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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.

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.

Student Voice

Year 11 have surpassed themselves this year, with 61 students applying to be a Prefect and 39 being chosen initially to support various Student Leadership roles in the Academy.  They have been chosen to develop a range of Student Leadership ventures over the coming academic year for the benefit of the students at the academy. The quality of each Student Leader in this cohort is extremely high, as each student has been through a rigorous series of tests to ensure that the right person has been selected for the exciting but challenging jobs ahead, with a waiting list of a similar number in the wings, such was the competitive nature of the enterprise.

We are sure all of the students below will be highly successful in leading these ventures and will leave no stone unturned in developing an even wider range of opportunities for all, ensuring Harris Academy Purley has a vibrant and dynamic student driven range of programmes at its core. 

Learning Commission Leaders:

  • Peace Akinrinde
  • Charlie Biles
  • Isabel Hylton
  • Feyi  Sanyaolu
  • Cynthia Sathiyarajan

Charity Leaders:

  • Megan Arnold
  • Lillie Cook
  • Lois Dykes
  • Sofia Karamat
  • Lewis Mayhew
  • Reanne Solomon

Enrichment and Extension Leaders:

  • Yaseen Ahmed
  • Max Chang-Leng
  • Ruben Cullingford
  • Thinushan Keitheswaran
  • Muhammad-Abbas Lalji
  • Wafa Selia
  • Lucas Winifred

Library Leaders:

  • Nicole Austin
  • Chelsea Duffield
  • Qasim Yusuf

Tutor Time Leaders:

  • Carolina Alexandre
  • Taye Blair
  • Christopher Burrow
  • Zainab Kenny
  • Joseph Mirfin

Inclusion Leaders:

  • Rebecca Alder
  • Davita Gaitvah
  • Erika Kucina
  • Ellee-Rae Whittaker

Looking Ahead Leaders:

  • Saoirse Garvey
  • James Kelly
  • Maria Mbuna
  • Sheyon Sinclair

School Promotion Leaders:

  • Daniel Bunyan
  • Shannon Francis
  • T’Rae Lucas
  • Erica Thomas

Head Boy & Head Girl

19 students from the Year 11 prefect body applied for the prestigious roles of Head Boy and Head Girl.

To be successful students needed to impress in an initial set of interviews lead by Promise and Ruby, last year’s Head Students, before meeting with senior members of staff for one further round of interviews

The standard of attention to detail in the answers of all of the candidates was extremely high and made the decision exceptionally difficult – so I am absolutely delighted to announce that Lucas Winifred 11.1 and Erica Thomas 11.2 have been chosen as Year 11Head Boy and Year 11 Head Girl.

To support them in their role Sheyon Sinclair 11.1 and Chelsea Duffield 11.5 have also been given the titles of Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl.


Sixth Form Prefect Team

Our Sixth Form Head Boy, Gokay Tezgel and Sixth Form Head Girl, Ruby Pearce work alongside 19 Sixth Form prefects on a range of roles and responsibilities around the Academy.  This include assisting staff with the Duke of Edinburgh programme, running mentoring sessions for lower school students and organising charity and enterprise events throughout the year.  Our prefect team includes:

Year 12

  • Adam Abbad
  • Jamie Chang-Leng
  • Dhwani Patel
  • Jainika Patel
  • Gokay Tezgel (Head Boy)
  • Oliwia Borkowska
  • Rebecca Piercey
  • Omar Kadi
  • Promise Ave
  • Melissa Carter
  • Stephen Kirwin
  • Isabella Mash
  • Ruby Pearce (Head Girl)
  • Shay Runsewe
  • Idrees Shaikh

Year 13

  • Niimoi Martin
  • Patricia Magyar
  • Sagyaman Veronica
  • Shanmuganathan Sahana
  • Yassi Keyley
  • Dhishtee Oree






Page Downloads

Title Date  
2015-16 Prefects 27th Nov 2015 Download
Literacy and Student Voice 09th Nov 2016 Download
Members in 2016 31st Aug 2016 Download
Promotion 2016 09th Nov 2016 Download
Student Roles and Responsibilities 23rd Nov 2015 Download
Student Voice December 2016 02nd Dec 2016 Download
Student Voice February 2017 03rd Feb 2017 Download
Student Voice July 2016 31st Jul 2016 Download
Student Voice March 2016 31st Mar 2017 Download
Student Voice March 2017 23rd Mar 2017 Download
Student Voice May 2016 09th Nov 2016 Download
Student Voice November 2017 28th Nov 2017 Download
Student Voice October 2016 09th Nov 2016 Download
Student Voice October 2017 31st Oct 2017 Download
Student Voice Recruitment Presentation 13th Nov 2015 Download
Student Voice September 2016 12th Dec 2016 Download
Year 7 Handbook 2016-17 04th Jul 2016 Download