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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

19/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening starts at 5pm. Talks and tours will be available. We hope to see you there!

17/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday. Students will finish at the end of Period 6 rather than Period 7 that day. Letters sent home.

13/10/17

Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon! https://t.co/aoNsgevg5R

12/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

New performance data puts as top performer in for pupil progress https://t.co/n9MWxLecOK

11/10/17

BBC News - ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments https://t.co/L7hQ6uHUTl

06/10/17

The Iceland Trip has landed and is on it's way back to the Academy. ETA is 3.45pm.

06/10/17

The Iceland trip is all on board and ready to depart Keflavik Airport. However, we are slightly delayed & will update periodically. EZY8508.

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.

Academy Structure

The Academy is organised into four Faculties - World Studies, Creative Voice, Active Science and Discovery & Innovation - with every student belonging to a Tutor Group within one of the Faculties.  Each Faculty is led by an Assistant Principal who is responsible for the academic progress and pastoral welfare of each student.  Healthy competition exists between each Faculty, promoting a spirit of enterprise, which encourages teamwork, risk taking and leadership.

 

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

  • Mr P. Wheatley, Principal
  • Mr M. Childs, Assistant Principal (Head of Faculty for World Studies, responsible for Assessment, Data and Reporting) + Subject Leader for Geography
  • Mr P. Sarson, Assistant Principal (Head of Faculty for Discovery & Innovation, responsible for Literacy)
  • Mr R. Brazdil, Assistant Principal (Head of Faculty for Active Science, responsible for Culture for Learning)
  • Mr J. Menagh, Assistant Principal (Head of Faculty for Creative Voice, responsible for Enterprise & SMSC)
  • Mr A. Thirkill, Assistant Principal (Responsible for Learning, Teaching and CPD)
  • Mr G. Hughes, Assistant Principal (Head of Sixth Form)
  • Dr S. Knox, Assistant Principal (SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead)

 

Student Leadership

  • Year 11 Head Boy and Head Girl and Year 11 Prefect Team
  • Sixth Form Head Boy and Head Girl and Sixth Form Prefect Team
  • Student Voice (representatives from each Faculty for each Key Stage)

You can learn more about our Student Leadership on the Student Voice page.

 

Faculty of World Studies (Blue House)

Assistant Principal:  Mr M. Childs

  • History (Subject Leader: Miss N. Izzard)
  • Geography (Subject Leader: Mr M. Childs)
  • Religious Education and Citizenship
  • Psychology and Sociology

Director of Learning for Modern Foreign Languages: Miss E. McKee

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Community Languages

 

Faculty of Creative Voice (Green House)

Assistant Principal:  Mr J. Menagh

  • Art (Subject Leader: Ms L. Forsdyke)
  • Music (Subject Leader: Ms N. Van der Weide)
  • Drama 
  • Media Studies (Subject Leader: Miss C. Dunn)

Director of Learning for English: Miss K. Stein

  • English Language
  • English Literature

 

Faculty of Discovery and Innovation (Red House)

Assistant Principal:  Mr P. Sarson

Director of Learning for Mathematics:  Mr R. McMahon

  • Mathematics

Director of Learning for Design & Technology: Ms P. Lucas

  • Design & Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Health & Social Care

 

Faculty of Active Science (Yellow House)

Assistant Principal:  Mr R. Brazdil

Director of Learning for Science: Mr S. Davis

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Science

Director of Learning for ICT and Computer Science: Mr H. Battersby

  • Business & Economics (Subject Leader Mr I. Walsh)
  • ICT
  • Computer Science
  • Enterprise

Director of Learning for Physical Education: Mr R. Jones

  • Physical Education