The Academy is back to normal today, students are expected in by 8.30am in full uniform


Harris Aspire is OPEN until 12.30 today, Friday 2nd March


Harris Aspire is CLOSED today due to the adverse weather conditions, check website, Twitter & Facebook for updates


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Off for our Mental Health roadshow with our friends and


roll on tomorrow all students to learn CPR


British Heart Foundation - Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct whole school to learn CPR with


Students to take part in BHF Restart a Heart Day 18 Oct


- Restart a Heart Day - Tues 18th Oct students taking part in the record breaking CPR training

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.

Track Record

purley 0130_flatThe Harris Federation has an expectation that children from all backgrounds can achieve when their school has the support and resources in order to help them.

  • 45% of students at Harris Academies come from households where the income is low enough to entitle them to Free School Meals (the national average is 26.7%).  At Harris Academies, they are vastly outperforming the national average for FSM students and very close to outperforming the national average for all students.
  • 44% of students with Special Educational Needs at Harris Academies achieve at least five good GCSEs including English and Maths.  Although the Harris Federation is determined for this figure to continue to improve, it is already twice the national average of 22%.
  • 59% of Harris students who speak English as an Additional Language achieved at least five A*-C passes including English and Maths, 3 percentage points higher than the national average of 56%.

What others say – recent quotes:

"The best Academies — like Lord Harris’s chain in south London — are now taking over schools parents used to shun and turning them into magnets for talent.”  - Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education

“Harris Academies... are a byword for quality and excellence.” - Lord Adonis, Minister for Schools, 2005-08