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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


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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.


Our final stop in - Gulfoss in all its glory...


An unforgettable experience at the Geysirs


Þingvellir National Park - waterfalls and tectonic plate movement


Þingvellir National Park


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Geothermal Power


First stop of day 3 in is Orka Natturunnar Geothermal Power Plant


A glimpse of the northern lights from our hotel


Our final stop for the day...


Skogafoss Waterfall


Visit to the Black Sand Beach with its iconic Basalt Columns


A great morning hiking on the glacier ólheimajökull

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Posted on July 18th 2017

Para Athletics Championship at the Olympic Stadium

On Tuesday 18th July a group of 20 Year 9 GCSE PE students were selected to attend the World Para Athletics Competition.

Students arrived bright and early at East Croydon Train station where we made our journey to the Olympic Park. Upon arriving at the park, we all entered the fan zone where the students were given free ice cream, clappers, GB flags and a foam finger! The excitement was building now for the main event, the athletics. With the best seats in the house - sitting above the home straight - we had a perfect view of the T11 (fully blind) 100 metres heats.

The students and teachers were stunned by the performance of the female runners, the winning time was 11.50s, magnificent! From afar students could watch the men’s T37 long jump final were the athletes had no knee joint and were therefore on blades that were attached from above the knee. The winning jump was over 6 metres! The students were incredibly well behaved and a real credit to the Academy.

Mr Riches
Teacher of PE