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13/09/19

Great start to this academic year, with students understanding the importance of Literacy and Reading. Taking books out of the school library on the very first day! Well done to Betty, Courtney and Matthew. https://t.co/tINws7GayB

13/09/19

Well done to new Year7 student Phoebe, who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge set by the School Librarian on Induction day. Could students please notify the School Librarian, if they also took part this year. Thank you https://t.co/52GSmqZrtg

11/09/19

Harris Academy Rainham will be holding an Open Evening for the September 2020 intake on Tuesday 1st October from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.  Principal's presentations at 6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm.  All Welcome! https://t.co/TAm3PyFMY7

09/09/19

Just a reminder that it's school photograph day tomorrow 10th September for all students. There will also be a group photo taken of our Year 11 students. https://t.co/F5iMDtjKR8

05/09/19

We are looking forward to the return of all our students and meeting all our new Year 7 students. Arrangements are:- Friday 6th September 2019 Year 7 and Year 11 only. Arrive at 8.50am for a 9am start Monday 9th September 2019 All Year Groups in Learning Guides for 8.55am

22/08/19

CheungHao collecting his results. Well done and good luck in the future. https://t.co/gz9jqgsTsr

22/08/19

Kostadin happy with his results including more grade 9s in Maths and Science. https://t.co/OSVEzXzbuD

22/08/19

Anas celebrating with one of our staff this morning. some excellent results including a grade 6 in Art. A great achievement. https://t.co/xK666FFb5h

22/08/19

Naomi collecting her results. Some excellent results in particular Maths and Science. Well done, https://t.co/Ptcf2mpGzk

22/08/19

Zainab delighted with her results today, Grade 7 and 8s across the board. Well done. https://t.co/qzyY6VZn35

22/08/19

Amy and Raksha collecting results today. Great results with Grade 9 in English, Maths and Science. Well Done,. https://t.co/pQMdDFbypw

22/08/19

Emily, Roland and Megan this morning with their results. Fantastic achievements for all of you 21 Grade 4+ and special mention to Emily Grade 9 in Art. https://t.co/dMeIe8Y4zq

22/08/19

Our Head Girl, Esther and Sara Collecting their results. 15 Grade 9-7 between them. Good luck for the future. https://t.co/CSsHHlk4oK

22/08/19

Some of our Year 10 Maths Fast Track pupils, Andrei, Quang and Taylor collecting their maths GCSEs today. Keep up the good work. https://t.co/SwGMlpEOHt

22/08/19

Andrew with an excellent set of results. Well done Andrew. https://t.co/nB0DNVv83f

22/08/19

Nathan with his results today.He achieved 8 Grade 9/8. https://t.co/b176xHAYPY

22/08/19

Jay, Hannah, Sydney and Billy celebrating their results this morning. Well done to all of you. https://t.co/yM0vb8vD9h

22/08/19

Well done to Frankie on his excellent results. Good luck next year. https://t.co/O2iuIbukFm

22/08/19

Rory and James receiving their certificates. Well done to both. 15 Grade 9 GCSEs between them. https://t.co/w448CxC8IX

22/08/19

More happy students. Our congratulations to Baaba, Chelsea and Rebecca. All your hard work has paid off. https://t.co/GxxTnBkzz5

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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.