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See our website for the end of term Principal's letter


Sadly we are unable to host our annual exhibition of our wonderful GCSE Artwork. However, our Art Department have put together this lovely virtual exhibition so you can all still enjoy the beautiful art produced by our very talented students.


Our team of y7 & y8 students competed against 20 schools in the Harris Federation KS3 Geog Quiz. Our students did exceptionally, scoring 82/90! and were only 4 points behind the winning schools. Congratulations to Connor, Elis, Ella, Joel and Phoebe for representing HAR so well!


On Thursday, Year 9 and 10 athletes took part in the Federation sports day which is held at the National sports centre at Crystal Palace. For full story go to


The year 7's undertook a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) drop day on Friday. Students were able to speak to and question real life engineers, scientists and designers gaining an understanding of the education needed to go into these careers.


Over 40 Y10 pupils successfully completed their Bronze DofE training. They learned basic first aid skills, how to use cooking equipment and cook a substantial meal, how to put up tents and how to map read


Help us secure planning approval for our fantastic new Sixth Form for Rainham


Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

Under 15s come runners up in close final v in FIBA 3v3 tournament . Amazing day and event. MVP Maxwell


On Friday 2nd July, 30 Year 10 students were selected to take part in a careers event that looked at careers in nursing and other fields of the NHS.


Congratulations to Jordan Tayo (year 9) who is the overall bedrock winner for the spring term and will receive a £50 Amazon voucher


We are looking for our next Head Girl, Head Boy and Student Leadership Team


So proud of our Year students on their Duke of Edinburgh qualifying expedition.


Transition Event June 2021 As a result of the announcement of the Prime Minister on Monday evening regarding the extending of phase 3 of national lockdown by 4 weeks we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel our event.


Please see our website for latest letter home from our Principal


Sign up to our Year 11 Headstart Programme. The aim of this programme is to keep our Y11 students actively engaged in subjects that they enjoy and are planning to choose for next year.


Year 9 students preparing for their DoE expedition. Well done all.

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.

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September 2020 - Re-opening The Academy

Dear Parent/Student

We are really looking to seeing all of you back with us in September.  The Academy will feel different in some ways and these are a consequence of ensuring that the Academy follows the guidance laid out for us by the Department for Education.  The intention is that we offer a full school day and as broad a curriculum as the guidance allows.  

To enable us to ensure that we can induct all staff and students into the new Covid-secure procedures at school we have increased the training days for staff at the start of the year and we will induct one or two year groups at a time. Once your son or daughter has had their induction day, they will attend every day thereafter. Please see the table below to see when your son or daughter will return to the Academy.

Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Monday 7th September

Staff training days

Tuesday 8th September

Year 7 and 11

Wednesday 9th September

Year 7, 8 and 11

Thursday 10th September

Year 7, 8, 10 and 11

Friday 11th September

Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

Please click on the links below for all the information you and your child need for a safe and secure return to school.  The details are different for each year group so, if you have children in more than one year group at Harris Academy Rainham, you will need to read the year specific guidelines for each child.

Re-opening Information for Students Going Into Year 11

Re-opening Information for Students Going into Year 10

Re-opening Information for Students Going into Year 9

Re-opening Information for Students Going into Year 8

Re-opening Information for Students Going into Year 7

The Start and finish times for all years (Mon to Thurs) will be as follows:

Year 7 & 8

Arrive 8.30am

Depart 2.50pm

Year 9 & 10

Arrive 8.45am

Depart 3.00pm

Year 11

Arrive 9.00am

Depart 4.00pm*

* Includes additional intervention session 3.10pm - 4pm


We are aware that some of our students have found working from home and having virtual lessons incredibly challenging. We have therefore prepared a range of resources and activies for each year group to help students to pepare for the new academic year.  These can be found at

and we would urge all our students to engage with these materials over the summer.

We look forward to welcoming you all back in September