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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...


Retweetd From Harris Careers

Looking for a Design & Technology Technician role? Apply now


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.


Retweetd From Croydon Guardian

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!


Retweetd From Harris Federation

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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Old Term Dates 2015-2016

Autumn Term 2015

Staff Training Day (Harris Federation)

Tuesday 1st September 2015

First Day of Term for Years 7 & 12

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

First Day of Term for Years 8, 9, 10, 11 & 13

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Staff Training Day (Harris Federation)

Friday 23rd October 2015

Half Term

Monday 26th October to Friday 6th November 2015 incl.

Return from Half Term

Monday 9th November 2015

Year 6 Testing Day (Harris Federation)

Friday 11th December 2015

Last Day of Term (all years)

Thursday 17th December 2015

Christmas Break

Friday 18th December 2015 to Friday 1st January 2016


Spring Term 2016

First Day of Term

Monday 4th January 2016

Staff Training Day (Sixth Form)

Friday 12th February 2016

Half Term

Monday 15th February 2016 to Friday 19th February 2016 incl

Return from Half Term

Monday 22nd February 2016

Last Day of Term

Thursday 24th March 2016

Easter Break

Friday 25th March 2016 to Friday 8th April 2016


Summer Term 2016

First Day of Term

Monday 11th April 2016

Bank Holiday

Monday 2nd May 2016

Half Term

Monday 30th May 2016 to Friday 3rd June 2016 incl.

Return from Half Term

Monday 6th June 2016

Last Day of Term

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Staff Training Day

Thursday 21st July 2016