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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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Dress Code

Harris Clapham Sixth Form is a place of learning and preparation for employment in a professional workplace. It is also, in itself, a professional workplace. Students and staff should wear clothes appropriate to such an environment. Our policy can be accessed from the bottom of this page. A summary is shown below:

Dress Code

Day to day general dress

Students and staff should wear clothes which project professionalism. Suits are the gold-standard for dressing for professional work. Shoes should be smart and appropriate to a professional workplace. Below will hopefully give students a clear summary.


Male business dressCapture


  • Formal Business Suit
  • Formal shirt and tie
  • Formal shoes (you must be able to polish them)
  • Formal Business Suit (skirts must be at least to the knee, no stretchy lycra skirts allowed)
  • Formal Business Dress and jacket (Dress must have sleeves which cover at least the top
    quarter of the arm)
  • Formal Blouse or shirt
  • Formal shoes (you must be able to polish them)


Hair Cuts/Jewellery/Tattoos

  • Patterns or shapes cut into hair or eyebrows and brightly coloured hair – eg: Mohicans or tram lines are not allowed
  • Overly conspicuous jewellery - large earrings, necklaces are not allowed
  • Tattoos should not be visible. Visible body piercing is restricted to the ears and/or one small nose stud only. Bars, scaffolds and stretchers are not permitted. 

Formal occasions

Formal occasions and formal meetings with staff and any special events require more formal wear and students should wear a smart jacket or blazer. Students will be advised when an event is formal.

Inappropriate choice of dress

It is impossible to give an exhaustive list but:

Brightly coloured suits, sweatshirts, hoodies, chunky knitwear, leggings, tracksuits denim (jeans/top etc), T-shirts, vests, tank tops, crop tops and strappy tops are all incompatible with the professional appearance required at Harris Clapham Sixth Form as are trainers (including black leather trainers/kickers), canvas shoes and informal boots and shoes such as vans/pumps. As the Sixth Form is a learning environment, any garment that covers or significantly obscures the face is unacceptable.

Final judgement as to what is appropriate lies with the academy leadership group.

In the summer

Jackets can be removed during the academy day.

Staff responsibilities

Students will look to staff for examples of dressing professionally. Staff will also therefore dress professionally and be role models for our students.

To access our dress code policy please click here.