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12/04/19

Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term. https://t.co/67Z3HFc9oX

12/04/19

Wishing all our students, parents, staff and friends a peaceful, relaxing and safe Easter break. Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 return to school on Tuesday 30th April. Students in Year 11 return on Monday 29th April.... https://t.co/fpVmtceqaP

10/04/19

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New Irish dancing classes ☘️ at our wonderful partner school Starting on Sat 6 April! could you spread the word please! https://t.co/oPRdo991Bx

10/04/19

Y10 student Sorin teaching Spanish to Year 7 students at after school Spanish club. It is lovely to see students mature and develop during their time at HAR and to see them giving back to others at the Academy. Well done Sorin You truly embody our Belong, Believe, Become ethos. https://t.co/K1op4Oy7i6

08/04/19

are delighted to be able to offer our Year 11 students a comprehensive intervention timetable during the Easter Break https://t.co/my6omX4CN1

05/04/19

Lovely hot chocolate Fridays with the Principal, last week with Year 8 and this week with Year 9. The students are nominated by staff for their exemplary behaviour, excellent attitude to their learning and embodying our Belong, Believe, Become ethos. https://t.co/ZzgnJUpM21

05/04/19

Harris Rainham74Harris Academy Rainham has been awarded the Gold level of the National SMSC Quality Mark, which recognises excellence in spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education. For full story see: https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/national-gold-award-for-… https://t.co/c3Q7UCDbTa

05/04/19

Mr Marill and headboy Rory running their after school karate classes every Tuesday. There are still places available. See Miss Jones in the PE Department for a letter. https://t.co/itMvGOLWlP

25/03/19

Brigade our uniform supplier is offering a 15% discount on orders placed during 25th March – 1st April. Please visit https://t.co/jmZu1sdZQu and place your order using the promotional code: SPRING1519

21/03/19

World Book Day 2019 was a huge success last week, with lots of competitions held in the Library. After marking of a considerable number of entries, we are pleased to announce the winners! Well done all https://t.co/Ys6B9mbR8s

21/03/19

We have some amazing students here at the Harris Academy Rainham. With Year8 students making sure they are here every week to read with their DofE buddy and vice versa . A partnership that benefits both sides. Well done all. https://t.co/AKAFJrdq5x

15/03/19

Parents' Consultation Evening for Years 7 and 9 Thursday 4th April from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. For details see https://t.co/H99GppKZNK

14/03/19

Our student council are holding a bake sale tomorrow for red nose day. Donations of cakes gratefully received. https://t.co/k3OWUFMPkD

08/03/19

Our wonderful Miss Holland getting Year 11s ready for Physics Mock this morning. Great turnout shows how much they value Miss Holland's dedication and teaching. Holly (Y11) said 'it was really fast paced but Miss Holland manages to do it in a way that everyone can understand'. https://t.co/JhFTa1wp7S

06/03/19

This morning your child was issued with their exam timetable and booklet for the GCSE 2019 summer exams. Please take the time to go through this with them. A copy of the booklet is on the website and their exam timetable is on MCAS

27/02/19

Upcoming Heritage and Cultural Events: https://t.co/EwAC3P0Xcd https://t.co/JEF8Lkit4O

27/02/19

HAR Heritage and Cultural Week One: https://t.co/TBapKHTKh1 https://t.co/Up1kovAEvk

15/02/19

Message from Havering Council https://t.co/rkHFXoN4Xy

15/02/19

We certainly felt the love yesterday at the Harris Academy Rainham! Roses were SOLD OUT! before the end of lunch, with roses making their way to the lucky secret admirers https://t.co/2PKxSQlHYB

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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