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17/01/22

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 https://t.co/3C7ySJvxvV

14/01/22

Please see below for details of the Lambs Lane closure from 21st January to 28th January 2022 https://t.co/aKtFxT5r22

14/01/22

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!

13/01/22

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. https://t.co/1cOSKNwNbn

13/01/22

Reminder: The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. Book your appointments now via https://t.co/im8DdFpuXU Full details can be found under letters home on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/01/22

Calling all Harris Academy Rainham and The Chafford School alumni! We’re working with to bring our students together. Learn more: https://t.co/DHBsbq1Y0Q

11/01/22

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. https://t.co/MhC40nFPuM

10/01/22

The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. See our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK for full details.

17/12/21

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

14/12/21

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 https://t.co/im8DdFpuXU For full details visit the letters home area of our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

10/12/21

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. https://t.co/gQQMRBQ3I4 https://t.co/EZALyNvyTH

06/12/21

Please see our website for our Autumn 2 KS3 Parent Voice Letter and our 2021/22 KS3 Events Calendar https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

29/11/21

🎭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. https://t.co/29DHajSEBm

25/11/21

Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

19/11/21

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.

18/11/21

Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

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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.