A happy Year 12 student enjoying their time at Art Club


Harris Clapham Sixth Form students visited their old school, on Friday to help Miss Heuston deliver an assembly for their year 11 girls. The event was brilliant and they were inspiring ambassadors for our school.


Miss Buakuma, our Assistant Principal thoroughly enjoyed meeting Year 11 students from their Destinations Evening


Miss Buakuma, our Assistant Principal thoroughly enjoyed meeting Year 11 students from at their Destination’s Evening


A snippet of our amazing choir practising for an upcoming Carol Service


Congratulations to Eleanor in Year 8 who took part in successful attempt to set Guinness World Record for the most people painting a portrait simultaneously. Over 1000 keen artists from across the globe picked up their brushes to paint Sir .


Today’s assembly was delivered by our Vice Principal, Mr Lloyd. In his assembly he shared how our memory works and provided our Year 13’s with memory techniques.


Today’s assembly was delivered by our Vice Principal, Mr Lloyd. In his assembly he shared how our memory works and provided Year 13’s memory techniques.


Sidcup station.In the beforetimes it was full Monday to Friday and getting standing (rather than squishing) room was a result.Through Covid it was almost empty and I used to live like a king with a carriage to myself. 1/2


This week I am speaking about remembrance at - there's a lot to think about this year:


The fantastic team from Harris Clapham Sixth Form won the enterprise competition organised by Elixirr with a simple and clever idea for mentoring.


Thank you again to the hundreds of students and parents who attended our Open Evening last week!


We had a wonderful open evening last night - great opportunity to meet some fantastic prospective students and show off all HCL6F has to offer.If you're in Y11 and in South London then you should seriously consider applying here:


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Another interesting Black History Month inspired assembly by Mr Lloyd on Tuesday at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. This time, a celebration of the incredible Mary Seacole through the lens of our language of learning: Mechanics and Purpose.


Last week, Miss Buakuma gave an inspiring assembly about moral purpose as a driver for courage. We were invited to reflect on the courage of Akyaaba Addai Sebo, and were challenged to 'dig deeper, look closer, think bigger'


We are reading Black History Month inspired fiction and non-fiction this month at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. What an insightful and inspiring collection of titles!


Here’s our Year 13 student Sally sharing how Harris Clapham Sixth Form and prepared her to introduce this year’s annual Harris Federation Conference


I find this one of the greatest pieces of cognitive dissonance about the Harris Federation.We're said to be ruthless, moneygrabbing capitalists who want nothing more than to throw the poor and vulnerable onto the streets and yet we've gone into primary schooling & then nurseries

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Our Values & Ethos

Adult life (if we might paraphrase Peter Pan) is an awfully big adventure, and Sixth Form is a precious period of time in which to get ready for it. Coming from Year 11 as little more than children, students have about 22 months to be ready to set out as young adults. During this time they have to acquire qualifications, plan their next steps, make friends, develop confidence, and, most of all, to learn as much as possible of the world they are heading into. They need to learn subject content that will enable the next stage of study; to learn communication skills, speaking, writing, reading in a variety of registers and settings; to learn how to navigate a world of employment where the possibilities are much more complex and interesting than simply doctor, lawyer, plumber, teacher; to learn how to work both hard and efficiently to make the most of their talents and opportunities; and to take responsibility for themselves and those around them so as to be able to shape their world.

At Harris Clapham Sixth Form, we face adventure with Courage, Commitment and Confidence. 


We step willingly into the unknown, understanding that there will be times of difficulty as well as excitement and joy; we accept responsibility, look to be leaders, and work hard for what is right rather than what is easy; and we face our own limitations, determined to overcome rather than excuse them, realising we're not the finished product but endeavouring to be the best possible version of ourselves.

“Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently." - Maya Angelou


We are ready for a long-haul rather than a brief sprint and know that real achievement is worked for rather than given freely. We are committed to our own future and that of those around us and will not compromise what is true, or just, or kind for our own short-term benefit. We know that actions speak louder than words and are prepared to be disciplined about doing our best each day until it becomes a habit. We commit to facing our challenges and doing our best to change things for the better.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin

Our ethos deliberately focuses on challenge and development as we push ourselves and encourage each other to achieve, and we explicitly recognise that maintaining our mental, physical and social health is of vital importance. During two years at Harris Clapham Sixth Form, students will learn how to look after themselves and to form and maintain strong and positive relationships with those around them. During this time, the academy will offer support and advice with any difficulties students face - this is very much a shared adventure.


We are optimistic about our adventure and believe in both ourselves and others. We are neither naive, nor arrogant, but have a realistic confidence in our own, developing, abilities and in the support that we can get from each other and those we meet. We are not dispirited by setbacks but see them as opportunities for new growth, chances to discover hitherto unimagined talents, and we are firm in our belief that together we can be role models for London and modern Britain.

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller