Delighted to share our introduction to the academy ahead of our virtual open evening this evening:


Our students are loving all their enrichment opportunities! Today alone there was keyboard club, table tennis, football, debating and cookery club! Bake-off worthy apple crumbles!


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New school opens doors in Clapham


Day 3 and enrichment is up and running!


Two fabulous days of induction and work on The Clapham Commitment! Well done to staff and students alike!


Fabulous first day with our students today! So great to see them all!


Closer and closer and closer


Thank you, Team Clapham, for an incredible two days of staff training in the virtual world! We cannot wait to see you and our students in September!


Thank you for all your hard work in ensuring our school will be ready for us!


Definitely opening in September


Fantastically quick response from our parents to our information requests. Thank you! Thoroughly enjoying reading our student responses too. Keep them coming in!


Another week of ‘firsts’: our first ever National offer Day, first official newsletter to our prospective parents and another site visit, which although not a ‘first’ was certainly the first time we saw skilled professionals on stilts. So impressive!


First official site visit today! This is when you realise that a staircase not only leads to a phenomenal view. It is also truly symbolic of a vision coming together.


All plans on track to welcome our students in September! Our building continues to take shape (thank you ), our senior leaders have been appointed and our next round of recruitment is well underway.


Here is our December update. Great to see such progress!


Look forward to our students creating their own version of this next year as we show care for our community.


Delighted to attend the assembly at Hitherfield Primary School this morning to award Daisy her prize for winning our Christmas card design competition! Such talent and creativity. What a way to start our Christmas card tradition. Well done, Daisy!


We have a roof and some walls already! Exciting!


Our latest aerial views - in amongst the green of Clapham!


Such positivity from Year 6 at this morning for our assembly!

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Executive Principal's Welcome

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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:HACLAP SIXTH Logo SkyBlue RGB

- 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’.

Sam Hainey

Executive Principal