Story of Man" for visiting us, to run a workshop on perseverance and successful perceptions of masculinity


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This Tuesday June 8th 2021 will be the next story of man camp at Harris Academy Peckham. Check out this dope speaker line up. 🔥


Looking forward to our next Think Forward Thursday Careers Spotlight Session tomorrow with following on from our last session with Sachini Imbuldeniya :


Year 10 German students are extending their answers to general questions in a half-term revision session.


Thank you Spheron Architects for speaking to our students about design plans for Peckham Square alongside career opportunities in architecture


Year 8 girls working with coaches as part of a Netball intervention in PE this term


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Our Year 11 students sharing their top tips and favourite memories of their Duke of Edinburgh expedition with Year 9's who are excited to head out on their practice hike next month!


Students enjoy a good debate!


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Posted on March 29th 2021

Art - Take a Long Hard Look at Yourself

In line with their ‘Identity’ project this half term, Year 10 Art students analysed the work of young British artist Kelvin Okafor.

Okafor is known for his meticulously detailed, hyper-realistic portraits which are created solely using the humble pencil. Okafor’s painstaking portraits often take him around 300 hours to complete and are created entirely from memory.

During virtual learning, our Year 10 Art students set about practising and experimenting with Okafor’s techniques and processes. In line with this, students learnt about the mathematical proportions of the face, whilst also refining their application of tone.


Students focused on one facial feature per lesson, gaining hints, tips, and instructions for creating a realistic tonal drawing. Students were encouraged to create one sustained drawing of their facial features, experimenting with the direction of light.

My skills have developed so much during this project.

During the eight-week period, students observational drawing and tonal skills improved significantly, and the quality of work was truly outstanding! Students are working towards creating enlarged tonal portraits, which will form part of an exhibition at the end of the academic year – we cannot wait to see what they produce!

One student said: “I have never felt confident drawing people, but my skills have developed so much during this project, and I am so proud of the work I have produced. I didn’t know you could get such a realistic effect just using a pencil – I will never think of this simple material in the same way!”

Ms Rumball, Art Teacher

Picture - Some of the skilful portraits created by Year 10, inspired by artist Kelvin Okafor.