A HASU parent is running a May Holiday Club with Jubilee-themed art and cooking at Harris Academy Sutton on Tuesday 31st May 9am - 4pm. Information and booking here:


Well done to the team of HASU staff who completed the Marsden March today, raising money for a worthy cause.


Last night the Year 7 and Year 10 Rounders Teams both won their games against Overton. Well done all! Here’s a photo of the Year 7 team.


Alice B in 7H2 has collected over 1000 bottle tops! Well done Alice. All donations welcome, big or small. We’re collecting until 24th June.


It’s House Art Week at HASU! Well done to all the students who joined our Big Draw at lunch today. It continues tomorrow at lunch and it would be great to see everyone get involved!


A pupil who is joining HASU in September plays for a local football team that has just won a Surrey Girls league title 🏆⚽️. They are currently recruiting Year 7 girls and are looking to expand the number of teams. Contact details are in the picture.


On Thursday 12th May, students in Year 9 and Year 10 will be having their second HPV injection. Parents do not need to complete a new consent form - the NHS will use the previous one.


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Our Summer Term begins on Saturday at - come and join the fun in !


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Our Harris Academy project has also been recognised by this week, winning both the RIBA London Award 2022 and RIBA London Sustainability Award 2022. is the UK’s first Trust certified secondary school. 🔗


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It’s been a week full of good news for sustainable design! Yesterday we saw two pioneering projects win awards - Bicester Eco Business Centre for the UK’s first zero carbon/Passivhaus Plus office and for the UK’s first Passivhaus secondary school 🎉


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: Duke of Edinburgh Practice Walk at Box Hill completed..well done Y10! A big thank you as well to members of staff who gave up their time to help out!


More photos from today’s DoE practice expedition


Our Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh participants are on their practice expedition today. Group 1 has reached the top of Box Hill!


Congratulations to Elvis C (Year 7) and Arqish P (Year 9) who were awarded Best in School for their fantastic entries into the MEM maths challenge.


Our Year 9 Harris Experience students enjoyed a trip to Christie’s today.


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💫We are pleased to announce that Sutton has been shortlisted for two Awards!💫 📍'Net Zero Place of the Year' 📢'Real Estate Project of the Year' for The winners will be announced in May. You can read more about these prestigious awards below 👇


We look forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow. Gates open at 8am and students must arrive by 8.25am. There are no enrichment clubs after school this week. Key dates for the first half of the summer term were published in our Spring 2 newsletter.


Interested in playing cricket this summer? Cheam CC have an open morning on 17th April.


Our Spring 2 newsletter was published today. It’s packed full of photos, news, achievements and student reviews.


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Thank you so much for this. It makes us really proud that Billy is your first pupil with Down syndrome, he loves

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Year 8

Welcome from Head of Year 8, Ms Matthews

My Vision:

As a pastoral leader, I want to ensure that every child is given a nurturing and supportive environment where they are building resilience and determination to be successful in all facets of not only school, but wider life. From entry we should be showing them clear boundaries as well as a team within the year group who clearly want to get the very best from them.

KmaMy name is Ms Matthews, I am the Head of Year 8 at HASU and a teacher of English. In my role here, I have been able to work with the students to introduce them to Secondary School life, challenge them to engage with a range of subjects, support them with building and maintaining new friendships, stepping outside of their comfort zone and becoming a confident and successful part of the school’s ethos and community.

 I originally joined the school in 2019 as an English teacher and was a tutor to the second cohort of students who started with us. I have been a teacher in schools since 2015 and here at Harris Academy Sutton, the role of the tutor clearly is seen as a prominent part in supporting the wellbeing of the child and ignited a passion in me to be more directly involved in the pastoral support and development of our students. In 2020 I became Head of Year to our third cohort which has been one of the most challenging but also rewarding opportunities in my teaching career.

As a core value of mine, looking after the mental as well as physical wellbeing are equally as significant. I went on a Mental Health First Aid course last year to ensure that I was well equipped to have conversations with students in the year group about mental health and also promote values of talking about how we feel and expressing it, rather than bottling up which can lead to further issues. In my assemblies I want to build an ethos even more of optimism and positivity, as a way to build more resilience and have a year group who use appropriate and mature channels to deal with adversity.

What is it like to be a Year 8 at HASU?

In Year 8 students will now have much more of a handle over Secondary School and its challenges. They can begin to look out for the year 7s and guiding them through becoming more organised, navigating the school building and looking out for them on the playground. Their studies will become more detailed, building on the foundations started in year 7 and allowing students to challenge themselves. At this point year 8 are given more trust and responsibilities around the school and we encourage students to get involved in being an active student as much as possible.

What are the events and occasions we can expect during Year 8?

When? What?
Autumn 1


Autumn 2

Principal’s Talk

Spring 1

Mid-Year Assessment Week

Mid-Year Reports

H&A Parents Evening
Spring 2

Year 8 Residential Trip

S&U Parents Evening
Summer 1


Summer 2

End of Year Assessment Week

IID Week

End of Year Reports



Year 8 Grosvenor Hall Trip 2022