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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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House System

Our house system is designed to enrich the lives of our students, creating a sense of community belonging, equal opportunity and healthy competition within our Academy.

At Harris Academy Beckenham, we understand that our students' academy experience goes beyond the classroom and that memories are made through valuable experiences, events, and healthy competition. Therefore, our house system sits at the heart of our community and each student belongs to a House as part their tutor group.  

Our House System is underpinned by the 4 R’s and two of our Core Character Traits

  • Ambition - a strand of Reflectiveness. Our house system offers students the opportunity to be House Captains. These Students are the pillars of our community reflecting their hardworking and responsible nature. They help promote and lead our events and competitions as well as becoming role models to our younger students.  
  • Courage - a strand of Resilience. Our House system is driven by a sense of healthy competition and encourages students to step out of their comfort zone and try new things. Our house competition calendar is full of exciting opportunities all of which are designed to encourage students to be courageous and discover just what they are capable of…from charity fundraising to sports day!

Our four houses

House 1

Each student and staff member at Harris Academy Beckenham belongs to a house. Tutor groups are named after their houses within each year group, for example in Year 7:

  • 7A1 - Attenborough House
  • 7A2 - Attenborough House
  • 7S3 - Seacole House
  • 7S4 - Seacole House
  • 7F5 - Franklin House
  • 7F6 - Franklin House
  • 7T7 - Turing House
  • 7T8 - Turing House

Celebrating our science and enterprise specialism, our houses are named after leading scientists and innovators in business who have pushed forwards the boundaries within their fields:

  • David Attenborough - English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian, author, and leader on climate change. Key character traits: Respect, Curiosity and Kindness.
  • Mary Seacole - British Jamaican businesswoman, world traveller, popular author, and heroine of the Crimean War. Key character traits: Courage, Optimism and Ambition.
  • Rosalind Franklin - English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA. Key character traits: Creativity, Integrity and Curiosity.
  • Alan Turing - English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Key character traits: Ambition, Integrity and Curiosity.

House calendar

Throughout the academic year students are given many opportunities to represent their house and become involved in different house events. Our house calendar is full of exciting events which encourage healthy competition as well as offering students the chance to explore subjects beyond the classroom.

House 2