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Brilliant to have our own police cadet unit on site! Our first intake of recruits are into week 12 of their training. Next intake in September!


Fantastic trip to China Town for a meal (and to practise our language skills!) and then to the British Museum!


Our Year 8 boys are south region Federation champions!


Official opening today! Very special event with superb speeches from our students in all three of the languages that they study!


Great excitement as we set off for this morning and an added bonus that we got to use the brand new !


What a show! our students had an amazing time!


Our students as language teachers! Thank you for welcoming us and for allowing us to share our knowledge and enjoyment of learning Spanish and Chinese with you!


Thank you to for a very informative session with our students on road safety awareness.


Our amazing students started their work with two weeks ago and we are already in the top 100 schools!


Ten Clapham Credits cashed in for ice-cream today!


Thank you for a spectacular show this week - thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike!


Huge congratulations to all our finalists and our first-ever winner of Clapham's Got Talent. You were all amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed admiring your skills and talents!


Great to see so many of our students taking up the offer of learning to play a musical instrument. Well done for modelling The Clapham Commitment and being both curious and tenacious!


Very enriching Globe Theatre visit and workshop for our students this week to support them in their study of The Merchant of Venice.


Speaker building and gnocchi making in design technology for Year 8 today!


Great to welcome to the Lambeth


Great to welcome to the Lambeth


Love this ‘micro-reading’ task from , so great for engaging students with different parts of Chinese characters. Can you find the missing parts on the right?


Love this ‘micro-reading’ task from , so great for engaging students with different parts of Chinese characters. Can you find the missing parts on the right?



Harris Academies
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At Harris Academy Clapham, we believe that Physical Education is the vessel that carries the responsibility to develop healthy, balanced, and lifelong active students who aspire to develop personal and/or professional ambitions within the sporting world. We challenge our students to think, perform and articulate like those working in the sports industry. For instance, students develop their leadership qualities through leading drills, warm-ups and discussions held in lessons which are conducted in a safe, inclusive, and fun learning environment.  

Within our lessons each student will be given the opportunity to: 

  • Improve their fundamental motor skills (FMS) in order to successfully acquire their sport specific skills (SSS).  

  • Practice in a wide range of sports throughout the year to find their passion in sport. 

  • Stimulate social, emotional and cognitive learning through drills, small sided games and sporting fixtures. 

  • Articulate their understanding of a wide range of sports including the teaching points.  

  • Show physical, social and affective (feeling) understandings to promote life-long learners.  

  • Develop their personal behaviours through showing respect, camaraderie, resilience and good sportsmanship. 

Through this structure and core set of expectations, we believe that Physical Education has the unique platform in which students can embed and develop their essential personal traits, such as resilience and teamwork, which can positively influence their future endeavours in the real world. 

The Physical Education curriculum is sequenced into episodes of learning that are accessible by drawing on prior knowledge and delivered in small chunks to reduce cognitive overload. This will be visible with teachers delivering content using consistent language to further promote the literacy of our students around Physical Education. The learning objectives are written with the purpose of being achievable for all pupils promoting a sense of inclusivity from a subject that can often be challenging for some. As such, all our students will leave the academy with a deep sense of achievement – ready to excel in the further challenges of life that lie ahead of them, with a wide range of knowledge that they can articulate regarding a breadth of sports enabling them to engage in future encounters with confidence. 

Physical Education lessons at Harris Academy Clapham go further beyond a classroom experience and can be linked to the wider life outside of school. Students who relish the challenge of competitive sports have an excellent opportunity to compete against other schools at local and regional level. For instance, our school takes part in regional tournaments (ESFA) and have worked closely with Greenhouse to provide outstanding basketball coaching and enrichment opportunities.  

In summary, ‘everything is possible’.