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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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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.


The Academy is committed to the vital contribution all Governors and staff can make to safeguarding children. We will strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for and able to reach his/her full potential.

We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.

The Academy will work hard to reduce all kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Dr Sean Knox (Assistant Principal and SENCO).  The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Ms Salimatu Mercier (Student Welfare Officer) and Mr Ronny Brazdil (Assistant Principal).

FAO Designated Safeguarding Lead
Harris Academy Purley
Kendra Hall Road

Tel: 020 8681 1141


Harris Academy Purley is committed to providing a secure environment for students, where children feel safe and are kept safe.  There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our Academy, whether from internal sources - students, staff or governors or external sources - the local community, external agencies or individuals.

Our Prevent Lead is Dr Sean Knox (Assistant Principal and SENCO).  All staff undertook Prevent training on Monday 15th June 2015 and further training sessions have been arranged as follows:

  • Sixth Form students on Wednesday 11th November 2015
  • Staff on Monday 16th November 2015 
  • Parent Voice on Tuesday 1st December 2015



Harris Academy Purley employs up-to-date security technology (CCTV), which is sited both internally and externally as well as intruder detection systems and access control on its external entrances.

The Academy also has a modern and comprehensive fire detection system.  Access to the main Academy buildings for staff, students and visitors is carefully monitored by the Reception team and everyone on site is required to be identifiable at all times so that items such as face coverings (e.g. motorcycle visors, full face goggles or veils) which obscure clarity of identification of an individual must be removed for the duration of a person’s time on site.

Identification badges are issued to visitors and photo ID cards are also worn by all staff and Sixth Form students. The remainder of students in the Academy are identifiable by their Academy uniform and House ties.



Although the Academy teaches students e-Safety as part of the ICT curriculum, it is vital that parents/carers are aware of the risks too and what you can do to develop a culture of e-Safety in the home.  There are some helpful resources for parents/carers below, which we encourage you to read in order to help your child stay safe online.


Medical Needs

Harris Academy Purley is an inclusive community that aims to support students with medical conditions.  Student medication is stored in the Student Services department.  This department is managed by Mrs Linda Grover, who is also responsible for administering medicines.

The Academy also has a team of qualified First Aiders:

  • Mrs Linda Grover
  • Miss Ruth Gale
  • Mr John Bowes
  • Mr Gary Melody
  • Mr Leya Yakalawo
  • Mr Max Eysteinsson
  • Mrs Simone Wilson


Educational Visits

Harris Academy Purley sees educational visits as an essential resource, which can supplement and enrich the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum.  A comprehensive risk assessment must be carried out before any proposed visit is approved.  Approval for all educational visits follows a clear process and the senior member of staff responsible for educational visits is Mr Ronny Brazdil (Assistant Principal).  All educational visits must also be authorised finally by the principal, Mr B Cannon.


Safeguarding Training

Staff recently received up to date training on Safeguarding.  Click on link below to discover the content of that training.


Restraint & Reasonable Force Training

All staff at the Academy had training recently on the use of reasonable use of force in schools.  The session was delivered by an expert in the field from “Safer Handling” and covered important topics such as: 

  • Teachers’ Duties
  • Teachers’ Powers to Search
  • Human Rights
  • Law & Legislation
  • Accountability

A presentation with the full brief can be downloaded below.


CPOMS Electronic Safeguarding System

The Academy has now switched over to using an electronic Safeguarding recording system known as CPOMS.  CPOMS enables schools to improve their management of child protection and similar incidents and actions, whilst reducing staff time, paperwork and administration. CPOMS also enables schools to track referrals to external agencies, such as the NHS/CAMHS, Children’s Services, and the Police. (Including letters and phone calls) and be alerted if timescales are not being met. CPOMS also uses the same action-based functionality to track communication with parents and carers, as well as students themselves.


All the policies below have been signed by the Governor responsible for Safeguarding

Acceptable Use of ICT Policy for Staff Download
Acceptable Use of ICT Policy for Students Download
Advice to Parents - Keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism Download
Anti-Bullying Policy 2016-17 Download
Anti-Terrorist Hotline Download
Child Protection and Safeguarding Advice for Visiting Teachers and Support Staff Download
Child Protection and Safeguarding Advice to Visiting Teachers and Supply Staff Download
Consent & Sexual Offences Quiz Download
Croydon Counter Terrorism Focus Desk Download
Croydon Safeguarding Board - County Lines Download
Cyberbullying Presentation to Parent Voice Download
First Aid and Medicines Policy Download
Harris Federation Educational Visits Policy 2016 Download
Harris Federation Educational Visits Policy Appendix 2016-17 Download
Harris Federation eSafety Policy Download
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 Download
Kidscape Parent Advice Line Download
Kidscape Parent Support Flyer Download
Kidscape Safeguard Training 05-09-16 Download
NSPCC Briefing Update for schools in England June 2016 Download
NSPCC Indicators and Effects of Abuse Download
Online Safety & Prevent Info Pack Download
Online Safety CPD Certificate April 2016 Download
Pocket Guide: Child Sexual Exploitation Download
Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy Download
Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 Download
Restraint & Reasonable Force Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection KCSIE Answers Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection KCSIE Questions Download
Safeguarding Information Booklet for Parents Download
Safeguarding Information Booklet for Pupils Download
Safeguarding Notice Download
Safeguarding Terminology Download
Safety Information for Visitors Download
Signed Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2016-17 Updated Nov 2016 Download
Student IT Network Use and eSafety Rules Download
Supporting Students with Medical Needs Policy Download
The Prevent Duty Assembly Presentation Download
The Use of Force to Control or Restrain Students Updated November 2016 Download
Working Together to Safeguard Children - NSPCC Signs, Indicators and Effects of Abuse Download
Working Together to Safeguard Children - Training Presentation Download