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Enrichment & Extension Programme

Our Enrichment and Extension activities not only give students the chance to further develop their skills learnt in lessons but allows them to try new activities not typically taught in the curriculum. 

Here at Harris Academy Purley we value every opportunity to extend the learning for our students. Activities run before school, during lunch and after school, every day.


Clubs are an important strand in the Academy's wider curriculum. Students have access to a variety of clubs before, during and after school. A list of the clubs currently running can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Extra-Curricular Sport

We offer a range of extra-curricular sports clubs that are open to all year groups. These clubs meet for weekly training sessions and regularly play competitive matches against local schools. 

Please see our Sports at Purley for further information about our facilities and sports clubs.

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Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

We recently finished our Bronze Expedition with a group of students around Epsom Downs. During this expedition, student had to rely on the orienteering skills they had developed through our practise sessions to reach designated points throughout the day. They also had to erect their tent and prepare a meal in the evening. 

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Clubs are advertised to students during Tutor Time and via our digital signage system. Below is a list of clubs currently on offer.

Activity Year Groups Day Time Location
Cheerleading 7 8 9 Monday Lunch Dance Studio
Choir All Monday Lunch 012
Prodigy STEM 8 9 Monday After School  
Open Studio All Monday After School Dance Studio
Fitness All Tuesday Before School Gym
Music Tech Club KS3 Tuesday Lunch 012
Gym for Girls All Tuesday Lunch  Gym
Badminton 7 8 9 Tuesday Lunch Sports Hall
Crochet Club All Tuesday Lunch 107
Gardening Club All Tuesday After School Garden
KS3 Football KS3 Tuesday After School 3G
Girls' Football All Tuesday After School 3G
BTEC Dance BTEC Dance Students Tuesday After School Dance Studio
Geography Skills All Wednesday Lunch 120
Anime Club All Wednesday Lunch 113 / Library
Badminton 10 11 Wednesday Lunch Sports Hall
Cooking Skills Sixth Form Thursday P5 & P6 018
Netball All Thursday After School Hardcourts
Rugby Club All Thursday After School 3G
Breakfast Club Invite Only Thursday Before School 018
Biology Club All Thursday From 07:30 305
Basketball All Thursday Before School Sports Hall
Anime Club All Thursday Lunch 113 / Library
Debate Club All Thursday Lunch Library
Christian Union Sixth Form Thursday Lunch 222
D of E 8 9 Friday Lunch F64
Science for Life 7 8 9 Friday Lunch 302
Red Cross Club All Friday Lunch & After School 006
D of E 8 9 Friday After School F64
KS3 Dance Club KS3 Friday After School Dance Studio

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