Have you ever suffered from sexual abuse or harassment? There is now a new dedicated NSPCC helpline number 0800 136 663 live from today (Thursday 1 April).


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Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See for further info and a statement below.


Some wonderful, artistic reflections on the story of Romeo and Juliet from Ms Kopelman's Year 9 English group.


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Our amazing testing team have completed our mass testing, with fantastic support from Public Health Team. ✅ Over 3500 tests in 8 days ✅ All negative 👍🏻 We are now issuing home testing kits to eligible students.


After the first three in school, which show students how to test safely, students will be issued with kits to test twice per week at home.


Year 8 and 9 have returned and completed their tests today. ✅ A further 370 tests carried ✅ 1170 in total ✅ Around 89% of all students ✅ All negative Now to test 2 and 3, starting tomorrow!


So far, Years 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 have returned to the Academy and completed their first covid test. ✅ 800 tests carried out and all negative ✅ That represents 87% of all returning pupils ✅ We can't wait to see Year 8 and 9 tomorrow


Nearly 400 (all negative) tests done this morning at ... superb team work, organisation and support. Another 170 this afternoon, and we go again tomorrow!


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So many talented cooks but there can be only 3 winners!


Full details of the return to school for pupils next week can be found here:


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Some lovely artwork produced by Annabelle in Year 11. Thank you Mrs Worthington for sharing.


Well done to Rhyonn in Ms Peynado's Year 8 Art class, who had to make his own version of Magritte's "The Son of Man".


Another incredible piece of Year 7 writing by Sarah in Ms Spiegelberger's class.


Congratulations to Jaber in Year 7, completing this speech about gender discrimination for Miss Rands in English. Great work Jaber! 👍


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Our thanks, as always to our supporters , , & and of course to all our partner schools, like the hardworking team thank you for


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Proud to work in partnership with at to offer families who really need it additional food parcels on top of their weekly voucher.


We ar looking for MFL (Spanish with French) and Mathematics teachers for maternity cover at our Academy and to support our wonderful students.

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Year 9 Options

Key Stage 4 – Years 10-11 

Unfortunately, this year we are unable to hold our Options events in the usual format, where you would have been afforded the opportunity to visit the Academy and speak to Heads of Departments regarding subjects that you and your son/daughter may be considering.  Instead, we have provided all the information needed to recreate the experience virtually. 

We will be launching the GCSE Options process in the coming weeks; parents and pupils will have the chance to take part in some initial events: 

  • Year 9 will have an Options Talk delivered during their assemblies and tutor time (give the dates between which these will take place).

  • Year 9 parents will have the chance to chat to Mr Lakole, Ms Lewis and Ms Osman about their child’s progress during the virtual Parents’ Evening held on 11th March 2021

Our Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) Programme of Study offers each student a focused Curriculum Pathway, as well as an option to incorporate personal interest into your child’s studies. 

Please click here to complete the Options form (will go live on Friday 12th March)  

The form enables you to choose the Options subjects that your son/daughter will study in Year 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) at Harris Academy St John's Wood. Your son/daughter gets to choose one Humanities subject (GCSE History or GCSE Geography) and the other as an option. We also ask for a reserve choice in-case for any reason we cannot run one of the courses. 

Key Dates and Information

  • Each subject lead has prepared a short film (voice over) about what their subject offers for GCSE study.  The links can be found below; have a look at any subject which you may be considering alongside the options booklet.

  • Mr Lakole, Assistant Vice Principal will place a link to the options form on the evening of Friday 12th March.  This must be completed and submitted by Sunday 21st March 2021.

  • Options Interviews with a senior member of staff to discuss and finalise your choices will start from a date still to be confirmed. 

  • The final confirmation of Option Choices must be submitted week commencing Monday 3rd May 2021.

  • To further support your son/daughter, we have put together a ‘HASJW careers directory’ where you will find lots of information about different careers by subject. Do remember that these are not the ONLY careers available within each subject area, but the subject pages on the directory are a great place to start exploring your possible future career options. 

A letter of confirmation will send to you on the week commencing 10th May 2021 to confirm your son/daughter’s option subjects for the academic year 2021/2022. 

Options Booklet

Click on the icon below and read the options booklet carefully. Your aim should be to get as much advice as possible and make a wide choice of courses.  If you have any questions, contact the Assistant Vice Principal responsible for the Options process, your Head of Year and your Form tutor during assemblies and tutor time.

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Subject Videos (click on each subject to watch a clip about the information and content) 

  • * Please note that there are no subject videos for core subjects below as they are compulsory subjects where your child will sit an exam. The only exception is core PE where there will be no exam. Information and content about the core subjects can be found in the Options booklet. 

  • List of compulsory core subjects: 

  • Maths 

  • English Literature and English Language 

  • Religious Studies  

  • Sciences 

  • Modern Foreign Languages 

  • Core PE (No exam)   

Art, Photography, D&T, Food & Nutrition, BTEC Engineering

BTEC Travel and Tourism L1- 2

GCSE Business

GCSE Drama

GCSE Geography

GCSE History

GCSE Music

GCSE Sociology

Health and Social Care

IT-Cambridge Nationals

IT-GCSE Computer Science

Physical Education

For any question in relation to the Options process below see below for useful contacts: 

Mr Lakole, Assistant Vice Principal: 

Ms Osman, Head of Year 9:  

Ms Lewis, Vice Principal: