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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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Looking for a Design & Technology Technician role? Apply now


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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.

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Posted on July 20th 2017

Harrods and V&A Museum Trip

During the Summer Term, Year 10 GCSE Textiles students visited Harrods and the V&A Museum in Knightsbridge, London as part of their Controlled Assessment Investigation Task.

The first stop at Harrods was the Supper Brands and International Designers Studios where student got to interview staff and take photos of garments made by designers and brands such as Victoria Beckham, Gucci, Valentino and Burberry.

The next stop was the Victoria & Albert Museum. This visit was a mixture of cultural and observational drawing activities. The Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion Exhibition was stunning: the students were able to discover how Cristóbal Balenciaga's exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs have shaped modern fashion. 

The V&A's Fashion Collection spans over five centuries, and is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world. Students were able to take photos and sketch key inspirational pieces that will help with the development of their portfolios next year.

"I really liked the 17th century gowns and the 1960s daywear." - Alicia

"I can't believe how expensive the Designer and Super Brands are in Harrods. I can't wait to become a designer" - Khusbu

"This school trip has really inspired me to take up Fashion Design & Textiles in Year 12" - Zoe