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thank you for you visit. Students from Rockmount Primary school came to visit us this week. They took part in activities within the art and design and technology. We really enjoyed having you.— Harris Beulah Hill () July 13, 2023


Transfer Evening at .We are proud of the achievements of students at our school. Looking forward to becoming Harris Academy Beulah Hill in September 2023— Harris Beulah Hill () June 13, 2023


Lovely evening for footie ⚽️ Year 10 fixture. Shoutout to Mr Goldsmith our headteacher cheering the lads on from the sidelines!— Harris Beulah Hill () May 18, 2023


Resilience assembly with our year 10s delivered by Presence. Inspirational— Harris Beulah Hill () May 17, 2023


Students and staff enjoyed a meal fit for a King today— Harris Beulah Hill () May 6, 2023


Beulah Hill academy’s eco centre takes lessons into the woods ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦— Inside Croydon () May 3, 2023


Beulah Hill academy’s eco centre takes lessons into the woods ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦— Inside Croydon () May 3, 2023


On Friday, a selection of our scholars participated in the 2023 Robotics Challenge. They were awarded best first timers for resilience and meticulousness in their approach to assembling their robots. We are extremely proud of our students. Well done also to Mr Rusecki!— Harris Beulah Hill () May 3, 2023


We are pleased to share that we are a Shakespeare Gold School! Our staff and students are very proud of this achievement made possible by the tremendous effort of Ms Bryce and the students. A truly remarkable feat!— Harris Beulah Hill () April 22, 2023


Oxygen provides a breath of fresh air for kids’ holiday activities ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦— Inside Croydon () April 5, 2023


Oxygen provides a breath of fresh air for kids’ holiday activities ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦— Inside Croydon () April 5, 2023


Of course we had to have the input of our students in naming the area. We are also pleased to be able to recognise the vast amount of work put into this vision by our very own Premises Manager Owain Blake. The HEW-Blake Ecological Centre is now open 3/3— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023


More scenes from our grand opening today 2/3— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023


Today we celebrated the grand opening of our Ecological Centre at . We are proud of the work our staff and students have done over the past 18 months to make this a reality. We were delighted to have our visitors from 1/3— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023


This week our students participated in the Quad Spelling Bee competition. Ms Brissett worked hard with the students to ensure they were thoroughly prepped. Students were delighted to have taken part and are looking forward to the next event— Harris Beulah Hill () March 15, 2023


Thank you for an inspiring session! — Armony () February 10, 2023


Thank you for an inspiring session! — Armony () February 10, 2023


Had a great time. Thank you— Harris Beulah Hill () February 10, 2023


Students in Year 9 show stopper piece. Students even made their own jam!— Harris Beulah Hill () November 16, 2022


Competition time at HASN. Year 9 students working hard on deciding a recipe for their show stopper piece. They were amazing this afternoon. Well done to all the tutor groups who took part 🎉🎉🎉🎉— Harris Beulah Hill () November 16, 2022

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Literacy is at the core of our values at Beulah Hill. We believe in helping students improve their literacy as this is key to attaining academic excellence and improving their life chances. All teachers are teachers of literacy, instrumental in spearheading the use of oracy, developing reading and vocabulary acquisition and writing.

We believe that promoting literacy is a whole academy responsibility and not just that of the English department. We also invite you to join us in developing your child's literacy at home.  

Reading and literacy skills are the key to learning and pleasure. They open doors and allow our students to access all aspects of the curriculum, whilst improving oracy, communication and problem-solving skills.

You can read more on our vision in our 2023-24 Literacy Policy here.

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Reading is very important for young people for many reasons. Reading helps improve literacy skills, expands vocabulary, enhances cognitive development, fosters creativity and imagination, improves concentration and focus, boosts empathy and understanding of others, and can even reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, reading can open up new worlds, ideas, and perspectives to young readers, helping them to learn about different cultures, histories, and experiences.

 Encouraging young people to read from a young age can have long-lasting benefits that extend into adulthood. It's never too early to start instilling a love of reading in children and fostering a lifelong habit that can bring joy and knowledge throughout their lives.

