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18/01/18

Retweetd From Education Week Jobs

Exam Invigilators required at https://t.co/6uqD3UBuEK

22/12/17

We're almost done for the year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the staff at Harris Academy Purley https://t.co/mGdeAnWEFh

20/12/17

Retweetd From HarrisBeckenham

Harris Academy Beckenham are delighted to announce that they are the first school in the country to be awarded the SENDIA accreditation due to the outstanding provision we offer all of our students with special educational needs!

19/12/17

It's Christmas Jumper Day at Purley! https://t.co/dNd4sC7vpx

19/12/17

Our Year 11 Exam Timetable for January is now on our website: https://t.co/asFFuNUO8l

18/12/17

Retweetd From Migration Museum

'I was born in 2004 in Poland. While I was living in Poland, my dad was in Scotland working. He met me at the age of one & I have lived with him here for 13 years' pupils sharing their migration stories today at the Museum for https://t.co/eTH1OEvTSX

18/12/17

Retweetd From Migration Museum

'My mum came from Guyana and moved to England for six months. Then she found love and married my dad'. Pupils visiting from shared their migration stories with us today for https://t.co/KdJsTIEDaL

15/12/17

We have a lot of after school clubs going on this term! Our PE department are offering a whole host of sports and activities to choose from: https://t.co/k1CrCJ82fZ

15/12/17

Retweetd From St Josephs PE

U14 Football Team lost narrowly v | Goals: Piracha, Smith | MOM: Costa ⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/a3gqZcIRYW

14/12/17

Letters regarding our end of term arrangements are now on our website: https://t.co/iveoiqhvDZ

11/12/17

Our Parent Voice have sourced some fantastic prizes from local businesses for the Winter Raffle! Tickets are available everyday until Tuesday 19th! Parents/carers welcome to enter! https://t.co/VA8p9uDqE2

05/12/17

We're having a Christmas Jumper day on 19th December... time to dust off your best (worst) festive knitwear! https://t.co/f4Nsquylew

01/12/17

A lot has gone on this week, ranging from a Black History Month Celebration to a trip to the Royal Opera House! Read all about it: https://t.co/CECY5hBVcW https://t.co/IvHxkLLsgQ

30/11/17

Fantastic Black History Celebration concert. Great performances by our students. https://t.co/XrE3Sn1l5C

28/11/17

Remember to get your tickets for Thursday's concert! Tickets will not be available on the door... https://t.co/g74Y434q1E

21/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Looking for a Design & Technology Technician role? Apply now https://t.co/uBjQomQzH8 https://t.co/cWB8X52AfA

21/11/17

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Year 1 really got a feel for the Great Fire of London, when they set fire to the Tudor Houses they had made on Friday. https://t.co/f3nSYmk4UW

14/11/17

Retweetd From Croydon Guardian

given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/KSpt9tdVUn

14/11/17

Purley school given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/HGTJ9ZEMTP

13/11/17

Following a 'no notice' Ofsted inspection in September, we "maintain the high standards" identified in our previous 'Outstanding' inspection! https://t.co/lzIeOHR6Rs

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.

Introduction from the Principal

Philip Wheatley - Prinicpal

I am delighted to welcome you to Harris Academy, Purley, and honoured to be the new Principal.  The Academy is extremely proud to carry the Harris name, a name synonymous with quality, excellence and enterprise.

HAPU is an outstanding, vibrant, mixed school for students aged 11- 19 with specialisms in enterprise and sport.  We are ambitious to build on the outstanding success of the Academy thus far, already a well-established centre of academic, artistic, sporting and technological excellence.  We teach students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities and enable them to make exceptional progress both academically and in their wider personal development.

Our passion and expectation is that each and every student who joins Harris Academy, Purley achieves and exceeds their ‘potential’.  We want our students to be inspired and engaged in their learning, developing strong ambition and resilience to succeed.  In all aspects of school life we emphasise the traditional values of respect, integrity and self-discipline.  These underpin our entire philosophy.  

Our students join us for a seven year journey, with the expectation that they will continue their education into our Sixth Form, run in partnership with the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form.  We believe students across the school benefit from these excellent role models.

This prospectus aims to give you an insight into our character, ethos, and ambitions for this outstanding school and for the community of learners we serve.

However to fully appreciate all that our academy has to offer, we warmly invite you to come and see for yourself.

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

Phillip Wheatley, Principal