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New job: is looking for an Assistant Principal - Science Faculty. Apply now


Jack delivered a fantastic speech at the Speak Out Challenge regional finals this week! Several teachers from our English department went along to support him throughout the evening!


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New job: Director of Learning Mathematics .Apply now


Students attended a special assembly on Eating Disorders this morning, delivered by Phoebe from the SLAM team (South London and Maudsley). For further information, head over to:


This afternoon, the RAF popped in to help launch the 'rocket cars' students have been designing as part of


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Students at are taking part in Games Force training. Thank you the students loved learning the roles and responsibilities when delivering a competition.


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Very proud that student Shea Williams named Deputy Young Mayor


Our celebration of British Science Week got off to a 'flying' start with a Birds of Prey display by for our Year 7 and Year 8 students!


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Year 9 Football team came from 3-1 down against Quest Academy to draw the match 4-4. In extra time Harris Purley were victorious 6-4, onto the semi finals.


Students enjoyed a trip to Cambridge University last week. Maybe some students will want to visit again after Sixth Form?!


Today, students have been voting for the Young Mayor of Croydon...


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Harris Academy Purley is looking for an Assistant Principal (SEND and Safeguarding).Apply now


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Year 7 student getting the opportunity to participate in a hip hop dance session


Staff and students arrived in some amazing costumes for World Book Day this year! How many can you name?


Head of MTV's Talent and Music division Anna Karatziva, came in to talk to some of our students about the music and media industry


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We are open (Friday)


Our Year 8s are enjoying a Design & Technology trip to today!


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Tomorrow's Year 7 Football match V has been postponed due to the snow. It is now next Tuesday (6th March). It is a league and cup double header!

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.

FOI, Privacy Notice, Complaints & Charging Policy


Our full charging and remissions policy can be found further down the page, in summary;

Harris Academy Purley provides a free education for boys and girls of all abilities. However, the Governors of the Academy reserve the right to charge in the following circumstances:

  • Where a parent wishes a child to learn a musical instrument.
  • When a request is made for accreditation in a subject that is not a normal part of the student’s Academy programme; when a request is made for a different form of accreditation to that advised by the Academy; when a student is entered for an examination but fails to sit it, unless the reason is acceptable to the Executive Principal and Chairman of Governors;
  • Where a trip is proposed which is not a compulsory part of the curriculum, parents will be invited to make a contribution to cover the costs involved. This will be on the understanding that if there is insufficient support the proposed trip will not take place.
  • Cost of ingredients or materials for practical subjects, where parents have indicated in advance, a wish to own the finished product.



Our full complaints policy can be found further down the page, in summary;

If you are unhappy or have concerns about the academy or a person associated with the academy then you may wish to make a complaint, in the first instance complaints should be addressed to the Head of Academy Mr Andrew Barr at the Academy or alternatively contact via email here


Privacy Notice

PRIVACY NOTICE for the school workforce employed or otherwise engaged to work at a Harris Federation school

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

The Harris Federation are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

Personal data is held by the schools about those employed or otherwise engaged to work at the schools.  This is to assist in the smooth running of the schools and/or enable individuals to be paid.  This personal data includes some or all of the following:  identifiers such as name and National Insurance Number; characteristics such as ethnic group; employment contract and remuneration details; post “A” level qualifications; and absence information.

The collection of this information will benefit both national and local users by:

•    improving the management of school workforce data across the sector;
•    enabling a comprehensive picture of the workforce and how it is deployed to be built up;
•    informing the development of recruitment and retention policies;
•    allowing better financial modeling and planning;
•    enabling ethnicity and disability monitoring;
•    supporting the work of the School Teacher Review Board and the School Support Staff Negotiating Body.

We are required to pass on some of this data to the Department for Education (DfE)

If you require more information about how the DfE store and use this data please go to the following website:
•    If you are unable to access this website, please contact the Harris Federation or the DfE as follows:

Harris Federation of South London Schools
4th Floor, Norfolk House
Wellesley Road
Tel: 0208 253 7777

Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0370 000 2288

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school, Harris Federation or the DfE without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.


Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Federation’s work. 

There are exemptions to this right. In particular, data about living, identifiable people ('personal data') continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act and is not generally publicly available except to the "subject" of the data - that is, the person whom the data is about.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Harris Federation of South London Schools has developed a Publication Scheme which lists all the documents which the Federation will make public as a matter of routine.

If the information you are looking for is not available on our Publication Scheme which can be found further down the page, you can make a request for the information you require in writing, please make sure you read our charging policy for information about cost you may be liable for.

Yours sincerely

Sir Dan Moynihan
Chief Executive Officer



The Academy is part of the Harris Federation for which the Funding Agreement may be seen here. The Academies own Supplementary Agreement can be found below.


All the policies below have been signed by the Chairman of Governors.