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More pics of our students doing v02 max tests, Wingate power and Jump test


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Year 10 Btec students at giving our students a taster of uni life and sport science testing


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A conference tackling social mobility and children's wellbeing is to take place in Rainham.


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


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.




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.


Year 11 students will begin mock examinations on Monday 27th January 2020. Please see website below for letter and timetable.


... 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.


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




Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm Students will be given letter and appointment sheets tomorrow.


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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Posted on July 19th 2018

Christie's Auction for Year 9 Students

Our Year 9 students took part in a Christie’s auction on 18th July. It was a brilliant day and the students really enjoyed it. They were able to put their art work up in a professional gallery and view all of the art pieces from other Harris schools.

They then took part in some auctioneer training and in the afternoon auctioned the art piece in front of a live audience including Lord Harris, who bid on our piece! We were the first school to sell for over £200, our final bid was £220. Congratulations to Kelvin, Neda, Quang, Emily, Mark, Lee, Daniel and Amila.


Cultural enrichment

Christie's Education started working with the Harris Academies leadership team to create a programme of cultural enrichment for their more able, gifted and talented students in 2012.

Students from Year 9 (age 14-15) attend an art history session at Christie's Education, handling objects, assessing ways of looking at them and then discussing different ways of looking at a painting.

Jacqui Ansell, Lecturer of Fine and Decorative Art, has an extensive background in Museum Education. She spends time with students, looking at one painting and encouraging them to look closely and realise how much they already know about the painting to formulate their ideas about what they are seeing and why it might look the way it does.

How to be an auctioneer

Christie’s Education postgraduate students are also involved talking to the students in small groups and encouraging them to think about what they are looking at.

The Harris students then go on to visit Christie’s auction house in small groups, with exclusive access to objects that have been consigned. They learn about the auction business - how to be an auctioneer and how to place a bid - in fantastic sessions taught by International Director of Auctioneering, Hugh Edmeades and Director of Sales, Nick Finch.

The culmination of the year at Christie's is when the students, having made an artwork back in their classrooms, get to auction it off at a live auction. The catalogue is prepared and the sale room hung with their work. One student acts as auctioneer for their school and the room is filled with excitement as students, parents, school staff, and Christie's staff gather to watch the live auction.