This week’s photo updates: a) the topping going on the first floor and b) the view of the building from Kings Avenue.


Photos this week from the building: onwards and onwards - roll on August 2021!


Building update: roof work continues and the services are now going in! Roll on September. Full steam ahead


Our virtual course discussions start today. Many thanks to all of you for confirming. Please make sure you use the link in your confirmation email to join the meeting. We look forward to meeting you


Thank you for all your recent applications! We are working hard to set up our virtual course discussions. We will be using MS Bookings and MS Teams. An email giving details of the available dates and times will be coming out next week–please check your emails for further details.


Our fantastic new building continues to move forward at pace – the windows are going in!


An excellent Virtual Open Evening on Tuesday–thanks to all who attended the main presentation & marketplace, lots of interesting questions! A huge thanks to staff from across for their support. Our subject FAQs & presentations are available on


Update from Mr Hainey on course discussions: meeting so many fantastic students, exactly the calibre we want. Come and be part of something special at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. Our virtual open evening is Tuesday 12 January, 5.30 pm, see website for details!


Latest from the building: the roofing being completed and the internal walls going in. Roll on September!


Mr Hainey is delighted to announce the appointment of two senior leaders who will be working with him to launch Harris Clapham Sixth Form. To find out more see


Quote from Mr Hainey ”just met a student during a course discussion who told me she wants to be the first black Prime Minister”. All of us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form will support her in making this happen. A reminder you can apply online at


Our first course discussions with the students who have applied to come to our amazing new academy next September have just started. Check out our website and apply for a place online


Mr Hainey, Executive Principal, is delighted to announce appointment of two senior leaders, Miss Heuston and Mr Patel. More information to follow!


Calling all Yr11 students in Lambeth and beyond. A date for your diary - Our virtual open evening - Harris Clapham Sixth Form - Tuesday 12th Jan start time 5:30pm More to follow!


A fantastic building continues to take shape

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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 will include 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.

Reporting and managing any concerns

We will have a senior member of staff (called the Designated Safeguarding Lead) to oversee this aspect of safeguarding. They will also be supported by a range of different staff. 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 a child may have been abused or is at risk of abuse. We know that our students may come from different boroughs and so we will share the contact details for each borough with our staff so everyone knows this important information.

Educating our students to stay safe

It is important that we teach our students, even though they are between 16 and 19 years old how to stay safe. This will reflect the contextual safeguarding risks in and around Lambeth where the academy is based. Currently, this means ensuring students particularly know 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 will work with a variety of agencies, including the police, in helping to educate our students on staying safe. We will also have our personal, relationship, social and health education programme that will specifically map out and plan what and how students will learn to stay safe over the course of Years 12 and 13.

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