Making a difference to the community will be the ethos of a school which opened on the new Harris Academy Wimbledon building in High Path, South Wimbledon on Monday (November 9).

The new building features state of the art facilities to ensure students can enjoy an extensive and varied curriculum up to A level.

The school hopes the new site will also give staff the opportunity to expand their extra-curricular activities including journalism, photography, drama, sports and science clubs.

Harris Academy Wimbledon opened in 2018 and currently goes up to Year Nine though when it is at full capacity it will have students from Year 7 to Year 13.

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Morden and Mitcham MP, Siobhan McDonagh said: “I’m delighted that Harris Wimbledon is open! The Harris Federation provides excellent education to children and have already done a brilliant job.

"Harris Wimbledon will provide another excellent secondary school and will help parents from Colliers Wood who previously felt that they had few choices.”

Principal Joanne Larizadeh said in a statement online: “Our academy is an exceptional place to learn, providing an ambitious but happy and inclusive environment.

As well as strong pastoral support, we offer an enriching extra-curricular programme with over 40 different activities that students can choose from each week.

“As part of the Harris Federation, a highly successful group of academies in and around London, our students also benefit from wider opportunities and resources.

Wimbledon Times:

“We offer a tailored learning experience so they can achieve their full potential, with students streamed according to ability.

“Students who need the most stretch and challenge are grouped together and follow a challenging academic curriculum, but we are ambitious for every kind of learner with provision that includes tutoring and small-group sessions for students who need extra support.

“All of our classes are in a mixed setting which encourages our girls and boys to work collaboratively and develop mutual respect.

“We know that our students will leave us academically successful, but we also want them to be well-rounded individuals with a highly developed social conscience, ready to lead in their communities and beyond.

“Our motto is ‘make a difference’ and our students and staff give nothing except their very best in pursuit of making a difference to their lives and the lives of others around them.”