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.


Harris Parents, Teachers and Friends' Association

Our children deserve the first rate education that Harris City Academy Crystal Palace provides, yet this high quality education requires the participation of all parties:  the students, top-class teaching staff and the full involvement of parents.

Secondary school brings with it a whole different set of challenges not present at primary school, not least of which is adolescence.  Our students need careful nurturing and this is where we, the PTFA, need your help.  From a social point of view, parents can exchange ideas and be of support to one another, and the means to do this can be via organised events, which unite us all.

We welcome ideas from all quarters, which will in turn enhance the Academy experience and encourage greater networking opportunities.  We are part of a community of fun people after all, and everyone has something to offer, no matter how insignificant you might think your idea is.

Fortunate as we are to have a dedicated team in the form of teaching and support staff, led by our Principal Ms Katherine Cumberbatch, that team cannot fully function without the full support and involvement of parents.  Help us fill in the gaps and make the role of growing with our children a life-enhancing one by joining in with the PTFA and attending one of our social events or meetings.  Details of these can be found in the diary pages of Harris Insight, on the PTFA notice board in the Academy Reception, or on the PTFA page of the Academy website.

PTFA Chair:  Janice Henson

Important Dates

Wed 12th Oct - PTFA Meeting
Wed 9th Nov - PTFA Meeting
Wed 7th Dec - Quiz Evening
Wed 8th March - PTF Meeting - Prep for Jazz Cafe
Wed 3rd May - PTFA Meeting - Summer Fayre Prep
Wed 7th June - PTFA Meeting - Summer Fayre Prep
Weds 21st June - PTFA Meeting - Summer Fayre Prep
Sat 8th July - Summer Fayre

PTFA Meetings

All parents of Year 7 to 13 students are welcome to attend.  Meetings start at 18:30 and run for one hour.