Parents! A wonderful creative opportunity for your child in August.


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Exciting coalition of organisations coming together , & to lead local change. Launch of Haringey programme today with Thanks to pupils & staff


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Executive Principal talks about his own experience of youth violence growing up in London, how it now effects his pupils! How the media perpetuates the horror. But also the high expectations for pupils & how this initiative will help


How to stop a problem like youth violence & crime ? Inspiring thread from our sister school & academy in


We realise that celebrations may, once again, be slightly different, but hope this Eid at home is filled with happiness, joy & peace. From all at Harris St John’s Wood - we wish a lovely Eid as you mark this time & celebrate with family and friends.  


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Today I was a at the centre. It was a new experience: I heard 2,700 people shouting out the words "THANK YOU" & I met some extraordinary souls.


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We are so very proud of our student & Greenhouse player Suhayb who has secured his place on a scholarship programme at School in New York 👏🏀 Good luck Suhayb! 💫🇺🇸 we are so proud of you


These speakers shared how they had witnessed friends losing their lives to knife crime & lost others, as a result of knife crime, to lengthy prison sentences.  In all the session was focused on an anti-knife crime message, highlighting responsibility & making positive choices.


brought speakers with lived experience of knife crime to the session and they explained how they had become involved in knife crime, the effect this had on themselves, their families and their communities and ultimately how they were able to turn their lives around.


Our pupils did inspirational work with yesterday The overarching message involved students pledging not to carry a knife going forward and to consider the ripple effects of their actions and choices in the future.


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This weekend are hosting pop-up events. , & are some of the venues on the list. Anyone over 18 can come along to any centre for a 1st or 2nd vaccine. To find a venue near you:


Inspiring to see this fight back against racists & thugs & vandals


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As sad as our pupils were about the final, they were devastated to see the ugly, racist abuse that followed. ’s response is brave and dignified. He is and always will be a role model to children in this country, on and off the pitch.


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We were thrilled to deliver our Networking session to over 400 KS3 students at ! Thank you to our industry volunteers from , who inspired the students and showed how their school subjects can lay the foundations for a career in !


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what is required to achieve high inquiry and moderate guidance? Is it something bigger than teachers in the classroom?


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New Principal Sam Green speaks about the place of science in its totality in a school | “the beauty & wonder of science…and what we choose to spend time on in a school reflects the vision for diversity & where we are in this very polarised debate”.


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Science teachers have a responsibility to provide all students with access to opportunities. This means taking a long, hard look at setting and streaming.

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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: