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Students enjoyed the National School & College Leavers Show at Ascott Racecourse today!


Purple Faculty will be raising money for the Scoliosis Association, starting on 17th December at our Careers Fair. Buy a Christmas treat and give generously!


invites you to our Careers Fair 17th December 17:00-19:30 (Year 9–13) .


A tutor group show their support for our diabetic students during Diabetes Week, this week 💙 @ Harris Academy Purley


The term dates for next year are now on our website:


On 15th November, 60 Year 10 students spent the day at Skills London 2019. This Careers Event, held at the Excel centre, showcases a vast number of career pathways and study opportunities in every industry imaginable!


This week's newsletter is now available on our website:


Drama students are enjoying a musical workshop from Fairfield Halls today!


It was a privilege to have Mr Gurung, our Premises Officer and former Gurkha in the British Army, lay Harris Academy Purley's wreath yesterday. Year 7 students also attended a special Remembrance assembly prior to the school observing a 2 minute silence.


Due to the General Election taking place in December, our Year 13 Parents' Evening has been moved to Wednesday 11th December.


We look forward to seeing you at this evening's Sixth Form Open Evening! Ensure you pick up a copy of our Course Information booklet, which tells you about all of the courses we offer at Purley


Our Sixth Form Open/Options Evening is this Thursday!


Well done to the Year 7 and the Year 8 netball teams on their victories last night! Year 7 won 18-0 and Year 8 won 8-0


Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! Students are ready to take you on a guided tour around our fantastic Academy.


The council have introduced driving restrictions on Kendra Hall Road between 08:00-09:30 and 14:00-16:00. Using the road between these times will result in a Penalty Charge! Please see our website for further information.


Biology, Chemistry and Physics saw 100% of results at grade 4-9, with over 60% being grade 7 or higher - all with more than +1 Progress! English rose by 6% to 76% grades 4-9. Media achieved an impressive 96% at grades 4-9 and Art saw 86% (33% of which were grade 7 or higher)!


A huge congratulations to Year 11 students collecting their GCSE results today! All of their hard work has paid off with another year of fantastic results! We look forward to welcoming them back next year as Sixth Form students!


Our Sixth Form students collected their fantastic A-Level and CTEC results today! Congratulations! 🎉


Good luck to our Sixth Form students collecting their A-Level and CTEC results today! You can pick them up from Harris City Academy Crystal Palace from 9am (8am for those requiring support with UCAS applications). See you there!


We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event!

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All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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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