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I’ve just come out of the HCL6F rewards evening and, despite being rather hungry and definitely end-of-term sleepy, I am buzzing!Great guest star in Steve Leeson of but the highlight for me was Student President Ruweida’s vote of thanks - calm, clear, assured.


This was the induction assembly for prospective students joining Year 12 in September 2024 from our Executive Principal. Wise, striking, and occasionally rhyming words.


Looking forward to our rewards evening at Harris Clapham Sixth Form - the third year is coming to an end and we have a group of amazing students to celebrate!


Happy Monday! Today at Harris Clapham Sixth Form we have an exciting Careers Day planned.To start the day off, our students had an assembly by our Vice Principal Mr Lloyd on the UCAS process


I get a badge for this one and everything!


Last week Our Year 12 Sociology, Politics and History students enjoyed a tour around the UK Parliament today. Here are some of them in the House of Lords looking as noble as any of the 92 Hereditary peers who sit in the UK's second chamber!


Last week during enrichment, walking club enjoyed the sunshine and nature in Clapham Common and had a pleasant afternoon together.


Mr Lepretre’s lexicon for this week!


An exciting House competition update. Here at Harris Clapham Sixth Form, we currently have House Morris in first place, Franklin in second and Kahlo and Mendes in joint third. With one more House competiton, there is still all to play for!


Last Friday, we had a moving Year 13 Assembly followed by a fun student led Soirée. It was a lovely way for the community to come together and celebrate Year 13’s journey with us.


It’s a two assembly week, so as well as linguistically interesting advice for year 12s, we have a timely sporting analogy for Year 13:


This afternoon’s Year 12 assembly at introduced me to a new word and has left me pondering its plural. A mumpsimus is an error determinedly continued despite correction, but is it two mumpsimi, mumpsimuses, mumpsimodes?


Exciting to see our assemblies quoted in the news (not a lot of sixth forms can claim that):


Today, our Student President Ruweida and one of our Vice Presidents Sarah went over to to deliver some words of wisdom to the Year students about how to prepare for Year 11 next year.#community


This week students from the Clapham Cultural Society organised an Eid celebration for our school community. This included a session on Eid Al-Fitr, quizzes and games, henna designing and a bake sale. More than £100 was raised for charity!


A glimpse of Enrichment at Harris Clapham Sixth Form through photos 👇.Enrichment choices range from Tennis to Photography to Gardening: We believe that these experiences will empower students to thrive in various aspects of their personal, academic and professional lives.


Here’s our word of the week from Mr Lepretre, teacher of English


A book recommendation by Bushra (Y12). She described the book as “A thriller with a good plot that makes youquestion who to trust”


Lessons that you can learn from Jake and Elwood Blues, from Aretha Franklin, from Erasure, and from Barbie (part 1).


As part of House Morris Day, students took part in a scavenger hunt and a cupcake icing competition!

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Attendance and Absences

The importance of attendance: 

Attendance is strongly correlated with achievement – both national and academy student outcomes reflect that higher attendance = better final grades. For this reason, ensuring strong student attendance is a top priority for our academy. We have an attendance first culture and all staff are involved in creating the pull factors that help students to secure good attendance. We deal robustly with poor attendance because we know it impacts achievement and wellbeing.  

Notifying of an absence: 

In the case of genuine illness, parents or carers are asked to call Reception to speak to Ms Johnson or Ms Topalli to advise of any absence. This can be done via 0204 542 4900. We will not accept emails or phone calls from students.  

Request for a leave of absence: 

The academy is unable to authorise any requests for holidays, GP or dental appointments during term time. If a parent wishes to request a leave of absence, please see the absence request form available for download here

This must be printed and completed along with a copy of any evidence and brought to the Head of School’s PA, Miss Eldridge at least one week in advance of the absence. Absences that are requested after this time will not be granted for any reason. 


Students are expected to arrive on time for their first session, which is either 8.45am or 10.45am. 


If a student's absence is beginning to cause us concern, for example with trends and patterns of absence then the academy will intervene and offer support to students and parents. If issues remain unresolved, we may refer the case to our external Education and Welfare Officer and to the Local Authority.  

Further details of our attendance and punctuality policy can be accessed by clicking on the link here


HCL6F Student leave form