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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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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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The Times: Harris Experience 12/07/15 07th Dec 2015 Download
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