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Harris Academy Purley hosted the Year 8 Netball Competition yesterday. Unfortunately we missed out on the finals by a single goal, but the weather was wonderful and the students played exceptionally well!


Some of our students have been officiating a primary school basketball competition this morning, which contributes to the Sports Leader qualification they are undertaking!


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The winners from last term's Science Fair are (from Year 7) Charlotte A Manahil and Ria & from Year 8 Alice K, Musharafa and Rashid. See Miss Homewood for your prizes!


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Games Force leadership training students learning how to deal with scenarios that could arise at the upcoming primary events.


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Jack delivered a fantastic speech at the Speak Out Challenge regional finals this week! Several teachers from our English department went along to support him throughout the evening!


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Students attended a special assembly on Eating Disorders this morning, delivered by Phoebe from the SLAM team (South London and Maudsley). For further information, head over to:


This afternoon, the RAF popped in to help launch the 'rocket cars' students have been designing as part of


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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.


At HAPU we have high expectations of all, in everything we do.  This includes personal appearance.  Uniform plays an important role in establishing the ethos of our school.  At HAPU we believe that our uniform policy benefits the school in a number of ways:

  • It encourages identification with the school and nurtures the notion of community
  • It protects students from social pressures to dress in a particular way
  • It supports discipline and good behaviour and ensures the health and safety of students
  • It instils a sense of pride in the school
  • It promotes more effective teaching & learning

Full cooperation with our dress code enables staff to concentrate their time and effort on teaching and learning.  The decision about what is and is not acceptable will always remain with the school.  Students are expected to adhere to the uniform rules on the journey to and from school.

Anyone arriving at school in non-uniform clothing will be expected to collect alternative items to be worn from Student Services upon arrival.  Students found to be wearing inappropriate clothing after the start of the day will have the item(s) confiscated, and will be receive a 50 minute detention on the same day. 

Uniform items are expensive and therefore it is important they are clearly labelled with your son/daughter's name so that any items of lost property can be returned to the rightful owner.  Please note that any items of unclaimed uniform, after the end of the academic year, will be donated to charity.

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Boys Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Girls


Regulation Harris Academy Purley navy blazer, with gold trim and embroidered badge. The blazer is to be worn at all times. In the classroom the teacher may give permission for it to be removed.


Regulation Harris Academy Purley navy v neck jumper, gold trim and embroidered badge (the jumper is optional to be worn).

No other jumpers, cardigans, sweatshirts, hoodies or waistcoats are permitted.


Plain black (black canvas, denim or skinny trousers are not permitted)

Skirt or Trousers

Skirts: Black, classic style only. Black plain socks must be worn with skirts.

Plain black (black canvas, denim or skinny trousers are not permitted)


White collared (top button essential).  Tucked in at all times and top button done up.

School tie

All students will wear correctly their Faculty tie or if awarded a Prefect/ Colours tie.

The knot must be closed and the tie of the correct length.


Plain black or grey socks


Plain flesh coloured or black opaque tights or plain black socks.


Plain black, leather with black soles and no decorative stitching or carrying an explicit sports logo. Black boots, trainers, plimsolls, canvas or suede shoes may not be worn.

(Acceptable shoes are defined by the school)

Headwear and religious clothing

Religious headwear may be worn (for religious purposes only) and should be either plain black or navy blue

Baseball caps, hats and bandanas may not be worn


Hair should be neat, tidy and appropriate for a professional working environment (as defined by the school).

Extreme styles and hair colouring will not be permitted (as defined by the school).

Shaved lines in hair or eyebrows are not permitted.


Nail varnish is not permitted, and nails should not be a length that may cause injury to others (as defined by the school).

Subtle make-up in neutral colours is permitted.


One pair of small plain stud earrings, one in each ear.  Students are not allowed earrings in the tragus of the ear.

Ear expanders or any other earrings that are considered by the school to be excessive are not permitted. Students with inappropriate piercings will be required to remove them for the duration that they are in school.

Nose studs and facial studs are not permitted and must be removed.

No bracelets may be worn.

It is an offence under UK legislation to tattoo a person under the age of 18 except when the tattoo is performed for medical reasons by a medical practitioner.

Coats & Bags

Plain black with no logos, patterns or markings. Denim, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, hooded tops or combination tops MUST NOT be worn as top coats.  They will be confiscated if visible.  Denim jackets and coats that the school deems as ‘hoodies’ are not permitted.

All students are expected to use a school bag that fits an A4 folder inside, is robust and sensible.

Academy plain black bags only - no logos or decorations.

All Year 7 and 8 students must have the Academy logo bag

PE Kit

All PE kit must be purchased from Hewitts.  Every item has the Harris Purley log printed on it.

Harris Academy Purley white polo shirt with embroidered badge. Harris Academy Purley navy blue rugby shirt.

Plain navy shorts with no logo or trimmings. Harris Academy Purley blue football socks.

Harris Academy Purley navy blue jogging bottoms (optional).

Training shoes (non-marking) must be brought to every PE and  Extension/Enrichment lesson.


It is the responsibility of students to arrive to school with the correct footwear at all times. If a student arrives to school wearing incorrect footwear then they will be required to borrow a pair of appropriate shoes from Student Reception and will normally be required to complete a same day afterschool detention. 

Where a student is unable to wear appropriate footwear for medical reasons, they will be expected to provide a written request from their parent or carer. Should permission to continue to wear alternative shoes on medical grounds be sought beyond one week, the school requests that a doctor’s note is provided to the Head of House to validate.

For convenience Harris Academy Purley has correct Academy bags for purchase at reception.

Hewitt’s of Croydon now supplies the Harris Academy Purley uniform. Parents and carers can purchase any part of the uniform from their store on Church Street or via their website here.

Hewitt’s of Croydon
45-51 Church Street
Tel: 0208 688 1830

You can download our Uniform Policy from the Student Welfare page.

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