Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.
  • International Day

    Raising awareness of the cultural diversity within the Academy on Tuesday 11 July 2017.


Bartholomew Cannon - PrincipalIt gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to Harris Academy, Purley. The Academy is extremely proud to carry the Harris name, a name synonymous with quality, excellence and enterprise.

It is my drive and ambition to build on the outstanding success of the Academy thus far, already a well-established centre of academic, artistic, sporting and technological excellence.

My passion and expectation is that each and every student who joins Harris Academy, Purley achieves his or her “personal best”.  With an emphasis on Enterprise and Sport, the Academy strives each and every day to create a culture and ethos which promotes curiosity, initiative and leadership in all our young people.

Inside and outside the classroom we emphasise the traditional values of self-discipline, mutual respect, good behaviour and the highest standards of uniform. In doing so we are aiming to equip all our students to be responsible, happy and caring global citizens.

In providing our students with a top rate education I want staying on for Sixth Form, run in partnership with the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form, to be the norm, not the exception.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to one of our many Open Events and to working with you in the months and years ahead.

Yours sincerely
Bartholomew Cannon, Principal