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20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

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We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

13/05/19

Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck! https://t.co/er7VRXa6NW

29/04/19

We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area! https://t.co/LrlzRi8wLi

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!

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Harris Experience

With students at Harris Academy Purley from Year 9 onwards taking part in Harris Experience, we are thrilled that The Times newspaper has published an article and editorial praising the programme.

Harris Experience, which has been running since 2013, broadens the academic, social and cultural experiences of some of our most able students to give them outstanding preparation for life at some of the country’s top universities.

You can find letters about Harris Experience trips on our Letters Home page (use the category filter).

HE Summer 2017 Newsletter

 

Most Able Display Boards

Each subject area has a Most Able display board, which shows examples of work that has gained top marks in that subject.  Photographs of those display boards can be viewed in the Page Gallery below.

 

Gifted & Talented Challenge Day

Sayma Rahman and Akash Karthigaiselvan, two of our Gifted & Talented students, were part of the overall winning team at the South West London G&T Science and Technology Challenge Day and have subsequently progressed on to the Southern Challenge Final at Queen Mary's University, Mile End Campus at the start of January 2017.

Challenge Days have been running for several years and have involved students from across the country competing in mixed school teams, on three practical applied science and technology-related challenges.

 

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures (formerly Thursday Afternoon Lectures) are delivered by staff or students on a range of extracurricular material – from the structure of the human kidney to an introduction to philosophy and ethics.  We encourage students to attend these sessions, which are held in our Business Breakout area.

Priyan Sudra recently delivered an engaging lecture on the statistics, causes and treatments for cancer. Read more.

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Sutton Scholars Programme

Sutton Scholars is the flagship programme offered by the Sutton Trust to support highly able students for a minimum of two years with attainment-raising and enrichment activities, delivered through leading universities. Year 11 student Shardaé Malcolm recently graduated from this programme and these are her thoughts: 

My Time as a Sutton Scholar

Nine hundred and seventy-five days of secondary school, three hundred and ninety studying for those A-Levels; then what? University? For most of us we don’t realise University is a part of the journey as much as it is a destination for some, and the paths we take right now, in year 10, will help lead us into higher education and the world of work. I can confidently say I am no longer “most of us”, which I owe to the UCL Sutton Scholars and Horizons GCSE programme*. Over the course of the past two years, I've had countless opportunities to engage with undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students alike. Attended lectures given by experts in neuroscience, comparative literature, the disciplines of engineering, Disney, and Anthropology– just to name a few. Armed with this newfound knowledge, my pen as my sword I’ve slain essays, debates, speeches and more. Stayed in student accommodation, friends next door. Kate, my student mentor, has shown me what University has to offer and proved to us all getting there won’t be a bother if we’re willing to put hard work and determination above all other.

Direction. I've mentioned it before. You need it on this journey but which way do you go when unsure of your destination? It doesn't really matter, as long as you enjoy the ride. What I'm trying to say is, don’t make the mistake that so many before us now contemplate. Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Architecture– a handful of fields which would require a vocational degree. The rest require transferrable skills. There are 210+* available degree courses at UCL alone. If you’re unsure of what career path you wish to follow, dare to explore, stand by what you love and know.

Sociology, Politics, Social Anthropology; not your standard Maths, English and Science.  Subjects most won’t hear of until Sixth Form options roll around or it’s time to fill out that UCAS applications. Subjects which now kindle curiosity within me, which I owe to the UCL Sutton Scholars and Horizons GCSE programme. 

I can confidently say, I know in what direction I am headed. Towards University. Towards not just a job, but a career. 

I'm on the right path.

Shardaé Malcolm
Year 11

 

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