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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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Principal's Welcome

Deborah Gostling headshotHarris Academy Clapham is a place where students are encouraged to be exceptional.

Our core values of endeavour, self-belief, honesty, excellence, and having a global view are at the heart of our work.

Our students work hard and we fully support them to turn their dreams into reality. Our aim is that they will leave having excelled, ready to make a positive contribution to the world, and filled with the self-belief that ‘everything is possible’.

We want all of our students to enjoy their education and to achieve their true potential. In every subject they are taught a deep level of knowledge and skills to fully prepare them for their future lives. Our curriculum has a deliberate focus on shaping the character of our students. Throughout the Clapham academic, enrichment and pastoral curriculum we focus on our key values:

  • Endeavour for excellence
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Self-belief with a global view

Every child deserves the opportunity to experience exciting new challenges outside the classroom. At Clapham it is a core expectation that every student does at least one after school club and most do many more. Students can choose from almost fifty extra curricular clubs; this will grow further as we welcome more students to the academy.

Our brand-new building is purpose-built for our students. They are educated with us until Year 11, after which they will be able to apply to Harris Clapham Sixth Form which opened in September 2021. The two academies work very closely together to make sure our students are fully prepared for the next stage in their education.

Our staff are justly proud of the achievements since Harris Academy Clapham opened in 2020. It is our absolute priority that the aspirations and needs of each individual child are met. We select teachers who are experts in their subjects and they are highly committed. We invest heavily in their training to ensure their teaching excellence continues to go from strength to strength.

Our students appreciate the opportunities we create for them. We are very proud of them and the way they relish participating in every aspect of life within the academy. Please do contact us if you would like to find out about a place for your child or a career with us.

Deborah Gostling