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Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who attended our very busy Year 8 into Year 9 Options Evening!


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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!


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!


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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 🙂


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


A huge thank you to distinguished author Sufiya Ahmed for coming in and talking to our students today!


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: (also on Instagram)


A little reminder that Friday 15th is an INSET day!


Term Dates for the next academic year are on our website:


Our dedicated Art department are running 3 trips to the Tate Modern every week for the next couple of weeks to ensure all of our Year 7 and Year 8 students get a chance to experience the artwork and culture the gallery has to offer!


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A Parent/Carer Voice meeting will take place this evening at 6.30pm until 7.30pm in the Sixth Form Study Area. It is open to all parents and carers of students at the academy. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!


Some of our students have requested the team photos from our recent Athens tour, here they are!


Students are hard at work creating some tasty treats for this evening's Christmas Concert @ Harris Academy Purley


This week we welcomed back the team from to teach our students more about the engineering cycle. This is part of a programme to promote STEAM subjects in schools!

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Posted on May 16th 2018

Sheresse wins U13 Shot Putt

Croydon Harriers scooped 17 golds at the Surrey County Track and Field Championships last weekend at Kingston. It was Jack Ennis who particularly shone, breaking the Championship record for the Under 17 men’s high jump, clearing 2.07m to clinch gold. It was also a club record. It was in fact a clean sweep of high jump golds in the younger boy’s age groups thanks to Israel Bakare (U15 Boys, 1.75m) and Ibukan Akintola (U13 Boys, 1.26m) also triumphing.

There were two double gold medal winners for Croydon during the weekend. Ashleigh Clarke topped the sprints in the 100m and 200m. Younger compatriot Lia Bonsu was 1st home across the line in the Under 13 girl’s 200m and 70m hurdles. The sprints proved a happy hunting for Croydon athletes, with four golds in the 200m. Derek Kinlock (U17 Men, 21.97secs), Dylan DaCosta (U20 Men, 21.65secs), Kayla Bowley (U17W, 24.81secs) and Tosin Salami (U20W, 25.00secs) all scooped gold. DaCosta’s time is also within the qualifying standard for the World Youth Championships.

Over the 100m there were a further three gold medal winners thanks to Davina Ansah (U20 women), Toni Bryan (U17 women) and Tyvonn Inniss (Under 17 men). On the field, Sheresse Miller scooped Under 13 girl’s shot putt, while Reuben Vaughan launched himself to 5th in the UK in the Under 20 men’s rankings with a 45.64m effort. Sonyce Archer won the Under 20 women’s triple jump.