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☀️Summer reading time!☀️ Library books can now be borrowed until 5th September! (Please bring in your existing books for return/renewal first).


Last week, our biology students had an incredible afternoon at The Crick Institute. They had a behind the scenes tour of the building and then got to have 3 amazing talks from different scientists working in cancer research


Culture Day at Harris Clapham Sixth Form was a huge success. The students and staff looked great in cultural dress, celebrated with a BBQ, were lucky enough to hear from Stephanie Brobbey about her journey and career, and the day ended in a student organised fashion show!


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Calling Science students! Check out our latest book display, which celebrates the fascinating world of science


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Delighted to get the first edition of the Harris Clapham Sixth Form Newsletter off the presses.


Yesterday, Nick Fenwick, a head buyer at gave a informative and inspirational talk to our students. He discussed the cost of living crisis, the importance of being yourself (signposts vs weathercocks) and the importance of communication


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London borough of Lambeth - we're calling all students, careers advisors and friends📣 Join the Regeneration Brainery bootcamp with our partner . 📍 Clapham Park Cube, SW4 8EP 🕙 10am - 3pm 🥪 Free to attend, lunch inc. 🏗 Meet industry mentors & gain work experience


This week Year 12 A Level Psychology students have been looking back over the structure of the brain, nerves and writing the perfect answer. Only a few more weeks before summer exams, and they're preparing hard


This week our economists have been asked to consider the impact of rising inflation and whether the UK is heading for a recession. They will analyse the causes of the slowdown and consider what the Bank of England and government should do in response


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Yesterday the Times reported Professor David Abulafia’s defence of privilege. I’ve written to them to point out the flaws in his argument.


Last week our A Level Art students developed their use of manual photography to create original images around the theme of 'Knowledge'. The images attached are titled 'Melanin Minded' and 'Blind but Bright.' Both pieces are aimed at combating stereotypes about young black men.


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The latest display at library celebrates inspiring life stories from sports to politics to arts and culture. Check out the full list of books here:


All our science students have two extra challenge and support sessions a week. In these sessions, students focus on revising key content and practising exam questions. Here is an example from our Physics students on waves


Thierno Bah gave a powerful reading of the poignant poem, 'What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us' by Benjamin Zephaniah


Today's assembly reflected on Stephen Lawrence Day - which fell on 22nd April - and the wider questions around justice that this day brings to mind. We explored ideas and concepts of justice in philosophy, law and society, and reflected on whether we live in a just society.


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Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Spring Reading Challenge! Well done to our student and staff participants


Every Wednesday are students take part in enrichment. This term one of our most popular activities is chess club


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First assembly with today. Stormzy and Shakespeare combined with a little of my own long-forgotten history to create the concept of "Boot Confidence"


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To mark the month of Ramadan, we have a new library display featuring books about Islam, Muslim characters and Muslim authors


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. Here are some library books for students interested in healthcare professions, plus see more on our online library catalogue:

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Making sure that our students are safe is the number one priority. Our key job is to make sure we identify, help and manage any child protection concerns. For us this includes our safeguarding curriculum, that is, how we educate our students, in an age-appropriate way, to look after themselves, physically, emotionally and mentally.

Harris Clapham Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of young people, and we expect everyone who works in and with our sixth form to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy has been reviewed by Governors and can be accessed at the bottom of this page (as well as e-Safety and mobile phone use policies). Please note these have been reviewed against the most recenvt version Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.

Reporting and managing any concerns

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Ms Heuston. She will oversee the strategic and operational aspects of safeguarding. She is supported by Mr Patel and Ms Orgar as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs). All leaders have had the local authority DSL training. Their details are displayed across the academy and issued to students.

Contact details for the safeguarding team:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Heuston - 
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mr Patel -
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Ms Orgar -

Emails are checked regularly but, if urgent, call Reception on 0204 542 4900. Our Receptionist, Ms Johnson, can make contact with Ms Heuston, Mr Patel or Ms Orgar in event of an emergency. Ms Heuston is also supported by a range of different staff, including our tutors who deliver our tutor programme and are the first port of support for our tutees.

All staff, volunteers and visitors have a duty to report concerns about a young person, either because the young person may be in need of additional support or if it is thought that the student may have been abused or is at risk of abuse. We know that our students may come from different boroughs and so we share the contact details for each borough with our staff.

Concerned about your child or another person's child?

The law is very clear about who is responsible for the safety of children (a child is anyone aged up to 18 years old) and that is all of us. If you have a concern about a student, you have a responsibility to that student to speak to someone. Below are various actions, depending on the nature of your concern:

  1. If you believe a child to be in imminent danger, call the Police on 101 or 999.
  2. Call the school and ask to speak to Ms Heuston. She is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Academy.
  3. Call MASH on 020 7926 5555 – Lambeth's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub. MASH is the coordinating body for the main local services for child protection.
  4. Contact CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command, if your concern is about online child sexual exploitation.

Educating our students to stay safe

It is important that we teach our students, recognising that they are between 16 and 19 years old, how to stay safe. This reflects the contextual safeguarding risks in and around Lambeth where the academy is based. Currently, this means ensuring students knowing about:

  • child criminal exploitation, including ‘county lines’
  • serious youth violence, including knife crime
  • child sexual exploitation, including for boys
  • protection from radicalisation, extremism and terrorism

We work with a variety of agencies, including the police, in helping to educate our students on staying safe. We also have our personal, relationship, social and health education programme that specifically maps out and plan what and how students will learn to stay safe over the course of both Years 12 and 13.

Students also have their form tutor who will get to know them well and will be the first port of call should there by any day-to-day welfare concerns. We also have a counselling service as part of our welfare team where students will be able to self-refer.

Keeping yourself safe

There are many things you can do to keep yourself safe. The first is always talk to someone if you have any concerns or worries. At the academy all our staff are friendly and approachable.

Staying Safe Online
Keeping yourself safe online is a must. You will learn more about this during lessons, but we’ve also put together some resources for you to find out more:

Remember, if you need immediate help, call 999.

Your Digital Footprint
Everything you post online stays around for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. Before you post anything online THINK – Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?

If you post something cruel, vicious or deliberately intend to cause offence, then this will make someone else feel unsafe. We all have to show commitment to making the academy a safe place, both within and outside of the building. Therefore do not make posts or comments about other people on any social media; it is unacceptable.

Preventing radicalisation, extremism and terrorism (RET)

We take our obligations under the Prevent duty seriously and adopt a 'proactive resilience approach'. Our policy can be accessed here

In short, we:

  • give students the safe space to debate and challenge ideas within our personal, relationships, social and health education
  • have a guest speakers' policy which is coordinated by our designated safeguarding lead and can be accessed here
  • have a coordinated approach to staff training so that staff know the language, signs and vulnerabilities to look out for when considering RET
  • have the structures and processed to implement our RET policy effectively.