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Harris Academy Sutton works with the ICR to benefit the young people in our community and beyond. This video and resource will be hugely valuable to students.


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The winner of the School Building Award sponsored by is CONGRATULATIONS!


An amazing piece of work for geography, produced by Eben A (8U8). Well done Eben!


For more information about our excellent Personal Development curriculum at Harris Academy Sutton, including our annual programme of IID Days, please see our website:


Tuesday 1st December is IID Day! All students will be 'off timetable' on this day. Each year group will have a different focus: Year 7: Being a Teenager Year 8: Communication Day Year 9: My Pathways 1/2


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Can't wait to give this talk & to support in giving extra opportunities despite current restrictions. The credit for the data I'll present of course goes to and . Hoping to enthuse the students to think seriously about careers in science.


Dr Sarah White, a researcher from UCL, will be delivering a live virtual lecture to Year 7 where she will talk about her research exploring laughter, mind reading and the brain! If students want to sign up they can use the link below.


Year 9 virtual careers webinar. Students learnt about the role of a Tax Manager this week.


Great to see students enjoying their lessons in our excellent Technology Room


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Shout out to the fantastic team and students of who are evidencing really high rates of physical activity. Wonderful effort. Can you keep it up as the nights draw in?


We’d really appreciate it if students who borrowed library books last year could return them this week. We are hoping to get our library back up and running soon, working within the bubble constraints. Thank you!


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Great work in Design & Technology by our Year 8s today!


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Year 7 were amazing today working on their pantomime performances! (Oh yes they were!)


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So this week I challenged ’s Year 8s to beat their incredible attendance of 98.56% that they got the week before. They’ve only gone and done it! 99.02%! INCREDIBLE!! Couldn’t be prouder! Right guys, even higher next week?!


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Incredible effort from Year 9 in Music today!


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We're delighted to announce that has been named a 2021 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist. Thank you to for recognising the UK's first Passivhaus secondary - a school that sets the standard for sustainable design.


Some photos of our brilliant Year 9 students enjoying enrichment on Thursday.


Some photos from Year 8 enrichment on Wednesday.


We are very proud of our Year 7 students who represented Harris Academy Sutton in our mini-remembrance parade yesterday.


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I’m so incredibly proud of Year 8 - their attendance this week was 98.56%! That’d be brilliant at any time, but it’s particularly impressive given the current situation! So proud of their determination and resilience! Can we go even higher next week?!

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All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Personal Development and Careers Overview

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At HASU every student accesses a thriving personal development curriculum throughout their time at the Academy. At HASU, personal development (PD) refers to “the development of knowledge, skills, dispositions and habits which will promote and support our students in leading healthy, happy and fulfilling adult lives.”

Our curriculum encompasses a wide range of themes including:

  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)
  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Education (SMSC)
  • Careers Education
  • Citizenship Education

You can read more about these themes and more on our Personal Development Curriculum pages.


The Student Experience

Students at HASU experience the PD curriculum through a variety of channels:

  • Daily tutor time
  • Weekly assemblies
  • Termly ‘IID Day’ drop down days
  • Participation in our ‘IID Award’ character development programme
  • Enrichment
  • Educational visits


Tutor Time Programme

The tutor time programme ensures that every student experiences a consistent personal development curriculum, led by their tutor and supported by their Head of Year and the Academy Leadership Group. Every week, each tutor group will have a session of:

  • Drop everything and read
  • Assembly
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • Healthy Harris




Assemblies at HASU

Assemblies are an opportunity for students to come together and learn together about a variety of themes. Assemblies are hosted by the Head of Year, and led by a wide range of staff and students. Assemblies often begin by celebrating the arts through student performances. During the 2019-20 academic year, assemblies focused on a wide range of themes, including:

  • Our academy values (Innovation, Integrity, and Discovery)
  • UK Parliament Week
  • Black History Month
  • European Week of Languages
  • Chinese New Year
  • Scholarship and challenge
  • Sports Relief

And so many more. Each assembly links to our wider personal development curriculum, often introducing, developing or building upon content studied in PSHE and Citizenship lessons.


To find out more about the other elements of our Personal Development curriculum, please follow the links below to the relevant pages:

Termly ‘IID Day’ drop down days

Participation in our ‘IID Award’ character development programme


Educational visits