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Nice to attend the formal opening of Harris Academy Purley Way by Lord Harris of Peckham


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A pleasure to attend the opening of the Harris Academy Purley Way today and to tour the academy and meet staff and children. An impressive new school in .


that's great we can't wait!


Fantastic turnout by Gruffalo parents this morning, sharing books with children during our Drop Everything And Read.


Beegu class exploring their senses in science this afternoon.


There's a problem! Who made a monstrous mess in Gruffalo class this afternoon. Children are asking questions....


Children celebrating their impeccable manners and lunch time behaviour on Top Table CHEERS!


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Children move in to classy £11m school building Come along to Open Mornings & Evenings to see for yourself


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Children move in to classy £11m school building Come along to Open Mornings & Evenings to see for yourself


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school celebrates new state-of-the-art building


Congratulations Yr1 & Rec children sharing fabulous achievements in our first celebration assembly this year


Detectives in Gruffalo class are on the hunt for a monster!


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'Spending a couple hours a week reading with your children allows you to spend true quality time with them'


We're having a 'gloriumptious' morning celebrating Roald Dahl day at HPAPW


Reception children in Gruffalo class settling in brilliantly on their second day


Year 1 children inspired by Dutch artist Mondrian this afternoon.


We're very excited to be welcoming our new cohort of Reception children (Gruffalo class) in the morning.


Thank you for coming to say hello. Children were very excited to meet you. Look forward to seeing you again soon


We're all very excited to be welcoming our Year 1 Beegu class tomorrow at 8.45am. We have missed you. See you soon.

Harris Academies
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.


Like our sister school, Harris Primary Academy Haling Park, we will have a brand new school building which is being built for us by Croydon Council on the site of what was once an Infants School at the junction of Propeller Crescent and Purley Way. The full address for the school is Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, 47 Propeller Crescent, Waddon, CR0 4FE. 

Our building will be bright, welcoming and spacious, with everything an outstanding primary school could need. This includes classrooms equipped with the latest technology, high-quality indoor and outdoor play spaces and a hall for the whole school to get together. 

Eagle Eye—watch the development of our new school in real time at  and

Initially for the first year of operation we are in high quality temporary accommodation on the long term site with the new building due to be ready for us to occupy in September 2017. We are used to opening schools in temporary buildings and these have always provided us with a small school and secure feel for our first year with classrooms, administrative offices and hall all being clustered together, with the play area around it, securely fenced. This is perfect for reception children starting school.

Come along to one of our open mornings or evenings to see for yourself! or view the pictures below or in The Gallery