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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:


Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today!


Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website:


Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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


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!


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)

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    Posted on October 29th 2018

    Athens: Day 3

    Day three of the Athens tour started with an intense Basketball training session, looking at ball handling and applying that to game situations. The boys then enjoyed a football training session, preparing them for their first fixtures later that day!

    The Under 16 team were first up and started strongly. Long balls were played in to speedy Tarik, making it very difficult for the opposition to defend. There were some impressive turns and tricks in the middle of the pitch from Dylan, keeping the opponents on their toes. Amaru was kept busy in goal, but made some incredible saves to keep HAPU in the game. Sadly we did not finish with a win, but the team showed great spirit throughout the match and played fantastic until the final whistle.

    Next up was the Under 14 team. From the get go it was difficult for the opposition to match the speed of Antwone, Kian and Naz’si. Aaran and Bailey were strong centre backs and made it almost impossible for the opposition to break through. Dylan was excellent in a holding midfield position; offering quick attacking passes and a strong defence when needed. Crosses and free kicks from Jayden gave Norbert and the team great opportunities to test their defence and keeper. Finally, just before the full time whistle and after numerous chances, Naz’si scored! The goal - HAPU's first of the tour - was met with cheers and a pitch invasion to celebrate. Again, the team showed incredible determination and team spirit throughout the game.

    After the game, the students met students from the local Greek teams, which resulted in a lot of photos being taken!

    More to come...