Reading with tutors

Students enjoy a time of shared reading with tutors in the mornings before their lessons. At these times, they engage with novels exploring genres such as Social Issues, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Realistic Fiction and Science Fiction with young protagonists who experience relatable topics and journey towards growth and maturity. Our tutors are instrumental in facilitating an environment where students delve into reading.


Our Library

20240208 144530The HABH library is a vibrant space where students engage with reading. There are books covering a wide range of topics with authors spanning multicultural backgrounds, engaging all students. There are regular library lessons for students in Key Stage 3 who enjoy sessions centred on reading novels, eBooks, and group work. The library is also open for all students before school, breaktimes, lunchtimes and after school where students submerse themselves in reading, homework, and group tasks. All students are encouraged to have a reading book and must get at least 80% when they quiz on the books read on Accelerated Reader. Our students also routinely share reviews of eBooks read and can recommend books to be purchased for the library.


English Recommended Reads:

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Enjoyed sleuthing with Sherlock? Growing perseverance with Parvana? Forming friendships with George and Lennie? Gossiping with Benedick and Beatrice? You can find books of similar themes, genres, authors, ideas and events like the books you read in English below.




Recommended Books


KS3 Recommendations

Rebel Skies by Ann Sei LinKs3

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

Granted by Rachel Huffmire

The Chocolate Box Girls series by Cathy Cassidy

The Breakfast Club Adventures by Marcus Rashford

The Woods are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins

21% Monster by P.J. Canning

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

The Selection series by Keira Kass

Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson

Slated by Terri Terry

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf

The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Faking Delinquency by Ashley Winters

Recommended Books for KS4

Ks4Twin Crowns by Katherine Webber and Catherine Doyle

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian

Daughter of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester

The Unsound Theory by Emilia Zeeland

Goddess Crown by Shade Lapite

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray

Paper Towns by John Green

The Auora Cycle by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Robin Hood series by Robert Muchamore

A Darker Shade of Magic series by V.E. Schwab

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Blackout by D. Clayton, A. Thomas, N. Stone, N. Yoon, A. Woodfolk, T. D. Jackson

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Arrow to the Moon by Emily X.R. Pan

The Magpie Society by Amy McCulloch and Zoe Sugg 

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

Learning new vocabulary with Bedrock!                                                                                 Bedrock1

Bedrock is an online vocabulary curriculum designed to help students learn academic words. This programme enables students to build cultural capital and expand their vocabulary, making them more successful in their academic work and navigating the wider world.

Students in years 7-9 engage with Bedrock as a homework task and must attain 20points every week. At Beulah we have ‘Bedrock Word of the Week’ where Bedrock words currently learnt by students across KS3 are shared on our school computer desktops and used by staff and students. Research on vocabulary acquisition has also shown the need for multiple encounters with words in different contents to enable those word to form part of our long-term memory. Considering this, all students have Bedrock Vocab books, where they write words learnt on Bedrock, alongside definitions and sentences using these words in A5 books we purchase for them. These books are then brought to lessons where students access their Bedrock words and use these, helping them retain their Bedrock vocabulary.


Literacy as an Extra Curricular!

Harris Beulah Hill 15 of 174Throughout the year there as so many opportunities for students to improve their literacy skills, enter national writing and reading competitions, or practice their oracy skills through DebateMate. As a club, they are taught skills in public speaking, critical thinking, and grace under pressure.



Literacy Resources:

Online newspapers: these are a brilliant way to read high-quality non-fiction (particularly useful for our Yr 10 and Yr 11s). The Guardian’s and the Independent’s articles are available free at all times!

The National Literacy Trust has put together an amazing collection of resources to help parents with home schooling. Have a look at the Family Zone on their website for literacy resources from literacy experts and some famous faces (check out David Walliams' contributions).

The Carnegie Award: The annual award for children’s books, with some brilliant books on the shortlist every year. There are also resources on its websites to get children discussing the texts.

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