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We're still in recovery from our recent cyber attack. Thankfully, not everything has a microprocessor. Thank you to all our staff, students and families for being patient and working through it!


Due to current technical difficulties, the following letter is not currently on our website:


The academy's internet is down and as a result, students will be unable to connect to online lessons today (29 March). Our email system is also affected. If you have an urgent message, please contact us by telephone 0208 681 1141


Term Dates for the next academic year are now on our website:


Our staff have put together Easter care packages for families eligible for Free School Meals. They contain recipes and ingredients for at least 4 nutritious meals, along with activities to promote a health mind and body. Please register via the letter:


A letter regarding home testing kits is now on our website:


Our Sports Hall is now a rapid lateral flow testing centre, ready for the start of the Government's mass testing in schools programme! Teachers and support staff are trained and ready to guide you through the test. We're looking forward to seeing you all!


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Are you considering your College options? Join us at our virtual Career Pathway events in March and discover where your chosen courses could take you. Book your place now:


Letters regarding our reopening this month are on our website. Please follow the link within the letter to give consent for COVID testing on-site. Thank you in advance!


Year 12 Parents and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 25th March 2021! Follow the link for more information and to view your pre-booked appointments:


We are delighted our students will be returning to school in just under 2 weeks. Please read our letter from the Principal regarding our reopening on 8th March 2021


We have a number of LGBTQ+ tasks for our students to attempt this term including lip-syncing to a well-know song, recreating the inclusive rainbow flag and designing a LGBTQ+ Month logo. Have a look at these slides to find out more:


Our virtual Year 8 Parents' Evening is approaching (25th February 2021). There is a letter on our website explaining how this process works:


Leilani has submitted a homemade lava lamp for the Faculty Challenge


National Apprenticeship Week is approaching! Check out our website for online events you can get involved in!


It is Year 9 Parents' Evening on Thursday (4 Feb). Check our website for information on how to attend virtually...


Mr Ahmad is pleased to announce the launch of our Faculty Events and Competitions. This is a great opportunity to take part in some fun and interesting activities, earning points for your faculty in the process. Check out this short video to find out more:


Literacy for Learning have a number of conferences for students and parents to enjoy, starting today at 4pm with a keynote speech from Alex Quigly entitled ‘Literacy in Secondary School – Successful Ways Forward’. Check our website for links and timetable:


If you have any concerns about a student's mental health or wellbeing, please complete this form to assist us in providing help and support for the student:

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Sixth Form Open Evening

Welcome to our virtual Open Evening page. You will find course overview videos from our subject leaders below. You can also download our course information booklet from the bottom of this page.

Please start with the video below, which gives an introduction to our academy and sixth form from our Principal, Mr Wheatley and our Head of Sixth Form, Ms Levesque.

Please note that external students must apply via the Harris Federation Sixth Form website. Internal students (students currently studying at Purley) apply from within the academy.


Biology (A-Level)

Mr Dewfall


Business Studies (A-Level)

Mr Jones


Business (CTEC)

Ms Levesque


Chemistry (A-Level)

Ms Smeltzer


Computer Science (A-Level)

Ms Mahmud


Criminology (Applied A-Level)

Ms Dower 


Digital Media (CTEC)

Mr McLaughlin



Mr Dauban


English (A-Level)

Mr Phillips


Fine Art (A-Level)

Ms Parfree 


Food Preparation and Nutrition (WJEC)

Ms Gale


French (A-Level)

Ms Veeren


Geography (A-Level)

Ms Gallagher


Government & Politics (A-Level)

Mr Contreras


Health and Social Care

Ms Bedo-addo


History (A-Level)


Mathematics / Further Mathematics (A-Level)

Mr Thomas

Ms McKee


Media Studies (A-Level)

Ms Dunn


Music (A-Level)

Ms van der Weide


Music Practitioners (RSL)

Ms van der Weide


Photography (A-Level)

Ms Parfree 


Physics (A-Level)

Mr Ahmad


Psychology (A-Level)

Ms Ariyo


Religion & Philosophy (A-Level)

Ms McLean


Spanish (A-Level)

Ms Leggett


Sport and Physical Activity (CTEC)

Ms Belton 


Textiles (A-Level)

Ms Brett

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