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The Year 7 Parent Information Evening planned for tomorrow evening will not now be held on site. We have instead produced a video for parents which can be found on our website at


Please see below for details of the Lambs Lane closure from 21st January to 28th January 2022


Mrs Stanley, Mrs Gander and Miss Vella were blown away by the outstanding performance from the Thunder drama group last term! We were so proud to see so many of our fantastic students performing and committing their own time to the Arts! We thought you were all brilliant!


We are delighted to be offering a series of Challenge Seminars for Y10/11. These seminars will explore high-level subject content, skills and exam techniques for students who aspire to attain highly at GCSE. Please see the schedule below.


Reminder: The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. Book your appointments now via Full details can be found under letters home on our website at


Calling all Harris Academy Rainham and The Chafford School alumni! We’re working with to bring our students together. Learn more:


A huge congratulations to the students involved in The Scholars Programme, who successfully completed a university-level programme of study. Following their essay submission, their lecturer commented on the outstanding level of academic writing that the students demonstrated.


The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. See our website at for full details.


Wishing all our parents, carers, students and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please enjoy our Christmas Performance here:


Reminder: year 11 virtual parents’ evenings will take place 4pm and 7pm on Weds 15th and Thurs 16th December. To book your appointments, please visit For full details visit the letters home area of our website at


It is important to us that as a school we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. We value each piece of feedback we receive so if you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Autumn2 questionnaire.


Please see our website for our Autumn 2 KS3 Parent Voice Letter and our 2021/22 KS3 Events Calendar


🎭The Year 11 GCSE Drama students were in full swing rehearsals last week preparing for their Component 1 Devising exam! 🎭 Mrs Stanley could not be more proud at how hard all her students are working and their passion and enthusiasm which they bring to each lesson.


Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering


Dear parents/carers, we are asking that all student bring a face covering to school from Monday 22nd November to wear in communal indoor areas while at school. Many thanks for your support.


Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today

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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Term Dates 2021 - 2022


Autumn Term

Wednesday 1st September to Friday 17th December 2021

Inset days:

Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September plus Friday 8th October(TBC )

Students return:

Friday 3rd September  2021 – Year 7 and Year 11 Only (Please check letter sent home for exact timings as these days have a staggered return) 

Monday 6th September 2021 - Year 7,8,10,11 Only (Please check letter for exact times as these days have a staggered return) 

Tuesday 7th September 2021 – All Year Groups

Half Term:

Monday 18th October to Friday 29th October 2021.  Students return to school on Monday 1st November 2021

Last day of Term:

Friday 17th December 2021

Spring Term

Tuesday 4th January to Friday 1st April 2022

COVID Testing Day* (Yr10 and Yr11 only)

*See letter for details


Tuesday 4th January 2022

Inset days

All Students return:


Wednesday 5th January 2022

Half Term:

Monday 14th to Friday 18th February 2022

Last day of Term:

Friday 1st April 2022

Summer Term

Tuesday 19th April to Thursday 21st July 2022

Inset days:

Bank Holiday;

Tuesday 19th April 2022

Monday 2nd May 2022

Students return:

Wednesday 20th April 2022

Half Term:

Monday 30th  May to Friday 3rd June 2022

Last day of Term:

Thursday 21st July 2022