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:


Schools Plus is proud to partner with Harris Clapham Sixth Form to provide Venue Hire on Evenings, Weekends and School Holidays. To view and book the Dance Studio, Main Hall, Drama Studio, Classrooms and more, please visit - |


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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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.