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Our Year 10 GCSE Drama students were taken to a live theatre production of Boys from the Blackstuff by James Graham in preparation for next year's Live Theatre Review. For many of them, this was their first time seeing live theatre, and all thoroughly enjoyed the production.


Anyone for tennis!



Group A coach 1 on their way to Rootd Adventure for a night of camping! Some very excited students this morning!#year7trip


Some of our year 9 students had the opportunity to visit The London Eye for a DT Trip on Friday, students were thoroughly engaged, even those who were scared of heights. A fun day looking and discussing local landmarks and architectural designs within central London 🎡



We have had all the tunes tonight at HABE and the kids have loved it! Please come and collect your child at 8pm - DJ Shone


A big thank you to DJ D, our very own inhouse DJ.


HABE's first ever Year 7 Disco is well underway, with everyone absolutely loving it! - DJ Shone


The Catering Team celebrating England's win.


Our new year 7 parents and students turned up in their hundreds on Monday and Tuesday as we hosted our parent information evening/induction day. The students were amazing! We now look forward to our next transition event: HABE Summer School ☀️ 📚


For more information follow this link- Child Benefit when your child turns 16 - (


Changes to child benefit for 16-19 years. Parents need to take action now.



Stella, our local Beckenham Cat decided to pay Mrs Hall a visit today.


HABE The book fair is here!To buy books, students fill in a wish list to take home. Parents pay for books using a QR code or go to Students bring completed wish list back to school to receive books. Book tokens also accepted.


🚨 TALENT SHOW 2024 🚨 Tickets are on ParentPay for our 2024 Talent Show - £6 per person. Tuesday 2nd July from 5pm (art exhibition) talent show acts to start at 6pm. Performances from the PE, Art, Drama and Music departments 🖼️


HABE Impact day for Year 8 students, with First Aid being taught by some of our amazing PE team, Ms Jaymes & Mr Stokes. All students learnt the basics of First Aid and even got to try out what they had learnt on each other!


HABE welcomed author, performance poet & rap artist to perform for year 7 students today, they loved his poems & inspirational stories about growing up in London & Nigeria. Later, a group of year 8 & 9s enjoyed Karl’s workshops so much that they all produced their own poems!


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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We place high importance on supporting student welfare and their knowledge of the world around them.

The purpose of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education at Harris Academy Beckenham is to, alongside our whole personal development curriculum, equip our students with the knowledge and experiences they need to live healthy, happy, safe and fulfilling lives.

For further details of the PSHE/RSE/SMSC curriculum please see the documents at the bottom of the page or contact Mrs. J. Goulds.

The aim of the PSHE, RSE (Relationships & Sex Education) and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) programme at HABE is to guide students during their personal development so they become happy, productive and conscientious members of society equipped with the skills, knowledge and experiences to make positive changes to their lives and to the lives of the wider global community. We know that students who are emotionally healthy do better at school.

We have carefully sequenced our PSHE curriculum so that it considers not just the Academy’s safeguarding priorities but also key local and national safeguarding themes and priorities to ensure we educate the students and staff and how to keep safe. Our curriculum plan is therefore ever-developing and subject to change depending on the need for extended education of a specific themes in accordance with local and national climate.

Our PSHE through Wellbeing Wednesdays helps young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. PSHE education also helps students to develop skills and aptitudes — such as teamwork, communication, and resilience — that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world and are increasingly valued by employers.

We expect students to understand the benefits of living and learning in Great Britain; to understand the freedoms this provides and the values we must all aspire to uphold in our everyday lives. This area of the curriculum has been tailored to ensure that all students are ready for the challenges of life in the 21st century and deals with important, and at times challenging, topics such as e-Safety, radicalisation, sexual health, FGM, bullying, teen relationship violence, sexual exploitation and coercion, consent and child sexual exploitation. We deliver content which is age appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious backgrounds of all pupils.

This Academy will deliver this element of our students’ education through a range of programmes, such as Form Tutor activities, assemblies, Character Development Days and the curriculum.

All students have a 40-minute PSHE lesson every week and students in years 7-9 have an additional 80 minute lesson of Ethics and Identity which incorporates discreet RE lessons, Citizenship and PSHE. We use a spiral PSHE curriculum that enables a return to the same core themes in different ways according to age and stage of development, therefore building on prior learning.

Carefully-chosen external contributors are occasionally used to supplement the planned PSHE curriculum in these areas, with timetabled lessons providing the context for both preparatory work and reinforcement of the learning. Before-and-after evaluations of this combined classroom work and external contributions will be undertaken to assess levels of increased understanding.

The Academy programmes will:

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • give students an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination
  • support students to develop skills to understand what constitutes abusive behaviour; communication skills to convey difficult messages; and developing empathy to foster respect for others and the ability to see the world from others’ perspective
  • help students cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up and help them develop healthy and respectful friendships and relationships

Our PSHE curriculum enhances the personal, social, emotional and economic wellbeing and happiness of our students, as well as supporting their mental health. It is our aim to help break any deeply ingrained, limiting beliefs and self-perceptions that stifle aspiration and hamper the ability to achieve. We are very proud of the holistic education the students are provided, to ensure they develop into young adults we can all be proud of.

Please see our plan for Wellbeing Days 2022-23 here.

Please see our Wellbeing Wednesday curriculum here.