Most Able Students
With students at Harris Academy Purley from Year 9 onwards taking part in Harris Experience, we are thrilled that The Times newspaper has published an article and editorial praising the programme.
Harris Experience, which has been running since 2013, broadens the academic, social and cultural experiences of some of our most able students to give them outstanding preparation for life at some of the country’s top universities.
You can find letters about Harris Experience trips on our Letters Home page (use the category filter).
Most Able Display Boards
Each subject area has a Most Able display board, which shows examples of work that has gained top marks in that subject. Photographs of those display boards can be viewed in the Page Gallery below.
Gifted & Talented Challenge Day
Sayma Rahman and Akash Karthigaiselvan, two of our Gifted & Talented students, were part of the overall winning team at the South West London G&T Science and Technology Challenge Day and have subsequently progressed on to the Southern Challenge Final at Queen Mary's University, Mile End Campus at the start of January 2017.
Challenge Days have been running for several years and have involved students from across the country competing in mixed school teams, on three practical applied science and technology-related challenges.
Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
Wednesday Afternoon Lectures (formerly Thursday Afternoon Lectures) are delivered by staff or students on a range of extracurricular material – from the structure of the human kidney to an introduction to philosophy and ethics. We encourage students to attend these sessions at each week in our Business Breakout area.
Priyan Sudra recently delivered an engaging lecture on the statistics, causes and treatments for cancer. Read more.
|More Able Policy 2016/17||Download|
|Most Able Provision Presentation||Download|
|The Times: Harris Experience 12/07/15||Download|
|The Times: Harris Experience Editorial 12/07/15||Download|