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Teachers and consultants from the enjoyed a few days in Nepal over the half term break, establishing a partnership with a secondary school in Kathmandu! Purley's Mr Sztajer wrote a short article about the experience:


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Anyone else love getting emails to inform them that their children are getting positive points at school.. Puts a smile on your face.


Great day skiing yesterday followed by a snow shoe trek that evening! Cloudier skies today, but everyone is well and progressing on the slopes nicely!


Thanks! The students are having a great time. Their only wish is that they could ski in their wonderful uniforms, supplied by Hewitts ;)


The Austrian Curling Championships live from Tamsweg. See our Facebook post for video! We are pleased to report that the Teachers prevailed over the champion student team, 2 ends to 1. Mainly thanks to the brilliance of Ms McKee...


Enjoying some lovely views at lunch on the ski trip!


It almost snowed in Purley yesterday! Meanwhile, in Austria...


Day 2 of the Ski Trip and we can see some budding winter Olympians!


Ski Trip 2018


Year 8 GCSE Options Evening will take place on 1st March. We look forward to seeing you there!


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ST13 students discussing the concept of infinity - and whether some infinities can be larger than others


Thank you. I have forwarded this to our data team. However, this is software created externally for schools. It may not be a feature they can implement immediately. Kind regards


We are on Day 2 of the Rome trip! Yesterday we visited the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran


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We're on route to Tamsweg Austria, ready to welcome the arrival of and this weekend! Who's excited and ready to hit the slopes?! ⛷


Head Boy Shannon and Head Girl Chelsea gave fantastic speeches at our event this afternoon!


Term Dates for next year can be viewed on our website:


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Teach Croydon

Harris Academy Purley will be present at the Teach Croydon event on the 3rd February 2018 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Croydon Park Hotel.

This recruitment fair is aimed at those interested in getting into teaching, NQTs, and qualified teachers relocating to the area.

Browse the stalls, learn about the individual schools and meet HAPU staff. Come along and find out more about:

  • tips on applying for your first teaching job
  • returning to teaching
  • re-training as a teacher from another profession
  • induction, support and training programmes for newly qualified teachers at HAPU
  • progressing your leadership career at HAPU and within the Harris Federation

To register, please contact the Octavo Partnership by emailing


Harris Teaching School Alliance – 5th of February 2018

Are you interested in training to teach?  If so, our Train to Teach Event is the perfect opportunity for you to learn all you need to know about teacher training and how to apply.

We are excited to invite you to visit us at Harris Academy Purley on Monday 5th February 2018 between 14:30 - 17:30.

Who is this event for?

Our event is designed for anyone who has a degree and is interested in teaching - particularly those who are considering starting their initial teacher training in September 2018. It offers a great opportunity to get all your questions about teaching and teacher training answered.

What to expect

If you attend our event you’ll be able to: 

  • discuss the different teacher training options available, to help you decide which would best suit you
  • meet some of our friendly NQTs, one of our dynamic principals and chat to some of the students from our federation.
  • receive advice on submitting a successful UCAS application
  • talk to practising teachers, including those who have changed career to teach, about what a career as a teacher is really like
  • find out about bursaries, scholarships and funding available for teacher training


To register follow the link below:

We can’t wait to meet you!