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The Year 7 Parent Information Evening planned for tomorrow evening will not now be held on site. We have instead produced a video for parents which can be found on our website at


Please see below for details of the Lambs Lane closure from 21st January to 28th January 2022


Mrs Stanley, Mrs Gander and Miss Vella were blown away by the outstanding performance from the Thunder drama group last term! We were so proud to see so many of our fantastic students performing and committing their own time to the Arts! We thought you were all brilliant!


We are delighted to be offering a series of Challenge Seminars for Y10/11. These seminars will explore high-level subject content, skills and exam techniques for students who aspire to attain highly at GCSE. Please see the schedule below.


Reminder: The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. Book your appointments now via Full details can be found under letters home on our website at


Calling all Harris Academy Rainham and The Chafford School alumni! We’re working with to bring our students together. Learn more:


A huge congratulations to the students involved in The Scholars Programme, who successfully completed a university-level programme of study. Following their essay submission, their lecturer commented on the outstanding level of academic writing that the students demonstrated.


The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. See our website at for full details.


Wishing all our parents, carers, students and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please enjoy our Christmas Performance here:


Reminder: year 11 virtual parents’ evenings will take place 4pm and 7pm on Weds 15th and Thurs 16th December. To book your appointments, please visit For full details visit the letters home area of our website at


It is important to us that as a school we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. We value each piece of feedback we receive so if you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Autumn2 questionnaire.


Please see our website for our Autumn 2 KS3 Parent Voice Letter and our 2021/22 KS3 Events Calendar


🎭The Year 11 GCSE Drama students were in full swing rehearsals last week preparing for their Component 1 Devising exam! 🎭 Mrs Stanley could not be more proud at how hard all her students are working and their passion and enthusiasm which they bring to each lesson.


Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering


Dear parents/carers, we are asking that all student bring a face covering to school from Monday 22nd November to wear in communal indoor areas while at school. Many thanks for your support.


Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today

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Curriculum Overview

We believe that education is the single biggest lever for social justice. We believe education is the means to transform many of the challenges that society faces, be it injustice, poverty or social disadvantage. This is our mission at Harris Academy Rainham.

At the core of our educational mission is teaching children powerful knowledge that enables them to understand the world around us. We believe all children should have access to this powerful knowledge.

For this reason, all students in our school study an academic curriculum, all students study languages and all students experience the breadth and depth of our National Curriculum.

For us, this is an issue of social justice. The teaching of powerful knowledge is at the heart of our education system. It develops our students' intellectual abilities, enables them to think deeply and critically and it enables the transmission of our values and traditions from one generation to the next. As G.K. Chesterton writes: "Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."

What is powerful knowledge?

Powerful knowledge is different to the knowledge that we acquire in our everyday lives. If we simply teach children knowledge that is relevant to them, we will forever condemn them to be trapped by their experiences and their circumstances. Knowledge is liberating, enlightening and broadening.

This powerful knowledge is collected into subject disciplines that are alive and vibrant. We encourage our students to recognise that, when they study science, they are entering a scientific community that is dynamic and where new knowledge is being created. It is for this reason we teach students both substantive and disciplinary knowledge.

In an age where truth has become eroded, powerful knowledge is concerned with truth. It is this knowledge that liberates our students from the tyranny of ignorance, the sweet words of the dictator and the fear that invariably follows a lack of understanding. Our students will step into the world with knowledge that enables them to become active, responsible citizens who are profoundly human.

To fulfil these aims we have developed a knowledge-rich curriculum that ensures our students are able to learn and remember knowledge that enables them to think deeply about their subjects. 

This curriculum, along with our approach to teaching, enables our students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to become successfully in a range of subjects.

Year 7 – 9

All students study the full National Curriculum across the three years at Key Stage 3.  Students select their GCSE options during Year 9.

Year 10-11

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 10-11. All students will study Mathematics, English, Science and a PE option and the vast majority study a humanities subject and a modern foreign language. The list of optional subjects is extensive and gives students real choice.

Click HERE to download a statement of our curriculum vision and principles.

For further information about the curriculum please contact the Principal's PA at the school or email