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Letters regarding our end of term arrangements are now on our website:


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!


We're having a Christmas Jumper day on 19th December... time to dust off your best (worst) festive knitwear!


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:


Fantastic Black History Celebration concert. Great performances by our students.


Remember to get your tickets for Thursday's concert! Tickets will not be available on the door...


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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.


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given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted


Purley school given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted


Following a 'no notice' Ofsted inspection in September, we "maintain the high standards" identified in our previous 'Outstanding' inspection!


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


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.


Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon!


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New performance data puts as top performer in for pupil progress


BBC News - ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments


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


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

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Harris Federation Spelling Bee

On Monday 11th July, 6 of our Year 7 and Year 8 students attended the annual Harris Federation Spelling Bee. There was stiff competition with Purley eventually placing 6th out of 18 academies after 5 rounds. They behaved impeccably and were a credit to the Academy. Please do congratulate/try to bamboozle these students with a tricky word if you see them in the next few days.

  • Ella 7.8
  • Maria 7.3
  • Brooke-Mia 7.3
  • Brogan 8.4
  • Towa 8.7
  • Zoe 8.6

Page Downloads

Title Date  
Literacy at Harris Academy Purley 03rd Feb 2016 Download
Literacy Drive Letter 15th Feb 2016 Download
Literacy Week 4: Shakespeare 25th Apr 2016 Download
Literacy Week 6: Punctuation Plus 16th May 2016 Download
Literacy Week 7: Guiness World Records 08th Jun 2016 Download
Silent Reading Starter (All Subjects) 17th Feb 2016 Download
Su2 Literacy Tutor Time Activity 23rd Jun 2016 Download
World Book Week Tutor Time Activities 22nd Feb 2016 Download
Y7 Literacy & Numeracy Evening 2016 19th Sep 2016 Download