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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?



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Every child deserves the opportunity to flourish both inside and outside the classroom.  Extra-curricular activities are of the upmost importance in our curriculum.  At Harris Academy Clapham we offer a wide range of clubs and every student is encouraged to do at least one after school enrichment club each week.

From Chess to Table Tennis, Basketball to Crochet, Debate to Band, there is something for everyone and we encourage all students to take advantage of the vast array of clubs and opportunities open to them before school, at lunchtimes, and after school. 

The extensive range of activities on offer are constantly under review, with additional clubs often coming into fruition because of our students’ and teachers’ individual passions. 

The list below is by no means prescriptive of all that is on offer at our school but provides an idea of the breadth of co-curricular activities available to our students.

  • Sport - Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Athletics  

  • Creative - Art, Drama, Poetry, Crochet, Band, School Choir, Dance Club  

  • Humanities – Debate, Film Club, Latin,  

  • STEM - Chess, Math Revision, Sparx Club, Science Club,  

At Harris Academy Clapham, we are committed to providing opportunities for educational and cultural enrichment as well as encouraging pupils to develop friendships beyond the classroom. 

Our programme of trips and visits is designed to show our pupils the very best of London, Great Britain and the rest of the world.  

Residential Rewards Trip  

Year Group Trips (Summer Term) 

Subject Specific Trips  

Club Specific Trips  




Harris Academy Clapham offers both a junior and senior police cadets enrichment each week. Students can sign up for this on a first come first served basis. Students will be invited when they first start at the academy and the club will then run a waiting list for those that wish to sign up later on. 

Lambeth Volunteer Police Cadets are a uniform youth group for young people age 13-18. Police Cadets meet once a week during term time where they learn about citizenship and policing in a fun and supportive environment. Volunteer Police Cadets also support local policing through work with Safer Neighbourhood Teams with community events, crime prevention operations such as bike marking and test purchasing or supporting major central policing events across London.

Police Cadets are encouraged and supported to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award which can be offered in full through their activities with the Volunteer Police Cadets, as well as through the Academy. 

We also have a small junior cadet unit at Harris Academy Clapham for year 7s, the perfect introduction to policing for those considering joining the senior unit in year 8.

Enrichment Timetable

Mornings (7.45 - 8.25)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Table Tennis Netball (Year 7 & 8   Badminton Football
Basketball   Sparx Homework Club Table Tennis  
    Table Tennis GCSE Music Theory  
      Spanish Film  

Afternoons (3.25 - 4.05)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pride Spanish Film Mathematics Revision Model Making and Craft Basketball
Debate and Ted Talks in Spanish Debate Mate (Y8) Band (Y7) Chess Cricket
Mindfulness(intricate colouring and paper crafts) Debate Mate (Y9)  Spanish Grammar and Conversation French  
Crochet Debate Mate (Y10) Drawing Table Tennis  
Table Tennis Wood  Dungeons & Dragons    
Fine Art Intro to Latin Chinese Literature (Y10)     
Band (Y8) Netball (Y9 & 10) Duke of Edinburgh    
Volleyball   Basketball (Y8 & 9) Innovators  
Spoken Word Poetry   Intro to Latin Band (Y10)   
Chinese Film & Literature Spoken Word Poetry Junction Theatre Academy Senior Cadets  
Girls Football Dungeons & Dragons Moneywise Football (Y7 Boys)   
    Mock Trial Cooking Club