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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.


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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


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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 September 13th 2018

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Inspires Students

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Messengers came to our school recently to introduce our students to the world of jazz.

They performed six pieces from traditional jazz to compositions by two members of the orchestra itself. The band was made up of gigging musicians playing the trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass guitar, trombone and drums

Jazz Orchestra (1)

The members of the band introduced our students to each instrument and talked about their roles within a jazz band. They used key language, like improvisation and composition, reinforcing musical terms that our students will learn throughout Key Stage 3. 

Best of all, our students had the chance to be inspired by some of the best young musicians in the country, performing right here in our school hall.

What students said...

" I loved the drummer, he was really good."

"Amazing playing from the sax player... she was cool."

"It was really good learning about the different instruments.. I liked their demonstrations."

"They were all so talented..."

Thanks to Megan, Alex, Sharon, Bailey and Skye for their comments!

Jazz Orchestra (2)

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYZO) is a charity whose mission is to promote jazz as an exciting, engaging and inspirational art form through world-class performances and education work. 

Their Messengers sextet, which performed at our school, is designed to reflect the diversity of the NYJO family and engage children and young people in listening and learning jazz music through inspirational in-school concerts.