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21/02/18

Our esteemed guests, Lord Harris, Mr Tom Conti, Sir Harry and Lady Soloman and Mr David Broome CBE thoroughly enjoyed the performing arts showcase presented this morning, followed by a tour of our new Academy accompanied by our Head Girl, Head Boy and Student Commissioners. https://t.co/b2nTr26O0U

09/02/18

HABE is celebrating after being presented the prestigious SEND Inclusion Award. Representatives from Optimus Education, Prospects and HFED attended the ceremony. The hard work of students, parents and staff means we are the first school internationally to achieve this accolade. https://t.co/AEjjU9xxZv

08/02/18

We are proud to announce that one of our fantastic students was awarded 2nd place in the Y9 Bromley Regional Public Speaking Final hosted by Harris Academy Beckenham. Well Done to all those students who took part from HABE and other visiting academies. https://t.co/p3FzkaAquP

07/02/18

Y9 students enjoyed an insightful and engaging day at the Livery Careers Showcase Event at London Guildhall. https://t.co/N6hmaEZpAR

06/02/18

HABE have 2 teams competing in today's Y10 Maths Feast! It is a challenging competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. It is a great event for those looking at further maths and a stepping stone to entering the UKMT Senior Team Challenge. Good Luck!

05/02/18

HABE students had a very successful and enjoyable sports tour to Malaga during the Autumn half-term break... https://t.co/CjrN16sm6J

02/02/18

Our Y10 students receive first hand experience of university life during a visit to the London Metropolitan University, meeting with student ambassadors, attending a sociology lecture and exploring the next steps on their educational path. https://t.co/FGJhkXQWkx

02/02/18

Congratulations to HABE student James Sears for receiving the Bromley Rotary Club Youth Award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community’. We are very proud of his achievement. https://t.co/r3va9EQUQU

31/01/18

The grand finale to our Innovation Day was a spectacular fashion show enjoyed by students and staff. On the catwalk were both students and staff whose creations were sourced from recycled materials and proved that HABE haute couture could be real innovative contender! https://t.co/p1L7LOVtsp

31/01/18

After a fortifying lunch, the reenactment of the Battle of Hastings commenced, bringing to life the trials and tribulations experienced by the knights and soldiers of the time. To quote one of our students, today has been "the best Innovation Day ever!". https://t.co/5IDUmxszJY

31/01/18

Y10 students studying for their NCFE Level 2 qualification in Business and Enterprise will today be conducting real life field research in our local community. Students will each visit 3 local businesses and find out more about the business - what they offer, how they are run. https://t.co/OvAeOcMHLb

31/01/18

Our gardeners have already carefully designed, crafted and decorated their plant labels ready to insert into their planted seed pots later today. https://t.co/33wVYqFLvt

31/01/18

Do homemade sausage rolls, made from scratch using a variety of fresh ingredients and herbs, taste better than shop bought equivalents? Most definitely yes when made by our HABE students during their food tech lessons today! https://t.co/zxe8Ngz8Pb

31/01/18

Our students in the Science department are studying difference forms of sustainable energy today. What can methane be used for? Can water turbines really produce enough energy? https://t.co/L7riR6mq5T

31/01/18

Preparations are in full swing for the reenactment of the Norman Conquest! Having completed their storyboards, providing a clear understanding of the events of the battle, students are busy preparing their props to commence battle after lunch! https://t.co/AhYNlBbwN2

31/01/18

Innovation Day is in full swing! Our English department is in the process of discovering who committed the crime? The crime scene is set and forensic evidence is currently being studied. Students will have to write reports recording their findings and ultimately solve the crime! https://t.co/FBX8Bpotff

30/01/18

HABE students are looking forward to Innovation Day tomorrow, offering deep learning experiences. Students will solve the murder mystery case, reenact the Norman Conquest, use their knowledge to escape the Crystal Maze and rise to sporting challenges. https://t.co/Y3n92JxXDq

24/01/18

Our talented debate team participated in the 1st round of the Urban Debate League. Students debated controversial issues, remained confident and displayed outstanding debating skills. HABE won three of four debates and will be contenders in the second round of the competition. https://t.co/G6hGSjL2R8

22/01/18

Mr Man creates high levels of enthusiasm during Y11 Chemistry intervention sessions. Students are able to discuss exam papers, address misconceptions and develop confidence. Students agreed that this was very useful to recognise how to use their knowledge with greater accuracy. https://t.co/55jY5gU8gA

19/01/18

Our much anticipated first ever Enrichment Fair proved hugely successful with staff and students, who were given the opportunity to explore the varied and exciting extra curricular activities that HABE has to offer. https://t.co/bkOF29f5S7

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.

Welcome Message

Thank you for taking your time to find out the latest news and events at Harris Academy Beckenham.

We are now in our seventh year of conversion to a sponsored academy, and we are going from strength to strength! We were delighted to finally move to our brand new, state of the art building this September. Staff and students are thrilled with our new spacious, modern facilities and have settled well to our new home.

Our OFSTED Inspection in July 2017 judged our Academy as ‘Outstanding’ in every category, a remarkable achievement under the very challenging parameters of the new framework! The full report is available to download from our home page; however some of the key comments published note the following:  

The school’s culture of aspiration and ambition is clearly demonstrated in classes.

Teachers are aspirational for their pupils and set high expectations for them.

Pupils respond positively. They are determined to do their best and are confident about meeting ambitious targets set by their teachers.’

Our 2017 results were yet again record breaking! Our A2 students attained a remarkable B- average grade; this is significantly higher than national averages, and the highest in the Federation! The number of students securing university places is rapidly increasing, now almost 90%, a growing number of which are Russell Group Universities.

Against the new measure of basics (English and Maths GCSE combined) we were yet again well above the national expectations, scoring 69% and our progress 8 score is 0.38 (provisional). The number of students securing the EBAC measure is increasing yearly demonstrating success across a range of subjects.

We are now fully co-educational, with young ladies in every year group from 7-13.  Our recruitment drive proved to be exceedingly successful as we were oversubscribed for both Year 7 and Year 12.

As you can see from our website, our ethos of Scientific Enterprise is having a significant impact on the learning experiences our students are being introduced to and is contributing to the enrichment curriculum within and beyond the classroom. By focusing on the learning attitudes of Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity, our students are developing crucial life skills which will support their journey through to University and beyond. We have added many new sections to our website, so please take time to investigate more about the curriculum and provision we offer. We look forward to informing you of future events and to celebrate our students’ successes.

Yours

Rebecca Hickey
Executive Principal