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23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

25/03/19

Unfortunately our network issue are continuing this morning. Staff emails are currently affected. Reception have a temporary telephone installed for urgent calls using the main academy number. This line may be busy!

22/03/19

Eco Club, led by Miss Buckley, continues to do great work in recycling the plastic bottles our students get through each week. All of this would have ended up in landfill if these students didn't do such a great job! https://t.co/GX6nBgEHqZ

22/03/19

We are currently suffering from a network outage, which is affecting our telephone system and email. You can still use our info.org.uk address for urgent messages. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.

21/03/19

Our Jack Petchey Speak Out finalists delivered six amazing speeches to their peers this afternoon. Topics ranged from hidden disabilities to battling depression. After careful deliberation, Freya was crowned the winner and will go on to the next stage of the competition! https://t.co/Hi1OXeWsEi

14/03/19

Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who attended our very busy Year 8 into Year 9 Options Evening! https://t.co/tyOPYvBWC1

14/03/19

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14/03/19

A reminder that it is our Year 8 into 9 Options Evening this evening for students and parents/carers. We look forward to seeing you from 17:30! https://t.co/kPDsGpeYSJ

11/03/19

conducted an impromptu search of all of our students using metal detecting ‘knife arches’ this morning. The search was in response to recent headlines concerning knife crime, but was not prompted by anything specific to our Academy. No illicit items were discovered! https://t.co/74RQDmqEvv

07/03/19

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Harris Academy Purley are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Aspiring Lead Practitioner: MFL. Apply now https://t.co/cMFIz4gxxF https://t.co/XKBgDwMhTl

07/03/19

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04/03/19

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Brilliant day Met ys 7,8,9 & 10 with Secrets of the Henna Girl. Bright confident pupils eager to learn and ready to question about Thank you for inviting me 🙂 https://t.co/9o6A9hHR6t

04/03/19

Our next Parent Voice meeting will take place tomorrow (5th March) from 18:30 until 19:30. All parents and carers of our students are welcome to attend the meetings. They are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback to our Leadership Team and Principal https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

01/03/19

A huge thank you to distinguished author Sufiya Ahmed for coming in and talking to our students today! https://t.co/TyOQJtFk71

15/02/19

Wishing Harris Academy Purley and South Norwood students a safe and pleasant trip to Austria today! If you'd like to keep up with the action on and off the slopes, follow: https://t.co/INKhXfwL40 (also on Instagram)

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Academy Structure

The Academy is organised into six houses; Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red and Yellow. Each house is led by an Assistant Principal who is responsible for the academic performance of each student. Pastoral care is provided by our six Pastoral Directors of Learning. Every student belongs to a house, which is identifiable through the coloured stripe on their tie. Each house has at least one tutor group in each year group, with those tutor groups being based in particular departments.

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Phillip Wheatley Principal  
Matt Childs Vice Principal Student Support & Progress
James Menagh Vice Principal Curriculum and Learning
Alex Thirkill Assistant Principal Head of Blue House
Helen Pengelly Assistant Principal Head of Green House
Paul Sarson Assistant Principal Head of Orange House
Nathalie van der Weide Assistant Principal Head of Purple House
Claudia Abayaateye Assistant Principal Head of Red House
Miles Winter Assistant Principal Head of Yellow House
Gareth Hughes Assistant Principal Head of Sixth Form
Yvonne Dixon Assistant Principal SENCO & DSL

 

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 Business & ICT
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
Ange Levesque Pastoral DOL for Sixth Form Vocational Lead

 

Blue House

Assistant Principal: Alex Thirkill

Humanities and Media

  • History (Subject Leader: Natalie Izzard)
  • Geography (Subject Leader: Matt Childs)
  • Religious Education and Citizenship (Subject Leader: Doni Dingwall)
  • Psychology and Sociology (Subject Leader: Alex Thirkill)
  • Media Studies (Subject Leader: Cat Dunn)

 

Green House

Assistant Principal: Helen Pengelly

English & Drama

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

 

Orange House

Assistant Principal: Paul Sarson

MFL, Business & Computing

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

 

Purple House

Assistant Principal: Nathalie van der Weide

Art, Design & Technology, Physical Education and Music

  • Art (Subject Leader: Lauren Forsdyke)
  • Design & Technology (Subject Leader: Patricia Lucas)
  • Food Technology (Subject Leader: Ruth Gale)
  • Music (Subject Leader: Nathalie van der Weide)
  • Physical Education (Subject Leader: Melissa Belton)

 

Red House

Assistant Principal: Claudia Abayaateye

Mathematics

  • Mathematics (Subject Leader: Amoah Ransford)

 

Yellow House

Assistant Principal: Miles Winter

Science

  • Science (Subject Leader: Simon Davis)

 

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.