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London borough of Lambeth - we're calling all students, careers advisors and friends📣 Join the Regeneration Brainery bootcamp with our partner . 📍 Clapham Park Cube, SW4 8EP 🕙 10am - 3pm 🥪 Free to attend, lunch inc. 🏗 Meet industry mentors & gain work experience


This week Year 12 A Level Psychology students have been looking back over the structure of the brain, nerves and writing the perfect answer. Only a few more weeks before summer exams, and they're preparing hard


This week our economists have been asked to consider the impact of rising inflation and whether the UK is heading for a recession. They will analyse the causes of the slowdown and consider what the Bank of England and government should do in response


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Yesterday the Times reported Professor David Abulafia’s defence of privilege. I’ve written to them to point out the flaws in his argument.


Last week our A Level Art students developed their use of manual photography to create original images around the theme of 'Knowledge'. The images attached are titled 'Melanin Minded' and 'Blind but Bright.' Both pieces are aimed at combating stereotypes about young black men.


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The latest display at library celebrates inspiring life stories from sports to politics to arts and culture. Check out the full list of books here:


All our science students have two extra challenge and support sessions a week. In these sessions, students focus on revising key content and practising exam questions. Here is an example from our Physics students on waves


Thierno Bah gave a powerful reading of the poignant poem, 'What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us' by Benjamin Zephaniah


Today's assembly reflected on Stephen Lawrence Day - which fell on 22nd April - and the wider questions around justice that this day brings to mind. We explored ideas and concepts of justice in philosophy, law and society, and reflected on whether we live in a just society.


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Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Spring Reading Challenge! Well done to our student and staff participants


Every Wednesday are students take part in enrichment. This term one of our most popular activities is chess club


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First assembly with today. Stormzy and Shakespeare combined with a little of my own long-forgotten history to create the concept of "Boot Confidence"


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To mark the month of Ramadan, we have a new library display featuring books about Islam, Muslim characters and Muslim authors


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. Here are some library books for students interested in healthcare professions, plus see more on our online library catalogue:


At the end of the day, all our students received a certificate of achievement. Thank you to the trainers and our students for being brilliant throughout the day


Throughout the day they had the opportunity to practice their communication skills through mock interviews and presentations


Today our students had a day with to focus on developing their communication skills to help them prepare for university and the workplace. They began by identifying the skills they have gained from their different life experiences


Today our students took part in a charity dodgeball tournament, to help us raise money for the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation. Students enjoyed themselves, although they were not good enough to beat a staff team. Thank you for letting us use your sports hall


Today our students interested in medicine and healthcare had a talk from Dr Nikul Kotecha. He provided them with important advice about the highs and lows of being a medical professional, his application to medical school, and manging his wellbeing as a Doctor


Today our A Level Biology students used differential staining and their understanding of microscopy to produce fantastic images showing vascular bundles in celery

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Meet the Senior Team

2 150 lMr Handscombe, Executive Principal, is wholeheartedly committed to the idea that learning is amazing: since the end of last century he has taught maths to students both reluctant and enthusiastic across two hemispheres and four London boroughs. In order to broaden his scholarship he has more recently been developing a passion for 20th Century poetry and for catching up on reading the literary classics that passed him by whilst he was absorbed in the glories of algebra and geometry. Since 2014 he has been Principal of Harris Westminster Sixth Form and he is firmly convinced that the two years that students spend at Harris Clapham Sixth Form have the power to transform the trajectory of their lives and send them off on a rewarding and, at least mostly, enjoyable adventure (which is how he sees adult life).



Miss Heuston, Head of School, firmly believes in the power of a brilliant education to change lives and sees it as a force for social mobility. She has worked in several outstanding Harris academies from the start of her career and is deeply committed to working to improve life chances for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. She has been proud to work in vibrant and diverse London academies, and see students go on to first class universities and apprenticeships with the confidence to speak out and make a difference.  

Miss Heuston loves teaching her subject, English Literature, and is continually inspired and amazed by the power of literature to speak to us about the human experience. Teaching remains an absolute joy for her and the best part of any day, as she discusses and analyses beautiful and insightful language with equally dedicated students.  

Although she has worked in secondary academies, she has always enjoyed working with Sixth Formers the most because they are at such a pivotal moment in their educational lives, where thirteen years of learning in school culminates in decisions about what they want to do with their exciting futures. She is now doing what she has always dreamed of: leading a Harris Sixth Form on its journey to ‘be the best’.  


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Mr Patel, Assistant Principal, is a passionate advocate of sixth forms, having benefited from an excellent education at one himself, where inspiring teachers and a vibrant intellectual training set him on an exciting trajectory in life.   

Initially, Mr Patel chose a degree in Economics and a career in the financial markets but he came to teaching through Teach First which offers a taster of what a difference can be made to young lives through investing in the next generation of students. He was hooked and cannot imagine a more rewarding career than that in teaching and leadership at sixth form level. His own education continues alongside the students and every day brings new challenges and insights as the students move forward on their own exciting trajectories.  

In his spare time he loves to go on long runs and explore the world through literature; his favourite authors are Zadie Smith and Phillip Roth. Although, at the moment, much of his reading consists of bedtime stories to his young daughter who loves The Tiger Who Came to Tea.