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01/04/20

We have today donated 300 pairs of Science goggles to the NHS - Bromley NHS will be sending them to care homes, social work and GP surgeries this week. https://t.co/grMytOuMqN

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

19/03/20

Harris Academy Beckenham Coronavirus Update: the Academy will remain closed to Year 9 and Year 10 students on Friday 20th March 2020. All other year groups to attend Academy as normal. Please visit our website for further information.

18/03/20

Harris Academy Beckenham Coronavirus Update: the Academy will remain closed to Year 9 and Year 10 students on Thursday 19th March 2020. All other year groups to attend Academy as normal. Please visit our website for further information.

17/03/20

Please note that Harris Academy Beckenham is partially closing to Y9 and Y10 students on Wednesday 18th March 2020. Please view our website for further information. Our website will be updated every day at 4.00pm with new information.

17/03/20

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17/03/20

Thank you very much for your kind comments.

16/03/20

Calling all HABE students to showcase their performing talents tonight! https://t.co/adXgez4hhg

12/03/20

British Science Week - Careful design and planning have resulted in some amazing houses being built exclusively from recycled materials - working towards the future! https://t.co/kI883D38NF

12/03/20

Our Y11 students engrossed in a Macbeth workshop in preparation for their Y11 English Literature exam. This performance was followed by a Q&A session giving our students the chance to understand in greater depth the character's intentions, behaviour and mental state of mind. https://t.co/sXmpRj1xlB

12/03/20

More visitors to our HABE during British Science Week - fascinating and beautiful! https://t.co/jHrtiJlY7Q

11/03/20

British Science Week - ZOOLAB. Always a favorite with our students and staff! Snake skins to rats! Fascinating facts and hands on experiences. https://t.co/Ni8xA6R3e5

11/03/20

... And here we have our finished bath bombs! Well done!! They smell divine and bath time will be a real treat for some of our lucky students or Mums perhaps? https://t.co/emenGdiDHG

10/03/20

British Science Week at HABE! Making bath bombs today! Today mixing the raw ingredients - tomorrow we see the final results once they have set ... https://t.co/ft8MSrK4ZU

06/03/20

HABE WBD 2020! https://t.co/JFLzx6kdpq

05/03/20

Science and beyond! ... https://t.co/6LhW573bDG

02/03/20

Invitation to all HABE students! Come and tread the boards and showcase your talents! https://t.co/rscq6AxspJ

01/03/20

Thank you for a brilliant workshop with our Student Commisioners this week. https://t.co/CKNwzY7DF1

27/02/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Today we launched today we start to make physical activity a habit https://t.co/zyxO0kyCPf

27/02/20

Many congratulations to our Y7 Debate Mate team, who have valiantly battled their way through the qualifying rounds today to earn their place in the final against Harris Academy Bermondsey. https://t.co/tQpEhvjNfE

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Curriculum Overview

The overarching aim of Harris Academy Beckenham is to end the cycle of poverty and disadvantage: ambition and aspiration dictate the model of our curriculum.

Our founding principle is that all children are equal and there is, therefore, equity of entitlement to knowledge for each of our students and their families. We aim to improve the life chances for all students and accelerate social mobility. This leads our vision.

By combining Science and Enterprise as our specialisms, we have created a vibrant, innovative learning environment in which the concepts of discovery, innovation and ground-breaking achievement can flourish.

As well as embedding an enriching, challenging science curriculum, comprising personalised pathways to a range of qualifications, we encourage our students to adopt a systematic, precise and logical approach to their academic studies.

HarrisBeck28This is partnered with a resourceful, inventive and resilient, ‘can do’ attitude to guarantee high achievement. Our ethos centres on the crucial skills of Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity; learning attitudes and skills which will empower our students to become the best that they can be while at the Academy and beyond.

Our ambition for all students is to Aspire, Discover, Achieve, and this underpins our mastery-inspired curriculum.

The central place of knowledge within the curriculum is explicit within our Academy. The inventive design of our curriculum and the high-quality implementation of that curriculum are integral to what we do as an individual Academy and as a vital part of Harris Federation.

The purpose of our Academy is revealed by the curriculum we provide and the quality of the teaching that delivers our knowledge rich curriculum.

