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15/11/17

Retweetd From Andrew Pelling

Nice to attend the formal opening of Harris Academy Purley Way by Lord Harris of Peckham https://t.co/hPhzq8MNBb

15/11/17

Retweetd From Waddon Labour

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 . https://t.co/2lz1AJEAbG

08/11/17

that's great we can't wait!

08/11/17

Fantastic turnout by Gruffalo parents this morning, sharing books with children during our Drop Everything And Read. https://t.co/R3IE3UItPx

12/10/17

Beegu class exploring their senses in science this afternoon. https://t.co/u17XgomCfU

12/10/17

There's a problem! Who made a monstrous mess in Gruffalo class this afternoon. Children are asking questions.... https://t.co/XDrV1uE4mN

08/10/17

Children celebrating their impeccable manners and lunch time behaviour on Top Table CHEERS! https://t.co/lYCuP3aHPy

01/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Purley Way

Children move in to classy £11m school building https://t.co/QWK6xMhVcC Come along to Open Mornings & Evenings to see for yourself

29/09/17

Retweetd From Melody Berthoud

Please help me teach the children at my school about social media safety and protecting themselves online by RT this image far and wide. https://t.co/388zUXerPS

29/09/17

Children move in to classy £11m school building https://t.co/QWK6xMhVcC Come along to Open Mornings & Evenings to see for yourself

28/09/17

Retweetd From Your Croydon

school celebrates new state-of-the-art building https://t.co/qwXbUsarpj

22/09/17

Congratulations Yr1 & Rec children sharing fabulous achievements in our first celebration assembly this year https://t.co/Aw7mU1EtD3

18/09/17

Detectives in Gruffalo class are on the hunt for a monster! https://t.co/8fT2LoVRMC

14/09/17

Retweetd From Tes

'Spending a couple hours a week reading with your children allows you to spend true quality time with them' https://t.co/sPjGPaXv85

13/09/17

We're having a 'gloriumptious' morning celebrating Roald Dahl day at HPAPW https://t.co/kGRqhimdGQ

12/09/17

Reception children in Gruffalo class settling in brilliantly on their second day https://t.co/W9kf8jAgN7

11/09/17

Year 1 children inspired by Dutch artist Mondrian this afternoon. https://t.co/9VqYPvr0qJ

10/09/17

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

07/09/17

Thank you for coming to say hello. Children were very excited to meet you. Look forward to seeing you again soon https://t.co/1xCc16iTa6

06/09/17

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.

Aims and Ethos

Our vision, ‘Excellence for All’, drives our determination to furnish children with an outstanding education regardless of gender, race, religion, culture or ability.

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way our vision is underpinned  by our aim: to work tirelessly to provide a fun, thought provoking and relevant curriculum which inspires curiosity and evokes critical thinking.   Our core goal is to not only meet the individual needs and abilities of every child but to provide learning experiences and cross curricular opportunities to allow children to exceed expectations. We cultivate an ethos that demands commitment and excellence from pupils, teachers, parents, governors; the whole academy community. 

To ensure we empower all children to become informed, compassionate, global citizens Harris Primary Academy Purley Way is committed to:

  • Ensuring a safe and tolerant environment which promotes equality
  • Providing a rich and creative curriculum which nurtures and promotes a love of learning.  We want children to be inquisitive, motivated and ambitious learners while at school and beyond.  This starts with a strong and secure base in English, Maths and the wider school curriculum.
  • Equipping all pupils with the learning habits and self-confidence necessary to constructively influence their own lives
  • Promote creativity and independence so that they are more able to explore and discover things for themselves
  • Allowing time and space for reflection and consideration of ideas, concepts and beliefs
  • Fostering and supporting high levels of parental engagement
  • Providing opportunities which support and promote physical and mental health
  • Encouraging pupils to take a pride in their achievements and appreciate the value of hard work
  • Encouraging pupils and staff to have the confidence to grasp opportunities afforded by new technologies
  • Nurturing pupil diversity by recognising and celebrating individual talents in a wide range of fields, including academic, music, sport, art and drama
  • Developing an awareness of our place within the local community, within London and the world
  • Developing values and opinions within the context of mutual respect and understanding of differing belief systems and cultures within our community and the wider world
  • Being a place that every child remembers with affection

Our Academy values form the foundations that allow our community to unite in our mission to achieve our vision ‘Excellence for All’.  Harris Primary Academy Purley Way’s values use the acronym ‘REACH’ to remind children and the wider community to strive to be the best that they can be.  We celebrate all individuals from our community who demonstrate our values on an hourly, daily and weekly basis.