Last week we had our first ever rewards evening. Read all about it in our final newsletter of the year


Today we had the official opening of Harris Clapham Sixth Form with a fantastic musical performance from our students and inspirational speeches by Lord Harris of Peckham, Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO of the Harris Federation and James Handscombe, Executive Principal


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☀️Summer reading time!☀️ Library books can now be borrowed until 5th September! (Please bring in your existing books for return/renewal first).


Last week, our biology students had an incredible afternoon at The Crick Institute. They had a behind the scenes tour of the building and then got to have 3 amazing talks from different scientists working in cancer research


Culture Day at Harris Clapham Sixth Form was a huge success. The students and staff looked great in cultural dress, celebrated with a BBQ, were lucky enough to hear from Stephanie Brobbey about her journey and career, and the day ended in a student organised fashion show!


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Calling Science students! Check out our latest book display, which celebrates the fascinating world of science


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Delighted to get the first edition of the Harris Clapham Sixth Form Newsletter off the presses.


Yesterday, Nick Fenwick, a head buyer at gave a informative and inspirational talk to our students. He discussed the cost of living crisis, the importance of being yourself (signposts vs weathercocks) and the importance of communication


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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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The Clapham Eagle

If you fly on the wings of the knowledge eagle, you will learn many things.

The largest eagle in the world is the white-tailed eagle with a wingspan (which is how we’re measuring “large”) of up to 220cm. They are large enough to hunt foxes as prey but are nowhere near large enough to carry a human being. The Clapham eagle (or Picture1knowledge eagle as it is sometimes known) is, fortunately, a much larger beast, large enough to lift us high above the city streets to where our ambitions can fly free. Eagles are known for their courage – white-tailed eagles have been seen to attempt to catch porpoises larger than themselves – for their commitment – with the white-tailed eagle being found all across Eurasia from the tundra of Siberia to the southern coast of the Caspian Sea and from Hokkaido in Japan to the west coast of Iceland – and for their confidence – the skill with which they pluck fish from moving water beneath them is breath-taking.

Our knowledge eagle is an inspiration, an admonishment, and a help in time of trouble.

Inspiration: The eagle soars high above us, free to go where it will, unfettered by the constraints that we find on the ground. We look to a future in which we will have choices about our lifestyle, choices about the work we do, choices in the way we want to shape the world.

Picture2Admonishment: The great beats of the eagle’s wings have lifted it off the ground into the sky: it may appear to soar effortlessly now, but we know the effort that has taken such a huge creature to get up there. So we are reminded to work hard: simple physics reminds us that you don’t get to fly without an investment of energy. We are also able to look up at the eagle and to reflect that there is always more space up there, always more to learn, always more knowledge to acquire.

Help: We don’t have to do all this ourselves – we can fly on the wings of the knowledge eagle: it is large enough to lift and carry us. The more we learn, the more our existing learning helps us learn more; the harder we work, the better we get at working, the more effective our time becomes. The Clapham eagle is there (in the form of staff and fellow students) to help us when things are hard, to listen, to advise, to support.

If you fly on the wings of the knowledge eagle, you will learn many things.