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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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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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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

Please check the E&E Table documents below to see which terms this club runs through.

Friday Chess Club 3PM

Please check the E&E Table documents below to see which terms this club runs through.


Please check the E&E Table documents below to see which terms this club runs through.

Homework Club

Please check the E&E Table documents below to see which terms this club runs through.

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Judo Club Wed 3-4 01st Nov 2016 Download
Physical Education E&E Table 13th Dec 2017 Download