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27/05/22

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. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

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. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

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. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

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. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

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

05/05/22

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 https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

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. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

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 to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Ofsted

Harris Academy Rainham has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted across all areas following a recent inspection. Download the full report.

This is the first time Ofsted has inspected the academy since it joined the Harris Federation nearly three years ago. Its predecessor school, The Chafford School, was deemed as requiring improvement in all areas by Ofsted.

Culture of high expectations

The turnaround of the academy was noted in the report, saying that the academy’s leaders have a ‘good understanding of the school’s strengths and continually seek to improve the areas that still need development.’ 

Inspectors also commended the academy’s culture of ‘ambition and high expectations’ where the leaders ‘care about the pupils and have high expectations for what they can achieve.’

The report highlights that:

  • ‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite and courteous’
  • ‘Pupils benefit from an extra-curricular programme, which enables them to develop skills and interests outside the classroom’
  • ‘Staff are highly motivated and proud to work at the school’
  • ‘The school’s work to promote tolerance is strong. Pupils said the school is inclusive, respectful of the differences between individuals.’

Gareth Stananought, Principal of Harris Academy Rainham, said: “Our students, parents, staff and governors can all be extremely proud of our first Ofsted inspection report. There is a lot to celebrate in it – it shows that we’ve created a happy and successful school community where our students thrive. As the report makes clear, not only have we made significant progress over the past three years but we have a very bright and positive future ahead of us. I know our academy will continue to go from strength-to-strength.”


What Ofsted says...

"The headteacher and other leaders have high aspirations of what pupils can achieve, which permeates throughout the school."

"Leaders have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and continually seek to improve the areas that still need development."

"Staff are proud to work at the school. They value the opportunities they have for continuing professional development."

"Pupils feel safe in school. They feel they can speak to staff with concerns they may have."

"Typically, pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite and courteous."

Download the full report.