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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.


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!


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.


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Thank you for the warm welcome I received today when delivering ZAP workshops to Years 7 & 8’s. A fantastic start to


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.


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.


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!


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


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!


We welcomed Lesley Urbach from to the Academy last week. Lesley spoke to our students about her family's experiences during the holocaust.


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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


Following on from our successful Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening, here are some recommended revision books for our GCSE students:


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:

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Computing & IT

The explosion in the IT industry in the UK as one of the world leaders in many areas, including CGI, website design, animation and digital telecoms provides exciting demands by students and enterprise alike. The Harris Academy Purley Computing department reflects these changing needs by business in the marketplace, whilst still entrenching standard business software skills.

Students have the right to explore new skill sets and be provided with high calibre qualifications equipping them for today's choices of education, employment and apprenticeship opportunities.

The schemes of work have been written in line with the aims and ethos of the new Computing national curriculum and assessments.

The Harris Academy Purley curriculum has been built so that it reflects the interleaved nature of computing with opportunities to revisit and consolidate learning so that the concrete concepts are embedded throughout the units of work allowing students to scaffold their learning to understanding following computing knowledge.

The principals behind our curriculum are:

  • Students will study computational thinking to break down and solve real-life problems abstractions
  • Students will study multiple computing languages both graphical and text based to solve tasks and will understand how computing devices process information into data and vice versa
  • Students will study how small and large networks send data and how we can retrieve the information we need at any given time
  • Students will learn how to select the most appropriate information and programs they need to solve a variety of issues presented to them and how to do so protecting both themselves and others


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