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Please see our website for information about the Year 7 Language choice process.


Reminder: Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 29th November from 4.30pm to 6.30pm




Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday 13th October is the last day of term for students (Friday 14th October is an INSET day so school will be closed for all students). Students return to school on Monday 31st October.


Message from Havering Council: The Council have created a one-stop-shop for all of the financial & other support that may be out there for residents this winter and beyond, all in one handy place on our website.


YEAR 11 REVISION EVENING We are inviting you and your child to attend our mock examination preparation information evening which will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 6pmPlease see our website for full details


You are invited to attend the Year 11 parents’ consultation evening on Thursday 8th September 2022 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. This evening will be held onsite at Harris Academy Rainham. See our website for full details


We are delighted to welcome our students back to the Academy next week. Dates and times for each year group are as follows;Year 7 - Monday 5th September 8.30amYear 11 - Monday 5th September 8.55amYears 8,9 & 10 - Tuesday 6th September 8.30am


The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related.


Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term.


Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online.


HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events.


Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch.


Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker



Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at



April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1.We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats!All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

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Work Experience

Work experience at Harris Academy Rainham is completed in the Spring Term of Year 10 and lasts for two weeks. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience the world of work and build their employability skills ready for the world of work that awaits them.

This year the Work Experience dates are 11th - 21st March. We encourage students to find work experience that is going to be meaningful and eye opening for them. For example, exploring a career that they are interested in, or developing a skill that they would like to work on such as communication or team work.  Students can select one employer for the whole two weeks, or could complete two separate ones lasting one week each and could do a mixture of in person or virtual work experience. 

We use the Unifrog online platform to complete the work experience placement form which you can visit via this link:

Unifrog Getting Started Guide

Work Experience Employer Placement Form

Additional Q&A

We will be working with all students to ensure that they receive a placement for their work experience, if, by the 28th February 2023 a student has been unable to find a placement they will be picked up by the careers team and will be assisted in their placement.

Does the employer need to be local?

While the employer themselves does not need to be local, the placement should be within the local area, this is to ensure that if a member of staff needs to attend a placement we can be present in a timely manner. It is important to note that if the placement requires public transport or independent travel that this has been communicated with the school prior to the placement.

What happens with routine daily class work?

Teachers have anticipated the student absence from lessons for the week of work experience and as a result the curriculum has been accommodated to account for this. We have also made the decision to remove all expectation of homework for the duration of their placement, to ensure that they are able to fully reflect on their placement.

Are travel expenses covered?

We are unable to cover any expenses for the students' placements, this includes but isn’t limited to travel, equipment or clothing.

Is working from Home an option?

Yes, this is an option. We understand that this has become a more popular method of working for many and is likely to be an element of our students, however we would also encourage our students to seek a work placement that will engage them in a new environment beyond their day to day.

What happens if a child is ill or injured and cannot attend the work experience?

School attendance policy still applies, the school should be contacted at the first instance if there is illness or absence. If the absence is for the duration of the placement, we would seek to support the student in an alternative work experience opportunity later in the year.

What happens if they won’t take the students for the whole 10 days?

In cases like this, please inform the careers team as soon as possible, we would then work with the employer to ensure that the placement for the student is as comprehensive as possible, and where possible find alternative measures for the remainder of the programme.