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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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A Day In The Life

Have you ever wondered what an average day at Harris Academy Clapham looks like? Here's a quick overview of a typical school day.

Before school

The Academy gates open every morning at 7.45am and there is always a member of staff on duty to welcome our students. Our students and staff greet each other politely.

At 8am the canteen start serving breakfast and the library opens, if you want to pick up a new book to read or do some reading before the day starts. You can also use this time to play outside if you want to.

Personal Development and lessons

At 8.25 the whistle goes and we all line up in our tutor groups. By the time the next bell goes at 8.30 we are all already lined up in silence and paying attention to the instructions or messages.  All our tutor groups move off swiftly to registration.

Students have personal development every morning for half an hour. During this time, students study our PRSHE programme to help prepare them for life beyond the academy. 

At 9am students move to the first lesson of the day. All lessons last 80 minutes.  

We have a split break and lunchtime at the academy, please visit timings of the day. Students get a 20 minute break time and a 40 minute lunch time. 

Break and lunch time is a time to catch up with your friends, get something to eat, visit the library or play outside. Before school, break and lunch you are only allowed in the library, the canteen or outside. Eating is only allowed in the canteen. You are very welcome to bring your own packed lunch to eat at break or lunchtime. 

Remember that we do not want to see you eating big bags of crisps, sweets or cookies. They really are not good for your body or your brain. And we definitely do not want to see you drinking any energy drinks! We are an allergy aware academy, so plan your packed lunch carefully. 

After school

The end of the day is at 3:20pm on Monday -Thursday, after which our enrichment clubs start. You are expected to attend at least one enrichment club every week. On a Friday, the academy closes at 2:00pm