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24 Y12 Chemists ventured to Imperial College and carried out practical techniques, calculations, identified common method mistakes and accurately observed then recorded results. The students were described "as role model students" by the university staff!


I found a king in me and now I love you I found a king in you and now I love me'On Monday some of students saw the play 'For Black Boys...' at the Garrick Theatre. The group roared with laughter, sang along and (almost) cried during the emotional performance!


Well done to all students who took part in Wandsworth Schools Athletics Champs. Congratulations to Tom Radford-Silver in the Shot Putt, Kymarley Morrison-Silver in the Triple Jump, Samuel Mireku-Kwasi-Silver in 100m Hurdles and Ajdin Sabic-Bronze in the Shot Putt.


14 Y11 students visited Oxford University for a taster day on Wednesday and left inspired that with hard work and commitment to their study a future place is a realistic aspiration!


What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project!


Well done to our Student Leadership Team who go above and beyond in their meetings to ensure collaboration across KS3. Their innovative ideas to amplify student voice within the school, whilst also providing a direct channel of communication are greatly appreciated.


Some of our female students attended a panel discussion and Q+A from seven inspirational female leaders from a variety of industries. Louise in Y10 was braved to preform some of her poems in front of everyone.


30 Year 10 pupils went to the Apple head offices in Battersea Power Station to learn all about how Apple Books are published and created and to get an insight into the digital publishing world on 6.03.24.


10 of our 6th Form students went to open their fast in Battersea Art Centre as part of London's first Open Iftar event this year! It stands as the UK’s largest and acclaimed community event during Ramadan.


Our Y9 Debate Mate Club achieved fantastic success in their Pitch Project. They showed a fantastic growth in confidence, and presented with clarity and composure, sharing a range of thoughtful ideas. This was part of a large national competition, and they were placed fourth!


Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other.


Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork!


Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict!


Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising!


So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students!


Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER.


Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!


Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

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Transition to Year 7

Welcome to the Harris Academy Battersea ('HABS') Community!


Dear Parents and Carers,                                                                                            

We are delighted you have accepted a place for your child at Harris Academy Battersea. Our school vision is to ‘develop aspirational young people that thrive in a changing world’ and this page explains three ways we welcome your child to our school and introduce this vision.

For all queries and communications, please feel free to contact us at

We look forward to working with you!


Our Transition Handbook

In order to help you prepare for your child's start to Year 7 in September 2024, we have prepared a Transition Handbook for you. You can find this here or by clicking the picture below.

Transition Handbook cover image

The handbook includes:

  1. Letter from the Head of Academy
  2. What is HABS like?
  3. Will your child receive a fantastic education?
  4. Who are our team?
  5. What will your child need before they start with us?
  6. How will we keep in touch with you from now on?
  7. What else do you need to do to get ready for September?

We look forward to publishing more information to you as the year goes on, but the Transition Handbook is all about getting you started!

Key Transition Events this year

There will be a number of events and opportunities for you to visit us at the Academy. You can find out about some of these below:


Transition Meet & Greets

Over the coming months we are hosting two morning and two evening transition events. These are for families who might want extra help and support in their transition to secondary school, for example if you need help with making a Free School Meals application or would like support ordering school uniform and equipment.  Ms Graham and the team will be available at each of these events, and you can let us know you’d like to attend by emailing us at

The Meet & Greet events are taking place on:

  • Tuesday 16th April 09:00-10:00
  • Thursday 25th April 17:00-18:00
  • Wednesday 1st May 09:00-10:00
  • Monday 13th May 17:00-18:00



Transition interviews

In July, we’ll be inviting all families to join us for a short transition interview. During this interview our team will:

  • Find out more about your child and their time at school so far.
  • Go through the Home Academy Agreement which sets out the key rules and expectations for all children at the school.
  • Answer any questions you might have.
  • Collect any final or missing admissions forms to ensure that we have all the information we need to get your child started strongly in September.


Transition Days (for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September)

In July, we'll be inviting your child to join us for a full day of getting to know Harris Battersea ahead of starting in Year 7. 

More information will follow in due course, and we're extremely excited to meet your child and for them to meet their new peers and hopefully some friends for life!

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