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Help your community by making a donation to Rainham Foodbank. We are collecting until December 4th.


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Extra Curricular clubs back up and running this week!! Hope to see you all there🏃‍♂️⚽️🤸🏼‍♀️


Christmas has come early to the Art Department at Harris Academy Rainham and year 7 and 8 have been busy creating the design for our school Christmas card. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and well done to the winner, Eugen Jurjiu from 7F!


Happy World Kindness Day! Our Year 7 Captains Nell, Alicia and Sophie are sending emails to check in with a Year7 student currently shielding. Well done, this is such a kind act.


Please support our Foodbank Drive 2020


Rainham Experience Newsletter for Year 10 and 11 students now available on our website


Year 11 October Half Term Intervention Timetable. See our website for details


Upcoming Careers Events at HAR


Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from 2nd November 2020. For more information and the full timetable see our website at


Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for Y9 and Y10


Welcome To Our Virtual Visit From The Principal


Library Help Desk and Book Collection Service The library is offering a help desk and book reservation/click and collection service via the library door, located in the quad area. Please see below poster for opening times, weather permitting.


Year 11 Virtual Academy Arrangements for self isolating students


Y7 student council applications will open Monday 28th September. Applications can be downloaded, collected from learning guides or from the library. Completed applications should be posted in the box in the library by Wednesday 7th October.


Please see our website for a letter from London Borough of Havering regarding Covid 19


Due to Government Covid-19 restrictions, the Open Evening scheduled for late September will no longer take place. A virtual tour and a range of other information and resources will be placed on the Academy website by 5th October and will be available until 31st October.


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6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈

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Posted on April 2nd 2020

Easter Letter From the Principal

Dear Parents, carers and students

I wanted to take this opportunity to write to you after what has been a remarkable couple of weeks. These are unprecedented times and we have all had to wrestle with new trials, pressures and experiences that we feel unprepared for. Many of us are concerned for the health of those we love, financial pressures and the need to maintain some sort of normality for our children.

As a school we are in uncharted territory and we have put together a very different school in an incredibly short space of time. There will be teething problems - we will set too much work and sometimes too little; the technological solutions we rely on so heavily will fail or be too confusing to figure out and we will fail on occasions to provide the service that we so desperately want to do. None of this will be due to a lack of care, commitment or hard work but simply that we are navigating in uncharted territory. I would urge you to get into contact with the school if you have any concerns and we will do everything we can to help.

I'm very proud of what the school and the staff have done over the past two weeks. They have worked incredibly hard to make sure that vulnerable children and the children of key workers are looked after at school, created a virtual school and been in contact with many of you to check on your welfare. In addition, we have provided over 200 pieces of protective equipment to the healthcare staff at St Francis Hospice to support them in the incredible work they do.

We are about to enter the Easter holiday which will hopefully provide some time for rest and recuperation. The virtual school will stop for all students during this break but our provision for the children of keyworkers will continue throughout the Easter break including the bank holidays. We will be sending out a list of activities and opportunities for children to explore over the two weeks, but this is done to support parents in helping to provide the structure that all our children need through this challenging time.

When we return after Easter all Year 10 students will be receiving their normal timetabled lessons on Microsoft Teams and we will let parents and carers know when students do not attend these sessions. Our Year 10 students cannot afford too long away from their lessons without it having a detrimental effect on their chances of GCSE success next year.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you have given the school and wish you all a happy and safe Easter holiday.

Yours faithfully

Mr G Stananought Principal