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More pics of our students doing v02 max tests, Wingate power and Jump test


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Year 10 Btec students at giving our students a taster of uni life and sport science testing


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A conference tackling social mobility and children's wellbeing is to take place in Rainham.


REMINDER: Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm


There will be a talk after school tomorrow in the hall from the Asst. Principal of Harris Academy Riverside for any Y11 students interested in applying to their sixth form.




We were delighted to host Dr Michael Kolling at the Academy on Wednesday for a talk to Year 9,10 and 11 Computer Science students.


Year 11 students will begin mock examinations on Monday 27th January 2020. Please see website below for letter and timetable.


... He witnessed unspeakable horrors and has since made it his mission to teach young people of his lasting, haunting memories in the hope that history will never repeat itself.


We were greatly honoured today to welcome Mr Leslie Kleinman BEM to Harris Academy Rainham to speak to our Year 9 students. Holocaust survivor Mr Kleinman arrived at the gates of Auschwitz on his 15th birthday and never saw any of his family members again.... more




Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm Students will be given letter and appointment sheets tomorrow.


Dear Parents/Carers It has been brought to our intention that there is a message circulating on social media that Harris Academy Rainham is closed today. Please ignore this message should you receive it. The academy is open as normal for all students.

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Latest News

Posted on June 12th 2019

SEND Team Wins Prestigious Award

We are pleased to announce that Harris Academy Rainham has been awarded the SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA) in recognition of the excellent support we give to pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

We achieved the award after a rigorous assessment process carried out by independent inspectors and would like to congratulate Ms Walcott and our SEND team for their amazing work.

The award demonstrates that our school has achieved an outstanding level of SEND provision.

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“A real culture of inclusivity”

In their report, inspectors wrote that parents, staff and pupils were all able to provide positive examples of how well SEND pupils are educated, supported and cared for at the academy. “Parents expressed their appreciation for how much support their children receive,” said the inspectors. “One parent commented: ‘They have bent over backwards to help my son and he now has 100% attendance’.”

The report said that teachers feel there is a real culture of inclusivity across the school. “SEND students now participate in the Student Leadership Team, in drama productions, school trips to outdoor education centres, the Food Bank, visiting care homes to read to residents, multi-cultural days and also enjoying the Friday Hot Chocolate reward programme with the Principal,” they said.

“Many more SEN pupils are now entered for GCSE exams than previously.  All SEND students are encouraged to study a modern foreign language.”

Attractive learning environment

The report says that parents are very much involved in the planning of support and interventions designed to support their children. “They are provided with guidance to help their children to read at home. Parents forums have been introduced and parents are kept informed whenever any changes are made concerning their child.”

The inspectors said that a tour of the academy highlighted its attractive learning environment with up to date displays of pupils’ work.  The easy to remember school moto 'Belong, Believe Become' is clearly displayed prominently around the school, they said.


Commenting on the very significant improvements that have been achieved since the school became an academy in 2016, the inspectors noted the increased levels of attendance, improvements in the reading age of all students at the academy, improvements in attainment level and the widening of curriculum choice.

“As a result of these improvements there has been a huge increase in parental confidence levels at the academy,” they said.

Areas for development

The report noted that we have already identified some next steps including:

  • continuing to offer termly parent forums and introducing one in July 2019 for Year 6 parents
  • holding termly student focus groups to ensure that the student voice is heard and acted upon
  • offering further training to all teachers to embed ‘scaffolding strategies’ and to meet the individual needs of all students
  • introducing a speech and language therapist into the academy from September 2019 to carry out assessments, monitor and facilitate interventions, observe students in class and carry out whole school training.

Principal Gareth Stananought said: “We are delighted to receive the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Inclusion Award in recognition of our commitment to providing high quality provision for all our students. The award has proved extremely valuable in helping us to review our practise, identify areas that need further improvement and taking steps to address these.”

Find out more about the SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA).