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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


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.


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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On we're celebrating the amazing work teachers do every single day


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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Old Term Dates 2016-2017

Autumn Term 2016

Staff Training Day (Purley Academy)

Monday 5th September 2016

First Day of Autumn Term 1 (for Year 7 & 12)

Tuesday 6th September 2016

First Day of Autumn Term 1 (Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13)

Wednesday 7th September 2016

Staff Training Day (Whole Federation)

Friday 14th October 2016

Half Term Break

Monday 24th October 2016 to Friday 4th November 2016

First Day of Autumn Term 2

Monday 7th November 2016

Year 6 Testing Day

Friday 9th December 2016

Last Day of Autumn Term

Wednesday 21st December 2016

Christmas Break

Thursday 22nd December 2016 to Monday 2nd January 2017


Spring Term 2017

Staff Training Day (Purley Academy)

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

First Day of Spring Term 1

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Staff Training Day (Whole Federation)

Friday 10th February 2017

Half Term Break

Monday 13th February 2017 to Friday 17th February 2017

First Day of Spring Term 2

Monday 20th February 2017

Last Day of Term

Friday 31st March 2017

Easter Break

Monday 3rd April 2017 to Monday 17th April 2017 (Easter Monday)

Summer 2017

First Day of Summer 1 Term Tuesday 18th April 2017
May Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017
Last Day of Summer 1 Term Friday 26th May 2017
First Day of Summer 2 Term Monday 5th June 2017
Last Day of Summer 2 Term Thursday 20th July 2017
INSET Day Friday 21st July 2017