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Welcome to Borough Academy

Welcome to Haberdashers’ Borough Academy; a community school based at the heart of SE1. Our Academy is a wonderful place to learn – where pupils develop their academic scholarship alongside their character, in a world class setting.

Our mission is simple – we want pupils to ‘Become their best at Borough’ in all aspects of their lives. We have the highest aspirations for each young person we work with and strive to help them to fulfil their potential.

Our Academy values, which were created by our young people, speak to that. We expect our learners to become excellent ambassadors for their community, by working hard to achieve their aspirations, whilst becoming kind and resilient citizens.

Our location in the centre of the capital allows us to provide a unique take on the curriculum, making the most of partnerships with world leading organisations which enrich and enhance our offer. In all areas of the curriculum, we aim to ignite a spark which enables our young people to become scholars of their chosen subject disciplines.  

A Tradition of Excellence

Haberdashers’ Borough Academy is part of the Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South, a Trust of Academies that has been educating children in South London since 1876.

We are proud of the traditions of excellence that are synonymous with the Haberdashers’ Academies Trust. Our schools are driven by a common ambition – to become excellent schools which are grounded in their communities. Through partnership with family of schools in South London, pupils and teachers have access to opportunities which enhance the learning experience. You can learn more about the Trust here.

Our Haberdashers’ Advantage programme is central to that mission.  Pupils have access to a wider ranging extracurricular programme which supports your child to develop as a well-rounded person, ready and prepared to embark upon whichever pathway they desire. 

At the centre of the Haberdashers’ approach are the highest expectations. We expect excellent presentation, politeness and respect, and a commitment to learning from every pupil. We believe that through those high expectations we create a culture in which our young people can flourish.

A Place to Belong

We pride ourselves on having a deep knowledge of each and every child as an individual. Our pastoral model enables colleagues to get to know your child well, enabling us to tailor support and opportunities to their needs. We aim to work closely with our families to provide a supportive, caring environment for your child.

Our journey is relatively new; but our ambitions are bold! We are immensely proud of our achievements to date, and invite you to visit to see us in action for yourself.  We look forward to welcoming you.


Tom Howells