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19/04/24

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! pic.twitter.com/DDyNCdY9Jv

19/04/24

What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project! pic.twitter.com/XjFnensWQx

28/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/i8NipfuDD3

28/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/NeOF6zczrA

28/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/Y2igxHdSMd

28/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/slqX02mJNe

28/03/24

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! pic.twitter.com/7P63Jn3v9X

08/02/24

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. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

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! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

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! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

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! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

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! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

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. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

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

20/12/23

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!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

08/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/t1BzeEalxn

06/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/XH3eKKGa7Y

06/12/23

Well done to the HABS Year 10&11 Basketball team who won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games! pic.twitter.com/CYzpfg1wFz

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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 admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk.

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 admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk

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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