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12/12/18

Non uniform ' Christmas Jumper' Day on Friday 14th December. £1 donation please which will go to Crisis at Christmas https://t.co/poINWmViYD

11/12/18

This year for Christmas we will be supporting Crisis Charity and there will be a non-uniform day next Friday. This is also supporting the National Christmas Jumper day. There will be a prize for the best Christmas Jumper! https://t.co/yoOnRwhnNr

11/12/18

Reminder - art collection tonight 11th Dec. Old GCSE work from last year 3.30-6pm

07/12/18

German Xmas Markets trip will be departing school promptly at 6am on Sunmorning (9th Dec). remember to bring any medication labelled with student’s name and dosage, as well as pocket money in labelled, separate envelopes for each day. Many thanks, Miss A. Forster https://t.co/odT8tJCjI8

30/11/18

Rainham Village Christmas Fayre will be held tomorrow December 1st from 10am to 4pm https://t.co/dWwESUoLwX https://t.co/t5MNeFjrX6

28/11/18

Interested in teaching in London, Havering or Thurrock - come to our Information Event on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at Harris Academy Rainham 16.30pm to 18.30pm https://t.co/Ewlzlhfckm

23/11/18

First meeting of The 'Rainham Experience' today. This is a new and exciting programme offered to our most able students in year 7 & 8 in order to offer a wide range of cultural and academic experiences outside of the classroom. https://t.co/iDMVTkvDCz

21/11/18

Come and join us for some festive fun https://t.co/vnQ2X51k91

19/11/18

Brigade our uniform supplier is offering 20% discount during their Black Friday event. Please visit https://t.co/jmZu1sdZQu and place your order using the promotional code: BCBLACK18. You can also register with Brigade via https://t.co/Fo6yDu0sZX to ensure you don’t miss out

19/11/18

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Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank https://t.co/5rcdYXwEOb

19/11/18

We are delighted to announche the Launch event of ‘People Like Us’ at Harris Academy Rainham on 21st November 2018. https://t.co/DsdRJE6omF

12/11/18

Our headboy and headgirl, Rory Armstrong-Smith and Esther Showemimo, represented Harris Academy Rainham yesterday at the very moving remembrance service where they placed a wreath at the war memorial. https://t.co/pRxeoL8rR0

12/11/18

Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank https://t.co/5rcdYXwEOb

09/11/18

At 11am the school held a two-minute silence to remember all those who have died in conflict ."They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them" https://t.co/H6qka2enIC

18/10/18

Reminder: Parents Evening for Years 7 and 11 will be help tomorrow, Thursday 18th October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/7FPNqXfzJg

18/10/18

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School Uniform

Our uniform is an important part of encourging and maintaining our school ethos of Belong, Believe, Become. This page has details of our school uniform including PE uniform. Our school uniform supplier is www.brigade.uk.com.


Uniform for boys

  • Shoes: plain black leather, imitation leather, suede or patent; or ankle boots. No contrasting stitching.
  • Socks: plain grey, white or black.
  • Shirt: plain white with collar suitable to take a tie; may be short or long sleeved, must be tucked into trousers.
  • Jumper (optional): grey with red piping. No alternative jumper or cardigan allowed.
  • Tie: red and black stripes.
  • Blazer: grey with red piping and school badge.
  • Trousers: plain black, straight cut, medium width, regular fit or pleated; may have turn-ups; shoe length. 

Uniform for girls

  • Shoes: plain black leather, imitation leather, suede or patent; low heel (2.5cm maximum) or flat. Ankle boots only with trousers. No strapless or backless shoes. No sequins, beads or contrasting stitching.
  • Socks: plain grey, white or black; knee or ankle length. No frills.
  • Tights: neutral, grey, white or black. No patterned tights.
  • Blouse: plain white with open neck; may be short or long sleeved, must be tucked into skirt or trousers.
  • Jumper (optional): grey with red piping. No alternative jumper or cardigan allowed.
  • Blazer: grey with red piping and school badge.
  • Skirt: grey, black, red and white checked skirt.
  • Trousers: plain black, straight cut, medium width, regular fit or pleated, may have turn-ups; shoe length. No Lycra. No fashion styles including ‘boot leg’, ‘ski pants’, ‘flared’, ‘drainpipe’ or jeans.

For boys and girls

  • Outer coats must be suitable to be worn over a blazer.
  • A blazer must be worn at all times.
  • Outer coats must be PLAIN BLACK - plain black cagoules are ideal.
  • Hooded sweatshirts are not appropriate for school.
  • Long hair should be tied back (when appropriate).
  • Hair ornaments should be red, black or white.
  • All items should be clearly labelled with child’s full name.

The following are not allowed

  • Canvas shoes, plimsolls, trainers, high heels, platforms. Ankle boots with a skirt.    
  • Strapless/backless shoes. Shoes with contrasting stitching, sequins or beads.
  • Socks or tights with pattern or stripes.
  • Outer garments in colours other than black.
  • Hooded sweatshirts.
  • Jewellery except an inexpensive wrist watch. Sleepers/studs are not permitted in pierced ears or other body parts.
  • Make-up, noticeable eye make-up or lipstick.
  • Noticeable nail varnish.
  • Extremes of styles and colour in hair. No shaven hair (a number two cut is the shortest allowed). Other coloured hair ornaments.

School shoes guide

School Shoes


PE uniform

Students must bring PE Kit to all lessons. Items must be marked with the student's name, as directed below. This will greatly reduce the number of lost items and prevent further expense. Kit must be worn in all PE lessons even if a student is injured or ill. A note is required from a parent/guardian to be excused activity. Even if a student is not taking part in the activity they can referee, judge, support, time, measure, perform another task or even observe, as long as they are appropriately dressed.

PE kit for girls

All items are compulsory for PE and games lessons.

  • Polo shirt: white with school crest, with name tape sewn into inside collar or name written in permanent ink name in collar.
  • Games skirt (‘skort’): black with red panel and white stripe, with name tape sewn in or name written in permanent ink.
  • Sweat shirt: red with school crest, with name tape sewn in or name in permanent ink name in collar.
  • Shorts (optional extra for girls): plain black, with name tape sewn in or written in permanent ink in collar.
  • Jogging bottoms: plain black, with name tape sewn into waistband or written in permanent ink.
  • Socks: white plain ankle, with name tape sewn inside.
  • Trainers: not leisure trainers, with name tape to be sewn inside tongue

PE kit for boys

All items are compulsory for PE and games lessons.

  • Polo shirt: white with school crest, with name tape sewn into inside collar or written in permanent ink.
  • Rugby shirt: red (reversible to red with contrasting black stripe), with name tape sewn into inside collar or written in permanent ink.
  • Sweat shirt: red with school crest, with name tape sewn into inside collar or written in permanent ink in collar.
  • Socks: white plain ankle, with name tape sewn inside,
  • Games socks: black, with name tape sewn inside.
  • Shorts (one pair): plain black cotton rugby, with name tape sewn inside or written in permanent ink in collar.
  • Shorts (one pair): plain black nylon football/indoor sport, with name tape sewn inside or written in permanent ink.
  • Shin pads: name written with indelible ink.
  • Gum shield for rugby.
  • Studs for rugby/football boots: aluminium safety studs must be worn.
  • Rugby/football boots: name tape to be sewn on tongue. Aluminium safety studs must be worn.
  • Trainers: no boots, not leisure trainers. Name tape to be sewn inside tongue