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Year 6 performed their amazing show tonight which was enjoyed by all. What an amazing cast of very talented children. Well done everyone! 🎤🎭🎶


Year 2 had a fantastic time visiting Brighton today! Wonderful memories they’ll treasure forever!


A day in EYFS at HPAPW…


Year 6 and the pupils at HPAPW have been fascinated by the Talk Bus visit today. A wonderful service by CDI which puts children’s mental health and well-being at the forefront of all they do. 😊


Amazing parent participation too!!


The children participated in their Sports Day and had a fantastic time! Thank you for all your enthusiasm! 🏃


The weather did not stop EYFS Sports Day. The children loved taking part in a range of events and being supported by staff and families. The parents also seemed to enjoy their race too! 🏃👟


Wild Science visited Year 1 today! The children were amazed by our little visitors and learnt lots of fascinating facts about classifying animals. 🐛🪲🐌🐇


Year 4 had a very enjoyable pyjama party. There was a lot of pizza eating, dancing and most of all laughter throughout the academy. 🎉🪩🎤


Year 6 throughly enjoyed their trip to the Imperial War Museum. They had a great informative hands on talk with Lowri and looked at different war artefacts!


Year 2 had a fabulous time this week learning about the five pillars of Islam at the Baitul Futuh Mosque. 🕌


Our Year 5 pupils had the most amazing opportunity at the on Friday. They watched The Magic Flute and were able to sing the songs that they had been learning with the professionals. 🎶🎭Have a look at the video below…


Year 4 & 6 participated in Harris Federations sports day this month. We are very proud of the determination shown in all the events! 🏃


Year 1 were full of excitement in their science lesson today as they engaged in some outdoor learning. They used their observational skills to help identify a variety of leaves. 🍃 🍂 🍁


We had a fantastic time at Kingswood! Memories to last a lifetime!😀💪🙌 HPAPW here we come!


Finishing our weekend of adventure with some problem solving activities!🤔


🎳 The bowling fun continues….. 🎳


🎳 Year 6 & some Year 5’s are having a magnificent Monday morning at the bowling alley!


Final day at Kingswood! HPAPW are starting off with climbing. How high can they go?🤔 🧗‍♂️


HPAPW enjoy a party! Fun times with friends and memories to treasure forever! 💃 🕺

Harris Academies
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Staff Team

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way we have a fantastic team of leaders, teachers and support staff, as well as our premises, office and wrap-around care teams.

Our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the academy and make sure that our children are consistently safe and happy.

Victoria Forbes

Assistant Director

Verity Lambert-Dale


Oscar Sanders

Head of Academy and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Danielle Gayle

Vice Principal, KS1 Lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sasha Ferdinand

Assistant Principal, KS2 Lead and Falcon Class Teacher (Maternity Leave)

Helena Jones

Assistant Principal and KS2 Lead

Jodi Arnold

Assistant Principal and SENCO (Maternity Leave)

Samantha French

Harris Federation Curriculum Lead 

Amy Halpin

EYFS Consultant


Early Years

Patrice Campbell

EYFS Lead and Jay Class Teacher

Victoria Aluko

Robin Class Teacher

Rachel Howard

Finch Class Teacher

Anna Center

Trainee Teacher

Sneha Shreyasi

EYFS Teaching Assistant

Jade McInnes

EYFS Teaching Assistant

Patricia George

EYFS Teaching Assistant


Key Stage 1

Clara Hodge

Year 1 Class Teacher (Dove Class) and Phonics Lead

Faye Clancy

Year 1 Class Teacher (Hummingbird Class)

Asmara Mclean

Year 1 Class Teacher (Penguin Class)

Amna Qureshi

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Nilar Bo

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Claudia De Francesco

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Isabella Boarer

Year 2 Class Teacher (Kingfisher Class)

Laura Thompson

Year 2 Class Teacher (Heron Class)

Megan Dupe

Year 2 Class Teacher (Swan Class)

Senay Mustafa  

Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Samantha Corcoran

Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Natasha Hoosang

Year 2 Teaching Assistant

Udi Nkemena

Year 2 Teacher 


Key Stage 2

David Black

Year 3 Class Teacher (Canary Class)

Claire Hall

Year 3 Class Teacher (Warbler Class)

Sujitha Saththiyan

Year 3 Class Teacher (Nightingale Class)

Alfie Phethean-N'Dong

Year 3 and PE Teaching Assistant

Dylan Modeste

Year 3 and PE Teaching Assistant

Carol Taylor

Year 4 Class Teacher (Flamingo Class)

Nisa Sohail

Year 4 Class Teacher (Peacock Class)

Masooda Hamidi

Year 4 Teaching Assistant

Eve Morris-Clarke

Year 5 Class Teacher (Puffin Class)

Nicola Sobola

Year 5 Class Teacher (Albatross Class)

Niala Binns

Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Sasha Ferdinand

Year 6 Class Teacher (Falcon Class)

Charley Davey

Year 6 Teaching Assistant (Maternity Leave)

Alicia Francis

PPA Cover Teacher

Denique Davis

PPA Cover Teacher (Maternity Leave)

Natalie Molyneux

SENCO (Maternity Cover)

Khamara Samuels

Class Teacher (Maternity Leave)

Tia Patterson

Year 6 Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover)


Non Class Based Staff

Carly Catley

Office Manager

Avni Patel

Administrative Assistant

Nazneen Gani

Administrative Assistant and Admissions Officer 

Reka Torma

Finance Officer and Administrator

Rebecca Blakey

Student and Family Support Officer 

Cally Robinson

Premises Officer

Seniz Mustafa

SEN Teaching Assistant

Mary Gibbs

SEN Teaching Assistant

Cirma Santana

Interventions Teaching Assistant

Lina Pereira

Interventions Teaching Assistant

Sirisha Manda

Interventions Teaching Assistant

Stefani Hristova

Midday Meals Supervisor and Wrap Around Manager

Martine Nash

Midday Meals Supervisor and Wrap Around Assistant

Beata Gacka

Midday Meals Supervisor

Katrina De'gannes

Midday Meals Supervisor and Breakfast Club Assistant

Samantha Fox-Jay

Midday Meals Supervisor

Nahida Ali

Midday Meals Supervisor

Tilly Chapman

Wrap Around Assistant

Sonia Baiamonte

Wrap Around Assistant

Harpreet Panesar

Midday Meals Supervisor and Wrap Around Assistant

Louise Kelly

Midday Meals Supervisor

Velichka Kostadinova

Wrap Around Assistant

Tilly Chapman

Wrap Around Assistant