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01/12/21

Thank you to for our Christmas tree! We take hundreds of students to Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre each year. They are raising funds for the centre through a charity tree sale! https://t.co/A8hVOyN0G4

29/11/21

Our Year 12 students are encouraged to complete the Senior Prefect application form on our website: https://t.co/1RECF4ayL1 https://t.co/AsAQaCHLkv

26/11/21

Our Year 7 netball team continued their winning form with a dominant win over Archbishop Lanfranc. The team worked exceptionally well together and showed excellent sportsmanship, including encouraging and supporting the opposition. https://t.co/5uE4vtJgQM

24/11/21

Our Year 8 football team returned to their winning ways last night, with a emphatic 8:2 win over Trinity. The boys dominated from start to finish and even had a little left in the tank at the end! Raffael was MOTM, controlling the game from the middle. Well done!

23/11/21

Our Year 7 and Year 8 netball teams made their debut last night against Orchard Park. Both teams left victorious, showing excellent team working skills and determination. A great start for both teams! Well done.

22/11/21

Retweetd From Danny Dalton

Thank you for the warm welcome I received today when delivering ZAP workshops to Years 7 & 8’s. A fantastic start to https://t.co/UZcSwkiequ

18/11/21

Year 8 played their third National Cup fixture this week. The boys were fantastic, coming from behind to lead 2:1 with a minute to go. A questionable penalty caused the game to go into extra time and eventually penalties, which unfortunately led to our first defeat.

17/11/21

This evening's Year 8 fixture at Kingdale has gone into extra time. Students are expected to return to the academy at the later time of 16:30.

17/11/21

On Tuesday our Y7/8 girls football team attended their first tournament of the year. They played 5 tough games against local schools and showed tenacity and courage, resulting in some excellent results! Highman's Highlight® was a fantastic goal by Diorella. Well done girls! https://t.co/mLxme8dnmi

11/11/21

We were honoured to have our very own Mr Gurung lay a wreath in today's assembly. Mr Gurung served for over 18 years in the British Army, stationed in countries as far afield as Hong Kong and Nepal https://t.co/vsVwkIAgBV

11/11/21

Massive congratulations to the students who took part in the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge yesterday. They were all fantastic and it was tough to choose our 5 finalists! https://t.co/WbeEnepaEz

09/11/21

We welcomed Lesley Urbach from https://t.co/LGP9zl0mJx to the Academy last week. Lesley spoke to our students about her family's experiences during the holocaust. https://t.co/lXq62awRCH

08/11/21

Retweetd From Superdad Damo

Twitter I have been invited into today to give a talk on my journey, business and the importance of health and fitness. I am both excited and extremely nervous!! Wish me luck

08/11/21

Following on from our successful Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening, here are some recommended revision books for our GCSE students: https://t.co/6iCyT8m1ML

11/10/21

We are running Intervention Sessions for our GCSE students over the half term break. Please see our most recent letter for details: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

04/10/21

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!

01/10/21

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.

23/09/21

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. https://t.co/qJoQsPNU7M

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Student Welfare

YvonneStudent Services provides the central provision for student welfare within the Academy. This department is overseen by our Assistant Principal for Safeguarding and Welfare Ms Yvonne Dixon and is managed by our Student Services Manager Ms Linda Grover.

Ms Yvonne Dixon, Assistant Principal (DSL)


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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