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Some more methane bubbles from Year 7 science yesterday!


Year 7s were lighting methane bubbles with Miss Homewood yesterday. Don't try that at home!


We said goodbye to our Year 11s today. We're wishing you all the best for results day (23rd August for GCSEs). See you there!


Students performed alongside spoken words artist Abstract Benna this afternoon. AB has been working with the students over the past six weeks.


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yr12 students currently in an Apprenticeship Mock Assessment Centre activity delivered by


Students enjoyed their very own Comic Con on the last day of term, with comics, competitions and a workshop provided by the team at on Shaftesbury Avenue!


Miss Homewood has filmed some exciting practical demonstrations in slow motion with Year 8s this week!


Ed: Not the bit about Zaha obviously... 😆


Our very own Sheresse Miller won the Under 13s Shot Putt at the Surrey County Track and Field Championships last weekend at Kingston. Read more about it here:


Our Year 11 Prom will take place on Wednesday 4th July 2018. The venue for this year’s prom is Farleigh Golf Club:


The latest edition of our weekly Newsletter is on our website! Check it out for all the latest news, term dates and information about the week ahead. Have a great weekend.


Yesterday, seven students went to Christie's Auction House with Ms Robbins and Ms Msemburi. Read more about it:


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Harris Academy Purley is looking for an Assistant Principal - English Faculty. Apply now


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A-Level Mathematics Teacher required .Apply now


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The winning teams from our Year 7 rocket cars project went to RAF High Wycombe yesterday to complete in the regional finals! Their car design was fantastic. Results to come...


We're always grateful to receive new books! Our doors are always open (between the hours of 8 and 4) :)


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Visit from Harris Academy today looking at food production from birth


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Talking about below 15% moisture some good questions about

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Careers Programme

Higher Education Opportunities

In weeks that lead up to the Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening on Thursday 13th September it seemed appropriate and purposeful for Year 11 students to focus on the Higher Education opportunities that are available. The sessions are designed to help them make their final decisions about which pathway they plan to follow and give them invaluable advice about to successfully tackle what is largely considered to be the one of the most difficult transitions in education.

These sessions were supported by some of our sixth form prefects who were on hand to answer questions and provide first-hand experience of this next step in their education; what are they aiming for? We hope that they learnt a great deal form the sessions and now are able to intelligently reflect on their choices and if necessary make appropriate changes. I look forward to enthusiastically welcoming many of you into the new sixth form cohort in 2017!


Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet

The Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet can be downloaded below.  The aim of this new booklet is to remind Year 11 students about some of the key points about university education and other options and to take you through the Harris Sixth Form application process.  It is written for Year 11 students, parents and the wider family as well as tutors and staff.


Mock Interview Sessions

The Academy runs mock interview sessions for Year 11 and Sixth Form students each year.  The students have the opportunity to sit down with representatives from external agencies and businesses and discuss their plans for the future and what they feel they can offer prospective employers.  Below are images from this year's sessions.


STEM Careers Day at UCL

Each year, UCL hosts a Careers Day for Year 10 and Year 11 students, with the aim of introducing students to new and exciting careers in STEM subjects. STEM subjects include the fields of Science, Medicine, Engineering and Finance and the event is a fantastic opportunity for our students to talk to representatives from each of those sectors.

Participants can expect to learn what it takes to start a career in each field and how universities such as UCL can help them to achieve their goals. We will continue to give our students the opportunity to attend this event, as we believe it offers a valuable insight into fields young people may not otherwise get the chance to experience.


UCAS Report

In the 2015/16 Year 13 cohort, out of the Harris Federation Purley had:

  • the joint highest % of students per entire cohort that were placed at university (83%)
  • the joint second highest % of students who applied to UCAS going to Russell Group universities (16%)
  • by far the highest % of students going to their first choice universities (75%)


Year 12 Career Survey

Complete the survey here.


Year 13 Career Survey

Complete the survey here.


Page Downloads

Title Date  
Applying for Sixth Form 10th Oct 2016 Download
Benefits of University Presentation 09th Jan 2017 Download
Next Steps Evening Letter Home 14th Mar 2016 Download
NHS Careers Presentation 07th Dec 2016 Download
Y11 Introduction to Higher Education 04th Oct 2016 Download
Year 11 Higher Education and Sixth Form Information 05th Feb 2016 Download