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26/05/22

Today was World Day at HAPU! We celebrated with cultural activities including language lessons, world cuisine tasting and even dance classes! Many attended school in cultural dress. Thank you to the students who helped organise the day and to staff who ran sessions! https://t.co/1vUhHJM3SH

23/05/22

On Saturday Ethan competed for in the 4x100m relay at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. He ran the 4th leg and received the baton in second place and did what Ethan does best - WIN! He finished nearly a second ahead and helped set a season best of 43:03 🥇 https://t.co/qhmQPmIEQm

17/05/22

On Monday evening, the Academy hosted the regional finals of the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! Talented students from across the borough spoke about topics important to them. Chidi delivered a talk entitled, 'A man thought he could be.' View it here: https://t.co/f0RLHOHO8y

17/05/22

On Monday three Y7s competed in this term's South Quadrant Cook Off at HASN! The students had 1 hour to produce a three-course meal with the theme 'The Queen's Jubilee'. Merton were *crowned* the winners, but as you can see the dishes looked (and tasted) amazing! https://t.co/QiYQl0rFi5

10/05/22

TfL have announced bus strikes in south London on May 11th, 16th and 17th. Buses in Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham and Brixton are among those affected. Please keep these strikes in mind when planning your journey to and from school! 🚌 https://t.co/tYXF8Gt0Ca

09/05/22

After a competitive game that went into extra time, our boys managed a 5:4 win against St Joseph’s on Friday. Their next game will be the final! Good luck! ⚽️ https://t.co/KiH8tRQVB6

06/05/22

Earlier in the week, our students met with author Simon James Green, who came to talk about the process of having his novel 'Noah Can't Even' published. His novel deals with 🏳️‍🌈LGBT+ themes and Simon was overwhelmed by the way our pupils support and promote equality and diversity https://t.co/11NzYrCOPz

05/05/22

PE had the pleasure of taking Y7 and Y8 teams to the Croydon Athletics Relay Championship. The Y7 girls were just beaten on the line for a podium finish. The Y8 boys competed in a final against Trinity, HCACP, Tenisons and Oasis to finish 1st and be named Croydon Champions! 🥇

05/05/22

It was great so see our students so engaged in rugby training yesterday. The session was led by a coach from the Matt Ratana Foundation and will get the players ready for our game against Lanfrac! 🏉 https://t.co/PCXfE8aSJy

28/04/22

Our amazing Year 8 football team managed a 5-2 victory over Clapham in their semi final yesterday. The boys will face either Harris Academy Riverside or East Dulwich in the final! Goals courtesy of Raff, Kahlan and Judah! ⚽️

20/04/22

Our latest Newsletter is available from our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/YkfWoFDIOo

14/04/22

The issues in the Academy kitchen have been rectified. Hot and cold meals and snacks will be available from Tuesday 19th April.

03/04/22

We've cooked our dinner and pitched our tents. We're now enjoying the sunset ☺️ https://t.co/F2djV2M9ZQ

01/04/22

Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh students have set off for a weekend of walking around Ashdown Forest on their practice expedition. It's a bit chilly! 🏕️💨 https://t.co/nV3FjbqDce

01/04/22

Earlier in the week we posted about Gardening Club being busy planting crops before the break. We are now excited to announce https://t.co/zdHtqQI6yK has granted us £1,994 to go towards our gardening project! We're eager to share what we use this amazing sum for next term! 🚜🥕🥔 https://t.co/2urCBAcRsd

31/03/22

A letter regarding Year 11 Prom and intervention sessions has been published on our website: https://t.co/dgSRmX7JeG

30/03/22

⚽️ Our newly formed Y7 girl's football team are having a busy year. Not only have they competed in a Croydon Schools tournament AND the U13s league, they also played a Y7-8 competition against some very tough opposition and were excellent throughout. Well done girls! https://t.co/vqCrYk8hlp

30/03/22

A letter form the Principal has been published on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

30/03/22

Our Year 7 rugby team returned to Riddlesdown for another friendly. Previously, we had a smaller group and had to borrow players, but this time we were able to play as our own team. We came up against a Riddlesdown side that had more experience and only lost by one try 8-7 🏉 https://t.co/ImWzwH1GjT

30/03/22

Despite this year's hot weather coming to an end 😅 Gardening Club took to the allotment for the final time this term to get their shooting potatoes in the ground. The club has planted a variety of vegetables and look forward to a September harvest 🚜🥔🥔 https://t.co/oSJAeJVbQo

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Student Welfare

Student Services provides the central provision for student welfare within the Academy.

YvonneThe department is overseen by Ms Yvonne Dixon and is managed by our Student Services Manager, Ms Linda Grover.

Ms Yvonne Dixon, Assistant Principal

 


Medical Needs

Linda groverStudent medication is securely stored in the Student Services office. This department is managed by our Student Services Manager, who is also responsible for administering medicines.

Ms Linda Grover, Student Services Manager

 


Attendance and Punctuality

The Academy's attendance target is 96%. Regular attendance and punctuality to the Academy and to lessons is essential for all of our students to make good progress, achieve their academic potential and consequently have better chances in life. Attendance is a key performance indicator within the Academy. It is the responsibility of everyone in the Academy community to ensure we achieve this. The Academy monitors the attendance and punctuality of all students and reviews and publishes it internally each week.

Informing us of a student absence

The expectation is that students attend every day unless they are unwell, in which case parents or carers are expected to contact the Academy before 09:00 on the morning of every absence.

To report a Harris Academy Purley student absent, you can email us at the address below or call our main telephone number and choose option 1 from our automated answering system. A pre-authorised email address or telephone number will allow us to verify a parent or carer's identity.

020 8608 1141

attendance@harrispurley.org.uk

When a student is marked absent from the academy, our system will send a message home to ensure parents or carers are aware of the absence. These messages will also be triggered if a student is late to morning registration or misses the register at the start of any lesson. If you receive a message or call from our attendance team on a day where you believe your son or daughter should be in school, please call the number above.


Security

Harris Academy Purley employs state of the art security technology, in closed-circuit television, which is sited both internally and externally as well as intruder detection systems and access control on its external entrances. The use of CCTV complies with current legislation as does notification signage and labelling.

The Academy also has a modern and comprehensive fire detection system. Access to the main Academy buildings for staff, students and visitors is carefully monitored by the reception team and everyone on site is required to be identifiable at all times so that items such as face coverings (e.g. motorcycle visors, full face goggles or veils) which obscure clarity of identification of an individual must be removed for the duration of a person’s time on site.

Identification badges and lanyards are issued to visitors and photo ID cards are also worn by all staff and sixth form students. The remainder of students in the Academy are identifiable by their Academy uniform and Faculty ties.


Well-being

The health, happiness and well-being of our students is our first priority. We encourage you to make use of the resources below:

  • Mind www.mind.org.uk
    This website has ideas for staying indoors, as well as suggestions for ways to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.
     
  • ChatterPack www.chatterpack.net
    Chatterpack have an amazing list of free boredom-busting resources to keep you busy and entertained while you're at home.
     
  • NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk
    The NSPCC website has a section on helping children with depression and anxiety.
     
  • Kooth AppStore/GooglePlay
    This is an app for your phone that offers immediate support.

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