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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!


Three excellent goals to aim for.- Avoid procrastination- Remove distractionThose work for everyone, and then, particularly for Y13 and Y11 we have- Revise effectively.


Today our Vice Principal, Mr Lloyd gave an assembly on how to manage the stress that may come during exam season. Mr Lloyd provided strategies on how to avoid procrastination, remove distraction and revise effectively.


Dedicated to a drummer and fan of Fleetwood Mac.


Student leadership is really important to us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form and this week we announced our new Student Parliament President and our new Vice Presidents!


Happy Confidence Term from Harris Clapham Sixth Form! Yesterday our Executive Principal gave an assembly to our Year 12 students on the importance of being confident and taking opportunities in life.


Today our Head of School, Ms Heuston gave an assembly to our Year 13 students which highlighted the importance of removing distractions and remaining focused in order to achieve success.


Yesterday we had our first assembly of Confidence Term at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. A delight to be able to share two of my cultural favourites, a character deficiency, and to celebrate the new student President:


Eid Mubarak to all of our students and families who celebrate it (and to everyone else, actually - have a great Eid).


A strong reading recommendation from our Executive Principal (and a beautiful cover).

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The Clapham Character

Success looks different to different people, but we believe that for everyone it includes having choices about what you learn and how you earn your living, and opportunities to use your skills to improve the world for yourself, for those you love, for those who come afterwards, and for those you share it with.

Developing the Clapham Character is building traits that will increase those choices and opportunities. This means becoming self-confident so that you know what you can do, you know how to get better at it, you know how to learn new things, and you know that trying and failing is, usually, better than not bothering at all. It means having the courage to try new things and to do the right thing when it’s not the easy thing. It means having the commitment to see something through, to face and overcome difficulties, to work hard doing hard work, and to look to long-term benefit rather than always preferring short-term satisfaction.

Confidence                         Courage                    Commitment

This character is developed through the subjects studied in lessons and through a range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities.

Through the process of studying for their qualifications, students develop skill and knowledge in which they can have confidence as well as acquiring grades that will open doors for them; they will experience over the two years new ideas and face challenges that will give them courage to face whatever life throws at them with integrity; and they will be pushed, cajoled, and encouraged to do their best with whatever task is in front of them, to fulfil their commitments even when it’s hard work, and to take and use feedback with good humour.

Leadership opportunities are central to the Clapham experience and we expect all students to have the courage to accept leadership in one area or another of school life – from the Student Parliament to sports teams there is a stage for everyone.

Cultural perspectives are a super-curricular course that takes students out of the familiarity of their subjects and into the wider world of learning. Taking three of these across Year 12 will develop confidence that learning is truly amazing – interesting, empowering, fun – and that it is something that is far too good to restrict to qualifications.

Our tutor programme (which includes assemblies and personal, social, and health education) supports students as they build their commitment to endeavour. Adult life can be difficult and in the twenty-two months of a Harris Clapham Sixth Form education, students need to learn to face it – in this interim period they will have the support, encouragement and advice of the staff and teachers here.

Being successful requires far more than simply a collection of qualifications and the pursuit of the Clapham Character places those skills and traits at the heart of a Clapham education.