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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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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

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Enrichment & Extension Programme

Here at Harris Academy Purley we value every opportunity to extend the learning for our students.  Our Enrichment and Extension activities not only give students the chance to further develop their skills learnt in lessons but allow them to try new activities, such as Fencing. 

We run a wide range of clubs throughout the school day, ranging from sports clubs to homework and study support sessions. 

Please use the links below to access the full range of Enrichment and Extension sessions available to students before, during and at the end of the Academy day.

Spanish Immersion Evening

On the 26th February, the MFL department organised a Spanish Immersion Evening for Year 9 students, where they had the opportunity to discover traditional Spanish food, practise the language with native speakers and watch a fascinating Flamenco show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

The language teachers delivered several cultural lessons in the weeks leading up to the trip, which gave the students an opportunity to practise restaurant dialogues and food vocabulary. ‘Patatas Bravas’ and ‘Paellas’ were the students’ favourite dishes and they were impressed by the passion and energy of the Flamenco dancers.

Students were very proactive and fully engaged. The evening was and excellent cultural and social experience for them. They are now asking for a trip to Spain!

Flamenco Dancers Video

Judo Club

Judo Club is every Wednesday from 15:00

Friday Chess Club 3PM

Friday Chess Club 3PM


Homework Club

Page Downloads

Title Date  
E&E Activities 19th Apr 2017 Download
E&E Judo & Archery Clubs 14th Dec 2015 Download
Harris Experience Maths Enrichment Resources 09th Nov 2016 Download
Harris Experience Science Enrichment Resources 09th Nov 2016 Download
Humanities Enrichment Resources 09th Nov 2016 Download
Judo Club Wed 3-4 01st Nov 2016 Download