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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All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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A focus on leadership

At Harris Clapham Sixth Form, identifying, nurturing and developing students’ leadership skills will be a core aspect of our work. Leadership will flow through everything we do, for example:

  • teachers giving students’ opportunities to be independent and self-reliant, including how we use ‘prep’ to help students be prepared for their sessions
  • it is integrated into our values of Courage, Commitment and Confidence
  • built into our cultural perspectives, sport and enrichment.

We will have a dynamic and meaningful student leadership body. Led by the two Senior Prefects, this group will be a voice for inclusion and change. There will also be a range of wider leadership roles across the academy where any student can put themselves forward. Again, these roles will be meaningful and a genuine part of the running of the academy.

But ……..

The above is not enough. In our Sixth Form we will go above and beyond in our endeavours for students to become leaders. We will be planning to introduce:

  • Sports Leaders qualifications whereby students will train and then be involved in delivering sport sessions to other sixth formers
  • Leadership Skills Programme in English, mathematics and science whereby students can train to enable them to tutor/support younger students at Harris Clapham
  • Duke of Edinburgh scheme
  • Young Enterprise company programme
  • Woman in Leadership – we will be looking to developing partnerships with business, industry and higher/further education to inspire our young women
  • Social action groups where students can take on projects to make a difference to their local communities, inside and outside the academy.

All our initiatives around leadership will help students to find themselves, their voice and to learn how to work with other people. We want our students to believe and go on to be the future leaders of business, charities, Secretary of States and/or the Prime Minister. Be the best!