Top-Rated Primary and Secondary Schools in Purley

Top-Rated Primary and Secondary Schools in Purley

Purley, located in the London Borough of Croydon, is known for its abundance of green spaces, leafy streets and peaceful atmosphere. With several parks and open areas, such as Riddlesdown Common and Kenley Common, as well as great schools and a low crime rate, Purley is a favourite for young families that provides a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of Central London. Purley's community-oriented atmosphere plays a significant role in its charm, with several local clubs, societies, and community events that foster a close-knit community spirit.  

The presence of top-rated schools, many of which have received high Ofsted ratings, adds to the appeal of this peaceful suburb. Purley's schools have a higher-than-average Progress 8 score, indicating strong academic progress, while primary schools in the area have a higher-than-average percentage of pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing, and maths.  

Let’s explore some of the highly rated schools within a short drive, bus ride or walk from our Fount Spring Place development of contemporary family homes. 

 Highly rated Primary Schools in Purley 

Among the primary schools, Harris Primary Academy Kenley, less than a 5-minute drive from our Purley development, stands out with an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating. The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic achievement, coupled with a broad and balanced curriculum. Quality of teaching and leadership is rated exceptionally high here, resulting in high-achieving, motivated and polite pupils.  

Another primary school, The Hayes Primary School, also a short drive from the development, is rated a ‘good’ school by Ofsted, praised for its nurturing environment, high standards of teaching and array of extra activities including choir, science, craft, and sports clubs. Pupils and teachers embrace the school’s motto: ‘be the best you can be’ and kids love the on-site swimming pool. 

Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School is another top-rated institution in Purley, which is an easy 15-minute stroll from our Purley homes. It has been rated "outstanding’ by Ofsted, detailing that children receive a very strong start in early years here thanks to its high academic standards, supportive learning environment and welcoming school community. 

Highly rated Secondary Schools in Purley 

Moving onto secondary schools, Riddlesdown Collegiate is a top-rated institution with an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating, located just down the road from our Fount Spring Place homes. The school is celebrated in its Ofsted report for having well-behaved, high-achieving pupils who have excellent attitudes towards learning thanks to the strong leadership, teaching ability and pastoral care of the school.   

Harris Academy Purley, which has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted, is just a short 10-minute bus journey from our Purley development. The academy is a diverse and inclusive school known for its commitment to academic excellence and a curriculum that reflects pupils' lives. Here, pupils are calm, orderly and eager to achieve, with access to a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents and interests. 

Woodcote High School, also just a short drive away, is another ‘outstanding’ secondary school with exceptional A level results. According to the latest Ofsted report, ‘pupils leave very well prepared for the next stage of their lives’ as a result of an ambitious and distinctive curriculum designed by expert and passionate teaching staff.    

Purley offers a range of top-rated primary and secondary schools, making it an ideal location for families seeking quality education in a tranquil, leafy suburb close to Central London. With these exceptional institutions all within a short drive from our Fount Spring Place homes, there’s even more reason to explore the collection and consider a new chapter for your family in Purley.