Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening on Thursday 9th May from 4.30 to 7.15pm. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to Y7 students after the Easter break.


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Our ETA back to the Academy will be 10:15pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!


What a great staff team! Looked like you had the best time! Thank you for giving our students such an amazing opportunity!!


Great to see our fantastic sporting students are having an amazing time in Malta!


Wishing our dedicated sportsmen and women the best of luck in their fixtures on tour in Malta...Go HABE!!


This week our girls were also matched with their mentors for mentoring programme


Our Y8 and Y9 Girls Network Team finding out what it takes to be a member of the Met Police, interacting with a variety of roles - an amazing day and experience was had by all!


An excellent History revision technique session was enjoyed by all our Y11 Historians! - exploring how the mind remembers information and then applying techniques to aid information retention. Mental Health and well being during the exam period was also explored and discussed.


Harris Junior Experience students visiting the Saatchi Gallery today enter a giant kaleidoscope and enjoy creating their own work based on that of Tillman, who has taken his inspiration from the inners of a Kaleidoscope


Many Congratulations! A fabulous achievement!


Well done to all our students, staff and parent/carers who ran and generously donated to help us reach our goal of £1,000 for our Comic Relief 5k run!


All students, parents and carers are invited to attend our Y11 Raising Achievement evening on Tues 2nd April from 6-7pm, aimed at discussing students' current attainment and progress. It will also provide the opportunity to buy revision guides.


Well done to all our staff, students, and parents this week for raising money for ... we have reached our target! A big thank you to our wonderful PE team for organising this event!


Our Harris Experience students are truly overwhelmed by the beauty of Covent Garden and looking forward to seeing the ballet Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Opera House.


All Y8 students and parent/carers are warmly invited to attend our Y8 Parent Consultation Evening and Options Evening tonight at 4.30pm, to discuss students progress and finalise student's option choices.


Our Girls Network Team members at HABE met two influential women who came to talk to them about their careers as a magistrate and an actress. Both women spoke informatively and passionately about their career choices inspiring our your ladies to achieve their full potential.


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And there off! Our new 8’s first up for the comic relief charity Kelsey Park 5k run


Our fun runs commence this week! Don’t forget to raise as much money as you can


Thank you so much for coming to visit - the girls are really looking forward to the journey ahead!


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Such a pleasure to meet the girls at this morning and start them on their mentoring journey. ‘It’s time for women to stop being held back and that’s why I’m so excited for this opportunity’ girls!

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Welcome from the Executive Principal

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.

Rebecca Hickey - Executive Principal

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4 July 2017HABE Officially 'Outstanding' Ofsted 2017Harris Academy Beckenham Reaches ‘Outstanding’ in Latest Ofsted Report Harris Academy Beckenham has been rated ‘outstanding’ in every category in its latest Ofsted inspection. Our school was praised for the success of its teaching and the excellent conduct of students. Inspectors said: “Leaders at all levels in the school are aspirational for their pupils. They are determined that pupils will enjoy learning and achieve academic success.” “Teachers know their pupils well and plan challenging activities which meet the needs of all groups of pupils and enable them to make outstanding progress.” “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.” “The school’s learning ethos of resourcefulness, reciprocity, resilience and reflectiveness has a strong impact on pupils’ personal development.” “Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Their conduct is exemplary and contributes to a mature learning environment.” Rebecca Hickey, Principal of Harris Academy Beckenham, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received the top rating of ‘outstanding’. It’s a reflection of the tremendous effort made by staff and students in every aspect of academy life. I am particularly pleased that Ofsted recognised the maturity and respectfulness of our students and their exemplary conduct, as well as our innovative WORD (literacy) programme. “We are all very proud of this result. This success will only add to the excitement of moving into our brand new building in September. As we near the end of the academic year, it is wonderful to end on such a high note and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in making Harris Academy Beckenham an ‘outstanding’ school.” Click here to read the full report.
5 April 2019Royal Air Force Air Cadets Event On Friday 5th April, we arrived at the 1903 Penge squadron HQ in our uniform looking incredibly smart with shoes like mirrors and travelled to Twickenham to attend the rugby event at ‘The Stoop’, home to the Harlequins.  We were given buckets to collect money for the RAF Benevolent fund, which supports retired Veterans and their families.  Finding our seats, we started to walk around the stadium in search of supporters with loose change to fill up our empty buckets.  Prior to the first match of the day, which was the ladies RAF vs Navy game, we saw an RAF band march out onto the pitch playing bagpipes, dressed in their special uniforms.  It was a very intense game for both sides with the final score of 67-3 to the RAF.   The excitement of the game was electrifying.  After the first match we collected donations again offering out our buckets in search of supporters willing to donate! We returned to our seats again for the men’s game.  Both sides played hard and fast with many high kicks which the players had to chase at great speed.  The final score was 25-10 to the Royal Navy.  It was a great privilege to watch the RAF and Royal Navy teams play to such a high standard. We learnt that the RAF and Royal Navy teams play their sports with great athleticism and sportsmanship, even when competing against each other, however when they fight for their country they join together as formidable force proving that team work in both sports and the Forces is very important.   Nicholas and Alexander – Y8
5 April 2019Harris Academy Beckenham. Girls Network Harris Academy Beckenham have been lucky enough to secure a group of mentors from the Girls’ Network charity, which works to inspire and empower young women across the UK by matching them with an individual, professional female mentor. The Girls’ Network supports young women to achieve fantastic grades and provides experiences which will help boost their life chances after Education. Thirty girls from Years 9 and 10 were invited to a launch meeting where they were introduced to the programme and shown what they were to expect from the Girls’ Network. The girls were asked to fill out an application form and prepare for an interview, as part of a rigorous selection process, from which the final 20 students were chosen to be a part of the programme. This Girls’ Network programme will run for 12 months and the girls will have monthly mentoring sessions in a fabulous Central London office! On the 2nd April, the group were invited by The Girls’ Network to an event at the Metropolitan Police Headquarters in New Scotland Yard. We felt extremely lucky to be walking the corridors of this prestigious building and to have a fun-packed evening organised for us by the MET. Our event started with 2 workshops - the first was ‘Forensics’ where the girls were able to swab for DNA, dust for prints and they were even able to dress up as forensic scientists. They thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different chemicals and methods used to test for blood and DNA and even got to test samples themselves to see which stains were blood and which were other substances. The second workshop allowed the students to use their investigative skills as they were asked to question a “suspect” who had been arrested on suspicion of burglary, they asked some amazing, and incisive questions which really impressed the detective inspector! We then ventured to the 8th Floor where we were met by all the different types of police officers in the MET, including TRIDENT, The Dog Unit and the Riot Police. The girls were given insight about the different roles the MET has to offer and how so many women have been able to excel in their careers. The final part of the day was a question and answer session with panel of senior level police officers including the Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball QPM, Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar and Clare Davies OBE, Director of HR. It was incredibly motivating and empowering for the girls to be able to hear from women who have become hugely successful in their careers. Thank you MET Police & The Girls’ Network. This is just the beginning of the girls’ journey on what we here at Harris Academy Beckenham hope to be a fantastic and empowering experience for our girls.   By Ms Kleo Joseph - Girls’ Network lead    
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