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03/12/19

Students enjoyed the National School & College Leavers Show at Ascott Racecourse today! https://t.co/F6BAJPu8v0

03/12/19

Purple Faculty will be raising money for the Scoliosis Association, starting on 17th December at our Careers Fair. Buy a Christmas treat and give generously!

02/12/19

invites you to our Careers Fair 17th December 17:00-19:30 (Year 9–13) . https://t.co/EQQFUKHdJL

29/11/19

A tutor group show their support for our diabetic students during Diabetes Week, this week 💙 @ Harris Academy Purley https://t.co/mKzD4TLCBo

19/11/19

The term dates for next year are now on our website: https://t.co/Q6a5xBJ41P

18/11/19

On 15th November, 60 Year 10 students spent the day at Skills London 2019. This Careers Event, held at the Excel centre, showcases a vast number of career pathways and study opportunities in every industry imaginable! https://t.co/svHxD44PP1

15/11/19

This week's newsletter is now available on our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/gk7t74Epld

14/11/19

Drama students are enjoying a musical workshop from Fairfield Halls today! https://t.co/6HMhm4IZrr

12/11/19

It was a privilege to have Mr Gurung, our Premises Officer and former Gurkha in the British Army, lay Harris Academy Purley's wreath yesterday. Year 7 students also attended a special Remembrance assembly prior to the school observing a 2 minute silence. https://t.co/p6ZlUxeOus

07/11/19

Due to the General Election taking place in December, our Year 13 Parents' Evening has been moved to Wednesday 11th December.

17/10/19

We look forward to seeing you at this evening's Sixth Form Open Evening! Ensure you pick up a copy of our Course Information booklet, which tells you about all of the courses we offer at Purley https://t.co/zP4TadZ2El

14/10/19

Our Sixth Form Open/Options Evening is this Thursday! https://t.co/pHDGTeBlVe

10/10/19

Well done to the Year 7 and the Year 8 netball teams on their victories last night! Year 7 won 18-0 and Year 8 won 8-0

24/09/19

Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! Students are ready to take you on a guided tour around our fantastic Academy. https://t.co/s4bJ8HuYaB

12/09/19

The council have introduced driving restrictions on Kendra Hall Road between 08:00-09:30 and 14:00-16:00. Using the road between these times will result in a Penalty Charge! Please see our website for further information.

22/08/19

Biology, Chemistry and Physics saw 100% of results at grade 4-9, with over 60% being grade 7 or higher - all with more than +1 Progress! English rose by 6% to 76% grades 4-9. Media achieved an impressive 96% at grades 4-9 and Art saw 86% (33% of which were grade 7 or higher)! https://t.co/71LcWss5Xk

22/08/19

A huge congratulations to Year 11 students collecting their GCSE results today! All of their hard work has paid off with another year of fantastic results! We look forward to welcoming them back next year as Sixth Form students! https://t.co/q7w2Fn8hIy

15/08/19

Our Sixth Form students collected their fantastic A-Level and CTEC results today! Congratulations! 🎉 https://t.co/CXrBeoP0kS

15/08/19

Good luck to our Sixth Form students collecting their A-Level and CTEC results today! You can pick them up from Harris City Academy Crystal Palace from 9am (8am for those requiring support with UCAS applications). See you there!

12/07/19

We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event! https://t.co/ikZctUh83m

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Academy Structure

The Academy is organised into six faculties; Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red and Yellow. Each faculty is led by a Faculty Director who is responsible for the academic performance of their students. Pastoral care is provided by the Pastoral Director of Learning assigned to that faculty.

All six faculties have a tutor group in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Students have a coloured stripe on their tie that identifies which faculty they belong to. The name of their tutor group helps us identify the year group and faculty they belong to. e.g. 8B1 is one of the Year 8 tutor groups in Blue Faculty. 

 

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Phillip Wheatley Principal
Steve West Vice Principal
James Menagh Vice Principal
Alex Thirkill Blue Faculty Director
Helen Pengelly Green Faculty Director
Paul Sarson Orange Faculty Director
Nathalie van der Weide Purple Faculty Director
Lawunmi Ogwu Red Faculty Director
Miles Winter Yellow Faculty Director
Ange Levesque Head of Sixth Form
Yvonne Dixon SENDCO

 

Pastoral Directors of Learning

Cat Dunn Pastoral DOL for Blue House Head of Media
Hannah Fowkes-Morley Pastoral DOL for Green House Head of Drama
Emily McKee Pastoral DOL for Orange House Head of MFL
Howard Battersby Pastoral DOL for Orange House Head of Computing
Kelly Highman Pastoral DOL for Purple House Teacher of PE
Ruth Gale Pastoral DOL for Red House Head of Food Technology
Darjan Trenchfield Pastoral DOL for Yellow House Teacher of Science
Olivia Garner Pastoral DOL for Sixth Form Teacher of History
Riccardo Mullings Pastoral DOL for Sixth Form Teacher of Science

 

Blue Faculty

Faculty Director: Alex Thirkill

Humanities and Media

  • History (Subject Leader: Aimee Callender)
  • Geography (Subject Leader: Cat Dunn)
  • Religious Education and Citizenship (Subject Leader: Danielle McLean)
  • Psychology and Sociology (Subject Leader: Ferne Dower)
  • Media Studies (Subject Leader: Cat Dunn)

 

Green Faculty

Faculty Director: Helen Pengelly

English & Drama

  • Drama (Subject Leader: Hannah Fowkes-Morley)
  • English (Subject Leader: Helen Pengelly)

 

Orange Faculty

Faculty Director: Paul Sarson

MFL, Business & Computing

  • Business & Computing (Subject Leader: Howard Battersby)
  • MFL (Subject Leader: Emily McKee)

 

Purple Faculty

Faculty Director: Nathalie van der Weide

Art, Design & Technology, Physical Education and Music

  • Art (Subject Leader: Lauren Forsdyke)
  • Design & Technology (Acting Subject Leader: Lauren Forsdyke)
  • Music (Subject Leader: Nathalie van der Weide)
  • Physical Education (Subject Leader: Melissa Belton)

 

Red Faculty

Faculty Director: Lawunmi Ogwu

Mathematics

  • Mathematics (Subject Leader: Ransford Amoah)
  • Food Technology (Subject Leader: Ruth Gale)

 

Yellow Faculty

Faculty Director: Miles Winter

Science

  • Science (Subject Leader: Miles Winter)

 

Student Leadership

  • Year 11 Head Boy and Head Girl and Year 11 Prefect Team
  • Sixth Form Head Boy and Head Girl and Sixth Form Prefect Team
  • Student Voice (representatives from each Faculty for each Key Stage)

You can learn more about our Student Leadership on the Student Voice page.