Our curriculum, then, becomes a deliberate and explicit guarantor of equality as we work to close the limits to opportunity that exist in society. We ensure all our students have access to a broad and balanced body of knowledge regardless of demographics and starting points. To this end we have worked as a collaborative Multi Academy Trust. We harness the expertise from within Harris Academy Beckenham, working in collaboration with the consultants and network strands to develop a relevant, challenging and rich curriculum model. Whilst we offer personalised pathways for our learners at each key stage, all students have equal access to a broad and diverse curriculum.

The high expectations we have of each teacher includes the directive to drive forward this mission to expand opportunities for all young people in areas of deep disadvantage. Harris Academy Beckenham bases its drive and ambition on our ethos of 4Rs: Resilience; Reflectiveness; Resourcefulness and Reciprocity to create challenging and stimulating lessons and activities as part of our academy curriculum. Our enrichment curriculum provides a further extension to our students’ learning, providing opportunities to further consolidate the 4Rs as well as enhance every child’s cultural capital.


Statement of principle

Aspire. Discover. Achieve.

HarrisBeck17We aim to provide all students with opportunities to access and engage with the best possible curriculum, but also to help students comprehend that while knowledge is powerful it is also insecure, contested and evolving. We encourage our students to see themselves as enquiring learners who help to build their own sense of their place within their educational world.

We secure concepts in English and Mathematics throughout every phase and this acts as a gateway to acquiring core knowledge in a rich range of subjects such that we develop students’ expertise within those individual subject disciplines.

Our curriculum pivots on WORD (Writing, Oracy, Reading Development), with every teacher dedicated to raising the levels of eloquent, accurate and confident communication of every student.

An enriched vocabulary enables a better understanding of concepts and ideas and we facilitate access to knowledge beyond our students’ ordinary daily experiences. We do this by expanding their cultural capital and the breadth of their vocabulary.

Children are exposed to a variety of texts both fiction and non-fiction, a wide range of creative arts and thoughtfully planned learning outside the classroom. We recognise that “the curriculum” is not just a timetable and that engagement in co-curricular opportunities is encouraged at every stage through everything from the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Harris Experience, Federation Sports Day and the events that give platforms for all our students’ talents.

Students in Year 7 and 8 are now following a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum, meaning that GCSE and other vocational options will be taken at the end of Year 9. This is a change from previous practice and has been made in light of our new knowledge rich curriculum and the increasing demand of the new GCSE specifications. This means we need to ensure every child has mastered and understood all of the key concepts in each subject area prior to choosing their Key Stage 4 Option choices.


For further information about the curriculum, please contact Mr Williams at: info@harrisbeckenham.org.uk.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

Year 7 will follow the new 3 year KS3

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week:

  • 3 English
  • 3 Mathematics
  • 3 Science
  • 2 Physical Education
  • 1 Religious Education
  • 1 History
  • 1 Geography
  • 1 Art and Design
  • 1 Drama
  • 1 Music
  • 2 French, Spanish or Mandarin

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

For students who are behind their chronological age in literacy and numeracy, catch up will be provided within the curriculum.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview

Year 8 will follow the new 3 year KS3

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week:

  • 4 English
  • 3 Mathematics
  • 3 Science
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Religious Education
  • 1 History
  • 1 Geography
  • 1 Art
  • 1 Design and Technology
  • 1 Performing Arts
  • 2 French or Spanish

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

For students who are behind their chronological age in literacy and numeracy, catch up will be provided within the curriculum.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 9 Curriculum Overview

Year 9 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The number of option subjects has been increased to 4 to ensure a broad curriculum and increased opportunities for EBacc uptake.

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 3 English (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 3 Mathematics (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 3 Science (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Citizenship
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C
  • 2 Option D

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 10 Curriculum Overview

Year 10 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics
  • 3 Science (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Physical Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Citizenship (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 11 Curriculum Overview

Year 11 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The number of option subjects has been increased to 4 to ensure a broad curriculum and increased opportunities for EBacc uptake.

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 4 English
  • 3 Mathematics (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 4 Science
  • 1 Physical Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Religious Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.