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We are running Intervention Sessions for our GCSE students over the half term break. Please see our most recent letter for details:


This week our Year 7s are going on trips to Frylands. A letter has gone out detailing everything you need to know. Have a great time!


Year 8s played their first ever football match representing the Academy yesterday. They played Archbishop Tenison's and came away with a 7:2 win! Well done to the squad and to Nyle, who was named Man of the Match.


Open Evening is this evening! Our gates will open at 16:30 and will close at 19:00. Local parking restrictions are in force, so please plan your journey accordingly! We can't wait to meet you.


Open Evening is tomorrow from 16:30! Please reserve a seat at our Principal's Address using the form below. Further information is available on our website.


Open Evening 2021 is on 23rd September from 16:30. Please visit our website for more information and to book a seat at our Principal's Address:


Congratulations to our GCSE students for their superb results! Best of luck with whatever you've chosen to do in the future!


Congratulations to our fantastic Sixth Form students for their fabulous results! It has been a pleasure having you here! Best of luck in the future!


Letters regarding examination results days and our Principal's End of Term letter can be read on our website:


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Huge thanks to the lovely staff from who have been shuttle run driving our children for our sports days yesterday and today!


Our Parent Information Evening for parents of Year 6 students joining us next year will take place on Microsoft Teams on Monday 12th July at 5:30pm. A link to the meeting will be sent to your email just before the event. We look forward to you joining us!


Well done to our Year 10 football team for their 4:2 win against Archbishop Tenisons yesterday. The goals came from Joshua, Khyro, Reece and Callum. A big thanks to Sixth Formers Romel (referee), Tomiwa and Eric (Linesmen) for officiating the game.


Today was a Year 12 Taster Day. Year 11 students had the opportunity to experience lessons in some of the subjects they hope to take next year


Summer School is still going ahead from 26th July to 30th July (09:30-14:30).


Parent Induction Evening will now take place virtually (Microsoft Teams) on Monday 5th July at 18:00


Our Key Stage 3 Art students have entered Heroes Stamp Design competition. The entries have been fantastic. Here are some of our favourites:


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Absolutely fabulous day Yr 12. Such a pleasure to work with you all.


Unfortunately, I'm not always available to go into classrooms to take photos. I visited as many as I could in the time that I had!

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Online Learning at HAPU

At Harris Academy Purley we are proud of our online provision.  Due to the investment and training the academy and staff have undergone we are able to deliver lessons both in the classroom and at home simultaneously.  This means that if your child is learning from home (for any reason), they will still have all their timetabled lessons and will therefore attend school for the normal times.  This also means that their curriculum will not be altered, and all learning and feedback expectations remain consistent.  Sadly, we cannot recreate the full classroom experience with human contact, but overall, we aim to deliver our education in a way that means whether your child is at home or in school they will receive the exact same instruction, tasks, and feedback.  Where students would normally get additional or alternative provision, we aim to continue this as much as is practicable.

Students in all year groups can access their normal timetabled lessons, live (in real time) online with their normal teachers.  This includes all form times and period 7 lessons students would attend if they were onsite via Microsoft teams.  The link to Microsoft Teams can be found on the front of the school website, at the top right corner under the dropdown link titled ‘portals’.  To do this, they simply need internet access on a device such as a desk top PC, a laptop, a tablet or even simply a smart phone. 

Lessons will be run in a normal way, with some parts of the lessons directly taught by the teacher, and at times students will be assigned a specific piece of sustained writing or work to complete on their own which they can complete either online or on paper at home.  During the lessons they will be able to interact with their teacher asking questions and getting responses.  Students will also be expected to respond to questions asked by teachers.  Students need to attend lessons at the normal time (as per the school day set out below) and engage with lessons throughout.  We will be taking registers as normal and attendance is compulsory, as is participation. 

If students are having problems accessing lessons because of a lack of IT equipment, lack of access to the internet or a space to work, then please email us at setting out what the issues are.  We will contact you regarding the issues raised and will, where possible provide resource to resolve the matter.

The attendance to online provision has been excellent so far and staff and students are continuing to work hard in ensuring that no student misses out on their learning during this lockdown period.  If you have any questions, then please email us on 


Accessing Teams on Xbox, Playstations and computers

Laptops and desktop computers

  • Open your computer's web browser e.g. Chrome, Edge or Safari
  • Visit and sign-in with your school credentials
  • Select Microsoft Teams from the app list on the left side of the screen
  • Choose 'run in browser' if you do not wish to install the desktop app

Microsoft Xbox

  • Open a web browser e.g. Microsoft Edge from My Games and Apps
  • Visit and sign-in with your school credentials
  • Select Microsoft Teams from the app list on the left side of the screen

Sony Playstation

  • Locate the internet browser and press the Playstation logo on your controller
  • Go to Library and find Options for Games and Applications
  • Go into Applications and install Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome
  • Visit and sign-in with your school credentials
  • Select Microsoft Teams from the app list on the left side of the screen

You can also use this process to access the online versions of other Microsoft Office applications such as Word and PowerPoint. A USB keyboard and mouse will make this process a lot easier. Please not that your own webcam will not work, but you can still see your teacher's camera and shared screen. A headset will work for speaking and listening on both consoles. Other browsers may not work correctly.

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Useful Links

Vodaphone have produced a helpful guide for Parents and Carers to help keep students safe online. There is also information on ways you can make technology and the internet useful for your family and life at home.

We have produced a helpful guide for using Microsoft Teams at the bottom of the page.


Student Expectations for Online Lessons

Students are expected to attend to all online lessons on your timetable. Registers are taken at the start of each lesson, so it is very important you are logged on at the start, so teachers can mark you present. Students not attending lessons will be regarded as truanting and will result in phone calls home from our Attendance team.

Online lessons may require you to use equipment at home, such as pencils, paper, protractors etc. It is a good idea to have this equipment by your computer so it is easily accessible during lessons.

You can ask your teachers questions via the chat feature or through your microphone. If you have any trouble connecting or accessing work, email your teacher using their address in the Contact section of our website.


Etiquette (how to act)

Your webcam will be disabled for lessons as a safeguarding precaution. Your microphone will still be active, so please ensure you have it muted at the start of the lesson and for the duration of your lesson, unless you are required to respond to a teacher's question or request.

All comments and messages to teachers should remain formal. This means you should not use slang or terms you might use with your friends. An example of a formal email can be seen below.

When using the chat feature, it is helpful to include the name of the person you are addressing at the start of each message. This allows the recipient to see messages directed at them in a busy chat with lots of other messages.


Example of a formal email

Dear Miss Jones, 

I am having difficulty understanding the task set in Monday's lesson. Please could you elaborate on what is expected of us for this task? I have also attached the homework set in last week's lesson.

Kind regards,

John Smith, Year 10

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