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08/07/20

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There are only 2 days left for eligible families to register for Free School Meals and access support through the COVID Summer Food Fund. - RT and find out more here: https://t.co/bzgCyh9Bmc

30/06/20

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Calling all students from , , , and who joined the virtual workshop earlier today - here's a reminder of the simple advice to check the sources in an online news story 👇 https://t.co/FRQ0aOs5cc

30/06/20

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'Is it REAL?' The question we asked to students from , , , , and who joined us for our navigating news workshop earlier today. Thanks to Team for organising! https://t.co/I3pJ9UIXp5

30/06/20

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Come on Take on Ru's Boccia Challenge- let's see what you have in your locker!

26/06/20

Meet the staff at HABS. First up is the incredible Mr Reid, Year Lead for Year 7: https://t.co/RSWpDiMS2Z Tweet us if you have any questions for him!

26/06/20

Dear parents and guardians. Click here if you would like the details for uniform purchase and for a checklist of what to buy for September: https://t.co/bcaQzALu86

26/06/20

Please check the Transition pages of our website for all updates and news for the incoming Year 7 students: https://t.co/opVikopwNM. There is a page for parents and a page for students. We are VERY excited to meet you all!

17/04/20

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Dr Elaheh Gholami is our participant this week! She joined RIS in 2018 & teaches https://t.co/wjvtKhruj5

15/04/20

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and the maths team have made a YouTube channel with videos that link directly to our curriculum. This will be brilliant in suppporthing the students at home. Keep looking for updates over the coming weeks

08/04/20

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Here’s our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ resource for students & families. Please feel free to use. https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/pxBWi8LqfM

24/03/20

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PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

21/03/20

A huge thank you to Steve Nine Elms in for giving us some free Easter eggs for our staff at the end of a very challenging week. We greatly appreciate the work you and your colleagues are doing at this time.

28/11/19

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Ace volleyball festival . 60 young people having a smashing time with https://t.co/XVo7HV6hdw

15/11/19

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We had another brilliant show today with a wonderful group of students from , with a mini visit from and the amazing facilitating a workshop afterwards! Thank you so much to everyone for coming, we loved hearing your thoughts! 🌟 https://t.co/g6i2WpC3x3

06/11/19

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Harris Dulwich Boys and are in the top 20 schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index – a new way of measuring students’ progress which aims to take their backgrounds into account. Find out more https://t.co/GNXzD86QWr https://t.co/XHiDnst9xc

20/08/19

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Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

28/06/19

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09/03/19

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09/03/19

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Transition - Information for Parents

This section is for parents and carers of our students starting in September 2020. It will provide you with useful tips and information to help you and your child make a successful transition to HAB.

Click here to see our page for Year 6 students.


LeighDear Year 6 Parents and Carers,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Harris Academy Battersea.

These extraordinary times call for a change in the way that traditionally our Year 6 transition is done. This section of our website is designed to provide you with all of the information that will help your child make a smooth transition to Harris Academy Battersea for the 2020/21 academic year.

You’ll find all the things you need to be ready to start school in September. There’ll be lots of information and videos to make students feel at home along with challenges to complete while they are not in school.

Year 6 students will be excited to start but maybe a little nervous about how secondary school is different to your primary school. Not to worry, this is a perfectly natural way to feel.

It is important that both parents and students feel supported and informed through the transition to secondary school. If you have any queries, please do email the school at admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk, with 'Transition' as the subject, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Kind regards,

Miss Leigh, Principal


One-to-one meeting - Thursday 3rd Sept

We shall send parents/carers an email providing you with an individual meeting slot for Thursday 3rd September for your one-to-one meeting with a member of staff at Harris Academy Battersea. Please ensure that you bring your child with you to this meeting in their full uniform and that you have read the letter (see link below) carefully before your arrival. During the meeting, you will sign the Home School Agreement (see link below) with a member of staff who will also be able to answer any other questions that you may have.

Click here to download a letter about the one-to-one meetings.


Home-School Agreement

This agreement sets out the expectations that we have of parents and students, and also what you have a right to expect from the Academy.

Click here to download the HABS Home-School Agreement.


Uniform - how to order

Students in Years 7-11 all wear our smart, tidy uniform. You can order uniform online from our page on the School Uniform Direct website. All students will need to purchase the Harris Academy Battersea uniform prior to their start in September. 

Click here to visit the School Uniform Direct website.

The main colours, black and moss green, were chosen by students and our logo/crest was designed by them too, as part of an art competition.


Dress code

  • Black blazer with school logo
  • White shirt (short or long sleeves)
  • Black trousers (girls can wear either black trousers or a skirt but the skirt must be at least knee length and no stretchy lycra material allowed)
  • Formal black shoes: they must be plain black and should be made from a material that can be polished.
  • Girls wishing to wear Islamic dress should wear a simple black hijab.
  • Other headwear including bandanas and headwraps must also be plain black.
  • No jewellery is to be worn at all. 

House ties

The house tie costs £5.50 but is not purchased on the website. Please advise your child to bring £5.50 on the first day of school and they will be provided with their house tie.


Uniform checklist

Please use this checklist to purchase the correct uniform from School Uniform Direct (see link above). Please ensure that the uniform is ordered by Tuesday 18th August to ensure that it arrives in time and you should expect delivery to take up to 14 days.

  • Blazer £35.00 (Sizes: 28” to 50”)
  • Jumper £16.50 - £21.50 (Sizes: 28” to 48”)
  • PE Polo shirt £9.99 (Sizes: 9-10 to 3XL)
  • White Shirt – long or short sleeves £13.99 (Sizes: 11” to 17.5”)
  • Black Trousers or Skirt (Skirt to the knee in length) – prices vary according to style
  • Black Socks – with skirt black socks are to be ankle length - £5.99
  • Black smart shoes - they must be plain black and should be made out of a material that can be polished.
  • School Bag to fit an A4 size folder - £4.99 to £21.99 depending on style
  • Black jogging bottoms (No logos) £16.99 (Sizes: 28” to 48”)
  • Black shorts (to the knee) £4.99 (Sizes: 18” to 44”)
  • Trainers for PE

On your child’s first day at the Academy, Thursday 3rd September, please ensure that they are in their full uniform so that it can be checked by a member of staff.


Uniform 1

Uniform 2


Admission form - please download and complete

In order to ensure that we have the correct details for students and can confirm you child’s place at the school please download and complete the application form below.

Click here to download the school admissions form

Please fill it in and send it back to us at admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk by 3rd July. You can save the form on your device, so you don't have to complete it in one sitting.

We are asking you to email it back to us to minimise post coming to the school. But if you need to post it, please print off and complete the form and return it to Harris Academy Battersea, 401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP

There will be a welcome meeting to introduce you and your child to the school, to sign the home school agreement and to answer any questions. In the current climate, it is difficult to know what this will look like and may be done over the phone. Information regarding this meeting will be sent to you by email.

Please complete and return the application form to admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk by 3rd July. If you have any queries, please do email the school at admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk, with 'Transition' as the subject. 


Free school meals - how to apply

The free school meals application form can be found below. Please download, complete and return the free school meals form to us if you believe that you have a statutory right to claim free school meals can be found here. If you are unsure if you are entitled, you can find guidance at www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals.

Click here to download the free school meals application form

Please return the form to admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk along with any supporting documents.