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Absolutely stunning performances in this evening's showcase! Well done to all the student's who sang, acted and performed!


Reminder: Our Year 7 girls football team have a fixture at Lanfranc this evening


Today's Year 8 netball fixture is now an away game. We expect to return to the academy by 16:15


Q&A with business professionals at EY


We hope to see you at our Showcase performance on 13th February. Tickets are £2, available on the door. All proceeds go to


Year 10 students enjoying an Employability Workshop at EY in Canary Wharf.


Sign-up for next year's ski trip to Italy is now open! You can see some highlights from this year's trip on the YouTube link below:


Unfortunately due to today's travel disruption, the Year 7 trip to the Tower of London has been postponed until later in the year. We apologies for the disappointment!


We had two victories on Monday with the Year 9 & Year 10 netball teams! Well done girls!


We are continuing our Year 7 trips to the Tate Modern this week!


There is a Year 7 football match after school today at Oasis Academy Coulsdon. We expect to return at around 5pm


Year 8 Fixture: 11/02/20 vs Oasis Coulsdon at Purley, expected to finish at 16:30


Year 9 and Y10 Fixtures next week: 3/02/20 vs Norbury Manor, 5/02/20 vs Riddlesdown. Both fixtures at Purley, expected to finishing around 16:30


7P1 had a great time at the Tower today!


If you didn't get a chance to read last week's newsletter, our Year 8 and 9 students entered the V&A Design Challenge with some outstanding work. Year 9s 'Playground for Pigs' idea has reached the final!


Our Year 9 and 10 basketball teams have a fixture on Monday 27th January, away at Shirley High. We hope to return at 5:15


Today's trip will be arriving back at the Academy around 4pm due to traffic. Sorry for any inconvenience


The first of our Year 7 tutor groups on their way to Tate Modern this morning! @ Tate Modern


FIXTURE: Monday 20th January Year 7 & 8 vs Riddlesdown away at Riddlesdown


Our Year 7 Netball team had a fantastic 19-1 victory this week. Next week (Wed 22nd Jan) our Year 10 team have a netball fixture at Archbishop Tenisons

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Year 6 into 7 Transitions

Year 6 Induction Interviews (26th June 2019)

Parents will have receive a letter inviting them 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 (Saturday 13th July 2019, 10:00-13:00)

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

Title Date  
Summer School 2019 Application Form 13th Jun 2019 Download
Summer School 2019 Letter 13th Jun 2019 Download
Year 6 Induction Letter July 2019 03rd Jul 2019 Download
Year 6 Summer Homework 2019 09th Jul 2019 Download
Year 6 Transition Eve. 2019 Presentation 24th Apr 2019 Download
Year 6 Transition Evening 2019 08th Jul 2019 Download