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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

'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