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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

'Curious Incident' Impresses Drama Students

The National Theatre's performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time came to Harris Academy Rainham recently. Around 160 students watched the performance, including Year 9-11 GCSE Drama students and 50 Year 8 students.

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The play tells the story of Christopher Boone, a 15 year old boy who finds his neighbour's dog, Wellington, dead in his garden. Wellington had been killed with a garden fork. Christopher has an extraordinary brain. However, he struggles to understand everyday life due to his autism. Christopher decides he is going to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington.

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The play is shown through Christopher’s view of the world using physical theatre and movement, a unit that all Drama students will study.

The performance was followed by a 20-minute Q&A session where students were able to ask the actors questions about the show and the actors' career paths.

Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience of watching a professional high-quality performance in their own school hall. Many have said they have been inspired to go into careers within performing arts. All students were amazed with the high quality of lighting, sound, costume and props that were used during the performance.

"It was great to see a professional show in our school hall"

What students said...

  • “I usually get bored watching a play, but this performance kept me engaged and interested throughout.” Elizabeth, Year 11
  • “This production helped me to think about how I can improve my own performance in Drama lessons.” Mollie, Yer 11
  • “It was just brilliant, so much to see from start to finish.” Chelsea Jinadu, Year 11
  • “I felt completely involved in the show throughout.” – Georgia, Year 11
  • “Something very special that I will never forget.” – Harrison, Year 10
  • “ Inspirational - it helped me to think about my future career as an actor.” Albie, Year 10
  • "It was great to see a professional show in our school hall, the lighting, costume, sound." Andrei, Year 10

Pictures: Richard Davenport