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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PRSHE, Assemblies and Tutor

All of our work is focused on developing the Clapham Character that our students will further develop as they join us. This will include a strong focus on developing leadership knowledge and skills, balanced with further learning on staying safe.

Personal, Relationships, Sex and Health Education (PRSHE)

As part of a student’s weekly timetable, they will have two tutor sessions with their form tutor. During these sessions, tutors will deliver PRSHE. Students will learn in an age-appropriate way, how to keep themselves safe, physically, mentally and emotionally. Some of the content that students will learn link to the ‘contextual’ risks that students face living in and around London. These include:

- child criminal exploitation, including ‘county lines’

- serious youth violence, including knife crime

- child sexual exploitation, including for boys

- protection from radicalisation, extremism and terrorism

Students will hear from a variety of agencies, including the police, about staying safe. Our PRSHE programme will recognise that students are 16 to 19 years old.

Other content will include the world of finance, personal budgeting and careers/UCAS (please see the tab with more details on UCAS).

Our programme will therefore focus on building from what students would have learned in secondary school, extending their knowledge and developing a deeper understanding as they prepare for employment, independence and their highly successful lives ahead.


Assemblies will take place weekly, as part of tutor time. There may be whole academy assemblies or faculty assemblies led by a senior leader. A full assemblies programme will be created for the year. The assemblies will complement the PRSHE curriculum so everything flows together. Assemblies will be one of the times when guest speakers come in to speak to students. This could be the Lambeth nursing team for example.


The tutor will be the first port of call for a student. There will be roughly 20 students in a tutor group. Every tutor will get to know their tutees really well. Tutors as well as delivering PRSHE will support students in celebrating the success and managing the challenges of sixth form studies. Tutors will also liaise with parents and carers during the academy year.