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13/02/20

Absolutely stunning performances in this evening's showcase! Well done to all the student's who sang, acted and performed! https://t.co/QM96ikaUEB

13/02/20

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

11/02/20

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

11/02/20

Q&A with business professionals at EY https://t.co/ksGSGfQglg

11/02/20

We hope to see you at our Showcase performance on 13th February. Tickets are £2, available on the door. All proceeds go to https://t.co/VKksspwX9R

11/02/20

Year 10 students enjoying an Employability Workshop at EY in Canary Wharf. https://t.co/M7y57q6pys

10/02/20

Sign-up for next year's ski trip to Italy is now open! https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ You can see some highlights from this year's trip on the YouTube link below: https://t.co/6DF11K6IKh

06/02/20

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!

05/02/20

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

04/02/20

We are continuing our Year 7 trips to the Tate Modern this week! https://t.co/obtTinjzkQ

03/02/20

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

30/01/20

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

30/01/20

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

29/01/20

7P1 had a great time at the Tower today! https://t.co/8jn96XN8r7

27/01/20

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! https://t.co/IuYFA69uPy

24/01/20

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

22/01/20

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

22/01/20

The first of our Year 7 tutor groups on their way to Tate Modern this morning! @ Tate Modern https://t.co/vF13TAHD40

16/01/20

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

15/01/20

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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Academy Values

HAPU Mission and Vision

HAPU is an outstanding, vibrant, mixed school for students aged 11- 19 with specialisms in enterprise and sport.  We are ambitious to build on the outstanding success of the Academy thus far, already a well-established centre of academic, artistic, sporting and technological excellence.  We teach students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities and enable them to make exceptional progress both academically and in their wider personal development.

Our passion and expectation is that each and every student who joins Harris Academy Purley achieves and exceeds their ‘potential’.  We want our students to be inspired and engaged in their learning, developing strong ambition and resilience to succeed.  In all aspects of school life we emphasise the traditional values of respect, integrity and self-discipline.  These underpin our entire philosophy. 

Our students join us for a seven year journey, with the expectation that they will continue their education into our Sixth Form. 

 

HAPU Values

The foundation upon which everything we do is based, are our eight core values:

Learning

Achievement

Excellence

HAPU Mission: “Student learning & achievement is at our heart, aspiring for excellence and resilience in every student, built on a celebration of individual diversity with collective unity, founded on integrity and respect.”

Resilience

Unity

Diversity

Integrity

Respect

 

HAPU: Learning • Excellence • Unity • Integrity

Learning and Achievement: This is our core business – students learning and leading to outstanding achievement.  We expect students to learn in every lesson and to make progress from whatever their starting point may be. 

Excellence & Resilience: We aim for students to attain excellence in all aspects of their school life.  We want students to achieve the very highest standards academically in the creative & performing arts; technology and in the sporting arena.  For students to reach the very highest standards they must develop resilience.  Resilience means encountering challenges and learning to persevere and bounce back when they fail.  To ensure we develop this resilience means we must ensure students are genuinely challenged in all aspects of school life.

Unity & Diversity: HAPU is a very diverse academy.  75% of our students come from an ethnic group other than White British.  Additionally we have a wide range of students from different social, religious and financial backgrounds.  We aspire for students to learn and enjoy what real unity is and that they make a meaningful contribution to the academy and external community unity – whether it be their Tutor group, House, year, whole school or external community. In contrast to this desire for unity, we also seek to see and encourage genuine diversity.  We value the individual and respect the unique talents and approaches that they bring to the Academy. 

Integrity and Respect:  These two values underpin our entire philosophy.  Integrity means ‘doing the right thing, even when someone isn’t looking’.  A school community motivated by integrity and embodying a true understanding of respect and care for others is a successful school.

 

Vision

  • To be the top performing academy in the top performing federation
  • To deliver an outstanding curriculum that prepares students for their future learning and careers
  • To be identified as one of the top comprehensive schools in the country for progress and relative attainment
    • Progress 8 of +1.0
    • Attainment of +80% Grade 5to 9 E&M
    • To eliminate the PP v NPP gap
    • Eliminate gender performance stereotypes
  • To have record levels of student, parent and staff satisfaction
  • To be the school of first choice school in the community