Christmas jumper day was lovely, and we all sat down together for lunch!


Thank you to all the parents, friends and staff who made our annual Cultural Celebration a great success!


The pupils have done a fabulous job in decorating the Purley Way Tree this year!


What better way to celebrate your birthday?


The spotlight is always on learning at HPAPW


Lovely to see so many parents at our year 1 ‘dip and do’ day!


Team Purley Way excited to do some learning today!


Thank you Nick Carter for telling us all about your adventure to Mt Everest, we learned all about how to challenge ourselves.


Can you feel the beat? Welcome back to Street Dance and introducing Ballet to our dance studio!


Welcome to your new pupil parliament for 2018! Children are encouraged to write suggestions for how to make their Academy a better place, and post it in the official pupil parliament box!


Splendiferous! Gloriumptious! Our academy has been taken over by a whole host of crazy characters from the world of Roald Dahl. Happy Roald Dahl day!!!


Looks like we chose a good name for our new reception class:


Thank you to everyone for a fabulous year- please see our newsletter for the winners of our Values Sports Day. Our winners were chosen for showing our Golden Rules: making the right choice, taking responsibility and showing respect. We also awarded sportsmanship.


Thank you to all the children (and PTA and parents) who helped us have a fantastic sports day! I am pleased to say that RUBY house are our cup winners for the year!


Our very competitive parents getting involved with Sports day!


Emerald are eager to show their sportsmanship this afternoon!


Diamond hope to dazzle the competition on Sports Day!


Sapphire are storming toward Sports Day!


Ruby Red are raring to go for Sports day!


A concerto from one of our students to celebrate our week of ‘Pride’ in ourselves. She is proud of her efforts in learning the violin - what are you proud of?

Harris Academies
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I am delighted to welcome you to Harris Primary Academy Purley Way and share with you its values of Resilience, Empathy, Ambition, Creativity and Honesty. We opened in September 2016 and our current cohort of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are enjoying our state of the art facilities and resources. Our aim is to include three forms of entry from Reception to Year 6 by 2022. We endeavour to provide an innovative and inclusive curriculum in order for each and every child to succeed academically, socially, emotionally and physically. At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way you will find a dynamic mix of high academic standards, exceptional pastoral care and extensive opportunities for children, achieving our vision of ‘Excellence for All’.

Our children are positive, ambitious and determined, and with our focus on the whole child, they quickly build resilience in order to meet challenges and become adaptive, responsive and caring young adults, ready and confident to become a leader.

In our journey to ‘Outstanding’, we place the child at the heart of all that we do; we stretch, challenge and engage within and beyond the curriculum, encouraging them to consider and reflect on their learning and its impact in the wider world. Beyond this, we seek opportunities to be mindful and considered, ensuring that our children are creative, informed and responsible citizens in an ever-changing society. The school's core values provide guidance, helping to prepare them for some of the challenges they will face beyond their time here. 

In addition to the excellent classroom learning opportunities and pastoral care offered by our driven and dedicated staff, our children benefit from additional specialists who excel in specific areas such as the arts and physical education, ensuring that there are opportunities for a wide range of experiences.

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way is an exceptional new school and I, along with our children, look forward to being able to share more of our school’s vision with you when you come to visit.

Mrs Lisa Crook, Principal