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Save a life! First aid course for students.


Geography GCSE Question of the day- Explain how patterns of rainfall and population density may cause problems in South East England? (6)


Geography GCSE Question of the day Explain how human factors can make the effects of drought worse. (6 marks)


Spring GCSE Mock Examination Timetable published. For details see


Geography GCSE Question of the Day - Assess whether the consequences of rapid urban growth in LIDCs have been more positive or negative. (8)


Thank you to all the year 11s who attended the Level 8/9 Geography seminar last week. This week its History... We hope to see you there!


Mrs Monk, Rewards Co-ordinator, is delighted to announce the winners of the highest reward points for last week. Congratulations go to Year 7 - Billie Staines 13 points, Year 8 - Katrina Loynes 26 points, Year 9 - John Hennessy 16 points and Year 10 - Chloe Ho 16 points.


Year 8 and 9 Parents' Consultation Evening Thursday 11th January 2018


Wonderfully festive Christmas Lunch yesterday at Harris Rainham.


End of Term Principal's Letter


Non uniform day tomorrow Friday 15th Dec. Christmas Jumper to be worn if possible but not necessary if students do not have one. £1 donation to our local homeless charity.


Geography Year 11 Newsletter


Year 11 Newsletter


A selection of students were lucky enough to attend a matinee performance of Wicked this afternoon.


Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 15th December 2017. £1 donation in aid of our local homeless charity. School appropriate clothing please.


The Rocky Monster Show performance was an amazing success. Well done to all that took part and the Drama department for all their hard work.


Harris Academy Rainham will be open as normal today. However, the academy will be closed at 3:30pm. This will allow students to travel home earlier to avoid any travel disruption. All extra curricula clubs will be cancelled.


The deadline on payment for instrumental tuition is Friday 15th December 2017. There are still some students who have not confirmed their places. Please confirm by Monday 11th December at the latest, otherwise places will be offered to other students. Thank you


Massive congratulations to Year 11 student Shania O'Sullivan, who won 1st place at this year's 2018 girl skate jam. We are proud to recognise achievements outside of school. Well done Shania!!


Voluntary level 8 and 9 seminars for our year 11 students are now running every Friday in the hall; 1.45-3pm. A great turn out for the science session- well done all! Its English this Friday.

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Posted on September 11th 2017

Harris Academy Rainham celebrates GCSE success

Here at Harris Academy Rainham, we are celebrating after receiving some very impressive GCSE results.

Results at Harris Academy Rainham,  which joined the Harris Federation last year,  have shown a significant improvement including an increase in its EBacc score (A*-C or 4 and above in the core academic subjects), which has jumped from 23% in 2016 to 37% this year. This is now well above the national average, which was 23% in 2016.


71% of students at Harris Academy Rainham achieved grade 4 and above in maths and English in the new numerical grading system (equivalent to A*-C). Every subject area made significant increases in the number of students achieving A*/A and A*-C, with over a quarter of all exams taken at Harris Academy Rainham marked at an A/A* or 7-9 grade.


9% of students at the academy achieved nine or more A*- A or grade 7 and above.


Some notable individual successes included:

Kemi Ahmed who achieved 11 GCSEs all at A*/A grade or equivalent. She also achieved the new ‘super grade’ of 9 in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics, putting her in an extremely small minority of students that achieve such a performance level nationally.


Alex Hithersay, Francesca Fairey, Tayeb Hamadi, Harry Spear, Claire Hennessy, Sam Dennis and,

Ryan Ahmed all achieved 10 or more GCSE grades at A*/A grades or equivalent.


Harris Academy Rainham Principal, Gareth Stananought, said:

“We are delighted with our results which show how far we have come in our first year as a Harris Academy. Our students should be really proud of themselves.  As well as students who have achieved the new ‘super grades’, students of all abilities and backgrounds have worked hard and done really well across all subjects.  I’d like to thank all our students, parents and staff who have helped make today such a cause for celebration. We look forward to building on this success in the years to come.”