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21/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

More pics of our students doing v02 max tests, Wingate power and Jump test https://t.co/9legIx9omh

21/01/20

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Year 10 Btec students at giving our students a taster of uni life and sport science testing https://t.co/KIlo7EvuPP

21/01/20

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A conference tackling social mobility and children's wellbeing is to take place in Rainham. https://t.co/kd1uYWm0OZ

20/01/20

REMINDER: Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm

20/01/20

There will be a talk after school tomorrow in the hall from the Asst. Principal of Harris Academy Riverside for any Y11 students interested in applying to their sixth form. https://t.co/gdkIc4mFwU

17/01/20

Reminder https://t.co/zqWxPCrUlx

17/01/20

We were delighted to host Dr Michael Kolling at the Academy on Wednesday for a talk to Year 9,10 and 11 Computer Science students. https://t.co/iucz37C44n https://t.co/us4pe1NAUQ

13/01/20

Year 11 students will begin mock examinations on Monday 27th January 2020. Please see website below for letter and timetable. https://t.co/7tC0f97666

09/01/20

... He witnessed unspeakable horrors and has since made it his mission to teach young people of his lasting, haunting memories in the hope that history will never repeat itself. https://t.co/KCX8uubdk7 https://t.co/KCCPdt0a2u

09/01/20

We were greatly honoured today to welcome Mr Leslie Kleinman BEM to Harris Academy Rainham to speak to our Year 9 students. Holocaust survivor Mr Kleinman arrived at the gates of Auschwitz on his 15th birthday and never saw any of his family members again.... more

08/01/20

Congratulations https://t.co/tRilFRP42b

07/01/20

Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm Students will be given letter and appointment sheets tomorrow. https://t.co/6fkvcUVQXy

07/01/20

Dear Parents/Carers It has been brought to our intention that there is a message circulating on social media that Harris Academy Rainham is closed today. Please ignore this message should you receive it. The academy is open as normal for all students.

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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; ankle length only. 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).
  • Plain white, black or grey headbands only.
  • 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.

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