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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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Literacy @ HABE

Writing at HABE

We explicitly teach our students how to become experts at writing within individual subject areas by equipping them with the necessary support skills. For students who struggle with these skills, we offer different forms of interventions to support such as Sounds Right, Phonics and Hackney Literature.

Reading at HABE

This year we have moved away from the generic Drop Everything and Read system to a more systematic approach with The Big Read. This programme involves a set class reader to explore with their form tutor. The rational behind this is that the teacher is modelling to the students an effective manner of reading while also teaching them key decoding skills for unseen extracts and texts within their other subjects.

Oracy at HABE

We embed different opportunities for students in lessons to develop the spoken word. This could be through Partner 1 and 2, Just a Minute and Knowledge Summary. To support these skills, students are offered a success criteria as well as oracy steams. This further develops their academic language.

Vocabulary at HABE

This year we have been implementing a systematic vocabulary approach within our lessons. The focus has been to expose our students to a wide range of high frequency words that can be implemented across all of their subjects to make learning more cohesive. We also use Bedrock vocabulary as an online platform where students are given various tasks to support the implementation of this.