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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!


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Home Learning

Home Learning is a key part of our curriculum which not only develops students' knowledge but also develops independent learning skills vital for success as they progress through their education. 

This page explains the importance of home learning and how it works at Harris Academy Beckenham.

Why does home learning matter?

  • It provides students with the opportunity to review and consolidate their learning to ensure it is not forgotten.
  • It also provides students with the chance to extend and build upon their knowledge.
  • It develops students’ independence; ability to organise and manage their time as well as a sense of responsibility and self-discipline.
  • It supports a valuable learning link between home and school.

How is home learning set and submitted?

  • Teacher sets home learning and explains verbally in lesson.
  • Students make a note of task and deadline using their planner.
  • Details and any supporting resources are uploaded to Microsoft Teams for students to access - these appear as assignments for students.
  • Additional information regarding home learning is available on the website
  • In English, Maths and Science - students also have home learning that takes place via an app

Please click HERE to download a guide to using Microsoft Teams. It will help your child get started so they can access Teams and check assignment details 

How much home learning should my child receive?

Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9). Students receive 1 hour 30 minutes of app home learning per week (30 minutes on Bedrock, 30 minutes on Tassomai and one hour on Sparx per week). In addition, students have three Big Question home learning tasks per week. These should take 1-2 hours to complete.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11). Students have one hour per week per subject (minimum). English, Maths and Science should have two hours a week.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13). Students have a minimum of six hours of homework for each subject per week.


KS3 Big Question Overview