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It’s thank a teacher day!! Why don’t you email a teacher today to thank them for what they do for you?


Welcome to all our new Y7 students starting in September! We are loving seeing some work from our future year sevens. Check out our transition page on the website for some Year 6 challenges and send us your work!


HABE UNIFORM SALE! Get your uniform from Brigade with huge discounts- Blazers £17.50 and Jumpers only £9.00! FINAL DAYS OF SALE, ONLY A LIMITED TIME AVAILABLE. Log onto to take advantage of the discounts before closure of the site at the end of May.


Our virtual HouseMail has arrived. Click on the link below to access:


‘HABE at home: life during lockdown' Please send photos of you attending virtual lessons, reading, completing puzzles, cooking, exercising or spending time with your pets. Send to, House points awarded to the best photo of the week!


Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Look after those around you during this difficult time.


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We are running a second virtual ensemble! Get in touch with Miss Stone if you wish you participate! 🎶


Don’t miss out on some career talks this week. Follow the link below to find out more:


Next weeks HouseMail has arrived. Lots of opportunites for our students beyond the curriculum.


HABE UNIFORM SALE! Get your uniform from Brigade with huge discounts- Blazers £24.50 and Jumpers only £11.00! HURRY WHILST STOCKS LAST, ONLY A LIMITED TIME AVAILABLE. Log onto to take advantage of the discounts before closure of the site at the end of May.


Don’t forget to visit our ‘beyond the learning’ website page for weekly updates. The deadline for this weeks challenge is today; please send your entries to for a chance to win a £10 voucher.


Thank you to our staff working on site who has made it possible to carry on cookie cooking! Showing off before and after! Hoping we all get a taste!


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Day 40: Can you be like and create your own circuit? 8-10 exercises 💪🏼 Tag us in your creations and @ what PE teacher you would like to see complete your circuit 😅


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This week, students were tasked with creating a short dance track for 'International Dance Day'. 💃Check out our Soundcloud for one of their amazing creations! 🎶


This week’s HouseMail has arrived. Check it out for key reminders, home learning support and personal development resources. This has been sent to all students by their tutors via MS Teams and to parents via email.


Our amazing Art and Design department have made 300 face shields to be donated to


Can you do 26 press ups like Mr Shone?


Brilliant! Well done to Ms Stone and the HABE orchestra.


READING AT HOME is so important. Click on to access on our website all the fun and exciting ways to access books, tips and resources to help make reading a part of your everyday activities during lockdown!

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Posted on March 10th 2020

Year 7 Win Harris Federation Debating Prize

Harris Academy Beckenham was proud to take part in the first ever Harris Central Quadrant Debate Competition for Year 7 students last month. Report by Megan, Year 7.

Six different academies from across the Harris Federation took part in the Debate Competition, which took place at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich. It was an opportunity to showcase our public speaking skills based on various topics that were part of current affairs.

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Mr Collier brought a group of six including myself to the competition. We had been working very hard preparing our argument for the motion ‘This house believes the best way to tackle climate change is for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint.’

This was a challenging task and we had the formidable hosts in the first round of the debate. To our luck, we scored 21 points out of a possible 25 to capture the first round of the cup competition.

As students, we were overwhelmed at the fact that we won and got through to the next round where we were battling it out with Harris East Dulwich Boys on an unprepared motion. We were very nervous about the unprepared motion, but it turned out in our favour as it was “Schools should ban the use of school uniforms”.

Mr Collier helped us to prepare our argument for the motion. The semi-final was very tough and East Dulwich were very challenging through numerous points of information and rebuttals which made our argument more difficult to portray but we managed to pull through and engrave our pathway to the finals of the first ever Harris Central Quadrant Debate Competition.

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The stage was set for a fantastic battle between Harris Academy Beckenham and Harris Academy Bermondsey. The three judges for the final were Rebecca Hickey (Assistant Director), Keith Turpin (Parent Governor) and Chris Brown (Wider Opportunities Director of HAGED).

The final motion was about the impact of social media on the health of teenagers. As a team, Megan, Sasha, Grace and Martin pulled together and concluded the day with an amazing victory. Harris Academy Beckenham had won the first ever Harris Quadrant Debate Competition!

The day was enriched with high level debates and enjoyment. Thank you to Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich for your welcoming hosting. We look forward to the Harris Central Quadrant Debate for Year 8 which will be hosted by none other than our winners, Harris Academy Beckenham.

By Megan, Year 7.