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...They played Redden court in the semi-final which went to extra time, then to golden goal which we won to play Coopers in the final. The girls caught hard but lost 4-1 finishing 2nd in the Borough. Well done to Kitty, Pippa, Jolie, Cassie, Esther, Chloe, Caitlin, Emmanuela.


Very proud of our Year 7A netball team who came 2nd out of 14 schools last night in Havering. It was a cold wet horrible night but the girls worked really hard and didn’t complain once! ... more


Year 9 student Skylar Bailey took part in the Stratford and East London Music Festival in the half term. She did very well in every category.


An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Thursday 22nd February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall.


Parents' Consultation Evening for Years 7 and 10 - Thursday 1st March 4.30pm to 7.30pm


Year 9 pupils attending today’s meeting with Mr Turner from the Harris Experience’


... It is a great honour for us to have been chosen to take part in this prestigious event and a testament to the hard work of our students and staff.


... and The Gloriana Trust to reward schools with the most improved results in the previous academic year. Harris Rainham was chosed because we achieved one of the biggest increases in our 2017 Progress 8 score when compared to the previous year ... more


We are delighted to announce that Harris Academy Rainham has been invited to be one of just 5 schools chosen to participate in Gloriana Achievers' Day 2018. Gloriana is Her Majesty The Queen's Row Barge and Gloriana Achievers' Day was developed by Sir Steve Redgrave ...more


Advance Notice: There will a a Parents' Consulation Evening for Years 7 and 10 on Thursday 1st March from 430pm to 7.30pm. Students will receive a letter and appointment sheet on their return to school after half term.


Year 8 Options Booklet 2018 Published. See


Athletics training with Miss Soni tomorrow morning has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience


Friday 9th Feb will be a normal school for year 11 students who will attend school at 9am to sit maths mock exam followed by science intervention session. Students need to be in full uniform. Finish time 1:30PM. The canteen will be open as normal for Year 11s.


Hot Chocolate Friday


Year 8 Options Evening Thursday 22nd February 4pm to 7pm.


Advance notice - INSET day Friday 9th February 2018. All students return to school Monday 19th February 2018.


Internet Matters!


Ms Sees, Music teacher, would like to invite students to try out for the choir. Wednesday mornings at 8:20am. All welcome. Poster designed by Year8 student Maddie Stephenson.


All Year 7 students are now registered on an exciting new reading program called Scholastic Reading Pro. Students were given information and login details during their Library Lessons but these can also be found on the school website


Year 7 student Bobby Earle has really embraced the new Scholastic Reading Program and loving the book generated from his reading list. Well done Bobby!

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.

Scholastic Reading Pro

Dear Parent or Carer,

Your child has completed a classroom-based reading test as part of Scholastic Reading Pro. The program is designed to develop successful readers by evaluating student's reading abilities and motivating them to read more at appropriately challenging levels.

In the test, students read a series of short passages from books and informational materials. After each passage, the student completes a fill-in-the-gap sentence. The test is taken on a computer and lasts about 20 minutes. Test results are reported using a readability measurement called the Lexile. Think of a Lexile measure as you would the reading from an outdoor thermometer. Just as you can use the temperature on a thermometer to decide what kind of coat to wear, a Lexile measure can be used to decide how difficult a book to read is compared to your reading ability. Students are retested termly.

When your child's reading level (Lexile) is in the range of the Lexile level of a book, your child can read that book with confidence and control. At this target rate of comprehension, material is challenging without being frustrating or boring. This encourages your child to read more, and reading more in the targeted range will increase his/her Lexile measure, furthering reading skills.

Your child will receive a personal list of recommended books that reflects his/her Lexile measure and reading interests. After reading a book, your child will take a comprehension quiz to see if he/she understood the text. We will keep track of your child's reading and how he/she performs on quizzes and Lexile tests throughout the year.

There will be plenty of classroom incentives to keep students working toward their reading goals, but we need your help too.  Please click on the link below to view the guide on how your child can log-on at home and take a quiz when they have completed reading a book. Your involvement is critical to your child's success.

Your child would has already received their username and password.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for working with us in helping your child read more, to achieve more.


Kind regards,

Mrs N.Burt

Learning Resources Centre Officer/Librarian