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We're almost done for the year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the staff at Harris Academy Purley


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Harris Academy Beckenham are delighted to announce that they are the first school in the country to be awarded the SENDIA accreditation due to the outstanding provision we offer all of our students with special educational needs!


It's Christmas Jumper Day at Purley!


Our Year 11 Exam Timetable for January is now on our website:


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'I was born in 2004 in Poland. While I was living in Poland, my dad was in Scotland working. He met me at the age of one & I have lived with him here for 13 years' pupils sharing their migration stories today at the Museum for


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'My mum came from Guyana and moved to England for six months. Then she found love and married my dad'. Pupils visiting from shared their migration stories with us today for


We have a lot of after school clubs going on this term! Our PE department are offering a whole host of sports and activities to choose from:


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U14 Football Team lost narrowly v | Goals: Piracha, Smith | MOM: Costa ⚽️⚽️


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!

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Posted on July 17th 2017

Federation Sports Day 2017

On Thursday 13th July, our students joined over 10,000 other Harris students from across London for the tenth annual Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace National Sports Arena.

Also in attendance was our sponsor, Lord Harris of Peckham, CEO of the Federation Sir Dan Moynihan and several GB athletes, who were all on hand to award medals throughout the day.

Unfortunately, Purley was unable to win the overall Boys trophy or Girls trophy this year, but we did have some notable finishes:

Girls Results

  • Misheel Suvd - 1st - Year 9 300m (43.98s)
  • Ellie-Mae Thomas - 1st - Year 7 High Jump (1.3m)
  • Marita Kowalska - 2nd - Year 8 Shot Putt (6.95m)
  • Caitlin Eals - 3rd - Year 9 High Jump (1.24m)
  • Sian Edwards - 2nd - Year 9 Triple Jump (8.91m)
  • Psalm Finnigan - 2nd - Year 9 200m (27.35s)
  • Purley - 3rd - Year 9 Relay (54.94s)

Misheel was awarded Best Year 9 Female Athlete for having competed in multiple events and for winning her 300m race. Ellie-Mae was awarded Best Year 7 Athlete for her exceptional performance in the High Jump, 10cm off the Federation record for Year 7.

Boys Results

  • Kallum Ohene - 2nd - Year 8 200m (23.9s)
  • Damani Mauge - 1st - Year 9 200m (23.9s)
  • Abidemi Lawal - 3rd - Year 7 800m (2.35)
  • Joachim Bambury - 1st - Year 8 800m (2.113)
  • Khenex Sabatchi - 2nd - Year 9 Javelin (32.01m)
  • Abdullah Mcdonald - 1st - Year 8 Long Jump (5.19m)
  • Matthew Amoah Larbi - 3rd - Year 10 Triple Jump (10.69m)
  • Purley - 2nd - Year 8 Relay (49.36)

Joachim broke the 800m Federation record by a massive 12 seconds!

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