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Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page:


Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm.


Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website:


Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke


The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event


This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor!


Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website:


Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team!


On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: If you would like to take part, please email - Thank you!


From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning.


Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya!


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We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry


Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck!


We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area!


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!

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Year 6 into 7 Transitions

Year 6 Induction Interviews (26th June 2019)

Parents have been invited to interviews held at the Academy.


Transition Day (Friday 5th July 2019)

Prospective students will have the opportunity to explore the academy and experience a typical secondary school day without the distraction of our other year groups. 

Students will benefit from learning the locations of each department and will meet key staff such including our Attendance Manager, Student Services staff, Heads of House and Pastoral Directors of Learning.


Year 6 Parents Evening (Monday 8th July 2019)

This is an evening for parents and carers to meet our subject teachers and key members of staff before your child starts at the academy. We will provide you with important information about the academy itself and will be happy to answer any questions you have.


Year 6 Fun Day (Staurday 13th July 2019)

Our Fun Day offers a variety of activities for prospective students to take part in. This is a great opportunity to make new friends before the start of school and will help students settle into the academy environment.


Summer Schools (29th Jul - 1st Aug / 27th Aug - 30th Aug 2019)

There will be two Summer Schools, both held over four days from 10:00-14:00.

  • Week 1 will run from Monday 29th July to Thursday 1st August 2019
  • Week 2 will run from Tuesday 27th August to Friday 30th August 2019

The aim of the Summer School is to support your son / daughter's transition into secondary school and specifically into Harris Academy Purley, through a range of lessons and activities.

Students will have the chance to experience lessons on the Academy site, meet teachers, make friends and begin to learn the way Harris and the Academy function. There will be plenty of opportunities to work and play outdoors, and students will develop skills in teamwork, creativity and communication.

If you have any questions regarding our Summer School, please contact Mr Paul Sarson (Assistant Principal) via


Summer School Payment

You can pay for a place at our Summer School using our PayPal payment facility below. You do not need a PayPal account to use your credit or debit card. Pupil Premium students are entitled to the discounted rate.

Please tell us the name of your child and either your PayPal email address or name on your payment card so we can link the transaction to your son or daughter.

Our PayPal payment facility will only become available from the start of July. Please register your interest before then, so we can ensure there is enough interest in both of the weeks.

Summer School Fees

Page Downloads

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Summer School 2019 Application Form 13th Jun 2019 Download
Summer School 2019 Letter 13th Jun 2019 Download
Year 6 Transition Eve. 2019 Presentation 24th Apr 2019 Download