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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:


Year 7 is scheduled for that date. Please note that this will be a virtual event - all information, including a guide to booking appointments is on our Letters Home section of the website


A letter regarding Year 13's A-Level and CTEC examinations is now on our website:


Year 11 Parents' and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 7th January 2021. You need to book an online appointment. The letter regarding the evening and a guide to booking an appointment is on our website:


A letter regarding this year's GCSE examinations is now online:


A letter regarding on site provisions for students of key workers and vulnerable individuals has been emailed out and is also on our website:


Information regarding yesterday's announcement is now on our website:


Information regarding today's announcement and how it will affect each year group will be published on our website as soon as plans are finalised. We'll let you know with a tweet when that information is uploaded.


A huge thank you to for their generous donation of ready meals, delivered by volunteers this morning. A team of our amazing teachers and support staff have volunteered to deliver these to grateful families later today. Merry Christmas from everybody at Barings & Purley!

16/12/20 Our Winter Extravaganza Showcase will be streamed at 18:30. You'll see students' coursework, dance routines, musical performances and more!


Our online showcase 'Winter Extravaganza' is taking place this evening. Make sure you tune in to our stream to see music, drama, media, and technology subjects exhibit some of out student's work!


This week Y8 and Y10 students have been taking part in Hour Of Code in Computing. This is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. Students learn coding skills in a fun, creative and easy way. Check out to take part!


Yesterday we welcomed to the academy. Mentivity are an inspirational mentoring organisation providing aspirational support for young people. They delivered assemblies to our students on some key topics affecting children in the borough.


Please support in the prevention of bullying by raising awareness of Anti-Bullying Week 2020


This term the academy is supporting the UK charity Trussell Trust. From Mon 16 to Fri 20 we will be collecting for the Croydon food bank with a donation box at the student gate. See our newsletter for information


PE clubs and activities will resume from Monday. All clubs finish by 4pm. See our website for schedules:


A reminder to all our Key Stage 3 parents, please register for a parent account on and ask your child or an English teacher for the access code! Thank you


Have a great weekend everyone!

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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 Mahmood


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 Ahmed


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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