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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.

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:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Science

Director of Learning for ICT and Computer Science: Mrs M. Johnson

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

Director of Learning for Physical Education: Mr R. Jones

  • Physical Education