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Non uniform ' Christmas Jumper' Day on Friday 14th December. £1 donation please which will go to Crisis at Christmas


This year for Christmas we will be supporting Crisis Charity and there will be a non-uniform day next Friday. This is also supporting the National Christmas Jumper day. There will be a prize for the best Christmas Jumper!


Reminder - art collection tonight 11th Dec. Old GCSE work from last year 3.30-6pm


German Xmas Markets trip will be departing school promptly at 6am on Sunmorning (9th Dec). remember to bring any medication labelled with student’s name and dosage, as well as pocket money in labelled, separate envelopes for each day. Many thanks, Miss A. Forster


Rainham Village Christmas Fayre will be held tomorrow December 1st from 10am to 4pm


Interested in teaching in London, Havering or Thurrock - come to our Information Event on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at Harris Academy Rainham 16.30pm to 18.30pm


First meeting of The 'Rainham Experience' today. This is a new and exciting programme offered to our most able students in year 7 & 8 in order to offer a wide range of cultural and academic experiences outside of the classroom.


Come and join us for some festive fun


Brigade our uniform supplier is offering 20% discount during their Black Friday event. Please visit and place your order using the promotional code: BCBLACK18. You can also register with Brigade via to ensure you don’t miss out


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Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank


We are delighted to announche the Launch event of ‘People Like Us’ at Harris Academy Rainham on 21st November 2018.


Our headboy and headgirl, Rory Armstrong-Smith and Esther Showemimo, represented Harris Academy Rainham yesterday at the very moving remembrance service where they placed a wreath at the war memorial.


Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank


At 11am the school held a two-minute silence to remember all those who have died in conflict ."They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them"


Reminder: Parents Evening for Years 7 and 11 will be help tomorrow, Thursday 18th October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm


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Posted on September 28th 2018

What Books Are You Reading?

Harris Rainham117On Monday 1st October 2018, staff will be collecting information on what books our students are reading. This information will be used to continue to stock our library and plan relevant activities around the joy of reading. Download a letter to parents.

As part of our Academy initiative entitled ‘Bringing Language to Life’ we are asking that all students in years 7, 8 , 9 and 10 bring an appropriate and challenging reading book to the Academy every working day. This will be used and discussed in their English lessons and in other aspects of Academy life, such as learning guidance.

Rainham 100

We've sent home a set of recommended entertaining books that help students literacy levels move forward and we'll be adding details to the website shortly too. We have called these the ‘Rainham 100’ and have all been chosen as they have a high reading age and ensure students learn knowledge that is covered in various aspects of the taught curriculum at the Academy. The ‘Rainham 100’ is also linked to our reward system.  Prizes and points will be awarded to those students who can successfully pass quizzes (where possible) on the books they have chosen to read or who produce book reviews for display.

We believe it is crucial that all of our young people have excellent literacy and numeracy skills. It is crucial for their future education, future employment and all round well-being.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing what books surface amongst our students.