View our posts


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
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.

Central Office


















At Harris Academy Clapham, students will gain a cohesive overview of the past, from the dawn of prehistory up to events and forces shaping the world we live in today. Over this journey, students will be able to view the past through local, national and global lenses. They will develop a diverse range of knowledge concerning peoples from all over the world, furthering the Academy’s mission to foster a Global View. Furthermore, they will become confident historical thinkers, using subject-specific concepts to frame their thinking, speaking and writing. In light of these attributes, HACL students will conduct themselves at all times like professional historians. 

  • Students will develop an understanding of a range of historical events, periods, and people that have shaped Britain and the wider world. 

  • Students will learn about the importance of local, national, and global history across a range of time periods, from prehistory to the present.  

  • On a local scale, students will have an opportunity to learn about the development of London and Lambeth from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 

  • On a national scale, students will learn about the development of the church, state, and society as well as the changes to ideas and political power. 

  • On a global scale, students will learn about Britain’s role in slavery, empire, and the conflicts of the 20th century. 

  • Students will also get the opportunity to study people and places beyond Britain, including Islamic civilization and the experience of the countries torn apart by genocide from Europe under Nazi Germany to Rwanda and Cambodia.  

  • Students will understand historical concepts such as cause and consequence and change and continuity. They will understand how these concepts are used by historians to analyse a given topic and then form an interpretation.  

  • In this way, students will learn how to act like professional historians, study topics in-depth by investigating different sources, evidence, and interpretations.  

  • Students will learn how to evaluate sources and interpretations, creating their own arguments and demonstrating that they are taking a range of views formed by historians into account.  

  • Students will be equipped with the historical literacy and vocabulary skills that they need to express themselves and turn their ideas into well-structured historical responses.  

  • In this way, students will become skilled writers of history by consistent use of subject-specific reasoning and argument construction.  

  • Through this provision, students will become critical thinkers about the wider world and their place within it.  


History Curriculum 18th Nov 2023 Download