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Our sports teams are on fire this week! 🔥 Today our girls’ football team celebrated a 4-2 win against Carshalton Girls Year 9. 🥇⚽


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A huge well done to all of the Year 7 students who took part in our inaugural Christmas Sing-A-Long Concert tonight! They were amazing! I’m really proud of them all. Thank you to all the parents and staff who came to support them too. A really lovely evening.


It was lovely to see the ovens in our food tech room in use for the first time! A group of children from Willows Day Nursery came to bake mince pies with some of our prefects.


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Building Magazine visited last month. Read Helena's thoughts on the super low-energy, high-comfort school here:


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My favourite part of today was when I was on lunch duty on the playground and some of my Year 7 boys challenged me to games of table tennis! Loved playing them! (Loved it even more that I was undefeated! I think they were surprised at how competitive I was! Haha!)


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Took a Year 7 Spanish cover lesson today. Hugely impressed with their focus and effort!


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We’ve been learning about politics at HASU! We had a visit from Tom Brake today and Paul Scully a few weeks ago. We ran a student referendum too.


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Fantastic work from Year 8s in Music today. Working really hard in preparation for their assessments next lesson.


Hi. It looks like we’re going to do it on the 19th to tie in with our Christmas lunch. A letter about this and all end of term arrangements will go out this week. Many thanks.


Hi. I’ll check and confirm tomorrow. Apologies for the delay.


Harris Academy Sutton invites all students to sit down together and enjoy a festive meal on Thursday 19th December. Students will eat in two separate sittings: one for Year 7 and one for Year 8. The cost of the meal will be £2, payable on the day using students' cards.


I'm so sorry to hear this. We were alerted to this issue last year and introduced improved bags this year as a result. Please contact Brigade directly to request a refund if the bag was faulty: Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.


An enjoyable theatre trip last night with one hundred HASU students


Tonight one hundred of our students are going to see a performance of A Christmas Carol in Epsom, featuring our very own Mrs Holden.


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Making some good use of the new D&T workshop for the subject day.


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Some of our trainees are visiting for the first ever training day at this Harris Academy. Thank you so much for having us here and what a lovely building you now have! We are looking forward to a fantastic day with you!


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The excitement of is what our trainees are experiencing ! We are so excited to have come to one of our newest academies for the first time!


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We had a great day today with Year 8s from learning about different careers in the NHS. Students became microbiologists, clinical biochemists, radiologists and nurses to help diagnose a range of patients.

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“The limits of one’s language are the limits of his world.”

Languages provide a gateway to other cultures and the world around us. Learning a foreign language takes learners on a voyage of discovery and deepen their understanding of different countries’ people and history.

Through our comprehensive languages curriculum we:

  • Foster pupil’s curiosity and provide an opening to other cultures.
  • Instil in our pupils a love of languages.
  • Enable pupils to communicate effectively and confidently in the foreign language.
  • Inspire pupils to extend and pursue language learning outside the classroom.
  • Prepare our pupils to be competent global citizens through their knowledge of languages and appreciation of foreign cultures.

Year 7

The way we teach languages at Harris Academy Sutton is by its nature very accessible. In order to develop confident languages learners, lessons are taught in the target language and pupils learn to use the target language from the outset. This is achieved through routines, games and songs.  At Harris Academy Sutton, we believe that in order to learn the language, one needs to also learn and understand the culture and history of the country. As such, developing a knowledge of the Spanish culture is embedded in the curriculum.

In year 7, pupils study Spanish through a range of topics areas, which are relevant to their lives and the world around them.  The course is divided into several units: my family and friends, where I live, describing my life, free time activities, my school, and understanding Spanish festivals.

Within the units there is a focus on developing the pupils’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a foundation of core grammar and vocabulary. This enables pupils to understand and communicate personal information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy.

Year 8

The Year 8 curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Year 7 with a focus on broadening the pupils’ knowledge of grammar, especially verb tenses.  The main tenses learnt by our pupils are the past and the future which enable them to develop their written communication skills. 

In year 8 pupils study Spanish through the units: My town (town or village description, going out in town (activities, eating out and so on) and weekend activities in town; Holidays (describing a past holiday and activities, directions, opinions and so on); Media (technology, music, TV programmes, opinions and so on); the Spanish Speaking World (understanding the different Spanish Speaking countries and some key facts about these countries).

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