In 2023, Ofsted graded the Academy as "Good" overall, and in each individual category.
We are delighted to share the result of our most recent Ofsted report. Under the recent and challenging Ofsted framework, the inspectors graded the Academy “Good” in terms of its overall effectiveness, but also in each of the four grading categories: Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development and Leadership and Management.
The report is testament to the hard work and commitment of our students, the families, our staff, the Academy Governing Body and the Harris Federation.
You can read the full report below and the Academy's page on Ofsted's website, where the report is also published, can be found here.
“Pupils at Harris Academy Purley belong to a diverse and inclusive school. They show respect to each other and to staff.”
“…high aspirations for pupils. They want all pupils to achieve success, both in their education and in their future lives.”
“… high expectations of pupils. [Pupils] show positive attitudes to their learning. They listen to their teachers and work hard in lessons.”
“… a broad and ambitious curriculum. They have sequenced the curriculum well.”
“… develop subject specific skills with increasing complexity.”
“…the curriculum reflects pupils lives and helps engage pupils in their learning.”
“… high priority to literacy. This central focus on reading helps pupils to access the curriculum in all subjects.”
“Pupils behave well. This is a calm and orderly school.”
“… a wide range of opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and interests.”
“Pupils learn about a wide range of important issues that are relevant to their lives.”
“Governors and leaders share a vision to provide a high quality academic education for pupils. They want to give pupils every opportunity to succeed in their studies and move on to well-regarded universities.