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10/07/20

Please see our website for a letter from Mr Stananought regarding arrangements for opening the academy in September. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

06/07/20

Stem Opportunities - Big Bang Digital Day See our website for information https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

01/07/20

Year 11 Art Exhibition https://t.co/z55oPjmHUV

01/07/20

Our sincere thanks to Tesco Rainham for their lovely gift of goodies which certainly brightened our day. A kind and thoughtful gift from one set of key workers to another within our Rainham community. https://t.co/JsROsHkX3U

01/07/20

Please see our website for a letter regarding GCSE Results Day https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

30/06/20

YEAR 11 GCSE RESULTS 2020 Dear Student PLEASE GO TO THE HARRIS ACADEMY RAINHAM WEBSITE AND COMPLETE THIS FORM BY FRIDAY 10TH JULY https://t.co/FAPGKF2f02

30/06/20

New Intake 2020 Dear Parent/Carer - if your child is joining Harris Academy Rainham in September 2020 you must complete the Data Collection Form on our website as soon as possible as we cannot register your child without this information. https://t.co/hrPc7CnvE8

26/06/20

Happy Friday all. The latest edition of our HAR from Home newsletter has been published today and can be found at https://t.co/c6xjnP1bnM

25/06/20

Year 10. Complete this survey from University of Essex for a chance to win an iPad Your Life Your Future - The value of Higher Education survey https://t.co/pirXR6mNmo Regards Miss Grant (Career Lead )

25/06/20

We are looking for your new Head Boy, Head Girl and Student Leadership Team. Current Year 10 students only are eligible to apply. Get your application in by 30th June. https://t.co/9SgvkHrhOv

22/06/20

Dear Parents/Guardians - please see our website for updated information on our uniform requirements and purchasing options. Please note that the pop up shop on 12th August is for new intake students only. https://t.co/RSoRA9CzUL https://t.co/RSoRA9CzUL

22/06/20

Covid 19 - Bereavement Support for Adults and Children https://t.co/tfpNAaKL5N

22/06/20

Inspirational Virtual Talks help students fire their ambition https://t.co/FoETFYLRLP

12/06/20

Happy Friday everybody. We have published the latest version of our HAR from Home Newsletter today. For all the latest updates go to https://t.co/iztF5TLsLD

10/06/20

This presentation is to inform you of the arrangements we have put in place to maintain a safe environment for both staff and students. https://t.co/iWKFzob0y3

09/06/20

Reminder for our new intake parents/guardians. If you child is due to join the Harris Academy Rainham in September you must complete out data collection form as soon as possible at https://t.co/7ZlOXNDJU7

08/06/20

Please see today's letter home from the Principal on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

08/06/20

Dear Parent/Guardian We have recently changed our uniform supplier. Our new supplier is Khalsa Schoolwear and you can order Harris Academy Rainham Uniform via the following link https://t.co/n77MIISYyO

26/05/20

Phased re-opening for Year 10 students - announcement See our website at https://t.co/RaBCfvZgtl

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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.