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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Tomorrow these chairs will be filled with over 4000 colleagues for our annual conference. We look forward to welcoming you in the morning!


Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon speaking to Year 6 students at King’s Avenue and Glenbrook Primary.Such knowledgeable and engaging students who thoroughly enjoyed their first taste of a Chinese lesson courtesy of Mr Stagg.


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A fabulous turn-out again last night for our second open evening. Lovely to see and speak to so many prospective parents and students. Thank you also to students from our previous school for coming along to share their experiences from a student's point of view.


The perfect blue-sky day for an update on how our building is progressing!


If you did not manage to get in to see us last week, please do join us for our next open event this evening!


Three jam- packed halls full of visitors tonight. So lovely to see you all. If you did not manage to join us this evening, our next open evening is on 2 October.


Our first-ever open evening is here! Look forward to sharing with prospective parents and students our vision, values, commitment and, of course, our state of the art facilities being built as we speak!


Lovely to meet students, parents and staff last night. Great questions and positivity. Very much looking forward to strengthening our ties in the future.


Thank you Glenbrook Primary School staff, parents and students for the very warm welcome and enthusiasm at the secondary transfer meeting yesterday afternoon. Look forward to working with you


Our first-ever prospectus is ready to read here:

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.

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Head of Academy's Welcome

Endeavour. Self-belief. Honesty. Excellence. Global.


GizleTo be able to be part of a team who gets to set up a new school from its grassroots level is truly a once in a lifetime experience. I am honoured to have this privilege.


Our drive and excitement in establishing Harris Academy Clapham will be seen day-to-day in our relentless high expectations for our students. They will be true scholars, global thinkers and individuals who act with integrity and honesty. 


From day one we will ensure that our students have every opportunity to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.


We will do this by ensuring top class teaching, which includes a focus on all students learning a modern foreign language. There will be maximum opportunities for learning outside of the classroom through trips, visits, innovation experiences and career guidance that opens our students’ minds to the possibilities and opportunities open to them.


Progression to the Harris Clapham Sixth Form to pursue academic and/or vocational courses of their choice will further support them in their next steps to university or pursuing an apprenticeship. 


Our children will be happy, safe and successful in our care. I cannot wait to welcome our first Year 7s in September 2020!


Gizlé Landman

Head of Academy