Harris Academy Purley

Secondary
Post 16

School Guide Rating

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Kendra Hall Road
South Croydon
CR2 6DT
020 86811141
Bust
Pupils
987
Cake
Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy Sponsor Led Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Ofsted Report
(7/12/11)
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68%
NATIONAL AVG. 39%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
70%
NATIONAL AVG. 44%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
49.2
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 37.7
Value added
+0.04
Progress 8 score
SATs to GCSE
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.2
Absence
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
75%
NATIONAL AVG. 88%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 16.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 13.5:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Absence
6.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.1%
Persistent Absence
School language
32%
NATIONAL AVG. 13%
Pupils first language
not English
Meals
17.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.46%
Pupils registered for free school meals

School Description

The academy opened in September 2009. White British students constitute around one quarter of the academy population and the remainder are from a diverse range of ethnic heritages. Around two fifths of the students are girls. Around one in three students speaks English as an additional language, but most of these speak English fluently. The overall proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is more than twice the national average. More students have special educational needs and/or disabilities than is typical for a school of this size, constituting predominantly moderate learning difficulties or behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties. The proportion of students who have a statement of special educational needs is also well above average. The academy has a relatively stable student population and is oversubscribed. The recently-established sixth form operates as part of a collaborative arrangement with other academies in the Harris Federation. The academy was initially housed in the buildings of the predecessor school. A building programme is underway to replace some of the buildings with purpose-built accommodation. Consequently, a majority of classes are currently housed in temporary accommodation. The academy’s specialisms are in enterprise and sports.

Catchment information

020 8726 6400

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