Harris Academy Purley

Academy Specialisms:

Enterprise and Sport

Academy Description:

Harris Academy Purley is a co-educational 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students which opened in September 2009. Harris Academy Purley opened a £20 million new building in September 2012. Harris Purley offers specialisms in Enterprise and Sport using its extensive playing fields. The Academy was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in December 2011. Student progress is in the top 10% nationally.

Academy Ethos:

Harris Academy Purley is a school where students are given the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their personal best. By the time they leave the Academy, we want our young people to be happy and educated with the desire and drive to succeed. This means:

  • Each student gets the individual care and attention they need to thrive and achieve their personal best.
  • Teachers bring learning alive and class sizes are kept as small as possible.
  • Students participate in a broad range of after-school activities.
  • All students contribute to Academy life by taking on positions of responsibility. This may, for example, be through directing an Academy play, captaining a sports team or playing in a band.
  • Everyone works together to maintain a happy, safe and orderly environment. We instil mutual respect between students and staff and have zero tolerance of bullying in any form.
  • We promote high expectations and set standards of excellence. Staying on for Sixth Form is encouraged so that it becomes the norm, not the exception. Our Sixth Form is being run in conjunction with the Harris Sixth form.


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Phillip WheatleyHarris Academy Purley

Academy Contact

Kendra Hall Road
Surrey CR2 6DT

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Academy Vacancies
  • April 23, 2019 Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Plea...
  • April 4, 2019 Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology t...
  • April 1, 2019 Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: Read more
  • March 29, 2019 Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special work...
  • March 28, 2019 A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork ...
  • March 25, 2019 The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once aga...
  • March 25, 2019 Unfortunately our network issue are continuing this morning. Staff emails are currently affected....
  • March 22, 2019 Eco Club, led by Miss Buckley, continues to do great work in recycling the plastic bottles our st...