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Reminder: Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 29th November from 4.30pm to 6.30pm




Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday 13th October is the last day of term for students (Friday 14th October is an INSET day so school will be closed for all students). Students return to school on Monday 31st October.


Message from Havering Council: The Council have created a one-stop-shop for all of the financial & other support that may be out there for residents this winter and beyond, all in one handy place on our website.


YEAR 11 REVISION EVENING We are inviting you and your child to attend our mock examination preparation information evening which will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 6pmPlease see our website for full details


You are invited to attend the Year 11 parents’ consultation evening on Thursday 8th September 2022 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. This evening will be held onsite at Harris Academy Rainham. See our website for full details


We are delighted to welcome our students back to the Academy next week. Dates and times for each year group are as follows;Year 7 - Monday 5th September 8.30amYear 11 - Monday 5th September 8.55amYears 8,9 & 10 - Tuesday 6th September 8.30am


The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related.


Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term.


Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online.


HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events.


Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch.


Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker



Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at



April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1.We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats!All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

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Posted on February 1st 2024

Learning About Apprenticeships With TrustFord

TrustFord, part of the Ford retail group, visited the academy last week to talk to Year 10 students about apprenticeships and work experience opportunities at the company.

Students met two former TrustFord apprentices who are now working at the company and also from current TrustFord apprentices too. This was a great opportunity for our students to find out from young people currently studying with TrustFord what it is like to complete an apprenticeship there.

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Students hear from Elle May and Aliscia Burrows, two former apprentices who now work at TrustFord.

Inspiring assembly

Students learned about apprenticeships and what they entail, including an overview of required qualifications, how and what you might study, the support you receive, expectations, salary and benefits. Students were surprised at just how many different apprenticeships were available within the company.

IMG 9928This was a very informative and inspiring assembly showing the extensive opportunities that exist within the local area. Our students showed great enthusiasm and interest throughout, as well as curiosity about the potential opportunities available to them now and after finishing Year 11.

Students participated in some interactive tasks and had the opportunity to ask questions. Examples of which included:

  • What are the usual hours of work?
  • What is the salary range and potential salary on completion of the apprenticeship?
  • Is a job guaranteed at the end of the apprenticeship?
  • How many job opportunities are there?
  • When are apprenticeships released?
  • How do we find apprenticeship opportunities with TrustFord?
  • Why are you called TrustFord and not Ford?
  • What is your favourite part about working for TrustFord?
  • What is the difference between going to a college and doing an apprenticeship?
  • What separates you from other companies that offer apprenticeships?

"Thank you again for another warm welcome," said a representative from TrustFord at the event."We've had a great time visiting and talking to the students, they asked some really good questions. We have also had quite a few work experience requests and are currently looking at finding them placements."

Thank you to the representatives from TrustFord for providing our students with this opportunity and for supporting the careers education of the students at Harris Academy Rainham.

Ms Kears, Associate Assistant Principal

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Students hear from current TrustFord apprentices about the range of opportunities on offer.

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