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.... Year 8 will play first at 3pm with the Year 11’s finishing the afternoon which will end at 5pm. Please come and support our girls, no tickets needed!! For more info please contact Miss Goodchild


The Year 8,10 and 11 Netball teams have all reached the Finals of the Harris Academy Championships. The finals will take place this Tuesday 24th April at The Copperbox, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB... more


A reminder of the Y11 intervention sessions running this term before and after school. Only 25 days to go to the start of GCSEs so please encourage your son/daughter to attend to help them achieve their very best.


We don't like to boast here at Harris Rainham (we know we're the best) so just giving a quiet shout out to Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jolie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther & Chloe (& Miss Goodchild) Y7 HARRIS FEDERATION NETBALL CHAMPIONS Won their final yesterday 12-6. So proud!


... and full guidance is available on the website at If you have any issues please contact the school on 01708 552811


Please remember that half termly student reports are no longer posted home. They can be accessed via 'My Child at School', our online parent portal. You have been sent a login ID and password to allow you to access MCAS ... more


Good luck to our Year 7 Netball Team who are playing in the Harris Tournament Finals here today at 2pm. Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jokie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther and Chloe. Show them the Rainham Way girls!


Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable




Wishing all our students, parents, friends and staff a very Happy Easter and a peaceful, safe and enjoyable break. Remember students return to school on Tuesday 17th April.


Lovely Rewards Assemblies this week - see


Chloe Y8 was 1st overall after the first round and went forward to the semi final (last 53)with Anton Y8 and and Quang Y9. Anton made it through to the last 20 HAR as a school were placed 4th out of the 11 schools. A brilliant achievement. We are incredibly proud of you.


Well done to our Year 8 and Year 9 students who took part in the Latin Spelling BEE at Harris Chafford Hundred yesterday. 125 students took part from 11 schools with 12 participating from Harris Rainham... more


An Outstanding use of props & Costumes for year 7 Pantomime Assessments in drama today' Mrs Rowell.


Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable


The Music event yesterday was enjoyed by all. Well done to everyone involved.


Tickets are still available to purchase for the Music event on Wednesday 28th March via Parentpay. Priced at £2.50 and available to parents of students who are in the production

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Posted on December 19th 2017

End of Term Principal's Letter

19th December 2017


Dear Parent/Guardian,

As we near the end of 2017, I wanted to take the opportunity to write to you to thank you for all the support that we have received during this term and to celebrate some of our successes.

There have been several notable achievements and events this term, including: the Rocky Monster Show; the CPR training before school with Mrs Baker; the Police-Youth Roundtable event; the German Market trips and the academy’s first Celebration Evening, to name just a few.  The Celebration Evening provided us with the opportunity to welcome back the year 11 of 2016-17 and to mark their success.  There is little doubt that the academy’s first ever results have brought great satisfaction to students, parents and staff. 

As an academy, we are judged by the progress students make from their Key Stage 2 scores to their GCSE results in the best eight subjects taken.  Schools are then given a Progress 8 score and ranked against other schools nationally and locally.  Harris Academy Rainham has a progress 8 score of +0.53 which places us second in all the secondary schools in Havering.  This is a staggering improvement, placing us in the top 11% of schools nationally (366th out of 3466 secondary schools).  We are exceptionally proud of our students and their achievements. 

We are constantly seeking ways to improve our school and we are very aware that communication can become a source of frustration to parents.  To this end, we appointed Achievement Leaders for each year group.  Achievement Leaders track the progress of students in each year group and intervene where they identify concerns.  They are also available for parents to contact if there are any concerns.  These staff are:


Year 7:     Ms A Forster

Year 8:     Mr K Kandasamy

Year 9:     Mr M Goodman

Year 10:   Mr N Goldsmith

Year 11:   Mr T Street / Mrs C Bannister


Any parental queries or concerns can be directed to either your child’s Learning Guide or to the specific member of staff above.  The Academy has traditionally posted all communication home to parents. However, this is something we intend to change from January due to the considerable financial cost incurred.  We have recently written to parents regarding the “My Child at School” (MCAS) online portal.  MCAS links directly to our Management Information System to provide you with real- time information about your child.   You can access your child’s timetable, classes, attendance records, positive behaviour points and all correspondence from the academy.  All letters will also be sent out on Facebook, Twitter, the school app and the website.


I take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support.  I hope you have a relaxing Christmas break and I look forward to welcoming all our students back in January. 


Yours faithfully,

Mr G Stananought