We are focusing on ‘Responsibility’ this week. These pupils have shown responsibility towards their learning, their environment, and each other! Keep it up!


Welcome to the new term- our children are loving the new equipment!


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If you have a minute, please sign to Ban the sale of high caffeine energy drinks to under 16s following and campaign, launched by of Together we can make a real difference


So proud of our determined families celebrating You all look fabulous


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Thursday is World Book Day! Remember to dress up as your favourite character and bring in your favourite book!


Morning! We are open and will keep an eye on the weather.


Children actively taking part in Little Red Riding Hood to ignite our topic traditional tales


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My four year old is watching Toy Story for the first time ever and he just whispered to himself, “Alive toys... I knew it.”


What a great start to the day! A good book, juice and croissant. HPAPW 'Book Buddy Breakfast' in full swing


we have a Book Buddy Breakfast event tomorrow starting at 8am and finishing at 8.45am. You are more than welcome to visit


Reminder for all parents: Book Buddy Breakfast tomorrow @ 8am. Come, share a story with your child over breakfast. We can't wait to see you


we would love to invite you back to your roots in Purley. We're studying inspiring people, would love to hear your journey!


Children and staff enjoyed their Christmas dinner today


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Are you looking for a or teaching role from April or September? Our growing academy would love to hear from you!


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Don’t forget to bring spacers home from school & wash them over Christmas. Leave the bubbles on and airy dry. Check inhaler expiry dates too !


Reception and Year 1 surpassed all expectations in this year's nativity


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We're looking for an inspirational and motivated . Find out more and apply at


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Are you looking for a or teaching role from April or September? Our growing academy would love to hear from you!

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.


I am delighted to welcome you to Harris Primary Academy Purley Way and share with you its values of Responsibility, Empathy, Achievement, Communication and Honesty. We opened in September 2016 and our current cohort of Reception and Year 1 children have recently been welcomed into our brand-new building with 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