Our Open Evening is today, starting 4:30pm. We look forward to welcoming prospective Year 7 students and their families.


We are so excited to be working with again on their fantastic Bridge Project! Looking forward to getting started this week! 🎭


Music students in Year 10 & 11 had a great time at the Bach at ! A great outing for the Peckham Baroque Appreciation Society 🎻 🎶


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Pleasure kicking off the first session this academic year with articulate style! With at 💜


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If your child is looking for a secondary school check out our guide Open days next week include Harris Peckham , Sacred Heart , Ark Walworth , Ark All Saints , Bacon's


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Freeeee is the magic number! This Saturday we have FREE Academy taster classes to get your creative juices flowing. No need to book, just pop on down and join in the fun ☀️


Not long now until our Open Evening and Open Mornings! We look forward to welcoming Year 5 and 6 Parents, Carers and Students.


Anna from Amazon and has visited our academy to inspire young women to engage with ICT through the AWS scheme.


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And we’re off for the 19/20 school year! Great to see the first mentors getting started!


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Really good to visit the department at today, to see how they teach computer systems concepts. Looking forward to revisiting them next week


All of our Year 7 students were given their own instrument today! We are so excited to be working with MiSST (Music in Secondary Schools Trust). What a great start on our violins, cellos, flutes, clarinets and trombones! hapmusic🎶


First try for Year 7 students on their brand new trombone! 🎶


Some of our Year 7 students seeing their flute for the first time! 🎶


Some of our Year 7 students seeing their new violin for the first time! What a reaction! 🎶


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A new Teen Tech Club is starting at this month - code curious 12-18yr olds are welcome to come along and learn more! Every Thursday from 19 September 2019, 6pm to 7pm (term time)


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Love seeing our magazines in the foyer. Since meeting Lord Harris at the beginning of this year who put me in touch with Rebecca Hickey we have been working together and we are loving it!


Our new Franklin Scholars training to become mentors for our new year 7 students


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The summer holidays are nearly over but have no fear - there are still lots of things to do for children and young people in Southwark


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✨ WELCOME WEEK IS COMING SOON. Thursday 29 & Friday 30 August ✨📍Peckham Rye Park. FREE open sessions for girls aged 5 - 17 to play football, make new friends and create teams for the new season! Sign up here:



Proud Malcolm’s younger brother’s excellent GCSE result. To all the teachers and management who moulded these youngsters’ lives to achieve this; 🙏🏾. You are the real winner

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HAP involvement in Local Community

As an Academy we strive to forge links with our local community.  This includes, organisations, businesses, neighbours and schools.

Please see below some testimonials from local groups we have worked with.

If you wish to establish links with the Academy please email the Executive Principal's PA Mrs Crick    


Jenny Dawkins All Saints Church

I've had the pleasure of meeting some of Harris's students through the school's involvement in Peckham Citizens. I've been impressed by the real passion, imagination, thoughtfulness and commitment that the students have brought to discussions. I've enjoyed conversations of honesty, mutual respect, and fun, as we think together about our community. I'm full of hope for the future of Peckham as I see these young people develop in their gifts and character.


Teean Smith-Robinson, HeadStart Action Programme Manager

Year 10 students at Harris Academy Peckham took part in the HeadStart Action Southwark pilot programme making up our final cohort. It was immediately apparent that these students on a whole were tenacious and vibrant. Whilst their energy could barely be contained in the room, it presented a great opportunity for us to work with them to help hone their energy through a social action project that explored issues meaningful to them and to unlock their true potential. Being the largest cohort of 33 young people we were extremely excited to witness the group dynamics and as always our aim was to impact and retain as many students as possible. I am proud to say that 91% of participants are now HeadStart Action graduates who not only developed the skills they already possessed but achieved a great amount through their experience of performing fantastic pieces at City Hall, personal development where reflection and goal setting were explored as well as committing to upskilling themselves through employability skills training. I am very fond of these students and their accomplishments.

Throughout the journey their zest for life became infectious and showed that if us as adults lend a listening ear, champion young people and help them to tap into all that they are capable of, then they will feel empowered to excel. It also gives us the opportunity to learn from them and question our opinions and perceptions of young people, these students were a prime example of this! Many moments have stuck with me from Hani speaking so passionately at the showcase event about the perception of Muslim people in society, Hilary during a workshop activity speaking eloquently about Brexit and its impact on society, Tatiana and Mason gaining the work experience based on their enthusiasm and engaging natures as well as Leon confidently sharing his work experience journey at Lendlease, to name but a few moments. The entire cohort remained true to who they are and are a great representation of Peckham and Harris Academy.

Students discuss about their experience at Headstart


I found the process enlightening. It really developed my communication skills and my social assets. I am usually quite shy and apprehensive around new people. By being placed into “spotlight activities” I was compelled to come out of my shell


For me the program developed my independence. For example once gaining a week of work experience via the program, I learnt to navigate my way around London. I also developed teamwork skills, working with people with different skill sets


Headstart made me more confident. At the beginning I wanted to become a better public speaker, something that I used to find scary. When performing our social action showcase in city hall, I had to perform a speech written by another student. I found this challenging because I had to put myself in their shoes. I grew in confidence through the program and now put my hand up more in class and speak to people I have never met before.


Before Headstart I didn’t talk to a lot of people. I am now more sociable. I am more confident and less worried about what people think about me. I am better at working with people and more sociable.


It helped me become a better public speaker. I am better at working with new people. Since going on this program I have taken on more opportunities like the peaceballers program where we developed football and business skills. I did better at the peaceballers program as I developed the skill of business pitching at Headstart and was better at it during peaceballers.

Kate Whitley, Creative Director at Multi-Story Orchestra 

The Multi-Story Orchestra has worked with Harris Academy Peckham since 2015 and we are always absolutely thrilled by the commitment, energy, talent and joy Harris Peckham pupils bring to music making. It's a pleasure to return every year. The projects we do together include bringing our orchestra into school to perform, creating new arrangements and pieces of music specially for Harris Peckham pupils, and running regular in school rehearsals which culminate in public performances side by side with our professional musicians.  We base our extracurricular projects at Harris Academy Peckham over the summer and many Harris Peckham pupils have taken part in these activities, including performing live on Radio 3 as part of the BBC Proms in 2017 and performing in our children's opera Noye's Fludde at Blackheath Halls Opera in 2016. We look forward to continuing our work together in the future, including a special project in 2019-2020 for which we are supporting Harris Peckham pupils to
create their own musical. We have also been offering work experience opportunities to Harris Peckham pupils and alumni and are continuing to develop these opportunities in the future. We are proud to work with the pupils at Harris Academy Peckham!