Executive Principal's Welcome
Welcome to Harris Clapham Sixth Form. It is an enormous privilege to introduce the sixth form to you. We will be a beacon of excellence in Lambeth for what a well-rounded sixth form education should be like. We will have 600 spaces across Years 12 and 13. We open in September 2021 with 300 places for our very first Year 12 cohort.
Our academy will be brand new and benefit from being a state-of-the-art building. It has been especially designed to deliver a sixth form education, including an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics related subjects. We will have for example, high specification science laboratories, computing suites and art facilities. In short, our teachers will have access to the resources that they need to teach their subjects to the highest level. Our teachers will be subject experts – they will have a deep knowledge that will enable them to support and challenge their students to achieve their personal best.
I am also the Executive Principal for Harris Academy Clapham. The Sixth Form will work closely with Harris Clapham - one example of this will be sixth formers working with younger students to give them additional role modelling and inspiration.
The vision for Harris Clapham Sixth Form is simple: 'Be the best'. This includes to be the best place to learn and also the best place for teachers to work. We will have three values for students:
Courage – so that our students will:
- be the best version of themselves that they can be
- champion inclusion and make the world a better place
- persevere and successfully meet the challenges of 6th form studies.
Confidence – so that our students will:
- believe in themselves and what they can achieve
- use their range of talents to the full
- help shape their community and be role models for modern Britain.
Commitment – so that our students
- ‘walk the talk’ and have the discipline to make things happen
- work hard and take actions to achieve their full potential
- think and act positively for others and not just themselves.
The academy will offer a Level 3 curriculum package. This will focus on A- level and vocational courses, full details of which will be included on our website. Students will also benefit from a first-class enrichment and personal social/health curriculum. We will particularly focus on developing student’s leadership skills. Students will have a wide range of ways to develop their leadership, including in their local community.
Our students will leave Harris Clapham Sixth Form, with a deep sense of achievement – ready to excel in the further challenges of life that lie ahead of them. In summary, they will continue on their journey to ‘be the best’.