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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 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.