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Our latest newsletter is now available on our website, covering a busy Half Term 5!


Congratulations to our four Sixth Form students who successfully secured IGY Scholarships! 🎉Your commitment to innovation and academic excellence mirrors the pioneering spirit of the world's greatest innovators. We can't wait to see the great things you achieve! 🌟 🎓


📚 Exam Season Has Begun! 📚We want to wish all students the very best in their exams. As you continue on this journey, embrace your potential and show the world what you're capable of. We are proud of each one of you! ⭐#ExamSeason


Coding Club's using Minecraft to teach programming at the moment - excellent turnout today as they write code to create a castle


Great parent session with GamCare this evening looking at the complexities of gaming and gambling for our young people. One parent said “really appreciate you offering this session: makes it easier for us parents navigating the complexity of these matters”


Our Student Ambassadors have proudly participated in The Diana Award's Anti-bullying Programme today, demonstrating their commitment to foster a kinder, safer and more inclusive community. 🌟 A huge thank you to The Beaulieu Park School for being such great hosts!


🎉 What a fantastic Eid Celebration Event we had today! A massive thank you to everyone who joined us, creating a truly joyful atmosphere and warm community spirit. A special thanks to Unitas Communications for their generous contribution. 🌟#EidAlFitr2024


We begin our community celebrations Eid Mubarak!


Recruiting now! HATO prioritises excellent behaviour systems, so that teachers have the freedom to teach. Check out the positions available below. Deadline 11/04/24


It was great to welcome families of Year 13 vocational students to the academy tonight to outline the roadmap of the crucial last few weeks of coursework and exams. Nearly there!


From dawn's first whistle to noon's vibrant buzz, our HASJW girls embody the football dream! 🏆 Today showcased skillful dribbles & thrilling goals ⚽


We were lucky to hear from lots of inspirational women, and the careers panel and tour were a great chance to hear the backgrounds of those working in tech and their advice for our girls. It has given them lots of motivation - thanks to all who made it a special day! (4/4)


...We then had a chance to try some of the exciting tech that Microsoft are developing, such as generative AI coding tools and augmented reality headsets. Minecraft was even used to teach about responsible AI! 💻🎮 (3/4)


We started with an inspirational speech by , which highlighted some remarkable innovations by women that were not given due credit in their time. The current stats are still sobering - yet the optimism in the talk really motivated our girls and set up the day (2/4)


Rise and shine! 🌟 The HASJW Girls are out on the field, kicking off their day with a football session before school. Passion, dedication, and drive in every move. Here's to breaking barriers and making every goal count! ⚽️


Proud to support our sister school and the Headteacher of Primary Emily Smith. Please do sign up, every little helps.


Our Year 12 and 13 IT students were very lucky to get to spend today at the legendary . We had a tour of Lord's, learned about The Hundred's digital marketing strategy, and did a rebranding exercise. Thanks to for making it happen!🏏


Today's the first day of mock exams for our Year 11 cohort. Plenty of flash cards being swapped at lunch and friends testing each other on the content - really good to see. Tomorrow is English Lan, DT, and Biology! ✏️ 🎓


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We've been shortlisted in the Trust Collaboration category in the MAT Excellence Awards for our partnership with the , encompassing all curriculum subjects across all 32 secondary schools!Watch our video case studies:

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Mental Health Information

Health and Wellbeing

Through a wide range of support and opportunities, we are committed to supporting our students to become positive and happy citizens of Harris Academy St Johns Wood, by encouraging students to live healthy, happy lives.

A movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. They want to see a fundamentally different way of life - where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.

Understanding anxiety, how to spot the signs, tips for parents/young people and how to find more help.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is actually a perfectly normal human state, and despite its presence in the headlines as a major player in the mental ill-health of many people, it actually has its uses!

At moderate levels of anxiety, a person’s performance and attention to detail can improve. However, it becomes a problem when the feelings become more intense, last for a long time and begin to negatively impact on how well you can do things, your enjoyment of things and family life.

In general, stress and fear are seen as responses to specific, external factors, whereas anxiety is often internal and is usually concerned with what could or might happen.

Where to Find Help?


Coping with Exam Stress

Tips and guidance on how you can take the 'stress' out of 'exam stress'.


Mental Health Signposting and Guidance

A collection of links and resources, which can help to support mental health, resilience, emotional health and wellbeing.


o    LGBT Foundation

o    MIND

o    Young Minds

o    Head Meds (Powered by Young Minds giving information about medication and conditions)

o    Royal College of Psychiatrists

o    Mind Ed

o    NSPCC (Mental health and suicidal thoughts)

o    Bi-Polar UK


o    Kooth (Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 10-25)

o    Samaritans 

o    BEAT (Beating Disorders)

o    Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)

o    Childline

o    The Mix (information & support for under 25’s)

o    Young Minds

o    Youth Access (advice and counselling network)


o    ‘Stay Alive’ App

o    Calm Harm App (Self-harm support/distraction app)

o    Headspace (mindfulness/relaxation app)

o    Self Help Resources/Worksheets



Mindfulness, in a nutshell, is being able to focus on the present moment. It can be practised anywhere but preferably somewhere quiet to aid relaxation and reflection. Activities within our ‘Relaxation’ scheme of work are not all focused on mindfulness itself but the activities within allow students to reflect on past, present and future emotions and feelings.

Below is a brief overview of some of the things we cover:

Deep Breathing Exercises

Students focusing on their breath through teacher led step by step instructions.

Muscle Relaxation

Aim to tense and relax the whole body by starting with the head and neck and working all the way down to the toes. By focusing on each body part and tensing it for a set amount of time allows the mind to stay focused.

Mindfulness Activities

Listening to an audio clip through directed mindfulness or trying to develop this independently.


Relaxation poses.

Visual Imagery

Student led descriptive texts based around relaxing places and trying to engage students to imagine they are in a specific place away from stress and worries.


Activities to clear the mind and focus on a specific task at present: Colouring in, reading, listening to music, friendship bracelets, playing cards, playing with playdoh.