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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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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.


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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Posted on December 1st 2017

Black History Month Celebration

On Thursday 30th November 2017, the Academy hosted its 'Black History Month Celebration' concert, organised by the Performing Arts department and Teacher of RE, Miss Dingwall.

The concert offered an audience of parents, teachers and students a range of performances, including dramatic monologues, poetry recitals, raps and instrumentals, all based on music or art of black origin. 

The academy hall was beautifully decorated with lights and flowers and work by the students was posted along the walls and stage, showing off the research and artwork they have produced in lessons during Black History Month.

Half way through the celebration was an intermission that offered food and drink produced and served by students, ranging from pineapple cobblers to cornbread and complimented with glasses of orange juice, water or cola. This was all under the guidance of Food Technology teacher, Miss Gale and Food Technician Ms Sensesligil. 

Thank you to all of the staff who helped prepare and run the evening and a huge congratulations to all of the students who performed or helped throughout the evening!