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Ofsted Letter and Report


Year 11 Study Leave Information


HAR SEND Team win prestigious award


HAR student choir delight patients, staff and visitors at Queens Hospital during volunteer week


During the sessions, trained coaches help students discover a career that inspires them and build a plan to get there. Students will meet professionals in their chosen careers, through video calls, assemblies from business leaders, and a summer networking event in London.


Twenty Y 10 students are on the Future Frontiers Careers Coaching Programme. Every Tuesday in June our students are travelling to FCB Inferno in Covent Garden, London to meet their professional coach for the two-hour session. Every student has a coach at the leading business.


Harris Federation Careers Education Supporting your future success…Harris Careers Education aims to advise, support and inspire you, making sure that you get to where you want to be.... See for more details


Year 10 Mock Examination Timetable June 17th to 28th


Year 11 May Half Term Intervention Timetable


Calling all teenagers!! The borough libraries are looking for volunteers for their Summer Reading Challenge this year. Why not sign up and do something worthwhile this summer. Ask the School Librarian for more details


Year 11 students working hard during warm up sessions in preparation for their first Science exam yesterday. Well done all.


The Harris Experience group visited Christie's Auction House on Friday 10th May. They took part in a 'guess the price' activity and produced their own auction house. Students will now start an art project where their creation will be auctioned off!


An Inspection of Harris Academy Rainham by Ofsted will take place on 15th and 16th May 2019. For full details please see our website.


Another successful Duke of Edinburgh volunteering reading session in the library this morning. A great way to start the day.


Year7 students used their research skills in the school library last week, to find out information about King James the 1st. Books and technology working in partnership to fulfil this task. Excellent work all


GCSE Students have worked extremely hard over the last few days on their final art pieces for their examination.


Reminder - talk at 6pm this evening. All welcome.


Child Criminal Exploitation / County Lines Talk. Would you be able to spot the signs if your child was being criminally exploited? Come along to a talk from Trident Police on Thursday 2nd May 6pm at Harris Academy Rainham to hear how this works.


Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term.

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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.